“Extreme Weight Loss”: Sara’s journey begins at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four introduces a woman from Owensboro, Ky. who, at just 4’5” tall, has faced a lifelong struggle with her height…and her weight. Sara is the first “little person” featured on the show and believes that being nearly 150 pounds overweight is holding her back from her true potential.

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

AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) August 07, 2014

The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four introduces a woman from Owensboro, Ky. who, at just 4’5” tall, has faced a lifelong struggle with her height…and her weight. Though she often jokes about her height, she was constantly made fun of while growing up and the bullying worsened as she put on weight.

Featuring a unique, non-competitive approach to weight loss transformations, “Extreme Weight Loss” airs TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

Sara is the first “little person” featured on the show. She is nearly 150 pounds overweight and believes that her weight is holding her back from her true potential. At 26, in a fit of frustration, Sara decided to join a convent, hopeful that answering to a higher calling would help her find her place in the world. Unfortunately, she felt she wasn’t accepted as a nun, either, and decided to leave after six years. This episode documents Sara’s year-long physical and emotional journey.

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, Colo. 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.

At the end of this episode, Sara will “pay it forward” by giving a friend or family member the opportunity to transform his or her life. The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center will provide a scholarship to the one-week, evidence- based “Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp” transformation program.

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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    University of Colorado Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus
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