Jodie Sinclair, 28, Says She’s Too Fat To Work And Turned Down Weight Loss Surgery To Stay On Benefits

Jodie Sinclair, 28, Says She's Too Fat To Work And Turned Down Weight Loss Surgery To Stay On Benefits

Jodie Sinclair, 28, obese English woman who is ‘too fat to work’ has refused weight-loss surgery because she’d rather keep claiming welfare payments.

Former pub worker Jodie Sinclair weighs more than 175kg and uses a mobility scooter to get around, the Mirror reports.

Jodie, who weighs 28st, lives in a rent-free council home in Peterborough, where she collects a monthly Disability Living Allowance and Income Support.

But Ms Sinclair – who says she’s ‘too fat to work’ – has repeatedly declined to have NHS-funded weight-loss surgery because she’d ‘rather be on benefits than go under the knife’.

‘I’m not going ­under the knife for ­anyone because I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong,’ the 28-year-old said.

‘Doctors keep on shouting at me to lose weight but I don’t even eat that much. My cooked breakfasts are my treat. My mum would come over every day and we would have sausage, ­bacon, beans and toast but the dietician had a go at me for that.

‘I wasn’t going to give up my breakfasts.’

Ms Sinclair’s average daily intake is a fry-up or sausage roll for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, crisps as a snack and pasta for diner.

Despite being advised by several doctors to have gastric band fitted, Ms Sinclair, who uses a mobility scooter to get around, insists her size is due to fluid retention – not poor diet or lack of exercise.

She also believes she should be entitled to a free cleaner because she’s ‘too big’ to keep her home hygienic.