Series 1 - Episode 1

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An ambulance team struggle to get a patient home following a stay in hospital.

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  • B in Kilburn

    2 years ago

    B in Kilburn

    You, the handsome young man from Harlesden are on a slow self destruct. And if you are reading this, I see it, even if no one else does. I was very sorry to hear about your mum and how that affected you so much that it made you loose all love of life. I also understand why you purportedly put on 4 stone, after the first visit in which they filmed you. You tell me if I am right. Just how nice and emotionally comfortable was it for you to be filmed in all your naked glory for everyone to see? How nice was it exactly? It was awful for your and to drown the feelings of the utter horror of it all, you ate even more after the first filming. I totally understand. Handsome young man from Harlesden! You need to recognize that you are on a self destruct and even tho you know the trigger on a rational level, you need to get help to move those emotions connected to the trigger out of your life. I do wish I could help, but you need to do this yourself. You need to do something soon and get some therapy from people who know what they are doing. Get in touch with The Tavistock Clinic, they are not far from you and will help. With much love and best wishes to you – a viewer who truly understands, not only you but the others in this film too. Warmest wishes.

  • MASHUK

    2 years ago

    MASHUK

    WHY DO PEOPLE THINK THEY HAVE THE RITE TO CUSS BIG PEOPLE??? WOT DO U NO ABOUT IT??? IN UR EYES PEOPLE ARE BIG BECOSE THEY ARE GREEDY AND LAZY AND THIS IS NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!! PEOPLE CAN BE SKINNY ALL THERE LIFES AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE BIG IS THAT REALLY BECOSE THEY EAT TOO MUCH OR IS THERE MORE TO IT??? U DONT NEED TO FORGET THAT ONE DAY IT MAY BE YOU OR UR FAMILY SO DONT BE SO JUDGEMENTAL ABOUT THINGS U DONT NO ABOUT!!!! IM SKINNY AND EAT ALOT TO BE ON WEIGHT AND IT DONT WORK!!! UR ALL CLEVER TELL ME WOT BIG PEOPLE EATSO I CAN PROVE ITS NOT GREED THAT MAKE PEOPLE BIG

  • ELLEN

    2 years ago

    ELLEN

    some very sad people in this world!!!!!!!!!! have u really got nothin betta to do than sit on here slaggin fat people off and callin them names i eat one meal a day and i cant walk becose of the damage the nhs did to my legs before i got ill i was big but i was also fit and fully able to walk. u sit on here goin on bout tax payers money why shud we notbe entitled to housin or benefits becose ignorant heartless people say so as i sed in my last comment, peoples life can change in a heartbeat just like mine did so just think bout before u judge people u dnt no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dave

    2 years ago

    Dave

    it's simple, i eat 12000 calories and i burn 2500. i burn 80g of fat and i eat 300g. therefor im fat. only themselves to blame. Its not an illness, its greed. you don't get fat people in places where if you don't work you don't live.

  • Cilla Alexander

    2 years ago

    Cilla Alexander

    Like so many others, I am simply asking where this man gets all his food from? Who is cruelly feeding him? Does he phone for pizzas etc.? He clearly has some mental problems - why are these not addressed? Why can he not be put on a Lighter Life diet? Why should our taxes be used to provide all the amenities and house alterations needed to service this huge man? I have a profoundly disabled granddaughter (through no fault of her own) for whom there is very little funding or help available. Her father is a surgeon and has very great problems added to his workload by obese people. By the way, I have struggled with my weight all my life - and go to Slimming World to keep a check on myself.

  • ELLEN

    2 years ago

    ELLEN

    i was on the 1st episode of this program and people r sittin there judgin but i become disabled afta spendin 3 months in a coma and nearly dieing. before i got ill i was big but not like this so its not that im greedy or lazy and yeah i maybe fat coz i cant exercise but hey neva foeget my life come this way in a heartbeat may be u one day so dnt be so bloody minded bout it the nhs made me the way i am

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  • liz

    2 years ago

    liz

    whilst we all agree the medical and emergancy professionals deserve medals for the work they do. working with overweight people puts them ,their working profession, and thier health at risk.and that is selfish on the part of the overweight person. As for low self esteem and little faith in themselves. how do you think some one with a non self inflicted medical illness or disability feels how about the thousands of peole who are traumatised through accident or illness or just due to brutality of others. being overweight because you will not stop eating and then blaming physicological problems is just an excuse and pretending that is a reason for such over weight people to be overweight is just as bad as being the one who gives them the food.the coments made are not ignorant they are quite simply the truth and it seems the truth hurts

