Premiered Jan 17, 2011

Facing extreme life-threatening health consequences as a result of their obesity, twenty-two individuals experience real life change in the original series Heavy. The 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. 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.

The group of participants, ages 20-59, started the program between 240 and 630 pounds and collectively lost more than 2,440 pounds, with half of the participants shedding more than 30% of their body mass and losses between 63 to 173 pounds.