First Dates star Laura Trott horrified as doctor brands her ‘overweight’ and 'obese' | The Sun
FORMER First Dates star Laura Trott was left mortified after she was branded "overweight" and "obese".
The glamourous waitress took to social media to share her outrage over the remarks.
Laura posted an angry statement on Instagram saying she was left in a rage by the use of the Body Mass Index (BMI) system by medical professionals.
On her Instagram stories she fumed after a doctor described her as overweight and said: "Just been for a check up at my GP"
"When are they going to stop using the BMI system? They are way too comfortable telling people they are 'overweight' or 'obese' according to an out of date and stupid scale"
She continued: "They don't ask what your diets like. If you eat healthy?"
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"How can just your weight determine if you're healthy or not? It doesn't take into account any muscle at all …"
"Just seems so bizarre to me."
Laura went on to say when the doctor got personal, she put aside the ineffectual advice as she knows she maintains a healthy lifestyle.
However she worries about fans who might not feel the same way she does.
The former TV star fumed:"So I've come out of there after being told I'm overweight.. Lucky I don't give a f**k as I know it's not accurate at all."
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"But I can't imagine how triggering that is for some people"
She added: "Anyway me and my fat a** are off to the gym"
Later when the messages flooded in from fans, she took to the photo sharing site again to give an update to her fans.
She said: "mental reading all your stories, some being rejected for IVF funding because their BMI is slightly over"
She added: "Absolute madnessf*** the system"
According to the official NHS website, The body mass index (otherwise known as BMI) is a measure that uses a person's height and weight to work out if a person's weight is healthy.
The BMI calculation divides an adult's weight in kilograms by their height in metres squared.
But it is becoming a controversial measurement, being labelled as "flawed, crude, archaic and overrated proxy for health"
Criticism is growing that the system "arbitrarily disqualify bigger bodies from joint replacements and other life-altering “elective” surgeries."
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Laura was popular with Channel 4 viewers on the hit romance show First Dates.
She was dropped from the restaurant when the filming location moved from London to Manchester.
Before she signed up to the programme, she was a member of the Royal Navy, with HMS Raleigh in Cornwall and briefly and she also had a job as a a front line paramedic.
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