  • Sarah

    2 years ago

    Sarah

    It makes me angry to think these people use others' taxes to pay for their self-destructive lifestyles. However, insulting them and treating them with disrespect won't help them get better. People like this have extremely low self-esteem and little faith in themselves, and they need support and encouragement every step of the way. This is as much of a mental problem as it is a physical one. It makes me laugh when I see people calling themselves "doctors" and "medical professionals" then making such ignorant comments about these people without consideration for what they are going through inside. All of these ambulance crews, care workers etc. are wonderful people for helping the patients on their journey. Best of luck to people like Keith and Raymond who want to change their lives for the better - to have a positive attitude like Raymond in particular is so admirable and I really hope he turns it around. Good for them :)

  • Gray

    2 years ago

    Gray

    Totally agree with the Doc, Liz and the other comments made by intelligent people who feel that people should learn to take responsibility for their own actions and behaviors! I do have a certain sympathy for people who are overweight and fighting hard to lose the pounds. My sympathy however changes when I have had to sit next to 'big' people on airplanes for eleven hours of fidgeting, walking to the restrooms and constant visits to the overhead bins. I am thankful for premium economy which I can just about afford. And less of make the seats bigger. Personally the idea of having to escape a plane scare the heck out of me whilst your sat there waiting for people to lift themselves out of the seat which always seems to be an aisle seat. I'm all for people having to pay a fuel duty based upon the individual's weight. I was gobsmacked yesterday watching as the fire department had to cut a severely obese guy out of a car crash basically because he was unable to free his foot because his car seat had been jolted forwards by a few inches when he ploughed into the car in front.

  • Mark

    2 years ago

    Mark

    So true Doc, I lost my left left, below the knee at the end of 2010 and due to ongoing complications am unable to do a great deal physically. I started putting weight on and before I knew it I'd put just over two stone of weight, weighing 14.5 stone. I then spent an obscene amount of money signing up for a gym membership and saw a personal trainer for two years with little noticeable changes other than muscle. Another year of feeling fed up with my weight jolted me into totally changing my diet, walking my dog at least once a day and in six months I brought my weight down by a stone. It can be done, you just have to look at yourself and moderate your behavior.

  • liz

    2 years ago

    liz

    I fully agree that just because your fat or overweight you should not loose your council home or not be entitled to one .what I do not agree with is the money that has to be spent on adapting homes for oversized people when there is a shortage of homes avalible and a shortage of funds to supply homes ,and yes ,I also agree that if you want a big familiy you should pay for it and not see it as a passport to an easy life with financial rewards such as tax credits and family allowance ,after all they want the kids let them pay for them .I still stand by my origanal point they are not disabled due to illness or physical conditions beyond their control it was and is self inflicted it is simple stay out the fridge, the take away shop ,and the food cupboard . I also agree that drug and alchol problems should not be a burden on society and an excuse to claim disability money it is not a disability. As for it being an eating disorder it is not ,they are plain greedy and do not stop shoveling food in their mouths then pretending they cant help it when your fat and overweight and when your sitting there eating take aways non stop and pretending all you ever eat is salad. you are just greedy and selfish you give no thought to your family or to the peole who are forced to look after you and give up their lives to care for you and as for the people who encourage them and aid them to eat them selves in to oblivion they should be held fully responsable for their part in it to .To many people suffer real problems and do not get the medical treatment because the cost is to high ,yet the financail cost to the nhs, the council, and housing departments, as well as govement agancies , emergancy services,and support groups ect by just one of these overweight people could have paid for a life saving operation for a person who did not ask for or in any way encorage a medical condition.

