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All over the country in Britain’s churches and community halls, tens of thousands of people - mainly women - attend slimming clubs every week. Yet, despite the fact that more people than ever are on a diet, obesity rates are soaring. So does dieting help?
Critically acclaimed director Vanessa Engle (Walking With Dogs, Money, Women, Jews, Lefties) follows members from three different slimming clubs over a three-month period as they try to lose weight. With unprecedented access to a Weight Watchers group, a Slimming World group and a Rosemary Conley group, this warm-hearted film explores why we have such a complicated relationship with food and why so many of us struggle to stay in control of what we eat.
The film features revealing contributions from two sisters who have lost 16 stone between them, a 48-year-old woman who wants to lose a stone in order to fit back into her designer clothes, a mother and daughter originally from Ghana who put on weight eating too much African food, a divorced man who lives with his parents, three young students who have been slimming since they were in primary school and a woman with Body Dysmorphic Disorder who attends a slimming club three times a week.
Confirmed for BBC Two on 21 August at 9.00pm to 10.00pm
Wednesday 21 August