A former beauty pageant competitor struggles with criticism.
A man becomes an excessive eater following the death of his siblings.
A woman uses food for comfort following her husband's suicide.
When Melissa's military husband, Mike, returned from Afghanistan he seemed to have become a different person. Later diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he committed suicide in 2009, leaving behind Melissa and their two sons, one of whom has also been diagnosed with PTSD. In the years following Mike's death, Melissa turned to food for comfort, eventually reaching 301 pounds. Last year, Melissa wrote to show trainer Chris Powell's wife, Heidi Powell (also a trainer and transformation specialist), asking for help.
As a child, Bruce turned to food for comfort after allegedly suffering mental and sexual abuse by his now-jailed father. In this episode, he'll take on the challenge of losing half his body weight.
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