  • Dr Adrian

    2 years ago

    Dr Adrian

    I think you'll find that the 'fat' gene and obesity being an 'eating disorder' a total fabrication of the medical evidence and facts. Whilst these people may 'develop' an eating disorder or depression it is because they start to realise for themselves that they are obese and sadly do become ridiculed by society. A case in point - people who qualify for gastric surgery in almost all cases have to lose weight in order to safely be anesthetized and wake back up after surgery. This is done usually by the patient keeping a food diary and monitoring for themselves the poor diet they maintain. I find it incredible that these people manage to reduce their weight but the do-gooders or more correctly enablers are just making excuses. You can quote alcoholism and smoking all you like but again all self imposed and society encourages people to change their behaviour with successes all over. It is about time something called responsibility is discussed. There are plenty of self help groups, charities and families out there who want to help people break this cycle but just like alcoholic's, until they accept they are obese and that it is themselves who have to accept and solve it for themselves. The argument about people becoming obese because of a medical condition, i.e. lost a limb or two making it hard to exercise and eat in moderation is also unfair. I see many people with artificial limbs who are intelligent enough to accept they a no longer as active as they perhaps used to be, adjust their diets accordingly. I accept that there are a multitude of 'fast food' establishments that entice us all into an unhealthy lunch but it is called moderation. There is more information on food labeling to advise people of good and bad calories but again people like to blame everything else in society but themselves. Honestly please stop making excuses for people, they are good enough as it is at lying, I know because these people sit in front of me and blatantly lie to my face and misrepresent their food intake in the food diary they keep. People stop enabling and if you're overweight join something like lighter life or ask your GP for advice. It's not that hard to take that first step followed by the next. Being 'fat' is not a medical condition but its a sure fire way to slowly kill yourselves. Wake up and smell the coffee.

  • RW

    2 years ago

    RW

    Obesity is an eating disorder just like anorexia but society doesnt seem to accept this and just calls them greedy. It saddens me that some say that because they are obese and it is 'self inflicted' these people do not deserve council houses, well one could argue that having many children is 'self inflicted' (seeing as a wide range of contraception is freely available) but people still get council houses for that dont they? Its a sad fact about the society we live in today. People expect everyone else (government, NHS, DSS) to sort out their problems when the answer is simple. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN CHOICES AND ACTIONS IN LIFE then maybe you wont end up the way you are.

  • RJ

    2 years ago

    RJ

    This is the sad fact about todays society, obesity is an eating disorder just as anorexia is but society does not accept this and label people as 'greedy'. These people may be on benefits but so are many other social groups eg. alcohol dependents, drug users, low income families, etc why just focus on the obese individuals? Some say 'obesity is self inflicted and people shouldnt be given benefits or council houses for that fact' but one could argue that having many children in order to obtain a council house is self inflicted (as many forms of contraception is freely available- why not use it?)so why should they get one? Yes, people should not be allowed to get this way but carers are legally not allowed to restrict food as this could infringe the persons 'human rights'. Where are the families or friends of these people? Surely they could help support the individual in losing weight? Too much responsibility is placed on the government/NHS to sort out people's lives when people need to take responsibility themselves. Saying all this, these people cannot simply just be left to fend for themselves, they would slowly deteriorate and die and for us as human beings that is not acceptable.

  • KS

    2 years ago

    KS

    funny, the ambulance men are drinking water but dear old brenda drinks tango.

  • liz

    2 years ago

    liz

    what hell is going on these people are FAT because they OVER EAT they are taking up and using medical resorces and tax payers money simply because they will not stop eating .To many people mak excuses for them saying they have medical problems there medicsl problems are brought on by the fact that they are fat not the other way round. While money is being spent on them and their self inflicted weight problems people including young children sre loosing out on medical care and treatment because the money is not avalible.Most of these over weight people are climing benefits for disability it is not a disability it was SELF INFLICTED and an insult to people with real medical conditions who did not encourage or bring on a medical condition be it an illness or disease. Take away the care and support leave them to fend for themselves and they would soon have to learn to move about and loose weight.When people with disabilities (due to real problems not overeating or those brought on by over eating) are having there benefits cut and taken away and having every part of their life looked at the fact that these people are entitled to benefits and council help is insulting.with families crying out for council homes it is disgusting that so much money is being spent on supplying special homes for these overweight people.it is not a disability it is a selfish person who has inflicted it on themselves. we all have emotional and physical problems using it as an excuse toi be overweight is wrong.

  • Claire

    2 years ago

    Claire

    I'm confused as to how these people, who have carers and nurses, aren't on medical diets. When you've got elderly people living alone with no social contact how does the money seem to become available to spend thousands moving someone out of the house she's too BIG for?

  • Paul

    2 years ago

    Paul

    Wish I had the time to slob at home and eat lots of fatty foods and become bigger than my bed

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  • MHWells

    2 years ago

    MHWells

    I thought it was a very insightful program & would like to say well done to all those carers & ambulance crews out there. Also, to the patients featured in this, thank you for being so brave & giving us access to your lives.

