Mama June’s Weight Loss
By CANDICE GREY
Updated on Aug 08, 2019
The famous mother from the hilariously terrifying TV show on TLC called “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has lost an incredible amount of weight. The story of Mama June’s weight loss is one for the headlines lately, as reality star from the show has dropped over 100 pounds without even really trying. She initially said she had not done any surgeries, hadn’t gone to the gym, or taken any diet pills but that she is more active and not eating as much. The show hit many headlines as the family was a part of child pageants, and their daughter Honey Boo Boo was the star of being sassy, funny, and downright redneck. The family would regularly enjoy “sketti” which was a concoction of spaghetti, ketchup and a lot of butter, and this was only the tip of the iceberg with the unhealthy habits they practiced regularly. The entertaining show was cancelled in June of 2014 after June was spotted going on a date with a convicted child molester.
Since the cancellation, June started to take her health and weight loss very seriously and hired a personal trainer who lives on the other side of the country. Even though the trainer does not physically work with June, she still keeps her very accountable and active. Daily, June walks three miles around her neighborhood and is constantly on the go with her children. Dropping 100 pounds is no easy feat, but it can get addicting if you take it too far, which is what happened Mama June in early 2016 when she collapsed from lack of food and over exertion.
Going from a size 28 to a 16 in a short amount of time will leave the after math of the once fat filled parts of the body, to purely skin. Mama June was unhappy with how much saggy skin was left all over her body, and wanted to have it all removed when she underwent her gastric bypass surgery in March, which eliminated almost 80% of her stomach. Unfortunately her BMI was still too high to have the skin completely taken away, so she will be working on losing more weight to get than final surgery done. Following her gastric bypass surgery Mama June had to strictly follow a liquid diet for months, as well as maintain exercise and recovery. She still has a long road to go, but we are happy for her decision to choose better health over comfortable foods and lack of activity.
Because the show was such a hit, it left the family to stardom, which in turn has gotten Mama June many endorsement opportunities with health items like “Go Go Juice” as well as different green smoothies. She and her daughter Alana, (Honey Boo Boo) have been eating smaller portions, and have started juicing three times a week due to their lack of love for vegetables. Mama June is trickling her healthy habits down through her family, which is a very honorable thing to do when their image was seen as a family who ate unhealthy and didn’t care about their diets whatsoever. As silly as the show made this family look, we should applaud their efforts toward becoming more educated individuals when it comes to weight loss and living a healthier more sustainable lifestyle. Go Mama June, we wish you the best of luck with the rest of your weight loss journey!