Supersize vs Superskinny - Netflix

Posted on Thu 09 May 2019 in netflix

Supersize vs Superskinny is a British television programme on Channel 4 that features information about dieting and extreme eating lifestyles. One of the main show features is a weekly comparison between an overweight person, and an underweight person. The two are brought to a feeding clinic, and live together for five days, swapping diets all supervised by Dr Christian Jessen.

The show also featured Anna Richardson in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series, who examined new methods to lose weight by trying diets she finds on the Internet, some of which have shocking side effects. For example, Anna attempted Laser lipolysis, which went drastically wrong and resulted in severe bruising. Also, she discovered Diabulimia and spoke to Isabelle Caro, a French actress, renowned for her underweight figure and anorexia campaign.

During the first series in 2008, one feature involved Gillian McKeith, who tried to find a way to "ban big bums" in the UK. She tested out different exercises to tone the buttocks of different groups of ladies, and made a leader board for the most effective.

Supersize vs Superskinny - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 46 minutes

Premier: 2008-01-22

Supersize vs Superskinny - Isabelle Caro - Netflix

Isabelle Caro (13 September 1982 – 17 November 2010) was a French model and actress from Marseille, France, who became well known after appearing in a controversial advertising campaign “No Anorexia” which showed Caro with vertebrae and facial bones showing under her skin in a picture by photographer Oliviero Toscani.

Supersize vs Superskinny - Biography - Netflix

Caro had severe anorexia nervosa from the age of 13. Her anorexia was caused by what she called a “troubled childhood”.

When she appeared on CBS's The Insider, it was revealed that at the worst of her eating disorder, she weighed only 25 kilograms (55 lb; 3 st 13 lb) at a height of 1.65 metres (5 ft 5 in); while at the time of filming her weight was 33 kilograms (73 lb; 5 st 3 lb). She appeared on Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny which aired on 11 March 2008 in the UK, in which she spoke to journalist Anna Richardson about her anorexia. Caro was hospitalized for the first time when she was 20. At her worst (in terms of weight), in 2006, she slipped into a coma, weighing just 25 kg (55 lb). The doctor said she would not survive the coma but she did. Caro was also interviewed in the second episode of the TV documentary series, The Price of Beauty, in which Jessica Simpson and her two best friends, Ken Pavés and CaCee Cobb, traveled the world to explore the meaning of true beauty. Simpson investigated the problem of how some female fashion models have become obsessed with being skinny. Caro talked about how she became anorexic and warned other girls about anorexia. Simpson was moved to say “What you are doing right now makes you more beautiful and I hope women all over the world hear about the story and it is important to know that how skinny you are does not make you beautiful.” It aired on 22 March 2010 in the USA and on 21 August in Japan. Caro also appeared on National Geographic Channel's Taboo: Beauty. The show was filmed two months prior to her death.

Supersize vs Superskinny - References - Netflix