I Want to Save Your Life

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (11)

I Want to Save Your Life was a reality show that aired on WE tv in 2009. Hosted by author and nutritionist Charles Stuart Platkin, the show aimed to help individuals improve their health and well-being through education and lifestyle changes. Each episode of the show featured Platkin working closely with a different participant, who was often dealing with a range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, or heart disease. The show's format centered around a 90-day challenge, during which Platkin provided personalized coaching and guidance to the participant in order to help them make sustainable changes to their diet, exercise routine, and overall lifestyle habits.

To assist with this process, Platkin enlisted the help of experienced personal trainers and nutritionists, such as Jesus Reyna and Caro Gonzalez. Together, they would develop a comprehensive plan for each participant, which typically involved cutting back on unhealthy foods, increasing physical activity, and incorporating more whole foods and vegetables into their diets.

Throughout the show, viewers were able to follow the progress of each participant as they took on the challenge and worked towards their health goals. Along the way, they also learned about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, as well as the many benefits that come with leading a healthier lifestyle.

One of the key elements of I Want to Save Your Life was the emphasis on making long-term lifestyle changes rather than focusing on short-term weight loss goals. As Platkin himself attested, "diets don't work," and the show's approach was centered around sustainable changes that could be maintained for a lifetime.

Overall, I Want to Save Your Life was an inspiring and informative show that aimed to educate viewers about the importance of healthy living. By following the journeys of the show's diverse participants, viewers were able to learn about the many challenges and triumphs that come with making positive changes to one's health, and hopefully gain the motivation and knowledge they needed to make similar changes in their own lives.

I Want to Save Your Life is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on April 25, 2009.

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8. Mindy
June 6, 2009
Mindy is a passionate non-profit attorney who spends her days defending helpless abuse victims, but whose job stress has exacerbated a lifelong battle with obesity. Desperately fearful of rejection, this angel in the rough is aching to find love and a partner for life. Now, with the help of the Diet Detective, Mindy will eat blindfolded, brave a fierce kayak workout and learn how to balance saving the world with saving herself.
7. Stephanie
May 30, 2009
Stephanie dishes up gourmet all day long. Her constant access to food has resulted in days full of nibbling, topped off by late night drive-thrus. Even though she's 25 years old, this beautiful sassy lady is still living life like a kid. The Diet Detective has to break a career full of bad habits and bust through a lifetime of poor choices to help Stephanie graduate into adulthood. Replacing late night take-out with late night workouts, and a secret message tattooed on her arm brings this hardheaded hipster back to reality.
6. Shari
May 23, 2009
Shari is on her way to becoming a world-renowned sculptor. Her work has already been featured around the globe and she is in the final stretch of her graduate studies, with the biggest show of her career mere months away. But over the past five years, Shari has doubled in size, as her binge eating padded the stress of grad school and family pressures. Now, the Diet Detective will try to teach her to sculpt herself back to health by bringing back a life-long passion she's abandoned because of her weight. Shari will literally get back on the horse for the ride of her life.
5. Caro
May 16, 2009
Caro is an energetic, passionate and extremely talented young filmmaker. Her problem? She can't get off the couch to start living her life. The Diet Detective hurls her into a whirlwind of activity, fishing out her deep-seeded anxiety with a life-changing snorkeling lesson. She comes to the surface with a hard military training session, and a mean game of kick ball teaches her how to score. Can Caro leave behind her couch potato ways and start living her dream?
Diana and Juan
4. Diana and Juan
May 9, 2009
Diana and Juan are all set; they've got two great kids, two great careers-but their two hearts ain't so great. Battling a family history of heart disease, these high school sweethearts are stopped dead in their tracks with some serious medical news from the Diet Detective. Can this responsible couple take charge of their health and secure their healthy future for the kids?
3. Sussy
May 2, 2009
The pressure of being a single mom has Sussy turning to food for comfort and sends her life-long dream of being a singer to the back burner. Her weight and lack of self-esteem have become an alarming problem and she knows she needs some help. After a doctor's appointment Sussy leaves in tears, she commits to the Diet Detective to get her life back on track. With a surprise visit from a high profile dance instructor, an inspirational art lesson, and a healthy dose of exercise, The Diet Detective teaches Sussy how to shine her own spotlight bright.
2. Micah
April 25, 2009
Charming and laugh-out-loud funny, Micah was born to be on stage. From stand-up comedy to heading up a rock and roll band, fame and success are knocking on his doorstep. But a past filled with shocking and life-altering events has held Micah back - on the surface he's a laugh a minute, but it's only to compensate for weighing 400 pounds. Food is his only comfort, and it's killing him. From "man boobs" to drive-throughs, this special episode has the Diet Detective reaching deep with jaw-dropping results.
1. Jennifer
April 25, 2009
Jennifer has a perfect life: a loving husband, successful business, beautiful home and three healthy kids. Instead of being happy with "having it all" she calls herself the "fat girl who lucked out." Each month she consumes tens of thousands of calories in sweets alone--secretly burying herself daily with food and self-loathing. Her behavior is out of control and it's time for the Diet Detective to intervene. After a two-hour cakewalk and a massive life reorganization, Jennifer learns how to stand firm against the deadliest food pusher of all - herself.
Where to Watch I Want to Save Your Life
I Want to Save Your Life is available for streaming on the WE tv website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch I Want to Save Your Life on demand at and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    April 25, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (11)