Meet Jodie Sinclair – if you’d like to know how to be a burden on society, take notes.
A former pub chef who claimed £75,000 in benefits because she was too fat to work has refused weight-loss surgery offered by the NHS.
Morbidly obese Jodie Sinclair weighs 28st and lives on Disability Living Allowance and Income Support in a rent-free council home in Peterborough.
But she has declined repeated offers of weight-loss surgery, claiming she “doesn’t eat that much”.
Jodie, who uses a mobility scooter to get around, said: “I’d rather just go on like I am and be on benefits than go under the knife.”
Despite her obesity crippling her 5ft 5in frame, Jodie maintains she eats just three square meals a day.
Her average daily intake is a fry-up or sausage roll for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, crisps as a snack and a large portion of pasta for dinner.
The 28-year-old went on sickness benefit aged 19 and was then bedbound for two years due to her size.
When an NHS dietician was sent to her home to help her lose weight, she refused to give up her daily fry-ups, claiming they were a “bonding exercise” with her mum, who is on disability benefits for arthritis.
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