BRITAIN'S obesity problem has never been bigger, with shocking new research revealing that more than 50 per cent of children in some parts of the country are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. As the obesity epidemic takes hold, some claim Brits are becoming increasingly fattist. Here, two of the women taking part in the programme — by posing naked and talking frankly about their bodies — share their stories. Kat, 34, works in finance for a law company and is a part-time fitness instructor. She lives in Surrey, has been in a relationship for 16 years and has a year- old daughter. I was teased about my size and my broken teeth at primary school. I was a size 12 when I got pregnant at the age of My boyfriend left, and I comfort ate throughout my pregnancy to try to make myself feel better. Within six weeks, I was a size I hated what I saw in the mirror.
A number of brave men and women weighing over stone between them get their clothes off on camera to discuss their experience of being obese. Britain is struggling to cope with a nationwide obesity crisis and the county now holds the title of most overweight nation in western Europe. And the BBC has now offered a spotlight for a cross section of medically obese individuals to share their experiences of living as overweight citizens. A number of men and women have dared to strip naked and open up about the abuse they receive simply for being overweight.
A group of five overweight men and women got together to discuss the relationships they have with their bodies — without wearing any clothing. I was eating sweets, crisps and chocolate to try to make myself feel better because I was stuck in the house all day. Once I got better, I accepted my new size. I think restricting yourself and denying yourself things makes you then feel worse about yourself and then that leads to bingeing and more overeating. She was often bullied at school for her teeth and her weight, and at the age of 16, resulting from a pregnancy, her partner to leave her and she comfort ate. Within six weeks, I was a size I hated what I saw in the mirror. My body had changed drastically. You can watch the entire documentary on the BBC3 website. Anyone can post in open comments.
By Natalie Corner For Mailonline. Men and women classified as clinically obese have stripped naked on camera, for a series of raw interviews in which they speak candidly about their relationships with their bodies. Among those revealing themselves both physically and emotionally for a BBC Three documentary are a fitness instructor turned pageant queen whose weight gain was triggered by heartbreak, and a man who recalls being fat-shamed by his own siblings. The Naked Truth: Obesity also features a woman who gained 7st during a bout of glandular fever, and a photographer who would binge-eat to cope with her loneliness as a shy student. The interviewees discuss their love for and pride in their bodies, but also tackle feelings of shame and anxiety - whether prompted by others' judgment or their own criticism of themselves. All five reveal how it feels to live as an obese person in an ever more image-conscious society - and the effect it has on their self esteem. When she fell pregnant at 16 to her then boyfriend - who subsequently left her - the heartbreak triggered Kat's weight gain.