My 600-lb Life

My 600-lb Life

  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 9 Seasons
  • 6.6  (1,290)

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.

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Seasons
Maja and Justin: Where Are They Now
14. Maja and Justin: Where Are They Now
March 31, 2021
Maja needs weight-loss surgery so she can lose weight, but Dr. Now won't approve her for surgery if she can't overcome getting dumped by her boyfriend Christian without using food to cope. Justin charts a course to be one of Dr. Now's best patients ever.
Chrystal's Journey
13. Chrystal's Journey
March 24, 2021
Having her daughters help bathe her is not how Chrystal pictured parenting, but she is so large now that there's no other option. Chrystal wants Dr. Now's help, but she didn't know that bringing her childhood trauma to light would be part of the deal.
Tammy's Journey
12. Tammy's Journey
March 17, 2021
Through tough times, food has always been Tammy's friend. But now she has gotten so big that her daughters and mother have moved home to care for her, and unless Dr. Now can get her to confront her grief, food might be her killer.
Irene's Journey
11. Irene's Journey
March 10, 2021
Irene had to move back in with her son because her weight made it unbearable to live on her own. When Dr. Now can't get through to her, the only thing that might help her break the cycle is a once-in-a-lifetime turn of events.
Shannon's Journey
10. Shannon's Journey
March 3, 2021
Shannon's husband loves her the way she is, but that may not help because she's 700 pounds and bedridden. Dr. Now knows it's not easy to break a toxic cycle of overfeeding and enabling, but that's what needs to happen if Shannon wants to live past 40.
Michael's Journey
9. Michael's Journey
February 24, 2021
A lifetime of abuse and ridicule has left Michael anxious and afraid to leave the house. Now with the help of his devoted wife he must follow Dr. Now's programme to keep from eating himself to death.
Isaac's Journey
8. Isaac's Journey
February 17, 2021
Isaac helped raise his siblings after his mum suffered a debilitating stroke when he was 10. While learning to cook for his family, he began comfort-eating. Now to avoid eating himself to death, Isaac must learn to take care of himself for a change.
Krystal's Journey
7. Krystal's Journey
February 10, 2021
Krystal begins overeating to shield herself with a protective layer of obesity after suffering years of abuse; once a means of protection, her pathological eating now threatens to destroy her life if she doesn't get help.
Kenae's Journey
6. Kenae's Journey
February 3, 2021
Kenae' was already big before her weight gain took off after the death of her beloved mother. Refusing to deal with the pain, Kenae' turned to food to fill the void. But she'll be reunited with her mum soon if the denial continues.
Melissa M's Story
5. Melissa M's Story
January 27, 2021
Melissa has isolated herself at home and lost many friends to avoid feeling the shame of what her food addiction has done to her body; now, the only way to get her life back is to leave it behind to start a new one with Dr. Now's help in Houston.
Cindy's Story
4. Cindy's Story
January 20, 2021
Cindy is resistant to change and has spent years creating a world that makes her feel safe. When her friend notices Cindy's health declining rapidly due to her size, she pushes Cindy to move to Houston and see Dr. Now. But Cindy isn't so easily persuaded.
Carrie's Story
3. Carrie's Story
January 13, 2021
20 years after her dad died as a result of a botched weight loss surgery, Carrie is on the brink of eating herself to death. To live, she must face the fear and grief of losing her father and end a cycle of toxic behavior with her husband Chris.
Thederick's Story
2. Thederick's Story
January 6, 2021
Thederick is housebound and only goes outside to greet the ice cream man.
Samantha's Story
1. Samantha's Story
December 30, 2020
At nearly 1,000 pounds, Samantha is dangerously close to dying. To make matters worse, she's paid to eat by making videos online. If Samantha doesn't overcome her toxic relationship with food, she worries that she will leave her daughter motherless.
Description

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.My 600-lb Life is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (158 episodes). The series first aired on February 1, 2012.

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 Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and TLC.

  • Premiere Date
    February 1, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (1,290)