The UK’s fattest man – who spends £30 a day on fast food and weighs 45 – now wants gastric bypass surgery at Christmas.
Obese Jason Holton—who was last seen being lifted from his previous third-floor apartment by a crane in 2020 after he swelled in his fifties—prays that he can complete his career soon.The operation that saves lives.
It comes after Jason, 31, managed to lose 10th place in hospital but returned to 45th place after resuming bad habits like eating four packs of crisps and cans of Coke for breakfast.
He has now moved into a £400,000 bespoke house with a £3,000 custom-built toilet.
In an exclusive interview, Jason admitted, “I gave up, to be honest.
“To lose weight, I had to go on an emergency low-calorie diet, like 600 or 800 calories a day, which I can’t do because I’m so addicted to food and have nothing else to do.
“If I try to walk, my head tenses up so much, and it takes so much weight, it’s like I’m upside down on a roller coaster – it’s dangerous.
“I go to the kitchen and bathroom every now and then, but it’s the only movement I make.
“I never go out, not even in the garden, and I probably walk about 25 steps a day.
“The best gift I can wish for this Christmas is finally gastric bypass. I have been told I am eligible and on a waiting list and that is the only thing that can help me with the problem.
The gastric band procedure involves using surgical staples to create a pocket in the upper part of the stomach that connects to the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach.
This means that eating less food makes you feel full and that you get fewer calories from the food you eat.
Jason became Britain’s fattest man when the 65th Carl Thompson, of Dover, died in 2015, and his status shows the challenge the government faces in tackling the national obesity crisis.
An additional £5 billion has been pledged over the next three years for research into health threats, including obesity, at a time when 63% of adults in England are overweight and 28% are obese.
Jason accuses the takeaway app addict of inflating it. His bills are £10,000 a year.
At her worst, she was burning over 10,000 calories a day, including two extra-large shawarma skewers with French fries and five liters of soda.
In October last year, he had trouble breathing due to fluid buildup from lymphedema, a condition that causes swelling of body tissues and can be the result of obesity.
A team of 30 firefighters and engineers had to remove a window from the two-bedroom apartment of his mother, Lisa, 53, in Camberley, Surrey, before it was slowly raised to the ground in the 7 a.m. operation, then moved nearby. Frimley. Park Hospital.
The center lost 40 during a four-week hospital stay, when the excess fluid was treated with injections of furosemide — a form of diuretic that makes you pee — and subjected to a strict diet of three meals a day.
Doctors had considered moving him into a nursing home, but they abandoned the plan when a bungalow from the Housing Society in Krondale Village in Hampshire became available in November last year.
Paid government grant for the installation of specialized toilets with an integrated bidet.
He also has a bariatric chair – wider and stronger than usual – that he sleeps in too, as well as a specially adapted shower and a tailgate so he can exit the property without the need for a lift.
He also receives benefits including a biweekly job support allowance of £398, a monthly personal independence stipend of £451 and a contribution of £550 towards his £621 rent.
He now has a team of caregivers including his mum helping out with basics like taking out the trash, and he has stopped taking it out but still spends £100 a week on Tesco deliveries and around £10 a day buying cigarettes.
He has a solid scale to weigh himself at home and admits his weight has shot up to 45.
He said, “I eat out of boredom from being stuck at home all day.
“Some people do drugs and alcohol, but I do eat out. I stopped eating out but it didn’t change anything.
“Broken the bench”
“I get up between 8 and 10 in the morning and then have four packs of McCoy chips for breakfast because they’re easy.
“I’m too old to cook on my own, so everything should be easy.
“I have two cooked macaroni and cheese meals at lunch, four packs of chips, and two ready meals—either macaroni and cheese or spaghetti carbonara—in the evening.
“I admit to eating chocolate yogurt about three times a week. I don’t eat sweets or ice cream or candy, but I do eat chocolate now and then.
“I stopped drinking cola from 1.5 liter bottles because it was a big problem, but I still have four or five cans a day. It’s amazing that I don’t have diabetes.
“I take lymphedema tablets and without them I would already die because the swelling would be so bad.”
Jason admits that he barely left home ten years ago, because he is afraid of breaking down and dying.
He said, “I’m disabled. I’m afraid to go out because I know I can’t take care of myself.”
“Once, about two years ago, I tried to get out for some fresh air and when I sat on the bench outside my mom’s apartment, it crashed.
“It was awkward because there was a thunderous bang and the next door neighbor looked out the window.
“Now I have caregivers coming in every morning to collect the trash because if I collapse outside, I might have to call the fire department to wake me up.
“Moving around the house is too risky for me because I am obese.”
Jason was only three years old when his father Sultan Nimr died at the age of 21 in a car accident, and he cited this as the origin of the depression that led to his food addiction.
He was a plump, bloated baby at age 24 as a teenager, and then at age 40 at age 26. He was offered gastric bypass surgery, but when he arrived at the hospital staff found a sixth too heavy for their equipment.
He said, “I’m not afraid to die, but I’m afraid not to live. I didn’t celebrate, I didn’t have a job or a girlfriend, and my biggest fear is dying without doing any of these things.”
“I’ve spent my twenties stuck indoors watching TV and eating, and just going out for coffee would be great for me. It’s sad but I feel like my life is really over.
“I don’t want to get old and find that I can’t move my limbs and that you can’t walk to the bathroom.
“I have signed the ‘no resuscitation in hospital’ form and will sign another form when it runs out in June.
“I have decided that if I have a heart attack now, I will not be saved. I would rather die.”
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