One Doctor Out to Save Donna Simpson From Herself
Less than two weeks ago, Fox News reported on a New Jersey woman who wants to be the fattest woman in the world. Donna Simpson, 42, already weighs 602 pounds, but has a goal in mind of 1000 pounds.
Dr. Sanford Siegal is hoping to save her from herself. Siegal is a physician, author and weight-loss expert who practices in South Florida. He may be best known as the creator of the popular Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET® weight-loss system and foods.
Dr. Siegal has confirmed that he has offered Donna Simpson $50,000 if she'll end her much-publicized quest to reach a weight of 1,000 pounds and, instead, achieve a healthful weight. The offer was mail in a certified letter.
Like many of us, when Dr. Siegal first heard of Simpson’s plan, he thought it was a joke. He states, “Then I read the news reports and realized she was serious. I was appalled. I understand that people are encouraging this woman on Twitter and other social media sites, and that some food companies may even be jumping on the bandwagon. In my opinion, anyone who encourages this dangerous stunt is essentially guilty of assisted suicide."
In his letter to Simpson, Dr. Siegal warned her of the health consequences that he says she is certain to face if she doesn't reverse course soon. In particular, Dr. Siegal warned Simpson about the horrors of diabetes which, he said, she is virtually certain to develop if she hasn't already.
Complications of diabetes can include blindness, amputation of feet or legs, kidney damage.
Dr. Siegal's offer to Simpson is very specific and she must meet certain milestones.
She will receive a payment of $10,000 if she agrees to IMMEDIATELY stop trying to gain weight and agree not to resume doing so in the future, begins a weight-loss diet under a doctor’s supervision, and agrees to speak to the media about her unequivocal decision to end her self-destructive behavior and pursue a healthful weight.
The remaining $40,000 will be paid in stages as she loses weight. Simpson will receive $10,000 for every 100 pounds she loses until she reaches 200 pounds, at which point she will have received a total of $50,000.
Additionally, Dr. Siegal wrote, "As for how you lose the weight, that's up to you. I don't care which method of weight loss you choose as long as it doesn't involve surgery (let's not try to correct one ill-advised action with another) and is approved by your doctor. If you wish to follow Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET, which has worked very well for generations of dieters, I'll provide for free the cookies and shake mixes that will keep your hunger in check as you follow a reduced-calorie diet. Also at your option, I'll recommend a physician in New York City who uses Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET in his practice and who I believe would treat you at no cost."