Faddy foods, slimming products, diet surgery and extreme weight loss regimes - the world has gone diet mad! Alongside every new celebrity diet launch the public is continually bombarded with confusing food scares and health warnings about the serious dangers of being superslim so it's no wonder our relationship with food is becoming increasingly dysfunctional.
Presented by Dr Christian Jessen and Anna Richardson (journalist), this brand new series of Supersize vs Superskinny looks at what happens when people with contrasting diet habits swap their diet and lifestyle for a week. From a superskinny, under-eater to an overweight, over-eater, their lives will be turned upside down during the swap, being forced to live the way the other person does in an attempt to prove to them that they both have a dysfunctional relationship with food – that eating too much is just as bad as under-eating.
Will Supersize vs Superskinny kick start a whole new regime of balanced and healthy eating, transforming their relationship with food and weight or will it just encourage them to revert back to their old eating habits?
Phillipa is a 48-year-old ‘foodie’ from Sheffield who just can’t say no. The no-nonsense nurse plans her work around her meals and in her eyes dinners are to be cherished, adored and very much enjoyed.
In the feeding clinic this week is a woman who after going through a stressful divorce weighs only six stone and she's joined by a woman who eats takeaways on a daily basis and weighs 23 1/2 stone.