  • hannah mc

    2 years ago

    hannah mc

    i think that anyone who is leaving negative comments on this wants to take a good look at themself because NOT EVERYONE IS PERFECT and all the moaning about tax payer and taxes there a part of life get use to it all who work pay them

  • Ian

    2 years ago

    Ian

    Morbid obesity is just as much a medical condition as anorexia. That there are such people as shown in this programme doesn't say much for the front line Doctors or the Hospital Service who between them have allowed this situation to develop. It will get worse as it is possible to live on benefits under the radar and be fed junk food by idiots. Nobody will ever convince me that these people don't need a lot of looking after. UGH... the very thought of it makes me ill!!!

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  • D

    2 years ago

    D

    I have a lot of sympathy for the man - clearly he has an eating disorder. Like other comments I do wonder why when he is bed-ridden that carers are still feeding him too much. I know from personal experience with anorexia that the person can be sectioned into hospital as it can be life-threatening. The person is then encouraged to eat sensible amounts whilst also undergoing therapy. I do not remotely understand why the same system does not exist for seriously obese people. Similarly to anorexics they are putting their life in danger. They too should be sectioned, encouraged to eat healthily and given help in the form of therapy and whatever else is needed. This would be a far better and cheaper (in the long run) for the NHS etc than enabling a morbidly obese person to continue to overeat and to suffer from ill health.

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  • Sam

    2 years ago

    Sam

    Free will and ones choice can not allow any carer to dictate what the person they care for eats, just like no doctor can give an injection without permission etc etc. Gosh common sence here people! In other news, sticking to what this comment box is for. . . Well done on a interesting program to channel 5 and a huge pat on the back to the people that make life a little less depressing for the people they care for!

  • snowy

    2 years ago

    snowy

    Wonder how much his food bill is (The one that has not left his house in 10 years) & who pays for it. He says he has always felt hungry for the last 3 years, there has to be drugs out there that supresses appetites?, & yes who ever is giving him that food for the last 10 years needs to be spoken to ??

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  • marc

    2 years ago

    marc

    What a joke council paying out £3000 for a chair all because people cant look after themselves.

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  • J Bull

    2 years ago

    J Bull

    I could not be more repulsed or disgusted than I was by those people. How little they seem to care about the problems - or expense - they cause. £3000 for one chair, paid by a Local Authority which struggles to provide lesser adaptations for other people in need. How different things might be if society wasn't so "accepting".

  • kitten

    2 years ago

    kitten

    I understand everyones anger. Obviously these people are directly supported in their feasting. On the other hand they seem just the opposite of the anorexic. It must be some form of mental disorder. How otherwise are you able to put that onto you?

  • harry monk

    2 years ago

    harry monk

    I know that the Emergency Services do an amasing and important job. The one problem I tend to have a trouble with is some of the Carers. I know a lot of them do a very good job, so try not to jump on me. I have worked with Obese patients and rehabilitation of addictions with clients. I have seen with my own eyes though how some carers don't actually do the things needed to help the patient. It seems to me sometimes as if the carer can be scared that if their patient is 'fixed' then they lose something. I have come against a lot of resistance from people aggressively defending the so called rights of addicts to indulge in their addictions. The thing is that 5 or 6 years down the line the carer is still feeding them. or buying them 'the odd treat'. Looking at this guy's OT and the other nurse, I wouldn't be suprised if they came up pretty high on a BMI scale also. If you want to get the guy up out of bed put his cookies just out of reach. I bet when you come back next day the cookies are gone. Then put them further away the next day. etc., etc., They are so fat they can fast for a day without dying.

  • Stuart

    2 years ago

    Stuart

    obesity, I believe, is an illness. Just as anorexia and alcoholism. Not just an illness, but a mental illness. But at what cost? To the patient, a lifetime of pain and suffering. To the taxpayer, the financial cost of disability and carer's allowances, £3000 for a chair paid for by the local council, the army of carers (magnificent service they provide), the cost of upgrading all the medical equipment. The list goes on and on. The government needs to change its mindset and recognise that this is an epidemic that will spiral out of all control within the next decade or two. I am, at just under 19 stone, classified as being obese. I also suffer greatly with depression since having a pituitary tumour removed in 1987, resulting in me suffering a stroke. Back in 1987, I weighed in at a fairly healthy 12 st 7 lbs, but have yo-yoed over the years until where I am today. I became a distributor for a very well known weight-loss MLM company, until my depression got the better of me. Which brings me to the point I am trying to put over, if the individuals in the film are bed-ridden, why aren't their carers providing them with low-calorie, high protein content foods in manageable portions to help them with their problem? Then at least once they've started seeing their weight decrease, they'll feel up to doing some exercise. You've got to learn to walk before you can run. If we, as a nation, don't overcome this epidemic before too long, then the Government coffers will not be able to pay for all the other services that we have become used to!

