Marie DiBella lives in Seaside Heights, NJ with her husband, Leo, and their four children -- Leo Jr. (26), Nicky (21), Angelo (14) and Gianna (8). Marie likes to spoil her family by cooking big Italian-style dinners consisting of pasta, meatballs, Stromboli, wine and cake. She feels that food is a celebration and cooks every meal with love - and lots of calories - that have added inches to everyone's waistline. Marie handles all of the household duties, including laundry and cleaning, allowing her children free time with no responsibilities. The family owns and operates the pizzeria Bippy's, located at the Jersey Shore. When Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the area, the family had to close their business, and now they wait for the city to rebuild its infrastructure so they can re-open.
In San Diego, CA, workaholic and fitness fanatic Carol LaRosh lives with her husband, Larry, and their two daughters, Chloe (12) and Sophia (9). Carol is a real estate agent who strives for perfection and works long hours as the family's main breadwinner. She exercises daily and doesn't sit down for meals with her family. Carol was overweight as a child and lost 80 pounds through diet and exercise. She is determined to keep the weight off and her children's weight under control by portion control and a semi-strict diet. Her home runs like a well-oiled machine, with Carol outlining all of the children's responsibilities and daily chores on a large dry erase board so the kids stay on track.