Twenty-two individuals facing extreme life-threatening health consequences as a result of their obesity experience real life change in the new original series "Heavy", premiering Monday, January 17 at 10/9c. The eleven episode one-hour series follows two participants per episode documenting their incredible transformations during a six month treatment program. Unlike other weight loss series, "Heavy" is not a competition or stunt, but is rooted in the incredible real life day-to-day journeys of the participants during a lengthy treatment program. In order to most accurately document these multiple weight loss journeys over the course of six months and present them individually in one hour, A&E sought out two different production companies to undertake the lengthy and ambitious filming process. The result is a never-before-seen look at the unique struggles faced by dangerously obese individuals who must learn to live healthier lifestyles and understand the root of their food addictions. Through their day-to-day struggle and the voices of their loved ones, viewers will see first hand the pain and self-doubt associated with a debilitating weight problem. (Source: A&E TV)

Episode Info

Final: 1x11 -- Sallie/Chad (South Carolina) (Mar/28/2011)



Reviews: 1
HeavyRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

I thought this was a great show. It was hard to watch at first. I am very heavy. At 400lbs. I know exactly what these folks are going through. I was always in good shape until I had back surgery in 1986. I gained 100 lbs. Then when I quit smoking I gained another 100 lbs. I have been on many diets and the weight never seems to stay gone for ever. Not being able to do much physically it`s tough. The heavier you get the less you can do. The less you can do, the heavier you get. AHHHH! Anyway, I`d like to know how to qualify for this show. I like it because it`s a non-competition show. It looks like it`s very successful in helping those who need it. It`s a common myth that all "fat" people are lazy! Not true.If you don`t believe that, try going through your day with a 200 lb. back pack strapped on your back, ALL DAY, never removing it, not even at bedtime! You`ll see. I used to be one of those people that said, "how could anyone let that happen"? Well, due to certain circumstances it can and does. It`s a shame and the depression and guilt one feels is beyond all measure. Medicare should pay for stays at these facilities as the cost in the long run would be much cheaper. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, January 25th 2011 at 5:29 pm

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Classification: Documentary
Genre: Fitness | Lifestyle
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: A&E ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 17, 2011
Ended: April 04, 2011
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