  • Chris

    2 years ago

    Chris

    The thing that strikes me here is that once people reach a certain size it's so hard for them to go back, so surely prevention is everything. With 1 million already obese and with numbers rising something needs to be done. I do not wish to be insensitive, I understand that weight is a huge issue for many people, but what if the government legislated making it illegal to become a certain weight, BMI etc. If people knew that there was a real deterrent, if society said that getting to such a size and dependency is unacceptable, would this help to stop people losing control of their size? Looking at the people in this show, I cannot see that any of them are happy with their life styles. The drain they put on public resources is unacceptable. Yes, there is the issue of addicts, and there are problems with alcohol, cigarette and drug abuse in our culture, but those activities are either illegal or heavily taxed and do not require a complete overhaul of the NHS, and an army of people just to move the patients around. In dangerous situations heavy people force rescue workers to put themselves in danger for longer and surely that is not fair. More focus needs to be put on helping these people in the early stages, identifying problems and addressing them. And if there is a potential threat that a court could order you to lose weight, perhaps people will be encouraged to face their weight issues. I realize this is controversial, and I don't know how it would be practically implemented, but I want to ask, could such a law potntially work?

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  • Snowy

    2 years ago

    Snowy

    TO THE CREWS: ALL OF YOU -IT IS HUGE, BIG HEART TO DO JOB LIKE YOU DO,WITH ALL CARE,GENTLENESS ETC.To be completely HONEST, I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DOIT WITHOUT ASKING THE "PATIENT"WHY???? On the other side,this country got ONE BIGGEST PROBLEM(whitch is directly conected with obesety:DRINKING-FAST(junk) FOOD AND ADVERTISING THOSE SAME "GOODIES" So if this country WANT TO SAFE SOME MONEY KEEP VERY CLOSE EYES ON THESE THINKS.About people who are obese:NO BLOODY EXCUSE TO PUT YOURSELFE IN THIS ...IKNOW DARN WELL(HAVE SISTER)what and HOW YOU you can get very fast and "don't care" about your oun size.Everything is in "YOUR HEAD",But why all the country has to have "heart"4 all of you.NHS AND GOVERMENT SHOULD ATTACK THIS PROBLEM MORE DEEPLY:START WITH 1-"CULTURE DRINKING;2-EATING IN STUPID HOURS("snacks"front of TV);;3 PUT DOWN FITNESS CLUB PRICES-(for those patients) 4-"ATTACK" PARENTS WHO ARE TO LAZY TO COOK PROPER MEAL (with excuse-"no time") 'couse is tok only 20 minutes to make PROPER COOKED MEAL.And WATCH WHAT YOUR KID IS DOING WHEN IS "out" I saw parents front of cinema STUFFED WITH CHRISPS,HUGE BAGS OF JUNK (all family "BIG")I'M ASKING ALL OF YOU :WHAT THESE FAMILIES WILL "LOOK LIKE" IN COUPLE YEARS.I DO SIMPATISE WITH "REAL PATIENTS"WHO GOT PROBLEMS(thyroid,"dificult pills etc)BUT THOSE PATIENTS ARE VERY SMALL NUMBER.SO,SORRY ABOUT WORD :DON'T GIVE ME THIS C..P "SORRY" STORY.-WITH ALL RESPECT-HAVE ONE IN FAMILY WHO IS SELF-SORRY,MISERABLE,BUT IN REALITY SHE NEEDED GOOD BIG CICK IN HER "SORRY A..E,BUT ANFORTUNATELY I WASN'T CLOSE TO DO SO.JUST TRIED TO REASON HER,ASK HER TO "HIT A WALK"WHEN SHE IS UPSET OR WHATEVER.SORRY EVERYONE ABOUT THIS BUT IS REALY MAKE ME JUMP "THRU THE ROOF"ONES MORE TO WHOLE CREW:YOU ALL DESERVE BIG BOW,EVEN BIGGER SALARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • sam

    2 years ago

    sam

    fancy advertising junk food such a chocolate bars along with a programme like this .. tactless or what....

