Super Skinny Me

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Virgorgeous

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Posted: 03 Dec 2007, 23:43
Has anyone caught the BBC America documentary called 'Super Skinny Me' its supposed to be the opposite of Super Size Me where two female journalists diet in order to lose weight in a race to a size zero...haven't seen it yet, but interested to know your thoughts if you have caught the film. thanks!
Lotus

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Posted: 03 Dec 2007, 23:47
Sounds...unhealthy..Doubt
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Lunchtime, doubly so.
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biblioholic0...

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Posted: 04 Dec 2007, 00:01
No, haven't seen it, would be interesting to see if they did it healthily or not.
Juno

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Posted: 04 Dec 2007, 01:23
I remember this documentary being in the news. It basically took already skinny girls, challenged them to get down to size zero and kind of proved that it HURTS to be that skinny, and that people that are skinny arent healthy and they dont eat properly in order to maintain their weight.

So next time you see a size zero girl, remember that unless she has always been that skinny (some people truly are tiny naturally) then it is very likely that she is a deeply unhappy girly inside.
"Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano." Juvenal, Satire X
biblioholic0...

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Posted: 04 Dec 2007, 01:29
I used to be a size 0, but I'm tiny, so it's not always bad, but yes if someone isn't small and tries to get down to such a low size I think it would be harmful.
Juno

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Posted: 04 Dec 2007, 01:35
My housemate is a size zero and she has to shop at kids stores. She hates it. She eats healthily. When I first met her she is so tiny I was a bit worried, but then if you look at her wrists they are tiny, and her bones dont stick out or anything. If I was her weight I would look positively anorexic.

I feel bad for her because people can be cruel about it. Like she dressed up as a clown for Halloween in a wig and makeup and some prat asked if she was a boy or a girl. She wants boobs and shape but whatever she eats it doesnt seem to happen.

"Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano." Juvenal, Satire X
biblioholic0...

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Posted: 04 Dec 2007, 01:38
Ouch, that sucks. Yeah, my sister is really tiny, but we're both really small boned and she does a lot of activity. It's crazy though, she's not anorexic, she eats whatever she wants and weighs 85 lbs. But she's healthy. (sorry to get off topic!)
kix

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Posted: 04 Dec 2007, 09:23
we had one similar in the UK. a talk show host went on a diet to see what it felt like to be a size zero - she hated every minute of it. and she hated being so darn skinny as well. it even made her family life hell too. her hubby didnt enjoy feeling her bones through her skin and seeing her rib cage. at the end of it she couldnt even pick up her son who was only about 2. thankfully she stopped all the dieting and exercising and gained some of the weight she lost and all is back to normal. but she did it to prove to everyone that it is not great being that thin. and she did.

it was a real eye opener!
nothing tastes as sweet as what i can t have

sararay

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Posted: 04 Dec 2007, 11:56
I'm sure it is an eye-opener for some people, but for others, like girls already struggling with body-image and anorexia, they see it differently. They might get some ideas from the show on HOW to do it. That is all I would be concerned about. Hopefully it helps people though, that was the intent of the show.

Health should always be our first priority, weight loss is a bonus.

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