Another season of My 600-Lb. Life is coming to TLC next month, introducing viewers to a new group of individuals who are striving to lose weight amid various weight-related struggles.
Helping the patients along their life-changing (and life-saving) journey is Dr. Younan Nowzaradan– aka Dr. Now– the Houston-based bariatric surgeon who has appeared on the series since it premiered in 2012.
In the trailer for the upcoming season, viewers get a glimpse of the patients set to appear in Season 12, as well as the health problems they are facing at their current weight.
“As soon as I sit up, the pain is going to start,” one woman says in the trailer, with a patient by the name of Abi revealing that he has been “lying in this bed for seven years.”
“I ain’t got much of a life left,” another cast member says.
The patients in Season 12 will also open up about their addiction to food, including Rose, who admits, “the only thing that makes me feel better is when I eat until it physically hurts.”
“William is like a crashing plane,” the mother of Season 12 star William tells the camera. “You can’t stop. It’s heartbreaking to look at.”
As in past seasons of ‘My 600-Lb. Life,” some of the Season 12 patients will become confrontational with Dr. Now when asked to make diet and lifestyle changes in order to lose enough weight to qualify for gastric bypass surgery.
“You lost a whole 12 lbs. in three months, do you think that’s funny?” Dr. Now asks William during one of his weigh-ins, to which William’s mom criticizes Dr. Now for not understanding “the hurt [he] puts other people through.”
Later in the trailer, we see Dr. Now question a patient who claims to have gained weight since her last appointment because she’s depressed, while another patient is seen closing their laptop mid-virtual appointment after growing frustrated with Dr. Now’s tough-love approach.
Some of the patients, however, claim they are willing to do just about anything to reclaim their lives.
“If Dr. Now says, ‘Bend over and eat dog s**t,’ that’s what I’m gonna do,” one Season 12 cast member proclaims in the trailer.
Season 12 of ‘My 600-Lb. Life’ premieres Wednesday, March 6 on TLC and Max. Watch the first trailer below.
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