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

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Twin brothers Robert and Raymond live together, work the same factory job and can complete each other’s sentences. Now, they’re pulling each other through some of the most difficult challenges they’ve ever faced— losing weight and confronting their father who left the family when the twins were in their early teens.

Twins Raymond and Robert as they begin their transformation journey at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Twin brothers Robert and Raymond from Monett, MO weigh 381 and 378 pounds respectively when they begin their transformation journey and attempt to reclaim the athletic youth they gave up in order to raise their younger sisters.

The premiere episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season 5 features the inspiring story of not one, but two amazing transformations. Twin brothers Robert and Raymond from Monett, MO weigh 381 and 378 pounds respectively when they begin their transformation journey and attempt to reclaim the athletic youth they gave up in order to raise their younger sisters.

Featuring a unique, non-competitive approach to weight loss transformations, “Extreme Weight Loss” premieres TUESDAY, MAY 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

When Robert and Raymond were just 13 years old their mother went to prison and their father skipped town, leaving them to raise their two pre-teen sisters, who they still look after to this day. The twins are inseparable. They live together, work the same factory job and can complete each other’s sentences. Now, they’re pulling each other through some of the most difficult challenges they’ve ever faced— losing the weight and confronting their father. This episode documents the twins’ shared yearlong physical and emotional journey.

“Extreme Weight Loss” returns to the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center for Season 5. This is where cast members will again spend the first 90 days of their weight loss journeys. Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director for the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, also serves as medical director for the television program. She’s affectionately known as “Dr. Holly” to the cast members 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, Robert and Raymond will continue the tradition of “paying 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 the designee a place at the one-week, evidence-based Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp transformation program.

Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp was inspired by Wyatt’s participation in the TV show. She designed the boot camps to provide participants with the tools they need to complete their own successful weight loss transformations— without the TV cameras! Limited space is available in upcoming boot camps and weight loss seekers are encouraged to learn more and register now.

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is recognized as a global leader in the fight against obesity. It 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. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

“Extreme Weight Loss” is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic are the executive producers.

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