Data analyst aims to weigh the same as a giant grizzly bear

A data analyst who has deliberately gained 12 stone in fat by eating 5,000 calories a day says he will not stop until he weighs a quarter of a US ton – the same as a giant grizzly bear. Far from being alone in his pursuit of morbid obesity, Spartan Pudge, 28, aka Sebastian, has 13,000 Instagram followers and is part of the increasingly popular gainer community – a sub-section of gay culture which idolises larger men and promotes body positivity.