The BEST Episodes of Extreme Weight Loss

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

In a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss - unlike anything seen before on television - "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" will document the amazing makeover of eight courageous, "super obese" people. Shot over an unprecedented 365 days, the participants set out to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. The term "super obese" defines those who exceed their estimated ideal weight by approximately 225 percent and who are roughly 200 pounds or more overweight. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell ("The 640-Pound Virgin") will guide each of eight participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, Chris will provide a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. In each of the eight one-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Each stand-alone episode of the series will chronicle one participant's journey to reclaim his or her life.

David

#1 - David

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 8, 2014

A chef whose guilt led to excessive eating tries to lose weight and accomplish his goals.

star 9.50
38 votes
Sara

#2 - Sara

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 12, 2014

Sara jokes about being vertically challenged at 4 foot 5 and turns to Chris for help losing weight.

star 9.28
46 votes
Rod

#3 - Rod

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 2, 2014

Ron determines to lose his excess weight and audition for the Broadway musical "Chicago.''

star 9.27
41 votes
Georgeanna

#4 - Georgeanna

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 22, 2014

A 44-year-old pastor's wife commits to losing half her body weight.

star 9.26
43 votes
Melissa

#5 - Melissa

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 1, 2014

A mother who turned to food after her Army veteran husband committed suicide tries to lose weight.

star 9.16
45 votes
Tiffany (aka 'Pearls')

#6 - Tiffany (aka 'Pearls')

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 21, 2015

Tiffany, an autism activist and single mother of an autistic teenager, battles her past history of eating disorders and negative food choices so she can live a longer life and continue to parent her son.

star 9.15
47 votes
Kenny & Christy

#7 - Kenny & Christy

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 19, 2014

Kenny, a former Marine weighing 410 pounds, and Christy, a 380-pound woman, turn to Chris for help.

star 9.14
43 votes
Jayce

#8 - Jayce

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 17, 2014

A 417-pound overeating adult asks for help.

star 9.12
40 votes
Love Can’t Weight: Shane and Marissa

#9 - Love Can’t Weight: Shane and Marissa

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 30, 2015

A couple postpones their wedding so that they can lose weight. Their goal: to be able to wrap their arms around each other for their first dance.

star 8.89
45 votes
Bruce

#10 - Bruce

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 24, 2014

A man who turned to food for comfort after allegedly suffering abuse as a child.

star 8.38
16 votes
Brandi

#11 - Brandi

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 15, 2014

A 29-year-old makeup artist wants to slim down to compete in a beauty pageant.

star 8.29
69 votes
Ryan

#12 - Ryan

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 25, 2013

A 410-pound man named Ryan who lost an arm in a car accident tries to lose more than half his bodyweight and conquer his fear of riding a bike; professional football player Clay Matthews and famed wide receiver Donald Driver visit Ryan.

star 8.23
43 votes
John and Panda

#13 - John and Panda

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 11, 2015

star 8.14
14 votes
Chantell

#14 - Chantell

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 30, 2013

Chris helps Chantell, a stylish 25-year-old from Chicago, lose weight.

star 8.13
38 votes
Ashley

#15 - Ashley

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 20, 2013

Chris helps a woman who blames obesity for her daughter's death get healthy

star 8.06
35 votes
Jacqui

#16 - Jacqui

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 10, 2012

A 355-pound woman works to lose weight so she can start a family.

star 8.00
27 votes
Love Can’t Weight: Bryce and Amber

#17 - Love Can’t Weight: Bryce and Amber

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 7, 2015

A couple who connected through online dating and a shared love of food work to get in shape for their nuptials

star 8.00
11 votes
Mehrbod

#18 - Mehrbod

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 16, 2013

Chris helps music producer and DJ Mehrbod break the cycle so he can propose to his girlfriend.

star 7.93
68 votes
Cassandra

#19 - Cassandra

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 27, 2013

Chris helps Cassandra, a former athlete who turned to food for comfort.

star 7.92
66 votes
Trina

#20 - Trina

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 23, 2013

Trina, a 46-year-old nurse, initially embraces a new healthy lifestyle.

star 7.88
67 votes
Sally

#21 - Sally

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 12, 2012

Following serious injuries that led to weight gain, a 45-year-old mother tries to slim down and get healthy.

star 7.86
7 votes
Jenn

#22 - Jenn

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 14, 2015

A woman with a terminally ill husband learns healthy habits so she can live longer for her children; chef Rocco DiSpirito offers quick and healthy breakfast options.

star 7.82
17 votes
Tony

#23 - Tony

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 3, 2012

Chris helps a man whose struggle with weight has left him jobless and put strain on his relationship.

star 7.76
49 votes
Mitzi

#24 - Mitzi

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 18, 2015

star 7.73
15 votes
Robert & Raymond

#25 - Robert & Raymond

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired May 26, 2015

Season 5 opens with twin brothers, former high-school basketball players who each weigh almost 400 pounds. They're also L.A. Lakers fans, and get to meet Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash; and play two-on-two against Byron Scott and James Worthy at their six-month milestone.

star 7.73
26 votes