Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Has 'Naked Chef' Jamie Oliver Gotten Fat?

British health advocate Jamie Oliver--IS NOW MORBIDLY OBESE?!

When your name and face is recognized all around the world as being synonymous with healthy diet and good nutrition, the last thing in the world you would ever want to be described by others as is either "overweight" or, God forbid, "obese."

But that's exactly what "Naked Chef" star Jamie Oliver has done. Take a real close look at those photos above. The one on the right is the famous celebrity chef that everyone knows, but would you believe the one of the left is Jamie Oliver, too?! AND HE'S GOTTEN REALLY FAT, HASN"T HE?! Can it really be that this world-renowned champion of health and fitness has gone and fallen off the deep end of the dieting spectrum himself?

Well, not exactly. As this Daily Mail UK story reveals, this is yet another high-profile publicity stunt by Oliver to bring awareness to the current state of obesity in the world and I do believe his message has been made loud and clear.

In May, Oliver condemned school lunches served in the UK as "rubbish" and started a petition at his web site to get schools to offer healthier options for kids. So far, over 270,000 signatures have been submitted to Oliver's petition and it continues to grow.

His "Jamie's School Dinner series" has been quite controversial for making valid points about the food served in school cafeterias which has also made it a big hit with viewers while driving home this recurrent theme of getting children to eat better so they can stay in shape and be healthy well into adulthood.

Oliver shocked people who said he was a convincing obese man

That's what made this "fat" Jamie Oliver so startling to see because it was a great visual reminder of what eating poorly can do to your body. You'll notice Oliver in the fat suit (which reminded me of Subway's "fat" Jared Fogle commercial) is clutching a bunch of fast food and looking mighty sad. Dang, I wish I'd thought of that! LOL!

There's not denying the overriding take-home message--DON'T EAT JUNK FOOD!

As much attention that he has given to this problem in recent years, Oliver says he is greatly disappointed that the British government has still failed to act responsibly to bring about meaningful changes that will help children eat better. That's why Oliver has vowed to keep the pressure on them in his upcoming series entitled "Back To School Dinners" so they will know that he means business.

If I were a government official in Great Britain, then I wouldn't cross Jamie Oliver. There's no telling what he's gonna do next.

By the way, as an ancillary discussion of this same subject, WHERE'S THE AMERICAN VERSION OF JAMIE OLIVER?!?! Anyone?! We need someone with the kahunas and testicular fortitude to bring attention to this issue in the United States as much as Oliver has in the UK. Who's it gonna be? Any suggestions?


Blogger Rob said...

Probably the only decent personality on Food TV: Alton Brown

Alton is easily the best thing happening on the Food Network and the only one with any real credibility.

And I don't know if it's me, but those fat suits are totally unconvincing. It's so apparent they're not real because everyone who wears them ends up looking like Mike Myer's Fat Bastard character.

8/16/2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Cut it out! This is a RUSE, Jimmy. Jamie Oliver is much too active a person for this ever to happen to him. He may eat plenty of carbs, but I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts – uh dollars to meatballs – that he burns them off. Look at the pictures on Jamie's blogs. They are dated very recently and show him as always.

Love Alton Brown, but Jamie is also very good. Beyond his cooking and enterprise, his charitable works are very admirable.

8/16/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Oops, silly me, I believed it until I read beyond the first couple paragraphs! Now I have egg all over my face!

8/16/2006 8:05 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

p.s. Goodgod, pity the poor guy Jamie found to "fill in" for him.

8/16/2006 8:07 PM  

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