Last week we told you the dumbfounding story of Donna Simpson, who is trying very hard to become the heaviest woman in the world. Currently weighing more than 600 pounds, she consumes 12,000 calories a day to help her achieve her goal. That’s what some adults should eat in an entire week. A 2007 Guinness Book of World Records title holder for being the world’s biggest mother, Donna has the support of her boyfriend in this catastrophic endeavor.
As people near and far to this New Jersey resident reach out begging her to rethink her “project,” if you will, one weight loss professional is putting his money where her mouth is in an attempt to stop what he calls “a prolonged suicide.”
Dr. Sanford Siegal is the world-renowned weight-loss expert behind the popular Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, a meal replacement program that provides fiber- and protein-rich cookies and shakes. According to a press release published on his behalf, he wants to pay Donna to not only stop trying to gain weight to reach 1,000 pounds, but pay her to lose weight.
The release states that a certified letter has been sent to Simpson explaining that Dr. Siegal will:
- Pay $10,000 to Simpson to immediately stop trying to gain weight and agree not to resume doing so in the future
- She must begin a weight-loss diet under a doctor’s supervision
- The remainder of the $50,000 will be paid in stages as Simpson loses weight
- $10,000 for every 100 pounds Simpson loses until she reaches 200 pounds, at which point she will have received a total of $50,000.
“When I first heard about Donna Simpson’s plan to reach a weight of 1,000 pounds I thought it was a joke. Then I read the news reports and realized she was serious. I was appalled,” said Dr. Siegal. “I understand that people are encouraging this woman on Twitter and other social media sites, and that some food companies may even be jumping on the bandwagon. In my opinion, anyone who encourages this dangerous stunt is essentially guilty of assisted suicide.”
Dr. Siegal really only has two stipulations for the weight loss: it must be doctor-supervised and it may not be weight loss surgery.
“As for how you lose the weight, that’s up to you. I don’t care which method of weight loss you choose as long as it doesn’t involve surgery (let’s not try to correct one ill-advised action with another) and is approved by your doctor. If you wish to follow Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, which has worked very well for generations of dieters, I’ll provide for free the cookies and shake mixes that will keep your hunger in check as you follow a reduced-calorie diet. Also at your option, I’ll recommend a physician in New York City who uses Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet in his practice and who I believe would treat you at no cost,” states Siegal in the press release.
Whether Simpson takes up Dr. Siegal on his generous and life-saving offer is anyone’s guess. Skeptics suggest she’s after fame and fortune, which makes an offer like this possibly more appealing. Then again, maybe she’s after another Guinness title.
March 26th, 2010