Mama June Shannon (mother of Honey Boo Boo) has not always been known for her healthy eating habits, but she has recently made a huge change in her life that has her down over ten dress sizes! That’s right – Mama June is down from a size 28 to a size 16 dress size!
Fans of the hit show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” know that Mama June Shannon has always struggled with her weight and battled obesity.
Mama June decided to go on an aggressive weight loss plan in 2015 after dealing with some intense family drama. Honey Boo Boo’s mom recently split with her reality TV show Husband – and reports have surfaced that the two are in fact done for good.
The 35-year-old grandmother decided it was time to make some healthy changes in her life, and wanted to have an incredible weight loss transformation. Mission accomplished! Mama June has gone from a size 28 to a size 16 – and it only took her about 6 months of time.
Mama June got linked up with a top trainer through her reality TV show manager – and started to make some really healthy changes. She hired a virtual trainer by the name of Natasha Fett who assigned her a completely new meal plan, workout regimen, and all natural supplement regimen.
Since Mama June was working on a reality TV show and traveling frequently with her daughter she enjoyed the concept of a virtual trainer – and this is a new twist on dramatic celebrity weight loss.
Rumor has it that a few other celebrities hired the help of a virtual trainer after hearing about this so they could maintain a healthy lifestyle regardless of their travel or lifestyle demands.
Ms. Shannon would consult with her virtual trainer over Skype chats and Step 1 was a drastic diet and lifestyle change.
Let’s take a look at a few key dietary changes that Mama June made in order to lose 12 full dress sizes and over 50 lbs. in 6 months!
Key Dietary changes made by Mama June to Lose 50 Lbs.
- Increase the Carbs early in the day, Drop the fat all day
Many people don’t realize that carbohydrates are not the weight loss devil. In fact – your body needs “good carbohydrates” to sustain energy levels and a healthy blood sugar level. Since carbohydrates are 4 calories per gram and give your body a sustainable energy source – it makes way more sense to lower your fat intake to lose weight quickly.
Fat is 9 calories per gram and even healthy sources like avocado and almond butter can pack a major calorie punch.
Instead of consuming a bunch of peanut butter and almond butter like Mama June used to she swapped out this for carrots, celery and hummus dip. This is a healthy treat that is much lower in calories.
She also increased her intake of slow digesting and fiber rich carbohydrates such as black beans, lentils, brown rice, and sweet potatoes.
- No Chocolate Milk and Protein Shakes
Mama June was under the impression that nutrition drinks such as chocolate milk, pre packages protein shakes, and Slim Fast were healthy for her – but the harsh reality is that many of these contain a ton of added sugar and fat.
Mama June’s favorite chocolate protein shake brand contained over 400 calories and 30 grams of sugar! The average low fat chocolate milk container has close to 40 grams of sugar!
Mama June cut these out of her diet and replaced these beverages with all natural teas and coffee with sugar free sweetener. This saved her a ton of calories and increased her energy levels.
- No More “Fad diets”
Mama June also fell victim to many flash in the pan “fad diets” that promised dramatic weight loss. Her virtual trainer offered a much healthier and more sustainable option in the form of all natural metabolism boosting pills.
These powerful weight loss pills were derived from all natural sources and contained no dangerous stimulants. This allowed Mama June to increase her energy levels and sky rocket her metabolism without a yo-yo effect.
- Largest meal for Breakfast
One other huge dietary change was that she would consume her largest meal for breakfast instead of dinner. When you consume a large mea for breakfast you have all day to burn off those calories. When you consume a large meal for dinner you are likely to store the excess calories as body fat.
What did Mama June consume? Let’s take a look at an average day of eating for the reality TV star.
