By, Emma Innes (Daily Mail)
One in five obese adults would rather be fat than have to watch what they eat, new research has revealed.
Some 17 per cent also say they have never attempted to lose weight and 48 per cent are resigned to remaining obese because they lack the willpower to diet.
Nuffield Health surveyed 550 obese people and asked them about their attitudes towards exercise and weight loss.
A quarter said they do not have time to exercise and 40 per cent claimed to find exercise boring.
Shockingly, one in seven said they would rather risk their healthy by being overweight than have to do exercise.
The news comes just the day after Lord Tebbit said that fat people have only themselves to blame for their obesity if they insist on ‘stuffing themselves silly’.
The former Tory chairman said people’s ‘stupid actions’ in eating ‘rubbish’ foods all day was behind the rise in obesity.
He was cheered in the House of Lords when he told peers that rather than setting up government initiatives to persuade people to eat more healthily, ministers should simply tell them that weight is a matter of individual responsibility.
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