'My 600-lb Life' Season 11: Stars facing life-or-death decisions attempt to turn their lives around

'My 600-lb Life' Season 11: Stars facing life-or-death decisions attempt to turn their lives around
Stars of 'My 600-lb Life' must make life-or-death choices in the most recent season (TLC)

HOUSTON, TEXAS: 'My 600-lb Life' returns for Season 11, and the stakes are high for a group of severely obese people determined to change their lives. This new season chronicles a year in the life of a group of extremely obese people as they try to make their lives better.

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Each episode follows a year in the lives of these people as they open up about their food addictions, the hardships that arise and their paths to healthy living. In the teaser, Chris explains, "When I start eating, I get this high off of it," while Latonya claims food "fulfills empty voids that humans can't fulfill." The subjects discuss a variety of health issues in the new season, which starts on February 1, including lymphedema, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and depression. The individuals embark on the daunting challenge of losing enough weight for surgery with the support of their loved ones and Dr Younan Nowzaradan, a Houston-based bariatric surgeon.

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Dr. Younan Nowzaradan to help new set of patients in 'My 600-Lb. Life' (TLC)
Dr Younan Nowzaradan to help new set of patients in 'My 600-Lb. Life' (TLC)

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When TLC announced the show's comeback, they also revealed that Dr Nowzaradan will be assisting a new set of patients in losing weight. If you've previously seen the show, you'll know that each patient must follow a rigorous diet plan and reduce weight on their own before going under the knife. Throughout this period, Dr Nowzaradan assists them in addressing the source of their problem. Whether it's food addiction or other mental health difficulties, viewers can witness each patient work through their challenges, or at least attempt to. 

"This is your life, and you're not going to live long like that," the doctor tells Patrick in the video. "This is my last chance," Delana continues.

Geno Dacunto of New Haven, Connecticut, struggles with everyday activities owing to his unhealthy relationship with food in the premiere. "I use food for comfort, just to feel happier. I just want to be full," he says mentioning that obesity runs in his family. "We're an Italian family, so when we eat, we eat in abundance," he adds.

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"Things are getting worse and harder every day because of my weight," Geno says, adding, "What hurts the most on my body is probably my back, knees, and feet." Geno weighed 684 pounds after seeing the doctor, and he is tasked with shedding 60 pounds in a month, which he does with the assistance of his cousin Nico. "He's very willing to change and I wanna lose weight with him," Nico said of Geno, adding, "I'll be at his door, pushing him."


 
 
 
 
 
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Season 11 of 'My 600-lb Life' will premiere on TLC and Discovery+ on Wednesday, February 1 at 8 PM ET/PT.

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