In October 2008, a group of 16 overweight teens from across America came together for an intervention with counselors Rich and Yvonne Dutra St. John to find out what they're really hungry for.
In a series of emotional exercises, they opened up about their feelings, their sadness and their fears.
At first, Jillian says, she felt awkward about the experience, especially with her father. "But after we both just got over it, we started talking more," she says. "It's just really nice to be able to go home and know that I can talk to my parents without feeling uncomfortable or knowing that they're upset because of something that happened."