From Monday January 11, M6 will broadcast the first issue of Karine Le Marchand’s new program, “Operation renaissance”, which follows the journey, for almost 3 years, of 9 women and 1 man, all suffering from morbid obesity and who decided to have the operation. At the end of the experiment, Emeline, Stacy, Elody, Pierre-Yves and the others all lost between 40 and 70 kilos.
A long-term project in which the host, who presents it and the product, has invested a lot. And it is not a hazard. The one who has just lost her little dog confides: “I fell into coca and chocolate in the past. I have always had a complicated relationship with food, I am a former anorexic, I do not care. am never hidden. For me, the relationship to the body, dismorphophobia, it is a learning of life. You must not manage your frustrations by that, otherwise you either eat too much, or you don’t eat at all, and that that’s why I got interested in this theme “.
Salad and 200 grams of chocolate per day
“I had come to a time where I was eating salad and 200 grams of chocolate a day, I felt I was out of balance, but I needed my dose of pleasure. It was an addiction. coke, I drank three a day, light, but still. I couldn’t stop. I was told about Joëlle Cadoret, hypnotherapist “, one of the professionals that we will discover in the ‘program.
She made an appointment. “The coke, it was immediate but the chocolate, it took five or six sessions. I eat it now, but in a reasonable way. It is no longer a daily need, I have taken some distance from it . I changed addiction, now it’s work “.
And hard work, it took to put together this docu-reality which finally listens to those who sometimes inspire rejection, reflections, disgust …
“You cannot say to an obese person: stop eating”
“Everyone has their opinion on obesity, although we never give a voice to those who are sick” insists Karine Le Marchand. “These are big talk about sugar, fat … but you can’t say to an obese person: stop eating. It makes them feel guilty, and the discomfort, the suffering they feel, no one is there. was really interested. That’s why I wanted to meet people who were morbidly obese, with associated pathologies, and who are already involved in a surgical process. The idea was to know how to could accompany them, beyond what exists “.
30 to 40% of people who have operated on gain weight
Obesity affects 7 million French people today. “These are not people who eat all day. The causes and the means of treatment are multidisciplinary.” This is why, to increase their chances of success after their operations, the witnesses of the show will be supervised by a protocol of professionals and overweight specialists: doctors, digestive and aesthetic surgeons, dietitian, psychiatrist, hypnotherapist …
Because the figures do not lie: after going through the scalpel, 30 to 40% of people who have operated on get fat. What is wrong? Problems of follow-up, support, care … “We understood with this protocol of specialists that it was fundamental to work together. It’s not just a matter of eating. life habits”.
“In ten years, there are twice as many obese people in France”
Doctor Réginald Allouche is part of the famous protocol of specialists who intervene in the show.
“In ten years, there are twice as many obese people in France” he warns. “We say to ourselves that we are far from the case of the United States, but the curves are exactly the same. We are 55% of overweight or obese people in France, the country of gastronomy”.
How did we get here ? “There is an excessive consumption of caloric foods. Industrial products are often not balanced, and we have a very marked sedentary lifestyle, as we have seen during confinement. The human body has 70% of muscle mass. do not take care of it, we do not work on it, we have undesirable effects. If what we eat is not burned by the body, it is stored “.
The doctor, a specialist in type II diabetes, also mentions “environmental and social factors, as well as the predisposition of certain people to gain weight”.
Today, the ten candidates have changed. They haven’t changed their temper, no. “They have changed their relationship with others, their relationship at the origin of their discomfort”. Thanks to their rebirth, “they finally learned to love and accept each other”.
“Operation renaissance”, from Monday January 11 at 9:05 pm, on M6, followed by “Two years to learn to love yourself” in the second part of the evening.