It will pay almost ?24,000 to a "worker" with a big appetite who is happy to
eat 400 extra calories every day in high fat meals such as chips and pizzas,
to test the fat binding properties of a weight loss product.
The position is open to men and women and the successful applicant will have
their calorific intake and weight closely monitored by medics.
A spokesman for the firm Proactol Ltd said that while their fat binder was
already clinically proven, they wanted to test it in the real world.
The job ad, which has already gone up in UK job centres, reads: ?We know
it?s incredible, but it?s true.
?We are willing to pay you ?23,750 a year to continue doing EXACTLY what you
do every single day, and all we ask in return is that you eat 16 per cent
more calories a week ? or 400 more calories a day ? whilst introducing
Proactol into your diet.
?The ideal candidate should not already be on a diet but eat a healthy
balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and be prepared to increase
their existing calorie intake by 16 per cent a week by eating fatty foods
such as Chinese takeaways, fish and chips, pizza or McDonalds.
?Essentially we want you to be yourself. No strings, no catches.
?We are looking to hire the ultimate average Joe who isn?t afraid to eat
more, be themselves and become a professional couch potato for a living.
?Your basic salary will be ?23,750 a year and every day will feel like a
holiday in this job as you will get paid to be you.?
The spokesman said the tester would help the company?s medical experts learn
more about the health benefits of taking Proactol ? which it is claimed
absorbs up to 30 per cent of fat intake.
After an initial in-house monitoring period the ?couch potato? will be given
the opportunity to work from home ? with supplies being delivered to their
?It?s the ultimate work from home job,? said the spokesman