13.06.2024

Brits mock Big Narstie for doing ads for SLIM FAST shakes

Brits have cruelly mocked Big Narstie for teaming up with SlimFast to front a new ad campaign. The rapper, 37, was unveiled as the meal replacement company’s latest ambassador earlier this month, as part of his well-documented journey to improve his health and shed the pounds.

The social media and TV campaign is intended to highlight the nutritional benefits — including 23 vitamins and minerals and 14g of protein — of SlimFast’s daily shake.

However, experts warn of the dangers of attempting to rapidly with high street shakes that have not undergone ‘vigorous’ medical ‘vetting’.

Taking to Twitter, one anonymous user wrote: ‘Presumably if the SlimFast works, Big Narstie will have to start calling himself Medium Sized Narstie.’

The rapper, 37, was unveiled as the weight loss company’s latest ambassador earlier this month, as part of his well-documented journey to improve his health. Pictured above with long-term SlimFast ambassador Kelly Brook

The rapper, 37, was unveiled as the weight loss company's latest ambassador earlier this month, as part of his well-documented journey to improve his health. Pictured above with long-term SlimFast ambassador Kelly Brook

The social media and TV campaign is intended to highlight the nutritional benefits — including 23 vitamins and minerals and 14g of protein — of SlimFast’s daily shake

Taking to Twitter, one anonymous user wrote: 'Presumably if the SlimFast works, Big Narstie will have to start calling himself Medium Sized Narstie.' Another, Helen, commented: 'Kelly Brooke and Big Narstie? Hardly the best ad for SlimFast.' One account, Sarah Jane, also slammed Big Narstie for the brand deal, labelling it 'a career low'

Taking to Twitter, one anonymous user wrote: ‘Presumably if the SlimFast works, Big Narstie will have to start calling himself Medium Sized Narstie.’ Another, Helen, commented: ‘Kelly Brooke and Big Narstie? Hardly the best ad for SlimFast.’ One account, Sarah Jane, also slammed Big Narstie for the brand deal, labelling it ‘a career low’

Another, Helen, commented: ‘Kelly Brooke and Big Narstie? Hardly the best ad for SlimFast.’

One account, Sarah Jane, also slammed Big Narstie for the brand deal, labelling it ‘a career low’, while a fourth user, Lorna Hicks, said: ‘I’ve seen it all. Big Narstie on a SlimFast advert’.

After collapsing following a 2019 appearance on Celebrity Bake Off, Big Narstie, whose real name is Tyrone Lindo, underwent a major weight loss transformation and now showcases a noticeably slimmed down physique.

In early May, he told The Mirror: ‘I come from a poor background.

‘Healthy food shouldn’t be expensive and I only noticed [how expensive it was] when I started to live that way.

‘SlimFast is not a pocket breaker and a big thing about changing your lifestyle is being able to afford it.’

Former glamour model, Kelly Brook — a long-time ambassador for the meal replacement company — is also involved in the ad campaign.

Shake diets available on the high street and in supermarkets have long been popular, despite criticism from experts for being unsustainable.

Under the typical Slim-Fast 3-2-1 method, breakfast and lunch are replaced with SlimFast shakes or bars.

A conventional low-fat cooked meal at night is allowed. Three snacks are also allowed each day of up to 300 calories combined.

Last month new research found that a soup and shake diet being rolled out on the NHS can reverse type 2 diabetesfor at least five years.

Almost a quarter of people in remission from diabetes two years after starting a low-calorie diet were still free of the condition three years later.

Under the programme, participants are given a low-calorie, nutrient-complete soup and shake diet totalling around 800 calories per day for between 12 and 20 weeks.

But Tam Fry, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, told MailOnline: ‘Beware of shakes. The only ones that the Forum would recommend for rapid weight loss are those prescribed for the diabetes community.

‘They are specially prepared at some 800 calories each and need to be consumed under medical supervision.’

He added: ‘As a rule the Forum steers well clear of fine sounding shakes which may, on the face of it, be wonderful but have not been through a rigorous vetting process.’

Earlier this month, the musician who's real name is Tyrone Lindo, told The Mirror: 'I come from a poor background, healthy food should not be expensive and I only noticed [how expensive it was] when I started to live that way. 'SlimFast is not a pocket breaker and a big thing about changing your lifestyle is being able to afford it.' Experts have however warned of the dangers of attempting rapid weight loss with high street shakes that have not undergone 'vigorous' medical 'vetting'. Pictured above in November 2021

Earlier this month, the musician who’s real name is Tyrone Lindo, told The Mirror: ‘I come from a poor background, healthy food should not be expensive and I only noticed [how expensive it was] when I started to live that way. ‘SlimFast is not a pocket breaker and a big thing about changing your lifestyle is being able to afford it.’ Experts have however warned of the dangers of attempting rapid weight loss with high street shakes that have not undergone ‘vigorous’ medical ‘vetting’. Pictured above in November 2021

A fourth user, Lorna Hicks, said: 'I've seen it all. Big Narstie on a SlimFast advert'. After collapsing following a 2019 appearance on Celebrity Bake Off, Big Narstie, whose real name is Tyrone Lindo, underwent a major weight loss transformation and now showcases a noticeably slimmed down physique

A fourth user, Lorna Hicks, said: ‘I’ve seen it all. Big Narstie on a SlimFast advert’. After collapsing following a 2019 appearance on Celebrity Bake Off, Big Narstie, whose real name is Tyrone Lindo, underwent a major weight loss transformation and now showcases a noticeably slimmed down physique

One million patients, who were a healthy weight with a body mass index (BMI) of 18 to 25, were calculated to cost the NHS an average of £638 each in 2019, the final year of the study. By comparison, severely obese patients with a BMI of 40 and above cost more than double - at £1,375 annually. Meanwhile, the NHS spent £979 a year on obese patients with a BMI of 30 to 35, which increased to £1,178 a year for those with a BMI of 35-40

One million patients, who were a healthy weight with a body mass index (BMI) of 18 to 25, were calculated to cost the NHS an average of £638 each in 2019, the final year of the study. By comparison, severely obese patients with a BMI of 40 and above cost more than double — at £1,375 annually. Meanwhile, the NHS spent £979 a year on obese patients with a BMI of 30 to 35, which increased to £1,178 a year for those with a BMI of 35-40

Latest NHS data shows 26 per cent of adults in England are obese and a further 38 per cent are overweight but not obese. One third of Americans are overweight, while four in 10 are obese.

Obesity rates have been on the rise for decades, with experts blaming sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets.

They are also soaring in children, with a quarter of children in reception in England now considered overweight, and one in ten obese.

A landmark study earlier this month also revealed UK’s bulging waistline is stripping billions of pounds from the cash-strapped NHS each year, with twice as much spent on obese patients, as on those of a healthy weight.

Costs per patient rise drastically the more people weigh, as they ‘collect obesity-related conditions’ such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, according to research involving nearly 2.5million people.

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