“Extreme Weight Loss”: With destructive eating habits crushing her dream of motherhood, Hannah begins her journey at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

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After years of bad eating habits, doctors are telling Hannah that becoming pregnant at her current weight would be dangerous, creating friction with her husband and threatening her marriage. Hannah's yearlong weight loss transformation journey is her chance to become healthy enough to complete her family.

Hannah's dream of reaching a healthy weight to start a family begins at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

When doctors advise Hannah and her husband that her excessive weight may keep them from having children, the friction between the two threatens their marriage.

In the next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season 5, Hannah (310 pounds, Austin, TX) is a wife and successful career woman who seems to have it all. But when doctors advise Hannah and her husband that her excessive weight may keep them from having children, the friction between the two threatens their marriage.

Hannah’s emotional attempts to save her relationship and become the healthy young woman she dreams of being will be featured on “Extreme Weight Loss” on TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.

From a young age, Hannah (now 27 years old) was forced to prepare her own meals. Her divorced mother worked nights as a nurse and slept during the day, leaving Hannah to make her own – mostly unhealthy – dietary choices. Now, after years of bad eating habits, doctors are telling her that becoming pregnant at her current weight would be dangerous.

Hannah’s yearlong weight loss transformation journey is her chance to become healthy enough to complete her family.

“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 his or her weight loss journey. 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, Hannah 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 camp 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 at AnschutzWell 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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