The FM used to work at a care home, where various members of staff wanted to lose weight. Or more accurately they wanted to talk about losing weight. This is easier then actually getting off your backside and going for a run/swim/cycle/walk.
It would be quite common for the FM join the rest of the staff when they had a fag break. The FM was amused at one time to see the Deputy Manager marching up and down on the spot. This was the latest craze to get fit and into shape. This is unlikely to constitute a sufficient enough lifestyle change needed to lose weight.
People were often annoyed at the FMs response to “How to avoid getting fat, you always eat more than us!” The response usually involved a list that included three hours of doing karate a week, going for a jog, family walks and going to the gym and playing tennis when people were free.
Perhaps the FM is being too harsh, but at the end of the day fat people get fat because they eat too much. Maybe if the FM was not blessed with her particular genetic makeup she would think differently.
NHS should use term fat instead of obese, says minister, but then should HCPs be worried about causing offense to people? Certainly medical students have had to walk a fine line when presenting a patient to a consultant (in front of the patient) who is seriously overweight. Being asked what are the risk factors for having an MI by a consultant is not nice , especially when you then go and state diet and obesity in front of a seriously overweight patient.
Perhaps we are too nice as a society? With regards to the earlier situation presented in this blog it took some self-discipline for the FM to remain quiet and not say something along the lines of “Stop bloody talking about it, replace that Mars Bar you have with an apple and instead of spending all evening watching neighbours, home and away, emmerdale, coronation street and eastenders go for a fucking run.”