Obesity rates continue to rise in the US across all demographics.
But African-Americans and Hispanics are still the most affected according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
The current obesity rate of Mexican-American adults is about 41 percent, higher than the overall national average of about 36 percent of Americans who are obese.
African-Americans have the highest obesity rates at almost 50 percent.
"My mom died of diabetes and high blood pressure and cholesterol and I got to a point where I was almost 300 hundred pounds," said Louis DesChamps.
For African-American women, the numbers are especially dramatic.
Four out of five are obese.
"I was definitely considered overweight and obese," said Kiera DesChamps.
Witnessing the health problems their families suffered, Louis and Kiera took control of their weight.
"I've lost 75 pounds since November so I'm excited," said Louis.