Mama June Weight Loss Meal Plan (She followed this exact same plan to go from a size 28 to a size 16)
1 Large bowl of oatmeal with chopped banana, chia seeds, chocolate protein powder mixed in
5 Slices of Lean Turkey Bacon
1 Green Machine Shake (made with soy milk, kale, mango, and Green Vibrance)
2 All natural weight loss pills
Open faced Turkey sandwich on Ezekiel Bread with low fat mayo, Swiss cheese, spinach leaves, cracked pepper
1 Side of Baked Lays potato chips
2 All natural weight loss pills
6 Ounce Pan Seared White fish or Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast topped with Cayenne pepper hot sauce.
Side of Sweet Potato Fries (low fat)
Large glass of green tea with lemon juice
Mama June Workout Plan
Mama June was on a dramatic weight loss regimen throughout 2015 – but believe it or not didn’t even follow a set workout regimen.
Her virtual trainer developed a very interesting workout plan for her – and says that it is the best strategy for someone who is not use to exercising frequently.
Mama June’s diet plan was set up for her to eat approximately 1,000 fewer calories per day. She was consuming on average about 2,500 total calories per day – and got this number down to 1,500 during her diet plan.
She then was able to burn an extra 350 calories per day with her powerful all natural weight loss pills.
Her trainer knew that if she wanted to lose about 50 lbs. in 6 months of time she would need to burn another 1,500 calories per week.
Instead of throwing an intimidating exercise regimen at Mama June she instructed her to walk or bike ride for at least 3 hours per week – and this could be set up any way that she wanted.
Instead of forcing herself to the gym or to the nearest elliptical machine – Mama June just increased her physical activity level by 3 hours per week which resulted in a dramatic weight loss.
Mama June now had 3 things working for her:
- She was consuming about 1,000 less calories per day and also getting in more fiber and nutrition so she was never hungry
- She was taking powerful all natural metabolism boosting pills to burn an extra 350 calories per day
- She was doing 3 extra hours of physical activity per week
That extra three hours of walking or bike riding really add up at the end of a few months. Although walking on average of 3 hours per week doesn’t sound like a bunch, that’s 36 full hours of physical activity extra over the course of 3 months. This really adds up to becoming a weight loss machine!
Hopefully this story of Mama June’s weight loss inspires you – and you realize that you don’t need a fancy workout plan or in person trainer to achieve dramatic results!
It’s been a little over a year since Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her mother Mama June took the world by storm with their TLC spin-off Here Comes Honey Boo Boo— and what a difference a year makes! The reality TV matriarch dropped a total of 115 pounds since the show premiered in August 2012, going from a size 26 to an 18. And not only that, Mama June got herself a whole new look complete with blonde highlights and an updated wardrobe!(See Mama June’s Honey Boo Boo Diet)
Mama June recently lost 150 pounds with a low-carb diet and exercise, but was frustrated by her double chin, which remained go away despite her weight loss. “My kids joke about my turkey neck or ‘gobble gobble,’” Shannon told Inside Edition. Rumor has it that she used a secret diet pill called Garcinia Cambogia to drop extra pounds around her mid section.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian did a fat-freezing procedure on Mama June called “cool sculpting,” which kills fat by freezing it. Dr. Nazarian said she does cool sculpting on herself to freeze away belly fat and maintain her fit bikini body.
Mama June felt great after cool sculpting, which takes about 8 weeks to show full results. Meanwhile, Shannon is proud of her 150-pound weight loss, which she achieved with a low-carb diet and exercise.Shannon’s jaw-dropping weight loss fueled rumors she got bariatric surgery or used diet pills, but she denied those reports. Mama June said her weight loss secret was cutting back on sugary sodas and doughnuts and eating chicken, baked foods and cheese cubes.
“I feel really good.” Mama June said in an interview with KTLA a few months ago. “At my heaviest it was like 400 pounds, but now I’m like 285.”
While Mama June doesn’t have any plans to shed more weight right now, she welcomes whatever changes the future may hold.
“If I lose more weight, that’s fine. If I don’t, that’s fine also,” she continued. “I’m happy with myself. If you don’t like me, you don’t like me, and you don’t have to look at me.”