ABCNews.com: Chris Powell of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Provides Therapy Through Exercise
“Chris Powell, the man who orchestrates each jaw-dropping weight transformation on “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” says his secret as a hard-charging training has less to do with exercising people’s bodies than exorcising their demons.
“There is a tie to some kind of emotional trauma, in the past, of people I’ve worked with, and that trauma is typically unaddressed,” he said.
Powell has helped 11 super-obese people lose more than a ton of weight on the show: 2,198 pounds, to be exact. But in addition to helping people shrink to half their size, Powell also has gotten them to open up about a whole range of psychological issues,…”