At age 23, and over 600-lbs, Amber relies on her family, and boyfriend for even simple needs. Her fear of dying young is so overwhelming that she makes the decision to relocate 2,000 miles in hopes that weight loss surgery will give her life back.
Weighing in at over 600-lbs, 37 year old Susan is committed to drastic weight loss. But, when an unforeseen medical disorder strikes her mobility, finding the strength to make it through these obstacles is a matter of life and death.
At nearly 700 lbs., 51-year-old Pauline has an addiction to food that is killing her and taken over the life of her son, who is the primary caretaker. Can she overcome this addiction to change her lifestyle and save both their lives?
At just 24, Bettie Jo is eating her way towards 700-lbs. Housebound, she is reliant on her husband for even basic needs. Bettie Jo's future relies on her losing weight, and her husband losing his fear that if she loses weight, she will leave him.
At 42 years old, Angel is staring death in the face. She is struggling to make a positive change and be an active part of her partner and son's lives. With so much at stake, can she turn her life around?
Joe is only 30, and trapped in an 800-lb body. He lost his job and is mostly housebound. Can Joe find the strength to face his past and save his life?
Laura has used food to cope with her emotions for too long. Confined to a wheelchair, relying on an oxygen tank to breathe, she depends upon her husband and mother to survive. She must conquer her demons if she is to turn her life around.
Charity weighs nearly 800-lbs. Suffering from flesh-eating bacteria and fat deposits; she is unable to function without help form her family. When unexpected bad news threatens her weight loss journey, she must decide if she can continue.
Chay is just 23, but to cope with emotional turmoil from his childhood he has eaten his way to 600-lbs and it’s threatening to kill him before turning 30. When Chay loses his emotional support, he must find new strength to take control of his life.
Marla is so heavy she cannot stand up. Bedridden, her true weight is unknown but estimated at 800-lbs. Marla must face the facts about her health and the toll it takes on her supportive family if she is to save her health.
Pivotal moments, whether tragic breaking points or ultimate triumphs, decide the success or failure of individuals struggling with extreme obesity. They must face the reality that weight-loss surgery alone is not the answer to reclaiming their lives.
Lifelong secret eater Nikki finds her life & career as a costume designer threatened by immobility as her weight climbs to 650-lbs. In urgent need of drastic weight loss, she undergoes gastric bypass and confronts the emotional causes for her eating.
Brittani married a man who loves large women but at 600 lbs she can barely contribute to their marriage. With dreams of a normal relationship, she gets weight loss surgery. She's left with the challenge of forging a new life.
At 700 pounds, Chad's weight is dangerously out of control. After gastric bypass surgery, he quickly sheds pounds but faces a medical crisis when he does not follow the doctor's orders. In dire straights, Chad's weight loss journey is in jeopardy.
600-pound June copes with the tragic death of her son by eating. After gastric bypass surgery, she must confront the emotional issues driving her food compulsion. If she can stay on track, she can become the mother she desperately wants to be.
Dottie loves being a mom but, at over 600lbs, she's on the verge of leaving her 2 young children motherless. She agrees to a new diet, but her child's life-threatening emergency & her own self-sabotage threaten to derail all hopes for weight-loss.
Follow participants as we document the life-saving, but traumatic experience of surgery, the ups and downs of struggling with addiction and dependence, and the inevitable impact that change has on personal relationships.
Follow the touching stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation and are yearning to be reunited with their birthparents and biological families or find children they had to place for adoption long ago.
Fat Chance will explore one person’s three-month journey to lose a targeted amount of weight and unearth the conviction to finally confess hidden feelings to a special someone they’ve never had the courage to approach.
With cutting edge technology and reconstructive surgical options, experienced surgeons will cut away massive amounts of skin, creating a full-body transformation. The reveal will not only change each subject’s self-image, but will change their lives forever.
Follow Abe, Rebecca Sabrina and Jeremiah, now back in Pennsylvania, and Kate, working in NYC, as they continue to acclimate to their new lives. Can this family of Amish and former Amish misfits ban together in their journey or will it all fall apart?
Check in on the men and women featured in “My 600lb Life.” Since the show, have they maintained their weight loss and continued working toward their goals? We get an update on where they are now and what’s changed since the show.
Take a trip with top celebrities as they navigate through incredibly personal journeys to unlock the mysteries of their ancestors. Whether inspiring, courageous, or tragic, what’s discovered is sure to change each participant’s life forever.
Temptations abound as a group of young Amish explore life beyond their Amish culture. Ultimately, they will make the biggest decision of their lives – to remain Amish/Mennonite or become English and face the consequences of being shunned by their family and friends.
Join Monte Durham and guest Laura Marano as they treat deserving high school girls to a fairy tale transformation for their prom! From choosing their dream dress to final accessories, the day continues with huge surprises for these young women.
Too Fat to Transition chronicles the journeys of Kayla, a transgender woman, and Shane, a transgender man, who must both lose dramatic amounts of weight in a short period of time in order to get the gender reassignment surgery they desperately need.
Catch up with family members who found each other during Long Lost Family, and dig deep into the joys and challenges they face after their reunions.