S5 E01 Robert and Raymond


05/26/15 | TV-PG | CC

The Season 5 premiere features twin brothers Robert and Raymond (their full bio is posted at ABC.com), who are 381 and 378 pounds, respectively. After their mother went to prison and their father skipped town, Robert and Raymond – 13 at the time – were left to raise their two preteen sisters, who they still look after to this day. Former high school basketball players – and huge Los Angeles Lakers fans – they will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, plus play 2-on-2 with Byron Scott and James Worthy at their six-month milestone.

“Extreme Weight Loss” is the unique and riveting, non-competitive, docu-series about weight loss that takes viewers on the unprecedented 365-day journeys of courageous and resilient “super-obese” people. In addition to working one-on-one with Chris and Heidi, the EWL participants will also spend the first 90 days of their weight loss journeys at the renowned University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, CO. Chris and Heidi, along with CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Medical Director and CU School of Medicine Associate Professor Holly Wyatt, MD, will guide participants on their journeys to safely lose up to half their body weight, as well as the emotional baggage that often holds one back. The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive weight loss approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services.

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