Mama June Shannon and Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) first appeared on The Doctors in February to discuss the little reality TV star’s need for weight loss and her obesity. Now, after several visits from nutritionists and the show’s co-host Dr. Rachael Ross to try to help, it’s time for Honey Boo Boo and Mama June to return to the show, and June received a chorus of boos amid revelations that she wants lap band surgery for herself, reported the Daily Mail.
Nutritionist Jeanne B. McDaniel had given the family meals prepared by a chef for six weeks, and the show also provided Honey Boo Boo with a bicycle to encourage her to exercise more. The health check-up and weigh-in included a confrontation from Dr. Travis Stork and his co-hosts about the increased risk for Honey Boo Boo as a result of her obesity.
But an April 2 check-in from Dr. Rachael and Jeanne provided questionable results on their progress.
“There are a lot of meals that have been left over from some weeks. I’m not really sure why Mom isn’t on board but, she has expressed that they all want to eat healthier. It appears Alana is going this on her own right now.”
On the May 20 episode, Mama June and Alana tried out some recipe alternatives on the episode, but Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Jennifer Ashton also confronted Mama June regarding her commitment to save Honey Boo Boo’s life and happiness. And June found herself booed by the audience.
Mama June, 35, has struggled with her own weight. But The Doctors focused on the fact that the nine-year-old, at four feet, six inches tall, needed to lose at least 12 pounds to overcome her obesity, with 25 pounds recommended as the ultimate goal.
But Dr. Travis was stern with Mama June at the fact that the little girl had not achieved her goals.
“We sent you all these kitchen tools to help you cook and they’re still in the boxes, haven’t even been opened,” accused Dr. Travis.
Mama June was defensive, saying that she had taken the appliances that they gave her out of the boxes.
“[Yeah] next to the sugary beverages?” challenged Dr. Jennifer Ashton. “June, that stuff can’t even be in the house.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Mama June was slammed for her eating habits when she first appeared with Honey Boo Boo on The Doctors.
“[Honey Boo Boo] is at risk for a myriad of life threatening diseases as a direct result of the poor food choices and lack of exercise modeled in the Thompson’s home,” said the co-hosts.
For example, Mama June showed off her recipe for what she calls “sketti” (ketchup, butter, and noodles) on several talk shows, as well as her own reality show. Below, she dishes it up for Wendy Williams.
Meanwhile, Mama June has been busy stripping at a night club, reported In Touch.
She earned $5,500 for appearing. But she’s also conscious of her own weight problems. To solve them, Mama June plans to get lap band surgery to achieve her goal of a “svelte 226” pounds.
[Image Via The Doctors]