Originally published on WetPaint.com.
Usually, food that tastes like a fiesta in our mouth makes us mas grade in the waistline, but 39-year-old Sara will discover the healthier side of Tex-Mex cuisine in this week’s episode of Extreme Weight Loss — airing tomorrow, Tuesday, August 12, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
The Owensboro, Kentucky, resident is 4-foot-5 — making her the show’s first little person. She’s also 150 pounds overweight at the start of her transformation, perhaps as a result of being bullied throughout her life and her struggles to fit in with her friends and family.
In the clip you see above, EWL host and mentor Chris Powell helps Sara turn her habits around, starting with her favorite foods. He brings in celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito to show Sara how to make Tex-Mex food delicious and healthy.
“We love our Tex-Mex, right?” Rocco says. “But for some reason, our take of Mexican food in America is not healthy — at all.”
With that in mind, the culinary mastermind whips up some crab tacos for Sara, with a third of the usual calorie count. Check out the dish in the video above, and then make sure to watch all of Sara’s journey tomorrow night!
Sara’s episode of Extreme Weight Loss airs tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.