Honey Boo Boo has been making weight loss progress after losing 8 pounds this month. Mama June Shannon said Honey Boo Boo’s weight has dropped from 125.5 pounds to 118 pounds, thanks to a portion-controlled diet and workouts with trainer Natasha Fett (pictured above with Dr. Oz).
Mama June posted a photo of Honey Boo Boo on Instagram May 20, where Alana is seen stepping on a scale that reads “119.4.” Mama June, who plans to get weight loss surgery soon, said she has lost 45 pounds, while her other daughter, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, has lost 26 pounds.
Mama June made the announcement after being slammed on the May 20 episode of “The Doctors,” where the show’s hosts blamed her for Honey Boo Boo’s obesity. Mama June, who was accused of not caring about Honey Boo Boo’s welfare, said she had filmed “The Doctors” last month, and her family has since made tremendous progress.
“They wanted her to fail from the beginning,” wrote Shannon, who was criticized by “The Doctors” for not supporting Honey Boo Boo’s diet and exercise regimen. Mama June said Honey Boo has made great progress with the help of the family’s fitness trainer, Natasha Fett.
“[Natasha is] someone who genuinely cares about us getting healthier,” said June. “I’m proud of the changes Alana, Pumpkin and myself have made and continue to make.”
Honey Boo Boo, whose real name is Alana Thompson, was placed on a medically supervised diet after “The Doctors” host Dr. Travis Stork confronted Mama June about Honey Boo Boo’s obesity and poor eating habits several months ago.
The 4-foot-9 Honey Boo Boo, who weighs 125 pounds, is 55 to 65 pounds overweight, said Dr. Stork. She should weigh between 60 and 70 pounds, explained Stork, a former ER doctor.
To help with her weight loss efforts, “The Doctors” hired a dietitian to devise a meal plan for Honey Boo Boo, and also gave her a bike so she could exercise daily.
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Mama June was booed by “The Doctors” audience this week after revealing Honey Boo Boo had not lost a single pound since the show had staged an intervention for the nine-year-old back in February.
While Mama June insisted she had done her best to help Honey Boo Boo stick to her diet and exercise plan, “The Doctors” hosts said Alana’s lack of weight loss progress suggested otherwise.
“The Doctors” experts were especially furious because Mama June had lost 120 pounds in 2013 with a low-carb diet, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported. Despite her own weight loss, they wondered why she was unable to help Honey Boo Boo lose weight.
Dr. Stork added, “We sent you all these kitchen tools to help you cook and they’re still in the boxes and haven’t even been opened.” In the end, “The Doctors” said even though Honey Boo Boo had not lost any weight, the fact that she’s eating healthier and exercising more was a step in the right direction.
Mama June showed off her 45-pound weight loss at a strip club in Florida last weekend, where she did a pole dance, as the Examiner reported. Shannon plans to get lap band surgery soon, saying her weight loss has plateaued using diet and exercise alone. Mama June, who reportedly weighs 276 pounds, hopes to reach her goal weight of 226 pounds with lap band surgery.