‘They do not want to sit and talk about their feelings.‘Ironically, if men do go along they are often more successful than women.’Professor Naveed Sattar, an expert in metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, who contributed to the report, said men need to pay more attention to their weight than women because they are more at risk of heart disease and diabetes.Obesity in Britain has increased by 92 per cent since the 1990s, with 68 per cent of men and 58 per cent of women now either overweight or obese, a relative difference of 17 per cent.And yet even when the number of people who are considered overweight form the majority of the population, obesity is in many ways one of the remaining acceptable prejudices.Last week, the #fatshamingweek hastag was trending on Twitter as numerous assholes and shitbags took to the network and decided to mock fat people – mostly women, but men too – from behind the dubious anonymity of their Twitter accounts.Every once in a while, I like to poll my readers on the Nerd Love Facebook Page and on Twitter to find out what issues they feel are holding them back when it comes to dating.And the most common answer is: “I worry that I’m too fat to date.” I’ll be honest: I’m not surprised. According to the Center for Disease Control, 69% of adults 20 years old and over are overweight and 35% are considered obese.
They convince themselves it is all muscle, and being a “big bloke” has a certain status.’He pointed to a University of Liverpool study which showed that 55 per cent of overweight men thought their weight was ‘about right’, compared with 31 per cent of overweight women.“For a lifestyle audience, the goal was for us to see how we look at other people,” she told The project began by accident back in 2010, when Morris-Cafiero noticed a man sneering at her from behind in a photo taken in Times Square.But she’d long experienced glances and staring from the public while going about her daily life.Figures show that 9.6 per cent of men have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes compared with 7.6 per cent of women, a relative difference of 26 per cent.Some 90 per cent of cases of diabetes are the type 2 form, which is linked to being overweight or obese.Over the past six years she’s taken thousands of photos by setting up her camera in public places and catching members off the public as they see her. Makes me ill just looking at her,” reads one comment. Despite the glances, we can’t imagine anyone would say such awful things to a stranger in person.