Supersize VS superskinny

Discussion in 'Television' started by KeroppiHearts, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Just watched part of an episode for the first time ever.

    Once it hit around the 10 minute mark- I decided to skip my breakfast. I'm absolutely disgusted. I wish the US had these kinds of TV shows. Very rarely do you see stuff talking about obesity on the tv- maybe on talk shows but never so realistic.

    That woman... over 50 stone... standing up... :run: I thought i was going to be eaten through my computer.
  2. esmer

    esmer Rookie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Hot damn! Lol I'm barely watching, but thanks for posting this up. Seeing these obese people gross me out, but I like to compare different body sizes.

    God how much do you think they paid some of these people to come out? I'm chubby, nowhere near the obese woman, but there's NO way I would participate in something like this lol
  3. dani

    dani Rookie

    Jan 24, 2012
    I love this show!!! I learn what other skinnies eat :p
  4. SecretMelody17

    SecretMelody17 Rising Star

    Feb 6, 2012
    I do sometimes get sucked into this show for thinspo, but am I the only one who finds the preachy tone annoying as hell??
    Yes, to be fair, many of the skinnies have poor diets (living off of soda, etc), but the show so often relies on useless measurments like calorie total and BMI.
    They always try to make the skinnies' calorie count as shocking as possible, when much of the time it isnt even that low, the problem is simply that they're getting inadequate nutirition for those calories.
    I get so sick of hearing them say things like "So-and-so is BARELY scraping by on a meager 1700 calories a day!" Or "Oh my GOD! So-and-so is surviving on a measly 1500calories!"
    Give me a fucking break!! :rolleyes:
  5. Moon

    Moon Rookie

    Sep 28, 2012
    Lol, yeah. When I watched that show, I saw the episode with the woman that ''ONLY'' eats 1700 calories a day. ''That's a calorie deficit of 300 a day! If she will continue like this, SHE IS GONNA DIEEEE.'' :wtf:
    Her problem was that she only ate pizza and fatty crap, but she couldn't get all of it down her throat. :lol: Those people are idiots. 1700 is a perfectly healthy calorie intake, and you could easily live on less. You don't have to stuff your face to be healthy.

    BTW, I once saw an episode where they made this skinny guy eat like 3500 calories per day to gain weight. How is that healthy?
  6. SecretMelody17

    SecretMelody17 Rising Star

    Feb 6, 2012
    Any time a doctor uses BMI to prove that someone is underweight, I stop listening.
  7. humantouch

    humantouch Guest

    This makes me laugh so much. :lol: A woman at 5'3" needs 2000 do they? Oh, right, cool, thanks for letting me know... Hey, Western world, how's that obesity crisis working out? ooft. :nervous:
  8. WhisperThin

    WhisperThin Guest

    You're right Keroppi, they need to put this show on American TV!
    I used to be a fatty and it helped me change ^^; and I say it all the time, but it helped me see how some girls are sooo tiny while drinking energy drinks and eating skittles..

    Definitely the show is over-exaggerating, but they kind of have to make certain things seem terrifying and others not so bad.. otherwise people would feel their situations are hopeless and keep on going until they kill themselves.. :(
  9. bisou

    bisou Super Star

    May 27, 2012
    Haha, sometimes this show does make me laugh.

    The lady will be like, "I want to look like a woman!!" But then she eats a slice of processed cheese for lunch and wonders why she's 90 lbs..... :rolleyes:
  10. Arctic

    Arctic Rookie

    Jun 11, 2012
    I adore this show !
  11. wannabethin

    wannabethin Guest


    I watched the whole season in the last three days :)
    But it does kind of annoy me that they just make the skinnies eat more, when clearly the real problem is that they make poor food choices and don't get enough nutrition!

    Well... to be honest, I am a fan of fit guys, not super skinny guys, and the body of the bartender guy who just drank juice for dinner really grossed me out :superpuke:

    But I am so jealous of tinie tiny Tatiana (was that her name) my god she was a waif!
  12. ScorpioScorpio

    ScorpioScorpio Rising Star

    Oct 25, 2012
    I absolutely love this show. It's great thinspo...when they pour all the food in that tube to show how much they eat...blech!!!
  13. tempblah

    tempblah Rookie

    Mar 18, 2012
    I also love this show, watched most of the seasons. It's nice when the "supersizers" lose weight after they take part, I hope they keep at it.

    Does anyone else notice though that the skinnies often barely gain after they come for their weight in? Usually they just seem to have lots of makeup in a "healthy glowing" way :lol:
  14. Pinthin95

    Pinthin95 Guest

    Feel the same exact way!
  15. Does anyone know if they are doing another season this year? I've watched all the seasons (5, I believe).

    Or did I miss something? I live in the States so I watch it online.
  16. SecretMelody17

    SecretMelody17 Rising Star

    Feb 6, 2012

  17. doors-of-perception

    doors-of-perception Worker Bee

    Apr 30, 2012
    I've watched this program since it started about 6 years ago. From series one I have always watched it watching what the skinnies eat and seeing if I can get any tips from it. I have always been completely confued by their reports of how they eat 1,400 calories a day, most of it from fat and how they are so underweight? I don't get it!!! But now i'm not the only one who has noticed it I don't feel such a klutz!
  18. I love this show. But I never think the skinnies look bad unless it's the guys. I would love to have most of the girls' bodies.

    But I do agree the way they do it is ridiculous. Most of them eat a normal amount like 1,500 or 1,700 and they make it seem like so little. And on the most recent episode I watched the girl had a BMI of 17.3. That's like me. So you can imagine how un-skinny she looked...
  19. 71000

    71000 Rising Star

    May 11, 2012
    On season 5. Just watched the episode with the medical student who was morbidly obese :wtf: She talked about having to lose weight or else patients would not take her seriously if she told them to lose weight, and it reminds me of my school nurse who I cannot take seriously at all because she is also morbidly obese.
  20. sentier

    sentier Grand Dame

    Sep 1, 2013
    I refuse to take advice from fat doctors. It;s like having a morbidly obese personal trainer. How can I expect good advice on my health from someone who does not take care of their own.

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