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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Changes Lives One Year at a Time

If you haven’t heard the concept behind the hit new television show, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, then you have been missing out on a very inspiring show. This show follows a different obese person each episode as they complete one of the hardest challenges of their lives: losing weight and redefining their lives in one year.

This week’s episode featured Alex, who at 23-years old weighed 459 pounds, which made him morbidly obese. Alex had battled his weight since he was a young child. Although Alex has always loved the sport of baseball, he quit playing in high school because he was afraid of being made fun of due to his weight. His lack of physical activity and  his love of fast food and hamburgers (one of his favorite meals: a hamburger with the bacon and cheese cooked into it and on top of it) showed a diet high in fat and calories that obviously lead to his obesity. Before his mother died from cancer 4 years prior, she made him promise that he would take better care of his health and lose weight. Alex finally decided it was time to honor his mother’s memory.

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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Newest Non-Competition Weight Loss Reality Show

Chris Powell, trainer for Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

From the producers of Biggest Loser and MasterChef comes a new weight loss reality TV show, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. The season premiere will air at 10p.m. May 30, followed by subsequent episodes every Monday on ABC.

Each episode will chronicle the journey of one of eight participants in a non-competitive attempt at life-changing weight loss. All of the participants are approximately 225 percent above their ideal weight or are roughly 200 pounds overweight. They will spend 365 days gaining a new approach to what many call an unmanageable life. Trainer Chris Powell will work one-on-one with each contestant by going into their home and facilitating an appropriate diet and exercise regimen for the individual. A large emphasis will be placed on healthy weight loss in order to accomplish long-term results. With an unorthodox approach, Powell will interact intensively with each participant for 12 months. At the end of it all, viewers will share the joy of physical and emotional transformation through extreme weight loss on-screen with the participants.

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Chris Powell Reshapes the Nation

Chris Powell. Image Via: predicts that if you haven’t heard of Chris Powell yet, you’ll soon be seeing and hearing a lot more of this fitness trainer and weight loss expert.

In 2011, ABC will be airing the new Extreme Weight Loss Show in which Americans weighing more than 200 pounds will have a chance to work one-on-one with a weight loss expert for a full year to get healthy. And Chris Powell is the guy who is going to help reshape their lives.

Powell is no newbie to supporting people on their journeys to lose weight. His system of strength workouts and cardio circuits helped client David Smith lose a whopping 401 pounds, which was documented in “The 650 Pound Virgin.” And his online program, Reshape the Nation, a ground-breaking total body transformation system, is helping one million Americans transform their lives.

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