About the Author
Anne Diamond is one of Britain's best known TV stars; her highs and lows have been followed by millions - and her highly publicised battle with her weight is one of the cornerstones of her popular appeal. In the 1980s, as a star of breakfast television, the 'elfin queen' was watched by 14 million people daily. In the 1990s they moved with her to 'Good Morning With Anne and Nick' and followed her story as she became mother to five children, and spearheaded the famous 'Back To Sleep' crusade to cut cot death (still the UK's most successful health campaign ever), and through her highly public divorce. These people have since grown up (and out!), and had families too.
Anne has also had a much publicised battle with weight gain. She chose to undergo weight loss surgery, both in Belgium and in the UK. It did not prove the easy solution she hoped for - but it did arm her with a wealth of experience and insight into the obesity revolution. Millions still identify with Anne, because 'fat happens'. One in four women and one in five men are suffering as Anne has done. Becoming a 'famous fattie' taught Anne a lesson she will never forget, and she is determined that the lessons she learned will change society's attitudes. See her enormously-successful online support & networking site: www.buddypower.com.