Honey Boo Boo is working with The Doctors to lose some of the extra weight on her. According to Entertainment Tonight Online, Honey Boo Boo had a surprise home visit from some of the staff involved with The Doctors this week. Nutritionist Jeanne McDaniel and Dr. Rachael Ross actually went to her home to check on her progress.
Did they see good things when they made their surprise visit? No, they did not.
According to a previous Inquisitr report, Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Jennifer Ashton from The Doctors slammed Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June Shannon, for her daughter’s obesity. She helps contribute to the weight issues experienced by her daughter by buying foods that will only increase her weight.
At 125 pounds, she is medically obese, and the excess weight has caused a number of health issues for Honey Boo Boo. Her mother tried to blame her asthma medication for the excess weight, but the doctors blamed “Alana’s sugar and fat loaded diet.”
Travis Stork was stern with Mama June during the February visit.
“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.'”
Did Mama June step up to the plate to help her daughter lose the weight? She has done some good things, but the food selection in the home is still a big problem.
During the visit earlier this week, Jeanne McDaniel spoke about what she found in the family’s refrigerator during the surprise visit to the home.
“There are a lot of meals that have been left over from some weeks that just can make you wonder if she’s snacking on other items — especially at school. It appears that Alana is just kind of doing this on her own right now.”
It is not all bad though. Mama June is exercising more, and she is working out with Honey Boo Boo. Daily Mail shared photos of the mother and daughter at a Hollywood gym working out on April 13.
“As a result of the wake up call, the mother and daughter duo committed to getting more exercise and eating healthily, promising to return to the CBS show in May. Since then the pair, who are from Georgia, have stayed in Los Angeles where they are being mentored by Fett, a trainer and nutritionist who counts Matthew McConaughey, Heidi Klum and Fergie among her famous clientele.”
Mama June even shared a post on her Instagram about the juice she now drinks based on her new trainer’s recommendation.
Things have not been easy for Mama June in the past month. In fact, some might say it has been a hard year for Mama June and her family. TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after a scandal involving Mama June’s love life made headlines. On top of that, in March, Mama June spent some time in the hospital for pneumonia and dehydration.
The family is off reality television, but they are still very popular. Honey Boo Boo has lived in the spotlight because of reality television, but it is clear that she needs to lose weight. The photo shared above was posted to Mama June’s Instagram last Sunday. If Honey Boo Boo does not lose weight, her medical problems, including her asthma, will only get worse.
Mama June is trying to help her daughter lose the weight, but more has to happen at home. The Doctors surprised Alana and Mama June with this visit. The pair will return to the talk show next month for an update.
Is the “light bulb” now on for Mama June after this visit? Will Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Jennifer Ashton see a change? What do you think?
UPDATE: Honey Boo Boo’s home visit will be seen on this Monday’s episode of The Doctors. A sneak peek for the episode has now been released.
[Photo: Mama June Instagram]