Meet Charles Platkin, also known as The Diet Detective, as he takes secret cameras into an unsuspecting subject’s life, filming their food intake, exercise (or lack thereof) and bad habits. After the spying is over he confronts the subject, together with family and friends, with his or her unhealthy behaviour and shows them creative ways to fix their life.
I Want To Save Your Life (8 x 22 minutes)
Jennifer has a perfect life: a loving husband, successful business, beautiful home and three healthy kids. Instead of being happy with “having it all” she calls herself the “fat girl who lucked out.” Each month she consumes tens of thousands of calories in sweets alone - secretly burying herself everyday with food and self-loathing. Her behavior is out of control and it’s time for the Diet Detective to intervene. After a two-hour cakewalk and a massive life reorganization, Jennifer learns how to stand firm against the deadliest food pusher of all - herself.
Shari is well on her way to becoming a world-renowned sculptor. Her work has already been featured around the globe, and she is in the final stretch of her graduate degree with the biggest show of her career mere months away. But over the past five years, Shari has doubled in size, her binge eating padded the stress of grad school and family pressures. The Diet Detective will teach her to sculpt herself back to health by bringing back a life-long passion she’s abandoned because of her weight. Shari literally gets back on the horse for the ride of her life.
Charming and laugh-out-loud funny, Micah was born to be on stage. From stand-up comedy to heading up a rock and roll band, fame and success are knocking on his doorstep. But a past filled with shocking and life-altering events has blocked Micah – on the surface he’s a laugh a minute, but it’s only to compensate for weighing 400 pounds. Food is his only comfort, and it’s killing him. From “man boobs” to drive-throughs, this special episode has the Diet Detective reaching deep with jaw-dropping results.
This ultra-responsible husband and wife team are irresponsible when it comes to their weight. The Diet Detective rattles them to their core with disturbing medical results.
Diana and Juan are all set; they’ve got two great kids, two great careers - but their two hearts ain’t so great. Battling a family history of heart disease, these high school sweethearts are stopped dead in their tracks with some serious medical news from the Diet Detective. Can this responsible couple take charge of their health and secure their healthy future for the kids?
This passionate non-profit attorney spends all of her time battling for innocent victims while ignoring herself.
Mindy spends her days defending helpless victims of abuse as a non-profit attorney. The stress of her job has only made her life-long battle with obesity worse. Desperately fearful of rejection, this angel in the rough is aching to find love and a partner for life. From eating blindfolded to braving a fierce kayak workout, the Diet Detective steps in and teaches Mindy how to balance saving the world with saving herself.
This aspiring young filmmaker turns her camera on herself to make the film of her life.
Caro is energetic, passionate and an extremely talented young filmmaker. Her problem? She can’t get off the couch to start living her life. The Diet Detective hurls her into a whirlwind of activity, fishing out her deep-seeded anxiety with a life-changing snorkeling lesson. She comes to the surface with a hard military training session, and a mean game of kick ball teaches her how to score. Can Caro leave behind her couch potato status and start living her dream?
Being a cook at a 5-diamond resort does not stop this gourmand from eating late night drive-thru tacos!
Stephanie dishes up gourmet all day long. Her constant access to food has resulted in days full of nibbling surprisingly topped off by late night drive-thrus. Even though she’s 25 years old, this beautiful sassy lady is still living life like a kid. The Diet Detective has to break a career full of bad habits and bust through a lifetime of poor choices to help Stephanie graduate into adulthood. Replacing late night take-out with late night workouts, and a secret message tattooed on her arm brings this hardheaded hipster back to reality.