Do any of you remember this from the t-mag paper issue #7?
Man Awakes to Find Himself Obese
Albany, NY – Medical personnel, with help from the local fire department, removed a 900-pound man from his home in downtown Albany and transported him to Presbyterian Hospital.
Grant Tonkin, 27, unable to move from his bed because of his immense girth, had reported difficulty breathing and called emergency services. Because of his size, fire department personnel had to cut a 6-foot by 6-foot hole in the man’s house and carry him out on a gurney.
What was unusual about the case is that Tonkin, only a week before, had reportedly weighed in a 220 pounds and had a scant 7-percent body fat.
When asked to explain the phenomenon of how a man could gain almost 700 pounds of blubber in one week, attending physician Lawrence Katz explained, "Apparently, the young man, against T-mag nutritionist John Berardi’s explicit instructions, combined fats and carbs in his bedtime meal. While this type of dietary transgression might not cause repercussions quite this severe in the normal male, Tonkin made possibly the worst food choices available, blending together a serving of Fruit Loops, a Krispy Dreme donut, and a can of Bud.
The next morning, he found himself transformed into a regular tubby; a real whale."
Tonkin, when asked to comment, replied, “I can’t believe it. I never took that combining fats and carbs together in one meal stuff seriously, but I’ll never doubt John Berardi and T-mag again.”
Tonkin hopes to return to his pervious weight by doing T-mag’s Fat Fast diet for the next millennium or until the sun explodes, whichever comes first.
I just couldn’t help myself!!