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Documentary series following couples locked in a cycle of overeating. Prof Tanya Byron and her team separate struggling Becky and Phil in a bid to transform their lives.

Becky and Phil knock back three litres of fizzy drinks a day, Phil's yo-yoed between 15 and 30 stone twice, while Becky caves in to any takeaway temptation. Clinical psychologist Prof Tanya Byron and her team separate them for ten weeks in a bid to overhaul their habits. Phil discovers he has life-threatening blood pressure and the realisation hits that without change he won't live to see his children grow up.

While fitness expert Rick Shakes-Brathwaite guides Phil's heart back to health through exercise, Becky finds that the only thing getting in the way of sustaining her weight loss is her chronic lack of confidence. But halfway through the programme, Phil inexplicably begins to resist. Tanya calls in behavioural scientist Prof Paul Dolan for radical mind-training, while she gathers his family for a different tack.

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 31 May 2016 00:25

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Role Contributor
Presenter Tanya Byron
Participant Rick Shakes-Brathwaite
Participant Paul Dolan
Producer Damian O'Mahony
Series Producer Sara Woodford
Executive Producer Harry Lansdown
Executive Producer Dominique Walker
Production Manager Karen Kelly
Production Company Renegade Pictures


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