An obese man was warned by doctors that he was “eating himself to death.” He enlisted the help of a personal trainer to get into shape, but that didn’t seem to be enough. This personal trainer took a pretty unusual step, putting up signs all over town. Not everyone agrees with the method.
Our society faces a new health crisis. No, I’m not talking about obesity (that’s been around for a while), I’m talking about the “body positivity” movement. Scores of overweight (and downright obese) people have been preaching that it’s okay to be fat.
These people claim that unrealistic beauty standards are making them feel bad for being too heavy. They attack anyone that encourages people to eat healthy, exercise, and lose weight.
These same people claim that being overweight isn’t a health problem. In fact, they are encouraging young people (mostly women) to ignore doctors’ advice. Live however you want, eat as much as you want, and don’t bother with exercise. It’s a prescription for an early death.
But for all their virtue signaling and complaining, they cannot change the facts. Obesity can lead to heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, certain cancers, gout, and other issues.
Darren McClintock, called Dibsy, learned this the hard way when his doctor told him his weight would lead to an untimely death.
Dibsy, who does not want to disclose his weight, was eating pastries, french fries and pies daily before being given the urgent wake-up call when he was hospitalized with heart problems because his heart was beating too fast. He also said he could have died…
At the moment, Dibsy has to book two seats on planes and order specially sized clothing that costs extra, but he’s hoping that changes soon.
“I’ve struggled with my weight since I was a teenager, but this year it’s declined massively,” Dibsy said.
“Instead of picking the healthy option I would always go for what I liked, stuff like pies, pasties, crisps and chips. It got to the point where my legs and back were aching all the time and I ended up in hospital. [Source: Fox News]
Dibsy, unlike so many others, decided to take the necessary steps to change his lifestyle. He hired an award-winning personal trainer, Mike Hind, to help him on his journey. But diet and exercise didn’t seem like it would work on their own. Perhaps Hind was worried that Dibsy would backslide, sneaking off to his favorite burger joint after long hours at the gym.
So he took the unusual step to demand local restaurants refuse to serve Dibsy. In fact, he handed out fliers to these establishments, pleading they would go along with his plan.
A personal trainer is helping his overweight client to lose weight — by getting him banned from all his favorite take-out joints.
Mike Hind has stopped by all of Darren McClintock’s regular fast-food stops with a flyer featuring his picture, and asking staff not to serve him. He took the drastic action after doctors warned 27-year-old Darren — also known as Dibsy — that he was “eating himself to death.”
Each flyer giver to the restaurants opens with the headline; “Save Dibsy. Obesity is Killing Him. Do Not Serve This Man.’ [Source: Fox News]
— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) October 12, 2018
It’s a pretty extreme step to take. But in this day and age, it might be the only way to stop obese people from harming themselves.
As his personal trainer, Hind can motivate Dibsy. He can get him to exercise for long sessions. Hind can teach him about healthy eating habits and encourage him to make nutritious meals. Heck, he can even go to the grocery store with his client and help him pick out foods that will help him lose weight.
But he can’t eat for Dibsy. And Hind can’t be around him all the time. There must have been a very real danger of Dibsy running out to a fast-food joint, late at night, when Hind isn’t nearby.
Someone with a serious eating habit might struggle in the same way as a drug addict or alcoholic. He has grown accustomed to eating a certain way. Until those patterns are broken, he might suffer withdrawals. A bad day can send him to the drive-thru.
But is getting him banned from restaurants really the only option? Shouldn’t Hind focus on teaching Dibsy better habits to replace the bad ones, rather than cutting him off at the supply?
Perhaps this nuclear option is the only way Dibsy can avoid falling off the wagon.
This extreme attempt to change Dibsy’s body image flies in the face of everything the body positivity movement preaches. They will say Hind is “fat shaming” Dibsy, putting his face on fliers to embarrass him. They will say there is nothing wrong with Dibsy’s weight; that it’s society that has the real problem.
That is the common mantra we hear from these people. But medical results don’t lie. And when someone needs an extra seat on an airplane, things need to change.
Do you think this tactic will work out in the end? Will these restaurants actually help Dibsy lose weight? Be sure to let us know. Share this story if you think Hind is helping Dibsy change his life.