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The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life

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There are so many good episodes of My 600-lb Life, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Henry's Story" the best, or is "Olivia's Story" your favorite episode of My 600-lb Life? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of My 600-lb Life are, let's rank every My 600-lb Life episode from best to worst.

The reality TV series My 600-lb Life follows the daily life (across the span of one year) of a morbidly obese individual who attempts to reduce his/her weight to a healthy level. My 600-lb Life, which began as a five-part miniseries, premiered on TLC on March 26, 2012. This series isn't serialized in any way, so you can watch any of these episodes on their own without feeling like you're missing out on something.

Vote up your favorite episodes of My 600-lb Life, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one My 600-lb Life episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

  • 1

    Steven Assanti weighs nearly 800-lbs and his brother/nemesis, Justin, is almost 600-lbs. Though the brothers can't stand each other, their father packs up the family to travel across the country to seek help, desperate to save both his sons' lives.

  • 2

    Zsalynn's Story

    January 7, 2014

    Zsaylnn, once known as the "Fat Girl Rock Star" - married a man who loves large women. Now weighing over 600lbs, she urgently needs to lose weight to be the mother her daughter deserves. Can Zsalynn succeed with a husband who doesn't support her goals?

  • 3

    Amber's Story

    February 4, 2015

    At age 23, and over 600-lbs, Amber relies on her family, and boyfriend for even simple needs. Her fear of dying young is so overwhelming that she makes the decision to relocate 2,000 miles in hopes that weight loss surgery will give her life back.

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    After a year on a weight loss program, Steven remains completely non-compliant, and Justin focuses on a new career instead of his diet... With neither brother close to being approved for life-saving surgery, time is quickly running out for the brothers.

  • 5

    Twins Kandi & Brandi have a combined weight totaling over 1100lbs. These inseparable twins fear losing each other to obesity, so they make a change together. But a life-threatening event during weight loss surgery recovery may separate them forever.

  • 6

    Lupe's Story

    March 23, 2016

    At 600 pounds, Lupe spent the last 10 years in bed & totally dependent on her husband. A doctor in Texas is her only hope for change. A cross-country move to save her life, may end up backfiring. Did Lupe wait too long to begin her weight-loss journey?

  • 7

    Olivia's Story

    January 14, 2014

    Battling severe depression in the wake of a suicide attempt, 46-year old Olivia hasn't left her Chicago basement in two years. With one last chance at a new life, Olivia will travel to Houston with the hope of having a life-changing surgery.

  • 8

    Sean's Story

    March 16, 2016

    26-year-old Sean weighs over 700-lbs with a massive growth protruding from his side and skin so stretched it is tearing apart. His mother is forced to change both of their lifestyles before he can be approved for gastric bypass surgery.

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    Brittani's Story

    January 13, 2016

    Brittani married a man who loves large women but at 600 lbs she can barely contribute to their marriage. With dreams of a normal relationship, she gets weight loss surgery. Her entire world then changes leaving her with the challenge to forge a new life. 

  • 11

    James K's Story

    March 15, 2017

    Weighing 791-lbs, James is bedridden, unable to stand, and can barely move his legs. He may only have a few months to live, so his family takes a high-risk journey to Houston, TX with the hope that bypass surgery can save his life.

  • 12

    Nikki's Story

    January 6, 2016

    Lifelong secret eater Nikki finds her life and career as a costume designer threatened by immobility as her weight climbs to 650-lbs. In urgent need of drastic weight loss, she undergoes gastric bypass and confronts the emotional causes for her eating.

  • 13

    Christina's Story

    February 4, 2014

    Christina is a 22-year old married woman from South Haven, Mississippi, who hasn't left her house in two years due to her size. Her doting family has enabled her and she's eaten herself into a state that will soon kill her, if she can't make a change.

  • 14

    Melissa's Story Part 1

    February 1, 2012

    650-lb Melissa begins her seven-year weight loss journey.

  • 15

    Nicole's Story

    March 1, 2017

    Weighing over 700-lbs, Nicole is on the verge of leaving her two young children motherless. Trying to survive a family of addicts, she commits to Dr Nowzaradan's diet program, but crisis threatens to derail all her hopes for weight-loss.

  • 16

    Tanisha's Story

    March 8, 2017

    Tanisha weighs around 600-lbs and she's desperate to survive for her kids and avoid her mother's tragic fate of dying at age 50 from super obesity. Now at 32, her future looks grim if she doesn't make a drastic change to save her life.

  • 17

    Dottie's Story

    February 3, 2016

    Dottie loves being a mom but, at over 600lbs, she's on the verge of leaving her 2 young children motherless. She agrees to a drastic new diet, but her child's life-threatening emergency & her own self-sabotage threaten to derail all hopes for weight-loss.

  • 18

    Joe's Story

    March 11, 2015

    Joe is only 30, and trapped in an 800-lb body. He lost his job and is mostly housebound. Can Joe find the strength to face his past and save his life?

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    Paula's Story

    February 11, 2014

    Paula has had a tough life, and at over 600lbs, has built a physical wall around herself to push people away. When she suddenly loses someone she loves, Paula can no longer ignore the threat of losing her own life - especially for her children's sake.

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    Diana's Story

    February 15, 2017

    Diana, a once thin and active woman, is now a prisoner to her 620lb body. Desperate to break free of her food addiction, she trades the comfort of her apartment for a weight loss journey under the strict authority of her niece in order to regain her life.

  • 21

    Henry's Story

    February 15, 2012

    750-lb Henry begins his weight loss journey in the hopes of transforming himself in time to attend his high school reunion.

  • 22

    Gideon's Story

    February 10, 2016

    At 650 pounds, Gideon's weight prohibits him from working, making him completely dependent on his exhausted wife. Desperate for change, he uproots his family to restart his life with weight-loss surgery and hopes for a future of happily-ever-after.

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    Milla's Story

    March 9, 2016

    At 700lbs, Milla is bedridden and dependent on her husband and five kids. Terrified each day will be her last, they still can't resist her unending requests for junk food. Can Milla stop a lifetime of unhealthy eating to qualify for gastric surgery?

  • 24

    Chad's Story

    January 20, 2016

    At 700 pounds, Chad's weight is dangerously out of control. After gastric bypass surgery, he quickly sheds pounds but faces a medical crisis when he does not follow the doctor's orders. In dire straights, Chad puts his weight loss journey on the line.

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    Moments of Truth

    January 6, 2016

    -Pivotal moments, whether tragic breaking points or ultimate triumphs, decide the success or failure of individuals struggling with extreme obesity. They must face the reality that weight-loss surgery alone is not the answer to reclaiming their lives.