MTV takes viewers on a journey following overweight teens as they share their personal struggles and triumphs in I USED TO BE FAT, premiering Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Throughout the series cameras capture each individual in the summer between high school and college as they attempt to lose large amounts of weight ranging from 40 to 100 pounds.
Viewers are given an inspirational and intimate account of each teen’s emotional and physical transformation as they prepare for a fresh start.
With the help of dedicated personal trainers, each of these young people try to shed the weight they feel is keeping them from being who they truly are, building self-confidence and self-esteem at the same time. Some lose the weight and others might not, but all of them face the emotional obstacles that are holding them back as they work to embrace change.
I USED TO BE FAT follows the lives of teens such as 306-pound Dominick, a sweet and funny guy with an Italian mom who thinks food is love, and Marci who is home schooled because of the torment she endured for her weight in elementary school. This series also features Jordan, who has channelled his anger toward his alcohol-addicted mom into a food addiction, and is desperate for a positive role model. In I USED TO BE FAT, viewers see the teens struggle to change their attitudes, eating habits, and their lives, before it’s too late.