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Obesity and plus size are now words that are everyday part of daily life be it on TV in magazines or online. The reality is as a nation we are getting bigger. For some this may mean a stone or two overweight and for many others it can be a whole lot more. Whether you are happy with your size or not, finding anything from good clothing to current information about health matters can be very time consuming and frustrating.The authorities are viewing the need for change but often there can be a negative image and little support. We want to centralise information and places to go for support as well as offer a positive approach.

Living as a bigger person can have many different ‘knock on’ effects. This can be your health, your happiness, your confidence or even your comfort. Our site is very much led by what you want to have on it and as a voice for the people who live daily with a weight problem. Whatever your age, weight or background we want to hear from you either directly or share experiences Professionals - we welcome your input, suggestions and articles .

Employment law firm, Thomas Mansfield, are looking to speak to anyone who believes that they’ve missed out on a job because of their weight… Or anyone that has been negatively treated at work due to their weight… This is in relation to research carried out by Thomas Mansfield into the discrimination of obese job applicants by HR professionals and recruiters in the UK. This research has found that a dangerously high number of recruiters and HR professionals consider obesity a negative trait – an opinion that is being factored into the decision process. Any response would be welcomed (anonymous or otherwise) – please email matt.chappell@searchlaboratory.com or call 0113 212 1211 and ask for Matt Chappell.

To mark 10 years since we launched there is a lot happening in 2014 . It has been a busy year for obesity in the media and we have appeared on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 live, BBC London, West Midlands, Shropshire and many other radio stations, click here for one of our media articles

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Sept 11th 2104

We are delighted to announce that Dr Caroline Whymark will be joining our expert team as a medical consultant.

She will be addressing a wide variety of topics through regular articles and explaining how the results of obesity effect those working in the NHS on both a practical and medical basis.

If you have a topic you would like Dr Whymark to address please email her on doctor@bigmatters.co.uk.

Her first article is a different perspective from someone who has had a gastric band fitted. To learn more about Dr Whymark and to view her articles click here.

Next month she will be looking at weight & pregnancy


Three new TV requests just in for you to take part details see tv participation including one for Bodyshockers with Katie Piper and another for the new weight gain documentary with Katie Hopkins. If you want to be considered for shows or have a general enquiry drop us an email to info@bigmatters.co.uk.

Media companies -We have many people wanting help to lose weight from a TV show - just a very few are highlighted on tv applicants page. Please note their reference number and contact media@bigmatters.co.uk

Its back to school time and nutritionist Jessica gives you some ideas for healthier packed lunches.

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Shop for summer sales & autumn clothes these are two of our favourites check out some more on our clothes directory page.


Our new youtube channel is now live . We will be bringing you nutritional tips from Jessica Villa and adding some of our favourite health, bariatric surgery, celberity & weight related videos to our playlists.We have also added a playlist of 25 videos giving basic cookery skills as we know people have asked for how to start home cooking skills from scratch which we will be adding to .If you want a personal nutritional consultation or food plan with Jessica via skype get in touch for more details.nutrition@bigmatters.co.uk.

Sonia Cullington, Fitness Expert

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Got a question about nutrition ? Why not ask nutritionist Jessica Villa for her advice or contact her on nutrition@bigmatters.co.uk for details on her personalised online consulations and food plan. Her latest article is on our diet and nutrition pages., also dietplans pages for a plan that suits you

Sonia, our fitness consultant shares ideas about getting motivated on the Fitness pages


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All content within Big Matters website is provided for general information only and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Big Matters Ltd is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor does it endorse any individual, including all in dependant consultants on this site, any commercial product or service mentioned or advised any of the sites including nutritional information supplied herein. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider if you have any questions regarding a medical condition, your diet or before embarking on any exercise program or if you're in any way concerned about your health. Under no circumstances shall Big Matters be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by a User's reliance on information obtained through this site. It is the responsibility of a User to evaluate the information, opinion, advice or other Content available on Big Matters website.Jessica Villa, Leigh Brandon & Richard Krijgsman are all independant consultants.