  • Rebecca

    2 years ago

    Rebecca

    Having your own opinion yes that is acceptable, however posting it in public place where many many people may be offended is not, there is a very fine line between freedom of speech and being judgemental and discriminating, and unfortunately many people are crossing that line and becoming personal.

  • dee

    2 years ago

    dee

    just watched it for the 1st time cant believe people get this big the people who feed them are to blame, and the council to pay 3.000 pounds for a chair is unbelievable when people who work hard are struggling to live normally

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  • David

    2 years ago

    David

    This is as much a form of self-abuse as anorexia and will have tangible causes that the affected people may not be consciously aware of. I would suggest hypnotherapy and counselling as a means to start helping these individuals who are trapped in the act of self-harming.

  • TKR99

    2 years ago

    TKR99

    What many of you don't understand is that with any addiction & food (esp sugar) can become one over time, there comes a tipping point where the body will dictate beyond allowing you to rationalise, so that the person no longer does have control - your brain is the seat of your survival but it can easily turn into the seat of your destruction given the right (or wrong) circumstances. This guy may have had some choice in the early stages of his problems, but sadly at that point, he probably wouldn't have considered he had a problem to deal with. However, once he reached a specific weight, & his body chemistry was so skewed, the brain would then have to deal with an abnormal state which it would continue to try & maintain. And sadly that usually means increasing the addiction to force the person to intake more of whatever the brain perceives it needs to maintain a balance of receptors - thus the addict truly doesn't have choice and no amount of telling them they do will ever enable them to get off their "chosen" substance. The double whammy with weight abuse in either direction is that the body adapts to its needs, so once someone is obese they already need more food rather than less because they have a larger mass to work with, so the only way they will ever recover is through a major medical intervention with psychological support along the way. It's absolutely do-able to a degree, but studies show a much higher mortality rate at weights like this poor guy has gotten to. There's always more to such stories than meets the eye!

  • Rebecca

    2 years ago

    Rebecca

    The idea of having a comments section is not to be judgemental about the individuals in the programme, nor is it to comment on NHS issues. many of the comments i have read have been unacceptable. As a healthcare professional myself I understand that this programme is celebrating the fantastic work of the paramedics and other professionals who are helping maintain life quality for people who suffer from a serious form of obesity. No single person on here has the right to say that these people do not deserve treatment from the NHS, nor does anyone have the right to say that the individuals on this programme are ill because of self-infliction! There are a large number of reasons for people being this size, INCLUDING reasons out of that persons control. I therefore suggest that people have a think about what they write and how it can affect people who read it. Lets congradulate the amazing work done by the teams who help and keep a positive atmosphere on the comment stream. It was not designed to be used as a mean of cyber-bullying or psychological abuse, which some people may suffer as a result of reading such comments. Thank-You

  • christine

    2 years ago

    christine

    to be honest i dont understand how someone can get that big and come to the stage of not being able to walk and do normal stuff its his fault that hes over the normal size well way over he was the one that kept eating and eating ...... okay maybe hes got mental issues but that should of been delt with :/ some one should of helped this guy or he sould of helped him self .... he got him self into it so there for its his fault in what hes become and im not trying to be horride in my words but for god sake its shameful really shameful i feel sorry fp rthe poor guy

  • Jayne

    2 years ago

    Jayne

    I have never been a thin person and have always struggled with my size. Then last year I was attacked and my back was damaged which means I am unable to move every well and my weight started to increase. I did not just lie down and allow this to happen I changed my diet and ate less and did exercise that I could do. I feel sorry for people who are in this postion. As I know how hard it is, but still feel that they have to take resposibility for themseleves.

  • karen

    2 years ago

    karen

    the crews do an amazing job in very difficult situations well done.

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  • Matt

    2 years ago

    Matt

    Just watched all of it. Like I said before, I was 19 stone and now I'm 10.3. I worked hard on getting down to 9.5% body fat where people now say I look skinny and ill. It's hard maintaning this weight and the thing that bugs me the most is my 3 work colleagues who are on a diet of mcdonalds, kfc and high amounts of carbs. They're all about 10 stone eating junk, why would I be any different if I ate that junk? Anyway please don't judge these people, I know there's more to it than just being a lazy and eating.

