Extreme Weight Loss is a unique and riveting, docu-series about weight loss that takes viewers on the unprecedented 365-day journeys of courageous and resilient “super obese” people. 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.
Hannah, a successful career woman, seeks help after learning she is too heavy to have children.
At 279 pounds, Kim (Honolulu, HI) is an up-and-coming fashion designer who doesn’t feel she’s taken seriously in her industry because of her weight. She hopes to go from being a behind-the-scenes seamstress to a model on the runway.
Jackie (Denver, CO) was a fit athlete in high school, but she put on more than 100 pounds (reaching a total of 266 pounds) after her newborn baby suffered Shaken Baby Syndrome at the hands of the nanny.
With two stories on the same night, one of these men will lose more weight in the first 90 days than anyone in series history, while the other will be asked to leave the program when he finds it to be more than he can handle.
Born with a winning spirit, Rachel began dancing at three years old. As Rachel grew older, her spirit was hampered by mixed feelings towards love, sex and religion, so she turned to food for emotional support and became obese. Now, looking to “get her groove back,” Rachel’s yearlong transformation will be featured in this episode of “Extreme Weight Loss”. Three-time Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo guest stars in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Rachel to choreograph a dance routine for the hip-hop star.
As a teenager, Pearls suffered from eating disorders and had issues with food as she made her way into adulthood. Now a single mother of a teenager with autism, Pearls is an autism activist with an overloaded schedule that has led to bad food choices, resulting in her obesity. Her amazing transformation will be featured in the episode of “Extreme Weight Loss.”
Jenn/342 pounds, is a wife and mother of two who has learned that her husband’s illness has become terminal. Acknowledging the sad reality of his limited time, she’s decided to get healthy for their kids so she can live a longer and happier life with them. Jenn always skips breakfast — a big mistake on Chris Powell’s plan. Chef Rocco DiSpirito guests to take her around the grocery store and help her choose some quick and healthy breakfast options. Ultimately, Jenn will walk onto the final weigh-in stage a stronger woman than she ever thought she could be.
Bryce and Amber met through online dating and quickly fell in love. Their quirky personalities, willingness to be silly and love of food brought them together. Amber's diet is 100% fast food, and Bryce is always looking for his next meal. It is their dream to become married and celebrate their new life together trim and healthy.
Shane & Marissa (Plant City, FL) met in 2007 and have not been apart for more than five days. They got engaged nine months ago, but both hate their weight gain and have decided to put their marriage on hold. They want to lose their excess weight so that they can get married and actually wrap their arms around each other for their first dance.
Cain & Tiffany used to be the thin, athletic, life-of-the-party couple. During their four-year relationship, they have gained a combined 150 pounds. Cain wants to lose weight so he can find the confidence to propose, while Tiffany wants to find the confidence to say "yes."
A firefighter and a former college basketball player want to lose weight and change their lives.
The Season 5 premiere features twin brothers Robert and Raymondwho 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.