Supersize vs Superskinny

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Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating

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Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating

Series 5 Summary

The feeding clinic opens its doors for a new series as Dr Christian Jessen highlights the nation's dysfunctional relationship with food. The new series also features investigative reports on eating disorders, morbid obesity and extreme eating habits.

  • Episode 1 - Supersize vs Superskinny

    Dr Christian flies out to Evansville, Indiana, officially America's 'Fattest City', where 38% of the population is obese

  • Episode 2 - Rob vs Hayley

    Foodaholic Rob Gillett goes head to head with foodphobic Hayley Payne in the Feeding Clinic. And Dr Christian goes for a ride on a supersize ambulance in America's fattest town.

  • Episode 3 - Hugh vs Lynsey

    In the Feeding Clinic comfort eater Hugh meets Lynsey, who has a fear of choking. And fashion student Laura reveals how an eating disorder has left her addicted to exercise.

  • Episode 4 - Geoff vs Josh

    Snackaholic Geoff Milton meets sweet-toothed meal skipper Josh Bryson in the Feeding Clinic. And Dr Christian visits an after-school nutrition class in America's fattest city.

  • Episode 5 - Jo vs Emma

    Jo from Staffordshire and Emma from Lincolnshire visit the feeding clinic. Former anorexic Rosemary recounts her story, from the depths of the disease through to her amazing recovery.

  • Episode 6 - Chris vs Nathan

    Takeaway addict Chris swaps diets with meal-dodging hairdresser Nathan. Dr Christian sends Chris to the USA to live with a 32-stone man who has been told he only has five years to live.

  • Episode 7 - Saskia vs Nick

    Caribbean food queen Saskia Roberts swaps diets with food analyst Nick Harvey, while Dr Christian tucks into a rack of baby back ribs containing 2300 calories in America's fattest city.

  • Episode 8 - Brooke vs Marie

    Supersize medical student Brooke meets superskinny Marie in the feeding clinic. And in America's fattest city Dr Christian hits the airwaves to urge the townsfolk to change their ways.

  • Episode 9 - Josh vs Louise vs Vicki

    This episode revisits chronic food dodger Josh Evans, five-course food-lover Louise Hayes and foodphobic Vicki Smith a year after they visited the feeding clinic

  • Episode 10 - James, Modasser and Ami - revisit

    One year after checking into the Feeding Clinic, have over-eater James and under-eaters Modasser and Ami stuck to their new eating plans or reverted to their old, very unhealthy ways?

Supersize vs Superskinny synopsis

Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating

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