BRITAIN’S fattest man wants a gastric bypass for Christmas – after piling on most of the weight he lost over the past year.
Super-morbidly obese Jason Holton was last seen being winched from his old, third-floor flat by crane in 2020 after he ballooned to a terrifying 50st.
Jason Holton is Britain’s fattest man and weighs 45 stoneCredit: Ian Whittaker
Jason, 31, managed to lose 10st in hospital but has since returned to bad habits such as having four packets of crisps and cans of Coke for breakfast — and is now back at 45st.
He has now moved into a custom-built, £400,000 bungalow with a specially constructed £3,000 toilet.
In an exclusive interview, Jason confessed: “I’ve given up on myself, to be honest.
“To lose weight I’d have to go on a low-calorie crash diet, like 600 or 800 calories a day, which I’m not capable of because I’m too addicted to food and I’ve got nothing else to do.
“If I try to walk there’s so much strain on my head, from carrying so much weight, it’s like I’ve been upside down on a rollercoaster — it’s dangerous.
“I go to the kitchen and bathroom now and again but that’s the only movement I do.
“I never go outside, not even to the garden, and I probably take about 25 steps a day.
“The best present I can hope for this Christmas is a gastric bypass, finally. I’ve been told I’m eligible and am on a waiting list and that’s the only thing that might help sort me out.”
The bypass involves using surgical staples to create a pouch at the top of the stomach that connects to the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach.
It then takes less food to make you feel full and you absorb fewer calories from the food you eat.
Jason became the UK’s fattest man when 65st Carl Thompson, from Dover, died in 2015, and his situation shows the challenge the Government faces in tackling the national obesity crisis.
An extra £5billion has been pledged over the next three years for research into health threats including obesity at a time when 63 per cent of adults in England are overweight and 28 per cent considered obese.
Jason blames an addiction to a takeaway food app for making him balloon. His bills run to £10,000 a year.
At his worst, he guzzled more than 10,000 calories a day, including two extra-large doner kebabs with chips and five litres of fizzy drinks.
In October last year he was struggling to breathe because of a huge fluid …….