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Half ton man

Patrick DeuelIf you watched Half Ton Man, part of Channel 4′s BodyShock series last night and you can’t understand why this poor man is eating himself to death. If you listen carefully you’ll hear the explanation quite near the beginning of the film when the narrator talks about Patrick Deuel’s childhood and how his mother tried to ‘help’ his big appetite.

“Betty banned sweets.”

There you go. The answer in one sentence. It’s always there in every one of these programmes.

It was the same for 34 Stone Teenager a couple of years ago. I remember her ‘one sentence’. This time from her mother, rather than the narrator:

“She was a big baby so I put her on a diet when she was three.”

Why not keep watching BodyShock to listen for it. Along with Half Ton Man you’ve got Half Ton Mum and Half Ton Dad coming up. See if you can spot the root cause in one sentence and post it here.