26 year-old single mum Christina Briggs claims that she needs more of your money to help her to lose weight – more cash pounds to shift her pounds.

Christina Briggs - spends £300 a month on junk food and claims she can't afford fruit

Christina Briggs – spends £300 a month on junk food and claims she can’t afford fruit

At 25st and a size 28, Christina’s BMI is already 58, way above a healthy range of between 18 and 25.

Christina, who is from Wigan, claims over £20,000 every year in benefits but claims she cannot afford healthy foods or exercise. Instead, she told Closer magazine that she spends over £300 of taxpayers’ money every month on takeaways and junk foood.

Claiming that she needs MORE money, perhaps a payment from the Government to encourage her to shift the pounds, Christina told Closer:

“I hate being overweight but it’s not my fault – healthy food is too expensive. A bag of apples costs the same as a multipack of crisps but I can’t afford both.

“I know I’m putting my health at risk, but I like having a takeaway at the weekends and the kids enjoy trips to McDonald’s. My rent is covered by my benefits but by time I pay my £200 bills I’m left with hardly any cash as I have to buy the children books, clothes and nappies. I struggle to afford healthy food.

“I need more benefits to eat healthily and exercise and it would be good if the government offered a cash incentive for me to lose weight. I’d like to get £1 for every pound I lose. If the price of healthy food was lowered that would help too. I need help but I need it from the government.”