Supersize vs Superskinny

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  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 7 Seasons
  • 6.7  (544)

Supersize vs Superskinny is a British TV show that aired on Channel 4 from 2008 to 2014. The show featured overweight and underweight individuals who swapped diets for a week, under the supervision of the show's medical professionals, Dr. Christian Jessen and Anna Richardson.

Each episode focused on two participants, one who would be classed as supersize and the other who would be classed as superskinny. The selected individuals' diets would be analysed, and then they would swap their usual meals for a week to see the benefits and consequences of eating more or fewer calories.

The show aimed to educate individuals about the dangers of eating an imbalanced diet and the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. By switching diets, the show's participants discovered the impact of their eating habits on their health and wellbeing. This format also highlighted the problems associated with existing social stigmas about body size and the stereotypes that come with it.

The show also featured input from other experts such as nutritionists, psychologists, and personal trainers, who provided additional advice and support. The advice given by the experts ranged from providing recipe ideas to helping the participants develop new habits that would help them maintain a healthy weight.

In addition to the diet swap, the show also featured segments that focused on specific topics such as the impact of advertising on body image, eating disorders, and everyday practices that impact weight gain such as portion sizes and hidden calories in certain foods.

Throughout the series, the show revealed some of the dangerous eating habits and poor body image that exist in both extremes of the weight spectrum. Both supersize and superskinny participants were shown struggling with their body image, insecurity, and relationship with food, highlighting that body weight issues are not just confined to those who are overweight.

Though the show is designed to be insightful, it is also entertaining. It was a popular viewing choice for daytime TV viewers because it allowed them to learn about health and weight issues while engaging them in a way that is entertaining and engaging.

In conclusion, Supersize vs Superskinny was an insightful and educational show, providing a unique take on the long-standing issue of weight management, body image and mental health. Through the show, the producers provided simple and practical advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight, whilst also raising awareness about body stigma and everyday practices that cause weight gain.

With Dr. Christian Jessen and Anna Richardson, the show had an experienced and compassionate duo leading the charge, leading to multiple seasons of engaging and informative television. Supersize vs Superskinny remains relevant in today's world, where weight and body image can be problematic topics for people of all ages, and while the show has come to an end, its memory lives on.

Supersize vs Superskinny is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (66 episodes). The series first aired on January 22, 2008.

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Michael vs Sam
8. Michael vs Sam
In the Feeding Clinic, 35 stone Michael whose non-stop eating has left him with a 71-inch waist swaps meals with Superskinny air steward Sam who rarely eats between flights leaving him weighing in at a tiny 8 and a half stone.
S7-Ep7: Midnight Snack
7. S7-Ep7: Midnight Snack
In the Feeding Clinic, Joseph, a 22 and a half stone honey nut cereal addict, swaps meals with Superskinny breakfast-skipping runner Rebecca who weighs in at just seven and a half stone.
S7-Ep6: Addiction
6. S7-Ep6: Addiction
In the Feeding Clinic 24-stone chocaholic, Laura meets superskinny energy drink addict Jake, who is only eight stone.
S7-Ep5: Double Dinner
5. S7-Ep5: Double Dinner
Young mums Lauren and Shelby meet in the Feeding Clinic. Lauren is a fat and sugar junkie who weighs 28 stone, while toast nibbler Shelby is just over six stone.
S7-Ep4: Charlene and Mick
4. S7-Ep4: Charlene and Mick
January 30, 2014
This time in the Feeding Clinic takeaway fan Charlene Shattock meets sugary tea addict Mick Wickes. And Emma Woolf meets Valeria Levitin, who has been battling anorexia for over 20 years.
Jackie vs Beth
3. Jackie vs Beth
January 23, 2014
Thirty-four-year-old junk food addict Jackie Kenworthy meets 70-year-old great grandmother Beth Edwards, who lives on a diet of egg and toast.
Joanne vs Guy
2. Joanne vs Guy
January 16, 2014
Thirty-four-year-old serial dieter Joanne Allen, who weighs in at 19 stone and five pounds, meets 20-year-old fizzy drink addict Guy Sykes, in a swap that's packed with drama and tears.
Gary vs Amy
1. Gary vs Amy
January 9, 2014
In the feeding clinic this time is Caribbean chef Gary Tomlin, who tips the scales at 21 stone eight, and Amy Simons, whose meal-skipping bad habits see her weigh in at eight stone three.
Where to Watch Supersize vs Superskinny
Supersize vs Superskinny is available for streaming on the Channel 4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Supersize vs Superskinny on demand at Amazon Prime and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 22, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (544)