Extreme Weight Loss

Network: ABC
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: May 30, 2011 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Chris Powell (host/coach)

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TV show description:
This reality TV series documents the makeovers of “super obese” people, those who are approximately 200 pounds overweight. While other shows extend weight-loss makeovers over the course of a season, this one condenses a year of the person’s life into one episode.

To start, trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell moves into a person’s home to help them safely change their nutritional habits, establish an exercise routine, uncover some of the psychological reasons for their weight gain, and determine why it’s so important for them personally to lose the weight. They set a goal together and Powell makes sure that they meet it.

When Powell leaves, he’s set them on the right course. He gives the participant a tough three month goal to meet and promises a big reward if they meet it. He keeps apprised of their progress via regular video updates. It’s not uncommon for the participant to encounter tough challenges that can derail their efforts. Sometimes they meet the goal and get the prize and sometimes not. In the case of the latter, Powell does what he can to get them back on track.

At the end of one year, the participant’s transformation is unveiled at a big party with friends and family members. It culminates with the person stepping on a scale and a celebration of how much weight they’ve actually lost, underlining what a difference a year can make.

Note: For the first two seasons, this show was titled Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.

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6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. treylan walker says

    this is treylan walker and I would like to be on your show I am sick and tired of the way that I look and i need some help and the motivation to help me due so so would you please loss this weight i weight 345 my weight loos goal is 205 or200 lbs so pleas if can find it in your heart to consider me for the show you wont regret it

    treylan k walker

  2. Pam says

    Please leave this show alone.I really like watching people learning to get healthy and get a new beginning in life. And it is such a relief to see a show where they bare not fighting with other people and setting others up for failure like others shows.

  3. Katie says

    Please do not take this off! its a great show and i think it helps people that are fighting there weight that in a good amount of time healthy time

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