Welcome to the World of Weight Loss. How healthy are slimming clubs.

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Darkesteyes Wed 21-Aug-13 16:31:04

DarkesteyesMon 19-Aug-13 15:56:17

Pulled from Red magazines tv picks of the week.

Wednesday 21st August:

Welcome to the World of Weight Loss, BBC2, 9pm

Some women visit slimming clubs religiously. And, often, they inspire cult-like devotion. But just how healthy are the likes of WeightWatchers, Slimming World and co? Filmmaker Vanessa Engle decides to investigate their meetings, as she follows the women battling weight loss – from the sisters who have lost 16 stone to the students who have been on a diet since primary school.

Darkesteyes Wed 21-Aug-13 20:51:18

bump starts on BBC2 very shortly.

Meglet Wed 21-Aug-13 21:16:33

Why doesn't she spend money on a personal trainer instead of WW confused. It's not like she's broke.

I've never been on a diet so this fascinates me.

Osmiornica Wed 21-Aug-13 21:19:03

Seems like one long advert for the slimming clubs so far. It's quite crap and boring especially the bit with the posh woman naming her designer clothes (yawn) and the constant comparison with the sisters - why do they need to keep going on about the fact they live in a council house?

difficultpickle Wed 21-Aug-13 21:27:41

I'm fascinated. I've never been to a slimming club but my mum has been to WW and I know people who have done SW. It all seems to be a bit patronising but I suppose it helps people who need support and the discipline of being weighed in public on a weekly basis. I prefer to do it in the privacy of my bathroom!

I don't understand the posh woman either.

Meglet Wed 21-Aug-13 21:35:22

Penny isn't happy is she.

difficultpickle Wed 21-Aug-13 21:36:27

Makes me realise that the Little Britain sketch wasn't so far away from reality shock

Darkesteyes Wed 21-Aug-13 21:38:42

Take a look at pages 11 onwards in this thread. Posts by me and haggis The weight loss stories you wont see on tv or in magazines.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1824580-to-think-the-diet-industry-is-utterly-evil

difficultpickle Wed 21-Aug-13 21:43:58

Such a shame abou the lady with the cats. Nothing wrong with her at all but no confidence to function in society.

difficultpickle Wed 21-Aug-13 21:46:14

OMG so Hazel's mother thinks her dd will kill herself after her death. That is horrific.

Darkesteyes Wed 21-Aug-13 21:47:09

Agree bisjo Im on a health and fitness plan and have been power walking every day. Yesterday i had a sarcastic wolf whistle yelled out at me from a car. This type of harassment in the street doesnt help matters.

JohnSnowsTie Wed 21-Aug-13 21:49:07

I feel so sad for Hazel. sad

LadyMilfordHaven Wed 21-Aug-13 22:27:04

the posh one looks like she dresses from next to be honest - all money and NO STYLE

shite hair and jewellery too

I think it was good that it touched on the emotional eating that causes some of us to gain weight. I wish it'd been a series, though, so it could have gone into this more.

It's on iPlayer until Wednesday night.

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