Mandy Appleyard: I may be thin – but ALL my friends are fat!

Mandy Appleyard: I may be thin – but ALL my friends are fat!

I may be thin – but ALL my friends are fat! Why does a lifelong dieter surround herself with larger-than-life women

9:08 AM on 20th June 2011

Food envy: Mandy Appleyard has been very careful with her diet ever since her parents told her she had put on weight when she was 17. So why does she hang around with friends who are bigger than her

Food envy: Mandy Appleyard has been very careful with her diet ever since her parents told her she had put on weight when she was 17. So why does she hang around with friends who are bigger than her

Weight is irrelevant The fact most of Mandy Appleyard

Weight is irrelevant The fact most of Mandy Appleyard”s friends are overweight wasn”t something she had ever even noticed

Subliminal: New U.S. research says people with a higher number of fat friends are at greater risk of becoming obese themselves (posed by models)

Subliminal: New U.S. research says people with a higher number of fat friends are at greater risk of becoming obese themselves (posed by models)

Treat yourself: Mandy enjoys being with people who indulge, rather than refuse. Maybe it

Treat yourself: Mandy enjoys being with people who indulge, rather than refuse. Maybe it”s the same social chemistry as someone serious enjoying being with someone funny (posed by model)