My 600-lb Life

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 12 Seasons
  • 6.7  (2,035)

My 600-lb Life is an American reality television series that has been airing on TLC since 2012. The show follows the journeys of individuals who are severely obese and need to lose weight in order to live a healthier life. The show is hosted by surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, who is also known as "Dr. Now". He is a renowned bariatric surgeon and has helped countless individuals in their weight loss journey.

Each episode of the show focuses on one individual and their struggles with their weight. Through interviews with family members, friends, and the individual themselves, viewers gain insight into the individual's past and the events that led to their weight gain. Dr. Now then meets with the individual and evaluates their health, including their weight, medical conditions, and overall physical health.

After the evaluation, Dr. Now creates a personalized weight loss plan for the individual. This plan usually involves a strict diet and exercise program, as well as counseling with a psychologist to address any emotional or mental challenges that the individual may be facing. The goal is for the individual to lose enough weight to qualify for bariatric surgery, which Dr. Now performs.

Throughout the show, viewers watch as the individual struggles to commit to the weight loss plan. They face setbacks, temptations, and emotional challenges that make it difficult for them to adhere to the plan. Family members and friends are often involved in the process, providing support and encouragement for the individual.

As the individual progresses through their weight loss journey, viewers witness the physical changes that occur. They lose weight, become more active, and experience improved health. The show also focuses on the emotional changes that occur, including improved self-esteem and confidence.

At the end of each episode, there is a follow-up with the individual to see their progress since the show ended. Viewers see the long-term effects of the weight loss and the impact it has had on the individual's life.

Throughout the years, the show has had many memorable moments and touching stories. One of the most memorable episodes features Lola Clay, who weighed over 600 pounds and was confined to a bed due to her weight. Through hard work and commitment, she was able to lose enough weight to get the surgery she needed and start on the path to a healthier life. Another episode features Melissa Morris, who had been overweight since childhood. Her weight had reached over 600 pounds, and she struggled with addiction as well. Through counseling and the support of her family, she was able to overcome her addiction and lose enough weight to get the surgery she needed.

Overall, My 600-lb Life is a powerful and emotional show that provides insight into the struggles of individuals who are severely obese. It documents their journey to a healthier life, highlighting the physical and emotional challenges that come with losing weight. The show is a testament to the power of commitment, hard work, and the support of loved ones.

My 600-lb Life is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (187 episodes). The series first aired on February 1, 2012.

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Charles' Journey
7. Charles' Journey
April 18, 2024
Charles replaced one addiction with another when he quit doing hard drugs. Now his BMI is over 100 and he can't stop eating. He needs Dr. Now's help, but with his brother doing everything for him, is he too comfortable to make the trek to Houston?
Shakyia's Journey
6. Shakyia's Journey
April 17, 2024
Shakyia was always chubby, but now she has stopped leaving the house and makes no effort. Her older sister rallies her to Houston to meet Dr. Now and lose weight, but she'll be in for a shock when her mom decides that caring for her is just too much.
Rose's Journey
5. Rose's Journey
April 3, 2024
At age 58, Rose had almost given up and eaten herself to death, but it turned out her family needed her too much for her to go. Now she has more than 400 pounds to lose if she wants to get healthy for them, and she's determined to do it.
Abi's Journey
4. Abi's Journey
March 27, 2024
Abi was struggling with his weight before a fluke accident left him mostly paralyzed; bedbound for seven years since then and topping 700 pounds, Abi's only hope for a future with his wife is to get Dr. Now's help to lose weight.
Delana's Journey
3. Delana's Journey
March 20, 2024
When a regular trip to the grocery store turns into an emergency for the EMTs, Delana must admit how badly she needs Dr. Now's help to lose weight; hopefully her road to recovery will lead her to reconcile with the daughter she's grown apart from.
William's Journey
2. William's Journey
March 13, 2024
William was always mobile and fairly athletic -- that is, until he wasn't; it's been years now since a knee injury derailed his sports career, and he's ballooned up over 600 pounds; now, to lose weight he'll have to face up to how bad it's gotten.
 Krystal S' Journey
1. Krystal S' Journey
March 6, 2024
Krystal S. has finally met the man of her dreams, but she won't let herself marry him until she can be sure that she won't become bedridden and force him into the role of caretaker.
Where to Watch My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My 600-lb Life on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and TLC.
  • Premiere Date
    February 1, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (2,035)