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People: 28-Year-Old 'Too Large' Star Corey Phelps Weighing 664lbs Shares 'Painful' Life Journey

Afouda Bamidele
Jun 09, 2021
09:00 P.M.
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In another episode of "Too Large," 28-year-old Corey Phelps shared his public criticism of weighing 664lbs. Sharing his life experiences, the "Too Large" star intends on moving forward.


Corey Phelps recently shared his life experiences of weighing 664lbs in an episode of "Too Large." He explained how hard it can get mentally, emotionally, and physically to always face public bullying.

The 28-year-old said that he had gone through many body-shaming and called many names because of his size. Phelps' struggle started at a very young age when kids in his kindergarten made jokes about his weight.

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However, things took another turn when he went to high school and started increasing. He noted that some of his colleagues were iffy about his weight, and it was a painful experience for him.

On the other hand, Phelps had a very supportive father who was always by his side. He mentioned that his dad had always encouraged his weight loss and even supported his being gay. Unfortunately, his doting dad has passed away.


A new show is set to help seven candidates weighing between 400 and 800 lbs lose weight.

Phelps went to college after high school but could not finish and even became homeless at a point. Things are turning around for the young man now as he is working on losing 25lbs to qualify for surgery.



As "Too Large" premieres on discovery+, candidates seeking weight loss on the new show share their reason for wanting a healthier life. One of the candidates stated that she is concerned about her weight and feels like a ticking time bomb.

Another participant who appears to be a mother noted that her weight had restricted her mobility. She fears for her life and desires to get some weight off to have a pleasant time with her kid.


In another weight losing adventure, a new show is set to help seven candidates weighing between 400 and 800 lbs lose weight. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Charles Procter is set to guide the participants on the difficulties of losing weight.

The show's first episodes will focus on Vanessa and Meghan, the two best friends who decided to go on their weight loss adventure together. Meghan noted that she fears for her life and would like to have bariatric surgery.


Taking a look at TV shows bent on weight loss progress. It's no secret that many of these shows are focused on drastic transformations rather than healthy solutions.

According to Jim White, owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition studio, many participants fail to maintain the weight they have struggled to achieve after the end of most weight-loss shows.

White explained that the relationship between a trainer and client is essential. Transforming to a healthy lifestyle is a drastic change and can be difficult without proper understanding between the client and trainer.


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