Next Episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life is
Season 5 / Episode 4 and airs on 24 January 2018 01:00
Whitney Thore was once a slender dancer, but over the course of just one year at college she gained 200 pounds due to a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It took her a long time to deal with the change, but now she is happy with her body, and through her active social life and love of dancing, she lives vivaciously and holds nothing back. She keeps busy with her dance, and though she currently lives with her parents, she is mustering up the courage to strike out on her own as she approaches her 31st birthday.My Big Fat Fabulous Life focuses on Whitney's life, her one-of-a-kind family and her friends. Deep down, she is just an average girl from small town North Carolina trying to find her way in a world that judges people by their size. Now 380 pounds, Whitney has a fresh outlook on life. She has learned to embrace her body and love herself again and urges others to do the same. Following the success of her "fat girl" dance videos, Whitney launched the #NoBodyShameCampaign, a movement that works to fight the devastating effects of body shame and promotes self-love and acceptance. The campaign encourages people to rise above the negativity that society imposes on anyone who is "different," and to live their lives to the fullest no matter what the scale says. The movement lives by the motto: "Love yourself. Live fully. No excuses. No shame."
Since being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, Whitney heads back to the doctor to see if her adjustments have had any impact on her health; trying to ride a bike again for the first time in years.
Whitney says goodbye to all of her comfort foods, but has a difficult time watching those around her indulge.
Whitney baby-sits Tal's 11 month-old nephew; Whitney can only choose to bring one friend to the Dancing Man party.
Whitney fills in as the on-field entertainment for the Grasshoppers; Glenn prepares for the worst when he learns the results from his diabetes blood work.
A big girl car wash tries to solve the financial woes that threaten Whitney's trip to the National Dance Museum; Whitney bares all for a photo shoot.
Whitney realizes the weight she's gained has limited her from becoming the dancer she once was; a game of truth or dare becomes twisted and scandalous.
Whitney is still unsure of her routine for her performance at the National Museum of Dance, and an added surprise throws her for even more of a loop.
Whitney attends an event in Los Angeles celebrating a man who became an overnight sensation after he was fat-shamed on the Internet, but faces a harsh truth about her health upon returning home.
Whitney Thore(Whitney Thore)
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