Honey Boo Boo Was Called “Obese” And Given A Food Intervention On “The Doctors”

The 9-year-old former reality star weighs about twice as much as the average weight of her age group, they said.

1. Today’s episode of The Doctors featured a health intervention for “Mama June” Shannon about her daughter, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘s Alana Thompson, with the hosts calling her “an obese 9-year-old.”

The 4-foot-6 girl weighs about 125 pounds, with the typical weight for her age group being around 60 to 70 pounds.

3. “It all starts with you,” Dr. Travis Stork told the 35-year-old matriarch. “That’s on you.”

Shannon herself lost over 100 pounds in 2013.

5. During the episode, Alana said her favorite exercise is “belly flops.”

“I love a lot of stuff deep-fried,” she added. “I love deep-fried Oreos.”

The little girl rose to fame on the TLC show Toddlers & Tiaras, where her mom would give her “Go Go Juice,” a combination of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, to give her energy for pageants.

7. The doctors gave the former beauty pageant contestant baked chicken as a healthy alternative to her favorite junk food.

Alana was also given a fruit smoothie as an alternative to shakes, pizza with cauliflower crust, and chocolate mousse made with dark chocolate and avocado.



9. “[W]hat’s ironic and something I’ve learned in the emergency department is the common culprit in a lot of these things, believe it or not, is what you’re eating,” Stork told Shannon.

“And when I looked in your fridge, June, I’m sorry but I didn’t see anything in that fridge that’s either going to improve Alana’s weight or decrease inflammation in her body.”

11. Stork told Access Hollywood the child’s weight puts her at risk for diseases like diabetes, stroke, and cancer, which could lead to an early death.

13. The Doctors partnered with a nutritionist near the family for Honey Boo Boo’s new eating plan, which is based on Stork’s book, The Doctor’s Diet. They also gave her a bicycle, and will check in on her progress.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled after four seasons when Shannon was accused of dating convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel, who molested her daughter.

15. Watch a clip from the episode:


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