Sneak Peek: Fat Chef

Food has brought success and respect to overweight chefs, but it's also killing them. With the help of therapists, nutritionists and trainers, they've committed to defeat their abusive relationships with food.
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Rocco Weighs In

Cleveland-based chef Rocco can't seem to put the brakes on his nonstop eating. Health consultant Brett Hoebel gets a read on his starting weight: over 300 pounds.

Down to Business

With Brett's guidance, Rocco gets started in the gym.

Recipe Redux

Harlem soul food maven Melba is a single mom wrestling with obesity. She deprives herself during the day and then binges at night. Health consultant Christine Avanti shows her a healthy salmon recipe to try.

Starting Point

Christine checks in on Melba's weight at her New York apartment.

Pounds for Pizza

John is a pizza shop owner from Brooklyn with a bad habit of binge eating the greasy, fattening food he makes every day.

Give Me 20

Christine gets right to work with John to help him lose 25 percent of his body weight in just 16 weeks.

Time for a Change

Greek restaurateur Dimitri struggles to manage three Brooklyn restaurants while carrying around over 320 pounds. The stress of running a family business drives him to emotional eating. Health consultant Robert Brace is ready to help.

Party's Over

Ally is a New York caterer who is addicted to the delectable party food she serves every day. Christine arrives at her home kitchen to kick-start Ally's new healthy lifestyle.

Backyard Workout

With Christine's guidance, Ally is determined to lose over 75 pounds in just four months.