Freaky Eaters (2010–2011)
I always thought I was a picky eater ... until I watched 'Freaky Eaters.'
The TLC show is back for Season 2 (premieres Sun., June 5, 10Pm and 10:30Pm Et), but according to the show's experts, psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow and nutrition specialist J.J. Virgin, the difference between Season 1 and 2 is night and day.
Last season, we met freaky eaters addicted to pizza, french fries and Coke, but that seems normal compared to this season's addicts. In the premiere episode, we meet Nikki, a woman obsessed with eating corn starch. Just plain corn starch. Up to 3,300 calories worth of corn starch a day, as a matter of fact.
The second of the premiere episodes will introduce us to Kelly, who's gained 150 pounds in the last 10 years because of her addiction to cheesy potatoes -- basically any kind of potatoes topped with melted cheese.
While the freak-show factor runs high (check the show's title!) and the shock-treatment stuff is outlandish, what makes Freaky Eaters rewarding is the humanity at its heart...
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In the premiere episode, viewers met Lori Broady, a woman who had been addicted to sleeping with her blow dryer since she was eight years old. After a long battle, Broady finally kicked the dryer
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