Show: My 600lb Life

Four morbidly obese Americans try and turn their lives around with gastric bypass surgery – follow their journey as they learn the real battle is not physical, but mental, as they struggle to reach their ideal weight.

Morbid obesity

This emotional and dramatic documentary series follows four American people - Melissa, Donald, Henry and Ashley - over the course of seven years as they struggle to go from weighing over 600lbs to being at their ideal weight.

Six hundred pounds equates to over 42 stones, and with morbid obesity comes the real chance of fatal health problems. For these four, taking action now is their last chance to live the life they want.

Their journeys begin with gastric bypass surgery, which allows them to start losing weight. These people want to become 'normal' but they have no idea the struggle that lies ahead. As they begin to regain control of their lives, they'll learn the real battle is not physical, but mental.

High-risk surgery, addiction, dependency, fear, pain, helplessness, victory, pride - My 600lb Life is as much about heart as it is about weight loss.