The BEST Episodes of My 600-lb Life

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2020

Network: TLC

TLC's My 600-lb Life documents the journeys individuals undertake to escape obesity and regain control of their lives.

Justin's Story

#1 - Justin's Story

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 23, 2019

A college graduate with a once-promising career, Justin has eaten his life away to the point of never leaving the house for anything but food; only the help of Dr. Now's weight-loss program can restore his hopes of living a happy, productive life.

star 8.31
26 votes
Carlton & Shantel's Story

#2 - Carlton & Shantel's Story

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 19, 2020

Shantel's brother Carlton lives downstairs but she hardly ever sees him because at 600 lbs each, neither can do the stairs safely. To break free from a death spiral of codependent eating they need Dr. Now's help to reforge their sibling relationship.

star 8.13
23 votes
Cillas' Story

#3 - Cillas' Story

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

Cillas' food addiction is getting in the way of his ability to be there for his fiancée, Jessica, and her three daughters. If he doesn't lose weight soon, he knows he'll lose either his girls, or his life.

star 8.09
23 votes
One Ton Family: Part 1

#4 - One Ton Family: Part 1

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired May 2, 2018

The Perrios struggle with different stages of their weight loss journey, but the revelation of a past tragedy explains their resistance to recovery, and the siblings must now come together to overcome their fears and forge a path towards a healthy future.

star 8.06
17 votes
Kelly's Story

#5 - Kelly's Story

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 27, 2019

Kelly is on the verge of immobility when she decided to make the trip to Houston to visit Dr. Now; Her journey gets off to a painful start when a long travel day grows longer as Kelly gets stuck in a cab on her way from the clinic to the hospital

star 7.92
25 votes
Benji & David's Story

#6 - Benji & David's Story

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2018

Fearing that he'll suffer the same fate as older brother David, who is now 700 pounds and unable to work, Benji hopes to be able to support both himself and his brother on their life-or-death weight loss journey.

star 7.91
34 votes
Brittani's Story

#7 - Brittani's Story

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2016

Brittani married a man who loves large women, but at 600-lbs, she can barely contribute to their marriage, and gets surgery to try to have a normal relationship.

star 7.86
72 votes
Jeanne's Story

#8 - Jeanne's Story

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 13, 2019

Jeanne lives in an unhygienic household with her mother and schizophrenic father; at well over 600 pounds, Jeanne might never get weight-loss surgery as she runs into several obstacles, especially after an unexpected death in her family.

star 7.85
20 votes
Vianey & Allen's Story

#9 - Vianey & Allen's Story

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired May 15, 2019

Weighing over 600 lbs. each, Vianey and Allen are locked in a codependent relationship based on a shared love of food. As they head to Houston, they will soon find out if their relationship can handle the strain of growing healthy together.

star 7.83
24 votes
Brianne's Story

#10 - Brianne's Story

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 2019

At over 700 pounds, Brianne undertakes a weight-loss journey to save her own life; she faces an unexpected challenge to her fragile progress when her husband suffers a heart attack on a birthday she will never forget.

star 7.82
34 votes
Robert's Story

#11 - Robert's Story

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 28, 2018

With the support of his fiancee, Kathryn, Robert turns to Dr. Nowzaradan in a desperate attempt to save his life. He tries to reverse a lifelong food addiction that has left him bed-bound, saddled with grotesque lymphedema and nearly 900 pounds.

star 7.81
26 votes
Janine's Story

#12 - Janine's Story

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2018

Janine's extreme obesity has left her nearly immobile, and even the first steps on her weight loss journey may prove to be too much for her. She must overcome both her physical and emotional pain if she's ever going to live a normal life again.

star 7.79
39 votes
Randy's Story

#13 - Randy's Story

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 2, 2016

At 650lbs, Randy's food addiction led to the loss of his marriage and visits with his daughter. To regain control of his life, he endures a rigorous pre-surgery diet, surrounded by fast-food temptations. Will he be approved for a weight-loss operation?

star 7.79
38 votes
J.T.'s Story

#14 - J.T.'s Story

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 22, 2020

J.T. is almost 900lbs with a 100-lb lymphedema mass on his leg and a food addiction that is bound to kill him if he doesn't change; his girlfriend takes him to Houston, but when his behavior drives her away, J.T. is left with only Dr. Now to help.

star 7.77
22 votes
Lisa's Story

#15 - Lisa's Story

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 21, 2018

Lisa's struggle with her weight begins as a child and significantly worsens after witnessing her brother's murder; now bedridden and unable to care for herself, she must lose the weight or she will never see her grandchildren grow up.

star 7.75
28 votes
Angie J's Story

#16 - Angie J's Story

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired May 8, 2019

At over 600 pounds, Angie is trying to get to Houston to see Dr. Nowzaradan, in hope of getting life-saving weight loss surgery. But family conflict and a disagreement may stop her from being able to do what she needs before she even gets the chance.

star 7.75
20 votes
Travis' Story

#17 - Travis' Story

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 5, 2020

When Travis gets too big to walk down the aisle, he promises to give his wife a proper wedding. But he gains more weight, leaving Dr. Now as Travis' only hope to get the life he and his wife dreamed of having together.

star 7.74
19 votes
Sean's Story

#18 - Sean's Story

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 6, 2016

26-year-old Sean weighs over 700-lbs with a massive growth protruding from his side and skin so stretched it is tearing apart. His mother is forced to change both of their lifestyles before he can be approved for gastric bypass surgery.

star 7.73
45 votes
Teretha's Story

#19 - Teretha's Story

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 24, 2016

At over 700lbs, Teretha's life is confined to a bed which is far from her former job representing Detroit's healthy eating program. Her adoring family fears losing her and hopes a gastric bypass will provide the solution she needs to save her life.

star 7.72
47 votes
James' Story

#20 - James' Story

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 2014

A 700-lb. man who has a family history of obesity vows to change his lifestyle to be eligible for a gastric-bypass procedure, and is determined not to die the way his father and sister did. If all goes well, he even hopes to date again.

star 7.72
36 votes
Annjeannette's Story

#21 - Annjeannette's Story

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 3, 2019

When Annjeanette was 9, a campaign was established to send her to fat camp. She hated that her weight had become a source of public shame and she has struggled to overcome her food addiction. Now, she must change her habits to save her life.

star 7.71
17 votes
Olivia's Story

#22 - Olivia's Story

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2014

A 46-year-old Chicago woman battles depression in the wake of a suicide attempt and hasn't left her basement in two years, but hopes that a surgical procedure in Houston can save her life.

star 7.70
53 votes
Ashley R's Story

#23 - Ashley R's Story

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 12, 2017

At 670 pounds, Ashley, who lives in her parents’ home with her husband, decides she must make a drastic change to save her life and her marriage.

star 7.69
105 votes
Michael's Story

#24 - Michael's Story

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 22, 2017

Michael's massive body has left him dependent upon his family, and he must learn to control his anger issues around food, lose weight and address the root of his issues or risk losing everything.

star 7.67
64 votes
Sarah's Story

#25 - Sarah's Story

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 28, 2018

A 24-year-old woman weighs more than 600 pounds and is fighting for her life after a difficult childhood with an abusive stepfather and drug-addicted mother.

star 7.67
27 votes