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.”