calorie counter
   a fat person
   Advertising jargon, suggesting that the physical condition is not due to gluttony, the lack of exercise, and so on:
    ... don't risk offending them by calling them fat. Their ads are addressed to 'weight watchers' and 'calorie counters'. (Jennings, 1965)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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