I'm a huge fan (and proponent) of TLC's reality series My 600-Lb Life, but there has always been one thing that bugged me about it. Dr. Nowzaradan always asks the potential gastric bypass surgery patients on the show to demonstrate that they are able to lose weigh ton their own before he will allow them to undergo the procedure. What I don't understand is when patients are able to lose a substantial amount of weight through diet and exercise at this stage, why is the option of not having surgery ever discussed?
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On the heels of the success of TLC's My 600 lb. Life, the network's been retiring a 2007 documentary series My Weight is Killing Me (It previously aired under the title Big Medicine.) The show features a bariatric father-son team as they intervene on morbidly obese patients.
If you watched this week's episode of TLC's My 600-Lb Life and thought that 678-pound Pauline looked familiar, that could be for any number of reasons. The 50-year-old Sacramento, California mother of one is no stranger to national and even worldwide publicity after putting together a headline-grabbing resume that includes being named the Guinness Book of World Records "World's Heaviest Living Woman" in 2011, appearing on Dr. Phil as well as HLN with Dr. Drew more than once, numerous tabloid stories about how she lost weight by having sex up to seven times a day with her ex-husband, and having her own section under the alias Paulee Bombshell on a plus-sized fetish website.
One of the most touching episodes of TLC's <em>My 600-lb Life</em> was last week's episode featuring 37-year-old Susan Farmer.
If you've ever watched TLC's popular docu-series My 600-Lb Life then you've been introduced to Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, the gastric bypass surgeon from Houston Obesity Surgery who performs all of the procedures on the show. If you're a frequent viewer like us, then you're probably curious to know more about "Dr. Now," as he is affectionately referred to by friends and coworkers. So, we did a little research and put together a bit of a profile with all sorts of information, including how you can get in contact with Dr. Now if you, or someone you know, is interested in being on the show.
The season 2 episode of My 600-lb Life featuring Maryland native Penny Saeger is the TLC show's most controversial episode to date. Unlike most of the people followed on this life-changing show, Penny made no progress one year out from risky weight loss surgery. Next week My 600-lb Life will air an update of Penny, chronicling the progress and setbacks she's had since we last saw her.
The first season of My 600 lb. Life featured an update on two heart wrenching stories from last season: Zsalynn and Christina. Zsalynn originally found attention in a BBW community where she met her husband, but when she gained so much weight that her health and mobility began to fail, her husband turned on her. Christina had found herself at 700 pounds in her early 20s with a husband and mother who both enabled her, and had to take care of her daily needs. Now, more than a year after weight loss surgery, these two women have regained their lives.
Just in time for New Year's Resolutions motivation, the third season of TLC's My 600 lb. Life premieres Wedsnesday, January 7 with some of the heaviest weight loss surgery patients ever featured on the series. Amber, 24, weights 660 lbs. and is desperate for a new life.