Miriam Margolyes loves her life but loathes her body. Given the choice, she would happily swap it for Claudia Winkleman’s - but she knows that is never going to happen. In her words, Miriam has been fat ever since she can remember – it has overshadowed her life. Now aged 78, she knows time to do something about it is running out. In this series, Miriam travels the country to discover why, despite so much information about healthy lifestyles, our nation is at its most overweight ever. She wants to understand what impact being obese has on people and how the rest of society views them. She begins in this episode by meeting people fighting back against their size – physically and psychologically.
in the second Episode she looks at obesity-related illnesses like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers costing the NHS over six billion a year, Miriam Margolyes sets out to find out what is being done to combat the obesity crisis and meets people who are going to extreme and sometimes controversial lengths to lose weight.