Middlesbrough obese man Dibsy Darren McClintock person trainer tells takeaways don't feed this man

A morbidly obese man has been banned from all his local takeaways in a desperate bid to save his life.

Darren McClintock, 27, weighs 30 stone and takes up two seats on a plane. 

But he decided to take drastic action when doctors told him he was 'eating himself to death' and hired personal trainer Mike Hind to help him slim down.

Tackling his weight problem head on Mike went on a tour of Darren's, better known as Dibsy, favourite takeaways in his home town of Middlesbrough.  

Mike has handed all of them leaflets saying: 'Save Dibsy. Obesity is Killing Him. Do Not Serve This Man.'

Morbidly obese Darren McClintock, also known as Disby (pictured left) has hired personal trainer Mike Hind to help him get into shape and live a longer life 

Dibsy was eating pasties, chips and pies daily before being given the urgent wake up call when he was hospitalised with heart problems. 

But now he has committed to a healthy lifestyle and exercise regime with Mike's help.   

At the moment Dibsy has to book two seats on planes and order specially sized clothing that costs extra.

Mike has handed all of his local takeaways in Middlesbrough leaflets ordering them not to serve Dibsy in a bid to save his life 

He was served the wake up call after being admitted to hospital because his heart was beating too fast, when he says he could have died.

Dibsy said: 'I've struggled with my weight since I was a teenager but this year it's declined massively.

'Instead of picking the healthy option I would always go for what I liked, stuff like pies, pasties, crisps and chips.

'It got to the point where my legs and back were aching all the time and I ended up in hospital.

'The doctor asked me if I want to live a long life and said I can't go on the way I am or I'd be dead before too long.

'Seeing my mum's reaction to it all was heartbreaking, if it wasn't for that I might never have changed.

'Now I need to face up to my problem and tackle it head on, it's now or never.'

He added: 'I have had a lot of finger pointing and laughing over the years and I was bullied at school.

Mike is pictured training with Disby on a day out in his home town of Middlesbrough 

'That's another reason for making a change now, so that I can live a normal life.'

Each year personal trainer Mike takes on a client for free.

He received around a thousand applications but was drawn to Dibsy when he saw him with his mum.

They've only been working together since the weekend but Dibsy has already lost 1st 7lbs.

Mike, who runs a healthy food company called Macro Based Meals, is also providing fully tailored and prepared meals for Dibsy everyday.

He said: 'Dibsy is a great guy but unfortunately he hasn't taken care of himself properly.

'I was really affected by his story and motivated to help him so he can turn his life around.

'He's made a great start, he's trying hard and most importantly smiling.'

Mike thinks it could take up to a year for Dibsy to get down to a healthy weight.

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    fic across much of the nation crawled east Sunday, pummeling the Southeast with snow and sleet.</p><p>More than 400,000 homes and businesses were without power in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama on Sunday. Thousands of flights were cancelled or delayed from Texas to the Carolinas.</p><p>In North Carolina, more than 1,000 flights were cancelled in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport alone. Parts of North Carolina could see snow measured in feet rather than inches before the storm finally rolls out to sea, a forecast that compelled Gov. Roy Cooper to declare a state of emergency.</p><p>In the western part of the state, the city of Boone already had 10 inches of snow early Sunday.</p><p>“This is a snow storm, not a snowfall – it’s serious,” Gov. Cooper said. “In the Piedmont to western parts of our state, we’re preparing for days of impact, not hours.”</p><p>Cooper warned that utility companies projected widespread power outages affecting over half a million homes and businesses. In some areas, power could be out for days, he said.</p><p>Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam also declared a state of emergency, urging state residents to "take all necessary precautions to ensure they are prepared" for the storm.  </p><p>The storm dumped heavy rains on Los Angeles more than a week ago before slamming across the southern Plains into the Southeast, leaving a swath of power outages, delayed and canceled flights and dangerous road conditions in its wake. The Southeast was next in line before the storm was expected to move northeastward over the Atlantic Ocean, the National Weather Service said.</p><p>Asheville, N.C., is expected to bear a large brunt of the storm, with up to two feet falling around much of the region this weekend, followed by treacherous and icy conditions early next week. </p><p>Emergency officials were bringing in extra staff and cautiously monitoring whether ice accumulates under all the snow, making travel increasingly dangerous. </p><p>"If we do, that’s going to make it treacherous to get around," said Jerry VeHaun, director of Buncombe County Emergency Services, which covers Asheville. "But we're just watching the weather and making sure we’re ready to react whichever way we need to.”</p><p>The storm has already taken a heavy toll on Texas, where Lubbock was blasted with more than 9 inches of snow. Hundreds of miles to the southeast, the storm brought heavy rains and flooding to Houston. In scenes eerily reminiscent of the deadly floods following Hurricane Harvey last year, motorists across the city abandoned cars that had been submerged by high-rising floodwaters Saturday.</p><p>Six Houston-area bayous had overflowed their banks and parts of Houston and Harris County got more than 6 inches of rain over the past two days. College Station, Texas, also reported 4 inches of rain, shattering a record set in 1931, according to the National Weather Service. </p><p>Much of the wet stuff moved out of Texas by Saturday night as the storm continued moving east. High school championship and playoff football games were postponed in Arkansas, and and Christmas parades in Oklahoma and South Carolina faced a similar fate.</p><p>Appalachian Power, headquartered in Charleston, W. Va., began moving crews from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan to areas expected to be affected by the storm. Additional crews will be ready on Monday to assist if needed.</p><p>"We continue to monitor the weather closely and will adjust plans as forecasts warrant," Appalachian Power said in a statement.</p><p>Duke Energy, an electric power company headquartered in Charlotte, estimated that half a million customers will lose service across the Carolinas. Duke Energy is bringing crews in from Florida, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia to respond to power outages.</p>

    1 December 09, 2018
  •  Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

    Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

    den to try hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war.</p><p> Askar Zouail, from the delegation of the Saudi and U.S.-backed, internationally recognized government, told reporters on Sunday that the talks were "progressing toward implementation," of the swap and on how to group together thousands of prisoners for evacuation.</p><p> He says the "atmosphere is positive" and added that "we are optimistic."</p><p> He spoke from the venue in a castle near Stockholm.</p>

    1 December 09, 2018
  • Kudlow: Trump didn’t know about Chinese tech exec’s arrest

    Kudlow: Trump didn’t know about Chinese tech exec’s arrest

    sion.</p><p>WASHINGTON &#8211; White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that President Trump did not know that a Chinese tech executive was being arrested at the same time Trump was having dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping.</p><p>Trump and Xi spent dinner together last Saturday, in Argentina for the G20, as Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou was being arrested in Canada at the request of the United States. She’s accused of covering up violations of sanctions on Iran.</p><p>Kudlow called Meng’s detainment a “law enforcement action” and tried to separate it from China and the U.S.’s ongoing discussions on trade. The stock market has plummeted in recent days due to uncertainty over Washington and Beijing’s ability to get a trade deal done.</p><p>“It is an important issue because the evidence suggests, at least so far, that Huawei did break the Iranian sanction through different financial channels. We will see how that plays out,” Kudlow said, adding “I’m not an attorney, it’s outside my lane.”</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>

    1 December 09, 2018


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