The BEST Episodes of Extreme Weight Loss
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 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.
#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.
#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.
#3 - Rod
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 2, 2014
Ron determines to lose his excess weight and audition for the Broadway musical "Chicago.''
#4 - Georgeanna
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 22, 2014
A 44-year-old pastor's wife commits to losing half her body weight.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#8 - Jayce
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 17, 2014
A 417-pound overeating adult asks for help.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#13 - John and Panda
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 11, 2015
#14 - Chantell
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 30, 2013
Chris helps Chantell, a stylish 25-year-old from Chicago, lose weight.
#15 - Ashley
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 20, 2013
Chris helps a woman who blames obesity for her daughter's death get healthy
#16 - Jacqui
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 10, 2012
A 355-pound woman works to lose weight so she can start a family.
#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
#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.
#19 - Cassandra
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 27, 2013
Chris helps Cassandra, a former athlete who turned to food for comfort.
#20 - Trina
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 23, 2013
Trina, a 46-year-old nurse, initially embraces a new healthy lifestyle.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#24 - Mitzi
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 18, 2015
#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.