Two morbidly obese sisters are battling to lose weight – but they’re reluctant to ditch their fat-filled diet for healthy meals.
Amy and Tammy Slaton weigh 1000lbs between them, which is equivalent to 71st.
This puts them at risk of a plethora of health concerns, so they’re desperate to have bariatric surgery.
Doctors have told the siblings that they have to lose weight to qualify for this operation.
So to kick-start their slimming journey, the Kentucky-based duo have roped in the experts.
On TLC’s new six-part series, 1000-lb Sisters, the siblings tell viewers about their motivation.
Amy said: “Between the two of us me and Tammy probably weigh at least a 1000lbs.
“In order to get approved for surgery we need to lose a lot of weight.
“I think it’s going to be hard because we both get grumpy if we don’t eat.”
Amy, 31, tips the scales at an unhealthy 29st.
She hopes shedding some pounds will help her to start a family, People reports.
Meanwhile, her 32-year-old sister Tammy is 43st.
It’s extremely difficult for her to carry all of this bulk around, so she’s practically immobile.
She walks using a zimmer-frame and relies on special assistance to carry out day-to-day tasks.
A teaser clip from the show reveals that the sisters’ journey isn’t an easy one.
There are a lot of tears and tantrums as they try to change their ways.
The women’s healthy eating journey begins with chucking out one of their favourite treats – an enormous sausage they refer to as the “big daddy”.
When Tammy protests that she “doesn’t want to live off freaking salad”, their doctor accuses them of “not trying at all”.
The medical expert adds: “I’m ready to cancel the surgery.
“I don’t see us going forward with it with the progress that you’re making right now.”
So will Amy and Tammy be able to fight the flab?
Tune in to 100-Lb Sister on TLC to find out. The show will be on telly on New Year’s Day – but an air time is yet to be confirmed.