Reality star Honey Boo Boo, who first appeared on TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras, is excessively overweight, or obese in medical terminology, according to the hosts of “The Doctors,” USA Today reports. Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Jennifer Ashton, hosts of “The Doctors,” says Honey Boo Boo has become overweight by eating too much junk food, and blamed her mom, Mama June Shannon.
On the show it was revealed that Honey Boo Boo, age 9, is 4-foot-6 and weighs 125 pounds, a level of weight that Ashton said qualifies her medically as being “obese.” Dr. Stork noted that a diet of fried, salty, and sugary foods is causing several health problems for Honey Boo Boo and making her asthma worse.
“After checking out their home fridge, Stork says, ‘June, I’m sorry, but I didn’t see anything in that fridge that’s either going to improve Alana’s weight or decrease inflammation in her body. And, I’m going to be honest, you need to take some responsibility here. … I want to see a bit of a light bulb, where you say, ‘Maybe I can do better, maybe even a heck of a lot better.’ ” USA Today reported.
Honey Boo Boo and her mom, Mama June, promised to appear on The Doctors again in May to report their progress on losing weight and becoming more healthy.
Honey Boo Boo, whose name is Alana Thompson, had appeared on the TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which was canceled in October of last year after allegations surfaced that Mama June was dating a convicted child molester.
“I love a lot of stuff deep-fried, I love deep-fried Oreos,” Honey Boo Boo was quoted as saying in a preview for her appearance on The Doctors, the Huffington Post reported.
Reportedly, Mama June blamed Honey Boo Boo’s weight gain on taking prescription steroid medications, but Dr. Stork rejected this claim, stating that her weight gain was entirely from the kinds of foods that Mama June is feeding Honey Boo Boo.
After the appearance on The Doctors, Honey Boo Boo and her family were involved in a car accident, the Inquisitr reported. The accident was caused by a hit-and-run incident, the article attributed to Gossip Cop.
Regarding Honey Boo Boo becoming so overweight, the Inquisitr suggested, “So how did such a young child become so overweight? Mama June provided a diet that included foods such as deep-fried Oreos and Go-Go Juice (Red Bull mixed with sugary Mountain Dew), reported the Daily Mail.”
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