I Used To Be Fat

College is all about reinvention. It's a time in a teen's life where they can leave behind all of the preconceived notions people had about them in high school and start fresh. Unless they're massively overweight. 'I Used To Be Fat Season' is a documentary series profiling teenagers desperate to shed their unwanted pounds before heading off to school. We'll send a weight loss guru to work with each person and they'll go through rigorous fitness regimens and work with experts to learn how to change the habits that caused them to gain so much weight. Each one-hour episode will focus on a different student, following them from the last weeks of high school to the first crucial days of college, and giving viewers an inspirational and intimate account of their emotional and physical transformation, as they struggle to change their attitudes, eating habits, and ultimately their lives. But this is about more than just losing weight for these teens -- it's also about figuring out who they are and who they want to be. It's time for them to stop leaning on mom and dad and to learn to stand on their own two feet. It's a chance for them to realize that if they don't take charge of their lives now, they never will. Throughout each show, viewers will witness how each teen's life and view of the world starts to change as they start to lose weight, and they'll see them when they debut their new look -- and their new outlook! At the end of each episode, we'll catch up after a few months of college to see where they are now. Have they kept the weight off or gained it back? Is college life what they'd dreamed it would be? And what will their families and friends say when they see them again?
    • I Used To Be Fat #101


      Gabriella first realized she was overweight when some boys started teasing her in the first grade, and it's only gotten worse. Her weight has become a real power struggle between her and her mom, and she knows she needs someone to help break the cycle.

    • I Used To Be Fat #102


      Marci wants to create a new life where she has friends and wears cute clothes - but first she has to battle her biggest enemy - herself. Will her boot-camp style trainer, Justin, be too extreme to battle years of junk food and insecurity?

    • I Used To Be Fat #103


      Dominick dreams of leaving home to go to culinary school but his mother wants him go to a local community college instead. With the help of a personal trainer, Saran, we follow his journey into manhood.

    • I Used To Be Fat #104


      Makenzie has never really felt good about the way she looks, and the pressure from her dad to lose weight doesn't help. With the help of a personal trainer, Mike, will Makenzie be able to realize her goals?

    • I Used To Be Fat #105


      272 lb Jordan began life as an average-sized kid, but when his family problems left him to raise himself, he started overeating for comfort. Will he be unable to overcome his past and lose the weight?

    • I Used To Be Fat #106


      When Daria moved to Atlanta, she went from being a popular dancer to invisible. Will Daria's mother hold her back from starting a new chapter in her life?

    • I Used To Be Fat #107


      With the help of a personal trainer Jimi, will Kirsten be able to transform herself before moving away to college? Or will her self-doubt and bad eating habits continue to hold her back?

    • I Used To Be Fat #108


      Tanner's dad thinks his girlfriend, Mikyla, is the problem, but Tanner doesn't care what his parents think. Will his trainer, Eric, be able to help Tanner get off the couch and change his life?

    • I Used To Be Fat #109


      With the help of her personal trainer, Nick, will Kelly learn to open up to people before she heads off to college? Or will she remain the quiet shy girl she turned into after her father's death?

    • I Used To Be Fat #110


      At 310 pounds, Josh is by far the largest person in his athletic family. He’s forced to stand on the sidelines as his younger brothers play team sports and go on dates.

    • I Used To Be Fat #111


      Terra’s whole family loves to eat – one of their favorite pastimes is to climb into her mom’s bed and eat ice cream while watching TV. But Terra’s weight is making her feel isolated and unhappy. Can she find the strength to change?

    • I Used To Be Fat #112


      Lindsey's dad refuses to change his eating habits, despite his diabetes and past kidney failure. On top of that, her relationship with him is difficult and tumultuous. Can she make peace with him and learn to move on for the sake of her own health?

    • I Used To Be Fat #113


      Latrice seems outgoing and funny, but on the inside, she feels abandoned by her mother, who lives in another state. Her defensive attitude and secret binge eating threaten her success as she tries to change. Will her trainer be able to get through to her?

    • I Used To Be Fat #114


      Sammy is the baby in his family, and his overprotective mom does everything for him. He wants a fresh start, but first he needs to start making his own decisions. Will Saran help transform Sammy into the man he wants to be?

    • I Used To Be Fat #116


      Holly’s family loves to eat fried and fatty foods. Although her nickname is “Happy Holly” she secretly struggles with the emotions bottled up inside. Will she be able to finally break away from her family’s habits and learn to express her real feelings?

    • I Used To Be Fat #117


      Everyone in Janelle’s traditional Mexican family is overweight; frequent family gatherings revolve solely around food. Can Janelle find a balance between family obligations and taking care of herself?