“Extreme Weight Loss”: David’s Journey Begins at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four explores guilt and personal forgiveness, focusing on a man from St. Louis, Mo. who felt responsible for his siblings’ deaths. Unable to deal with the guilt, David became an excessive eater, eventually reaching 413 pounds. This episode documents his yearlong physical and emotional transformation.

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"Extreme Weight Loss": David's journey begins at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

AURORA, CO (PRWEB) July 02, 2014

The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four explores guilt and personal forgiveness, focusing on a man from St. Louis, Mo. who felt responsible for his siblings’ deaths.

Featuring a unique, non-competitive approach to weight loss transformations, “Extreme Weight Loss” airs TUESDAY, JULY 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

As a child, David often served as caretaker of his younger brothers and sister while his parents were at work. When he was 17, David eschewed his responsibilities for one night and went to a party with his friends. While he was gone, one of his two younger brothers broke into their father's gun cabinet and accidentally killed David's other brother. Mere weeks later, David fell asleep before giving his epileptic sister her medication and she died of a seizure in her sleep. Unable to deal with the guilt from their deaths, David became an excessive eater, eventually reaching 413 pounds. This episode documents David's yearlong physical and emotional transformation.

New in Season Four, each “Extreme Weight Loss” participant spends the first 90 days of his or her weight loss journey at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) in Aurora, CO. Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director for the AHWC, also serves as medical director for the television program and is seen on the show each week helping participants safely lose up to half of their body weight.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive weight loss and weight management approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services. Learn more at http://www.anschutzwellness.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Extreme Weight Loss is produced for ABC by Eyeworks USA. The series is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic.


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