There’s a reason shows like “My 600-lb Life” were popular. People love extreme transformations and there’s just something very satisfying about before and after photos. And the angle of the show always was about helping people overcome their struggles and live healthier lives. 

If you watched the show you know this, but for those who might’ve not watched it it’s a pretty simple premise: most people appearing on the show were around 600 lbs, some more some less, and the goal of the show was to get them in touch with the bariatric doctor, Dr. Younan Nowzaradan who would then help them lose the extra pounds with diet, exercise and in most cases – weight loss surgery of some kind. 

Christina Phillips appeared in season 2 of My 600-lb life, and at the time weighed 708 pounds at the age of 22. She felt trapped in her body, and in her house. Because of her obesity, Christina was physically unable to move around her house without help and heavily relied on her husband and mother for help on a daily basis.