Extreme Makeover has done it again! This time it is in the style of "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition"
. From the Producers 3Ball Productions (The Biggest Loser and others), comes a new look at men and women who have to lose 200 pounds or more. Contestants are put through a regimen that they are put through by Chris Powell (The 650-Pound Virgin) and given the right tools to be able to lose the weight and keep it off.
In a society of overweight people, "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition"
is the chance of a life time of all the 8 contestants competing to see if they can lose the weight in time to win. As each week goes by viewers can learn what techniques Chris uses to help the overweight contestants to make sure that they feel good about themselves and push toward their goals.
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After losing his arm in a car accident, 23-year-old Ryan from Appleton, WI says it is more difficult to weigh 410 pounds than it is to have one arm. In the two years since his accident, Ryan has suffered a lack of self-esteem, dropped out of school and become unemployed. Deep down, he knows he might waste his second chance at life if he can't get to a healthy weight, but he spends most of his time at home and eating fast food. A former high school football player and a devoted Green Bay Packers football fan, Ryan learns that Chris Powell has chosen him to participate in a weight loss journey while visiting Lambeau Field's Packers Hall of Fame. In addition to setting his goal weight at 195 lbs., Ryan wants to overcome his fear of riding a bike. A low point during his one-year journey includes a disturbing discovery during a routine medical test; and special moments include surprise visits from Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and famed wide receiver Donald Driver
Given up by her birth parents, Meredith was adopted by a loving couple who eventually had another daughter naturally. The only one in the family with weight challenges, Meredith struggled to fit in. She hopes to lose weight to gain confidence to reach out to her birth mother, and even has her goal weight tattooed on her stomach if she makes it all the way to her goal of 155 pounds, she will qualify for skin removal surgery and can start fresh, so the tattoo will be removed. During his year with Meredith, Chris Powell helps her contact her birth mom, which ends with a surprising revelation. Chris challenges Meredith to run a full marathon, and while watching her, is inspired to run it himself. A lifelong "Baywatch" fan, Meredith gets a surprise visit from former "Baywatch" babe Nicole Eggert, and is surprised to learn that Nicole struggled with her own weight.