Remainer MPs plot 'a very British coup': Tables and benches are hewn from tree trunks and support even the plumpest. Whether it encourages us fat people to stay fat, or is a necessary antidote to a society that often wrongly stereotypes us as lazy, stupid and out of control, is up for debate. Despite not seeing bread for the entire week, each meal leaves me feeling satisfied and ready to take on the next physical challenge. Actually, I did a couple of really stupid things while I was there. In Italy, I provoke much more positive responses. I found it difficult, beyond the folds of flesh, to see the person underneath.
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The shop assistant, explaining why he didn't have one in my size, said it was because 'fat people can't dance'. Over a few margaritas, Nicki told me how her mother put her on diet pills at the age of nine and refused to let her eat the same meals as the rest of the family. Everywhere I look, there seem to be more fat people. Of course on our return to Canada, my boyfriend was finding immense pleasure in repeating the story to everyone who cared to listen. When I got down to the beach, I decided to go for a walk along the water's edge.