Watch My 600-lb Life


My 600-lb Life is a reality show on cable. The show features a new person every week who is 600-lbs, and who has made the decision to change their lives. The decision usually involves losing weight, and in many cases involves some type of surgery. The issue that comes up on the show involves discipline, family concerns and problems, the struggles with adhering to the doctors' orders concerning nutrition and food.

The show also displays facts about obesity in American that can be frightening. The show does a good job of letting viewers get to know something about the person whose going through this, making them a three dimensional and not just a obese person. In one show, a woman realizes that her husband's attitude was negative, and was hurting her terribly.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on TLC
7 Seasons, 101 Episodes
February 1, 2012
Documentary & Biography
6.6/10
Cast: Younan Nowzaradan, Melissa Morris, Donald Shelton
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My 600-lb Life Full Episode Guide

  • Brandon is a talented musician with a beautiful voice and a run-away weight problem. He wants more than to lose weight, he wants a career, and he wants to take the next step with his girlfriend Taylor whom he risks losing if he can't make a change.

  • Lacey ballooned up over 600 lbs on pizza and ice cream and knows Dr. Now is her best hope for success. She must now rally her divorced parents around her for support and find a way to modulate her moods that won't include binge-eating.

  • Holly already has one failed weight loss surgery, so to succeed this time, she must do more than change her eating habits, she must address the childhood issues that continue to plague her.

  • A college graduate with a once-promising career, Justin has eaten his life away to the point of never leaving the house for anything but food; only the help of Dr. Now's weight-loss program can restore his hopes of living a happy, productive life.

  • Robin and her brother Chris are both obese and already lost a sibling to obesity.

  • At over 700 pounds, Brianne undertakes a weight-loss journey to save her own life; she faces an unexpected challenge to her fragile progress when her husband suffers a heart attack on a birthday she will never forget.

  • Octavia has been bed bound for nearly a year when she decides to make a trip to Houston to get help from Dr. Now, but when it turns out that her best friend is also her worst enabler, Octavia will have to choose between old habits and a new life.

  • Charity's daughter becomes dangerously obese; devastated by the death of her husband, Elroy, Milla must find a way to finally qualify for gastric bypass; checking in with individuals who underwent skin removal surgery.

  • Sean must overcome recent tragedies in his life before he loses all the progress he's made over the last two years; Dottie struggles to stay on track while maintaining her family life and dealing with new pains in her body.

  • Lupe has struggled since surgery, and, having left her husband, needs to make changes before it's too late; Brittani has lost more than 400 pounds in two years, but as part of her next chapter, she and Bill wonder if they can expand their family.

  • Losing over 200 pounds, Doug is now an active part of his family's lives and inspires a healthier lifestyle for them all. However, Doug's eating disorder and trouble finding his own identity threaten to derail his progress.

  • Back on Dr. Nowzaradan's program, James is suspected of cheating as he continues to gain weight and suffers a series of life-threatening illnesses. Cynthia continues to lose weight but seems satisfied to do so at her own pace.

  • Kirsten must finally become independent to get the full gastric bypass surgery she feels she needs; Michael struggles to lose and still battles anger issues; and Michael's wife, Roni, wants her own surgery.

  • Ashley lost over 200 lbs. in Houston, but she faces the fact of regaining independence and struggling to lose weight back in California with her family of enablers; and Diana has embraced her new life and shed 300 lbs., but her knee damage might threaten her progress.

  • With the Perrios struggling with different stages of their weight loss journey, the revelation of a past tragedy explains their resistance to recovery. The siblings must now come together to overcome their fears and forge a path towards a healthy future.

  • The Perrios struggle with different stages of their weight loss journey, but the revelation of a past tragedy explains their resistance to recovery, and the siblings must now come together to overcome their fears and forge a path towards a healthy future.

  • Jennifer and her daughter Marissa are stuck in a codependent relationship that has put both of their lives in jeopardy, with a combined weight of over 900 pounds.

  • Devastated by two miscarriages due to her weight, Schenee is desperate to start a family and stop relying on her husband, Freddie, to take care of her, but there's no guarantee that weight-loss surgery be able to fix her fertility issues as well as her marriage.

  • A 24-year-old woman weighs more than 600 pounds and is fighting for her life after a difficult childhood with an abusive stepfather and drug-addicted mother.

  • A former plus-size model and "big is beautiful" advocate, Renee now realizes the mortal mistakes she has made as her weight swells to 600 pounds and her health deteriorates.

  • 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.

  • Tamy's eating addiction has caused her weight to balloon over 500 pounds. She has become a hermit after years of shame, and hopes to restart her life so she can take better care of her son, Zachary.

  • 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.

  • Unable to stand for more than a short period of time, Karina's weight places a burden on her parents and drives a wedge between her and her sister.

  • 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.

  • After meeting and falling in love at a bariatric rehab center, Lee and Rena are battling health and anger issues while taking a desperate, second attempt to save their relationship and their lives.

  • Steven Assanti's dysfunction escalates, pushing his relationship with Dr. Nowzaradan to the brink, and a risky decision is made to save Steven's life, while brother Justin takes the leap to go to Houston to finally accept help.

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My 600-lb Life Video Clips & Extras

Holly Recalls Her First Weight-Loss Surgery | My 600-lb Life Clip (01:30)