Honey Boo Boo has been winning her weight loss wars, according to Mama June Shannon. But although their appearance on The Doctors earned a scolding for June Shannon over what the show’s co-hosts saw as bad parenting on her part, Mama June claims that Honey Boo Boo lost eight pounds only after she hired a personal trainer, reported MSN.
Known as Honey Boo Boo since she became a reality TV star, nine-year-old Alana Thompson became the target of a health intervention on The Doctors when the physicians criticized Mama June for allowing the little girl to develop bad eating habits and become obese. But now the matriarch of the cancelled show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo boasts that the little girl is heading the right direction on the scale.
“Just by eating smaller portions and walking,” exalted June.
She praised celebrity trainer Natasha Fett for her guidance, noting that Natasha also helped Mama June lose 45 pounds.
But when it comes to The Doctors TV show and its portrayal of the family’s eating habits and Mama June’s parenting, June slammed the show.
“[Natasha] encouraged us when we felt like we couldn’t or didn’t what to do it [and] genuinely cares about us.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Mama June and Honey Boo Boo first appeared on The Doctors in February to discuss the little reality TV star’s need for weight loss and her obesity. 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.
But 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, and Mama June was loudly booed by the audience.
“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?” scoffed Dr. Jennifer Ashton. “June, that stuff can’t even be in the house.”
Now, however, Mama June says that they’re both on the road to their weight loss goals by not using The Doctors advice and relying on a personal trainer. In addition, she’s planning weight loss surgery for herself, according to In Touch.
With a goal of 226 pounds, Mama June has chosen the procedure known as lap band surgery to help her get “svelte.”
[Image Via The Doctors]