  • Sally A Ball

    2 years ago

    Sally A Ball

    I can understand people's frustrations about the cost on the NHS about these people shown on this film. I would like to point out that perhaps these morbidly obese people do not like the way they are and may envy the freedom that others have being able to lead active lives.I admit that I found the sizes of the people shown on this programme distasteful (no pun intended) but recognised that if these people are to be healthier then the PSYCHOLOGICAL issues need to be tackled as surely 'morbid obesity' is an eating disorder such as the other extreme Anorexia Nervosa, who by the way, cost the NHS large amounts of money due to the long term effects of starvation.

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  • wendy baker

    2 years ago

    wendy baker

    i understand everyones point of view but u have to look at the bigger picture why these people have become this size. i agree with aimes above in a certain respect.theres many issues behind this problem,depression,no family etc etc so u turn to any addiction whether its drink drugs food or even sex!! so somethin u love will love u back...i agree this is cripplin the nhs but its not a new thing to deal with.as a nurse we have no judgement we treat everyone the same.never judge anyone on their size please. look also at the goverment how our service is cut.we are a caring profession but mr cameron lives in a different world

  • Aimes

    2 years ago

    Aimes

    These people are clearly existing and not living...i dont think there is anything anyone can do because if they dont want to make a change then nobody can do it for them. Its clearly an addiction to food, drug addicts and alcoholics can avoid these however we need food to survive so temptation is always there. I feel sorry for these people but i also do agree with what people are saying about taxes and how they are so large after not leaving the house for 10 years...i think this needs looking in to as well.

  • David Stevens

    2 years ago

    David Stevens

    What worries me, is that all these problems cost a small fortune to solve. There are enormous costs involved with helping these people who are enormous. The health service is under a financial strain. There are people of all ages with serious problems that are not self inflicted. People with cancers needing drugs that cannot be afforded on the NHS. A real fortune could be saved if these people did not eat themselves into this problem. Also, once they are so big that they cannot get around, other people must continue to keep them that size, why don't they just feed them less.

  • ollie

    2 years ago

    ollie

    i love programs about fat people, keep em coming

  • taniha

    2 years ago

    taniha

    i fell sorry for him becouse of what he down to his self

  • Hungry Caterpillar

    2 years ago

    Hungry Caterpillar

    Is it wrong that this show is making me hungry? :S

  • northern light

    2 years ago

    northern light

    What a disgraceful indictment of our consumer culture! Why are people feeding these over-weight people who clearly cannot get to the shops themselves? If this was a mental health issue, an Approved Mental Health Practitioner could legitimately consider enforced treatment in the interests of preventing serious self harm

  • zoe

    2 years ago

    zoe

    Issues with food? Do you not read the other posts without posting one yourself? This isn't an issue with food, it is an issue with being a greedy person who, when they get too fat to feed thamselves need others to feed/dress/move/and pay for their life. I too have a 'struggle' with weight, but I do not blame anybody but myself and do not ask anybody to help me maintain my weight loss and healthy lifestyle - by the way - I am not black - and this isn't a racist issue. Ps well done for losing 8st 11

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  • Ronald MCDonald

    2 years ago

    Ronald MCDonald

    Makes me wanta eat that next burger !

  • MissM

    2 years ago

    MissM

    I can imagine that no one posting here lives a perfect life and you should not judge people you do not know or make assumptions. I am a size 18 which I know isnt huge but is unhealthy anyway I suffer from many problems which have led to this but people look at me and just say *fat and greedy*. It isnt so. You may be there yourself one day will you all be as critical then? I do not myself wish to sit at home and eat all day thats a sad thing to wish for and I dont think that you can say all of these people are happy with that or the way they are. The crews do a wonderful job on a lighter note and are heros in all their work.

  • zoe

    2 years ago

    zoe

    Always an excuse for being massive! Who is feeding these people if they can't walk? I am not a naturally thin person, but I wor hard to keep to a size 10 - how dare they claim benefit for being unable to work/ being disabled when they have eaten themselves into that state???

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  • caroline

    2 years ago

    caroline

    well working and eating healthy does not apply here....i wish i could lie in bed and eat with there free living shopping bill.

  • Keith Jones

    2 years ago

    Keith Jones

    Is it really TV?

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  • Lee Halton

    2 years ago

    Lee Halton

    Don't understand, If he's not been out of his house for 10 years, who is overfeeding him. Surely this it is a form of abuse to overfeed someone who is morbidly obese.?

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  • LynneCox

    2 years ago

    LynneCox

    sheer greed...

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