Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this reality series chronicles the weight-loss struggle of a morbidly obese woman who's trying to become physically and emotionally healthier. It highlights the need to eat nutritiously, exercise, and identify the emotional factors that lead to weight gain while also looking at the challenges that overweight people face in their daily lives. Some of the conversations about relationships and the emotional issues brought up during therapy sessions may be too much for younger tweens, and parents may want to remind weight-conscious kids that no weight-loss plan should be started without consulting a medical professional.
Kissing and hugging are frequent, but they're rarely presented within the context of romance and relationships. Ruby briefly talks about her inability to feel sexy and her desire to have a healthy sexual relationship someday. Potential for discussion about sexual trauma.
Occasional mild arguing between Ruby and her friends.
The show's focus is on losing weight for health reasons rather than appearance. It offers an honest look at the lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight, and shows how difficult it is to make those changes. It also examines the way that society in general treats overweight people. The cast is primarily Caucasian; Ruby's trainer is African American.
Logos promoting Hour Glass Health and Fitness, 24-Hour Fitness, and a few other commercial establishments are sometimes visible. Ruby's trainer is well-known fitness guru Reese Brown.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Alcohol is very occasionally visible at social gatherings.