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Supersize vs Superskinny 

Each of the participants eat the diet of the other. At the end of the experiment, they have a better idea of how extreme their consumption looks to another person. Every episode I saw had ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Christian Jessen Christian Jessen ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 15 episodes, 2008-2013
Anna Richardson Anna Richardson ...  Herself - Presenter 11 episodes, 2008-2009
Gillian McKeith Gillian McKeith ...  Herself - Presenter 9 episodes, 2008-2009
Daisy Donovan ...  Herself - Narrator 8 episodes, 2008
Oliver Stafford ...  Himself - Co Host 8 episodes, 2008
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Each of the participants eat the diet of the other. At the end of the experiment, they have a better idea of how extreme their consumption looks to another person. Every episode I saw had the participants sharing an experience that gave them empathy for other that usually didn't exist before. At the follow-up after the end of the experiment, they were true friends who relied on each other for encouragement. I can think of only one show where a participant had gained weight. All of the others were successful in following their program.

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Narrator: After years of binging, Narry's weight had ballooned to 50 stone, when he had an accident that changed his life.
Narry Britton: I was going to the restroom one morning and I fell, it broke my back, I was in a coma for 3 days. When I come out of it, ...
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I know that plenty of people have said why not just put them both on healthy diets? But then what would be the point of this show?
8 April 2011 | by Duchess89See all my reviews

Yeah this show is pretty trashy, but that's the appeal of these types of shows. The same reason people watch 'You are what you eat' with 'Dr' Gillian Mckeith. We love seeing people worse off then ourselves; ooh look how fat that woman is!! Look at her arms.....she eats what!!!

Contestants often stand in their underwear, as there flabby backs, thighs and stretch marked stomachs fill up the screen, followed by some pale, anaemic, emaciated figure that hasn't eaten in a decade. The only difference between the two shows is in addition to a real doctor (Dr Christian Jessen, and his 'feeding clinic',) contestants are expected to swap one terrible diet for another.

The fun begins when were introduced to the super-sizer/skinny's weekly food intake. What you see is absolutely gross. Depending on whose diet it is; if its the super-sizer, all manner of crap falls through this tube; chips, pizza, curry, crisps, coke, pasta, pie etc- all mushed together –if its the skinny tube your lucky if more than a piece of toast and some juice falls through.

During the week we look on as the super-sizer sits opposite the skinny contestant picking at their favourite roast dinner, while narked off because all they've had to eat is a banana, and some tea. Made all the worse by the skinny contestants groaning at the size of the food, coupled by rude comments about the crap they eat.

I know that plenty of people have said why not just put them both on healthy diets? (They do get healthy diets after the experiment) What is the point of these extremes? But then what would be the point of this show? Its premise is to shock and entertain.


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