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Dr. Sanford Siegal Wants to Pay 1,000 Pound Woman to Stop!

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

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milkdred souther

I cannot believe this woman. It is really sad.
She needs help not more money .

posted Jan 1st, 2012 6:29 pm



posted Oct 26th, 2011 5:39 pm

Vickie briggs

Although I applaud the Doctors effort to help this woman. I have a hard time believing that feeding into her attention seeking behavior will really help her. Additionally as a person who has had GBS I did not like his comment about not having weighloss surgery. Weightloss surgery can be very successful as a tool for losing weight. I feel bad that the doctor would rather pay her and feed her weightloss cookies than give her weight loss surgery as a strong and very useful tool to allow her to loose the trmendous amount of weight she needs to loose. Weight loss surgery is not a fad or a quick and easy fix. You have to follow the program.

posted Sep 21st, 2011 6:16 pm

Dr. Mary Willows

This woman needs help! She may already be listed as the most selfish, let alone, wanting to be the fattest. This is one very sad woman who besides becoming the fattest woman, will most likely tip the scale at becoming the most irresponsible. She has a child for God sakes!! Why have a child if this is how you want to run your life? She is over forty and is craving attention which she is unfortunately getting. At that age, you can have a massive heart attack. She is not a spring chicken. Where is the child in all of this? She said she cant walk much, ect, so who is looking after the poor little thing that just happened to be born and have this idiot as a mother!!! As for her partner the less said the better and we dont need to think too hard as to why he is there for her either. Looking at her size now, and this picture is not new, so I am wondering if she is still with us, is telling me she is in danger of becoming seriously ill. If her weight is still going up, it wont be too long before a crane will be at her door step dragging her out and final destination being the cemetary. She already had a baby as a very large woman, so there is no need to continue this fantasy because even if she makes it, life may not be too kind afterwards.

posted Jun 24th, 2011 7:27 pm


How sad that this woman is looking for attention in this manner and that she is modeling this to her children. has she thought about the possiblility of death by her actions,leaving two children with out a mother? I am a registered nurse, working as a parish nurse and truly believe that God wants us to take care of our bodies. What she is doing is abuse.

posted Mar 30th, 2010 1:04 pm


I am glad to see that this doctor has stepped up to help this woman out. I think it is much deeper than trying to get a spot in the Guinness Book of world Records. I believe she has an obsession with food, and instead of working to decrease her intake and lose weight, she's using the excuse of becoming the "largest mother in the world" to continue her danger eating habits.

posted Mar 30th, 2010 12:18 pm


She is nuts, this is sick and stupid and all for attention.
Just the fact that someone is giving her money to make her life and her families life better, is a. joke.
Only in America would this happen, while others are loosing their homes and people are fighting for our freedom, were worried about a woman who chooses to break a record and kill herself.
I say let her she is selfish and only thinking of herself and a record. Give the money to someone who wants to live and make a difference.
She is a fat pig and stop giving her attention and she will go away!

posted Mar 29th, 2010 10:49 pm


I would love someone to help me loose 20 lbs - without giving me $10,000. I can't afford a personal trainer and would love to have one for 6 months...I think if she wants to eat herself to death, it is obvious she only wants to be in a book?

posted Mar 29th, 2010 10:18 pm


At least someon is trying to stop her from committing suicide in a most frightening way. Has she never thought about the fact that at 1000 pounds the strain on her heart and lungs will create a very slow and agonizing death. When you struggle to get every breath and there is literally nothing that can help you because you have so much fat crowding every organ that keeps you alive, you have to be crazy or just plain stupid.

posted Mar 29th, 2010 7:56 pm


I think it is crazy that someone would pay a person that much money to loose weight. I am sorry, she is an adult and should know better. There are people out there that are actually trying to loose weight and having problems, help them out.

posted Mar 28th, 2010 8:19 pm


Paying this woman to lose weight is worth every penny. I don't know who suggested that she should become a human garbage can but she will be doing all of the suffering.

posted Mar 28th, 2010 5:59 pm


Don't like this story!

posted Mar 28th, 2010 2:07 am


I think its ridiculous that he is offering her money, what about the millions of people who want to lose weight and dont want all the health issues, why not offer them money, obviously this woman is selfish and has little regard for herself or her kids..If she wants to be fat then let her be the people that dont!!!!

posted Mar 27th, 2010 9:12 am


I have 50 pounds to lose.....can you pay me $10,000 for every 10 pounds I lose? That is VERY unfair to pay her to do something that she knows she should be doing anyway. She is a grown-up, she knows the consequences of her actions. She needs to take responsibility for herself instead of someone trying to bribe her like she is a 3 year old. Ahhhh! This makes me so mad! Is this what my taxes will be paying for under this new healthcare plan that just passed?!? Someone who is making herself sick on purpose???

posted Mar 27th, 2010 5:00 am


Ugh. This story just keeps getting worse. I agree that she should stop killing herself with food, but I don't think it's fair to pay her to do so either. Giving her free money/products is essentially giving a middle finger to others out there who are struggling financially, but still trying to pursue a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. If she is stupid and selfish enough to gain that much weight on purpose, I say let her meet her maker and don't give her a single cent.

posted Mar 26th, 2010 11:09 am


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