The BEST episodes of Extreme Weight Loss

Every episode of Extreme Weight Loss ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Extreme Weight Loss!

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.

Last Updated: 12/22/2022Network:ABC (US)
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David
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9.64
36 votes

#1 - David

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/8/2014

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

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Sara
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9.36
45 votes

#2 - Sara

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/12/2014

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

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Georgeanna
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9.34
41 votes

#3 - Georgeanna

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/22/2014

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

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Tiffany (aka 'Pearls')
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9.33
43 votes

#4 - Tiffany (aka 'Pearls')

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/21/2015

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.

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Rod
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9.27
41 votes

#5 - Rod

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/2/2014

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

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Kenny & Christy
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9.24
41 votes

#6 - Kenny & Christy

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/19/2014

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

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Melissa
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9.23
44 votes

#7 - Melissa

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/1/2014

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

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Jayce
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9.12
40 votes

#8 - Jayce

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/17/2014

A 417-pound overeating adult asks for help.

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Love Can’t Weight: Shane and Marissa
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8.98
43 votes

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

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/30/2015

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.

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Bruce
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8.43
14 votes

#10 - Bruce

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/24/2014

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

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Brandi
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8.32
68 votes

#11 - Brandi

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/15/2014

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

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John and Panda
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8.31
13 votes

#12 - John and Panda

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/11/2015

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Ryan
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8.21
42 votes

#13 - Ryan

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/25/2013

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.

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Love Can’t Weight: Bryce and Amber
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8.20
10 votes

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

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/7/2015

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

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Chantell
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8.08
36 votes

#15 - Chantell

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/30/2013

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

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Robert & Raymond
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8.05
21 votes

#16 - Robert & Raymond

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/26/2015

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.

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Ashley
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8.03
34 votes

#17 - Ashley

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/20/2013

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

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Jacqui
star
8.00
27 votes

#18 - Jacqui

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/10/2012

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

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Mehrbod
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7.97
67 votes

#19 - Mehrbod

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/16/2013

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

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Cassandra
star
7.92
66 votes

#20 - Cassandra

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/27/2013

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

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Trina
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7.88
64 votes

#21 - Trina

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/23/2013

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

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Sally
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7.86
7 votes

#22 - Sally

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/12/2012

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

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Jenn
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7.82
17 votes

#23 - Jenn

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/14/2015

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.

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Tony
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7.79
48 votes

#24 - Tony

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/3/2012

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

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Hannah
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7.77
22 votes

#25 - Hannah

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/8/2015

Hannah (Austin, TX) is a successful career woman who seemingly has it all together. But after being told by doctors that she's gotten too heavy (310 pounds) to have children, she reached out to Chris Powell to help her get healthier and lose the weight in order to complete her family.

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