HEAVY is one of my new favorite shows. Two morbidly obese people are paired up at a live-in health center for 30 to 180 days (the first few episodes had them at a Houston facility for 30 days and the newer episodes have them at Hilton Head Island for 6 months).
The format is along the lines of Hoarders and Intervention; there is background on each person but we get to watch their progress as they struggle to work the program. Make no doubt, these people have serious health issues and the intense training, both body and mind is an integral part of the program. They fight the program, push back against the people trying to help them, cry and complain until the realization hits that they have created this body and they are the only ones who can change it.
My hope is that once they return home they can maintain their weight loss and healthy lifestyle. Statistics are not in their favor but I hope that all of the program components helped them conquer what was really eating them.
Check out http://www.aetv.com/heavy/for air dates.
Now go run!