Genre: Reality, Documentary, Medical
Premise: Telling powerful stories in hourlong episodes, TLC follows medical journeys of morbidly obese people as they attempt to save their own lives. The featured individuals -- each weighing more than 600 pounds -- confront lifelong emotional and physical struggles as they make the courageous decision to undergo high-risk gastric bypass surgery. In addition to drastically changing their appearances, they hope to reclaim their independence, mend relationships with friends and family, and renew their feelings of self-worth.
S02, E07 (First Aired: Feb. 18, 2014)
James comes from a long line of family obesity; he is determined not to die as his sister and father did; he hopes to get gastric bypass and even start dating again.
S04, E04 (First Aired: Jan. 27, 2016)
June copes with the tragic death of her son by eating, and must confront the emotional issues driving her food compulsion after gastric bypass surgery.