Fearing that he'll suffer the same fate as older brother David, who is now 700 pounds and unable to work, Benji hopes to be able to support both himself and his brother on their life-or-death weight loss journey.
With the support of his fiancée, Kathryn, Robert turns to Dr. Nowzaradan in a desperate attempt to save his life. He tries to reverse a lifelong food addiction that has left him bed-bound, saddled with grotesque lymphedema and nearly 900 pounds.
Lisa's struggle with her weight began as a child and significantly worsened after witnessing her brother's murder. Now bedridden and unable to care for herself, Lisa must find a way to lose the weight or she will never see her grandchildren grow up.
James "LB" Bonner spent his early life trying to prove himself to his adoptive family, but after losing a leg and battling obesity, LB must take a new path to save his health and his family relationships.
Liz is completely bed bound with severe lymphedema that makes it impossible to walk. Utterly isolated, with no friends, she battles depression, and lives with her mom who is too ill to take care of her. Liz desperately wants to become mobile.
A devoted girlfriend and loving aunt, Alicia is all smiles and laughter on the outside, but on the inside she is terrified that her addiction to food will kill her before she can marry her long-time love or watch her nieces grow up.
Janine's extreme obesity leaves her nearly immobile, and even the first steps on her weight loss journey may prove to be too difficult. She must overcome both her physical and emotional pain if she is to live a normal life again.
Season premiere. After meeting and falling in love at a bariatric rehab center, Lee and Rena battle health and anger issues while taking a desperate, second attempt to save their relationship and their lives.
Cast & Details
Premiered: February 1, 2012
Premise: A series following people with severe weight issues.