Mama June, who just lost custody of her daughter, Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, has shed 84 pounds through a strict diet and gastric sleeve surgery. The 42-year-old actress’ weight loss struggle is still ongoing as of 2022, and fans are wondering about her diet and how she lost weight in such a short amount of time. To learn more about Mama June before weight loss surgery and custody of her daughter Alana Thompson, read the article.
June Shannon, mostly known as Mama June (born on August 10, 1979) is a TV personality and producer who rose to prominence as the stay-at-home mother of Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, the child star of TLC‘s popular show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which aired from 2012 to 2014. However, this was not her first appearance on television; she and her family first appeared on the reality show Toddlers & Tiaras, which aired on the same channel TLC from 2008 to 2009.
June Shannon’s unusual beauty and attitude were undeniably one of the show’s main draws, leading to her becoming a household figure in the United States. However, due to criminal allegations against June Shannon, TLC abruptly canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in 2014, only to revive it as Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes in 2017.
The 1.63m tall June has officially lost custody of her daughter Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson and following the news, the viewers are piqued to know more information about her personal life including her weight loss journey. Well, here’s everything we have on Mama June’s weight loss journey!
Mama June’s Weight Loss Journey: The 42-Year-Old Actress’ Diet Plan And Surgery!
There are many cases of celebrity weight loss transformations but Mama June‘s transformation has to be one of the most impressive ones. Many celebrities tend to keep their weight loss journey private but it was not the case with Mama June. There is even a documentary on the whole weight transformation of Mama June which goes by the title of Mama June: From Not to Hot.
Gastric sleeve surgery was one of the most important factors in Mama June’s weight loss. It is one of the alternatives to popular gastric bypass surgery. The size of the stomach is reduced by around 75% as a result of this treatment. Since your stomach size has shrunk to 75, you’ve cut down on the amount of food you eat, which helps you lose weight. June, on the other hand, did not undergo such a drastic shift as a result of the surgery. Mama June had made a significant commitment and made a lifestyle shift that helped her.
According to Mama June (@mamajune), one of the most important things in a weight loss journey is controlling your diet. She was dedicated to a better lifestyle and eliminated all junk and high-sugar items from her diet. June has also taken up working out with zeal. Her Instagram posts showing her working out on a regular basis are still visible.
1.63m tall actress’ ward effort had paid off handsomely, as she had lost 84 pounds. Junes weighed roughly 353 pounds at the beginning, but after a lengthy period of hard labor, she had dropped to around 137 pounds.
When a person loses a lot of weight in a small interval of time there are after-effects like stretchy skin and stretch marks which are completely natural. Stretch marks are one of the important signs of progress. After her gastric sleeve surgery, Mama June also opted for other surgery to get rid of excess skin. She had a skin removal surgery along with breast augmentation.
There is no denying that Mama June’s hard work paid off as she looks unrecognizable when comparing her past and current pictures of 2022. Her daughter along with her fans are proud of her hard work and accomplishment. There is also a funny fact that one of the reasons for Mama June to lose weight was to taunt her ex and funny enough the reaction of her ex-fiancé Mike Thompson after the weight loss transformation was to say “Holy Sh&t”.
Mama June’s Daughter Lauryn Shannon Has Full Custody of Alana Thompson
Mama June has continued to share her life with us on-screen, both the good and the ugly, and she’s gotten herself into a lot of difficulty in recent years. So much so that Mamaofficially no longer has custody of her daughter, Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, according to People.
After discovering Mama June was dating a registered sex offender who had sexually abused her eldest kid during the filming of season five of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the network canceled the show. Mama June, on the other hand, denied it.
Mama June’s eldest daughter Anna Cardwell was assaulted and sexually abused by June’s then-boyfriend Mark McDaniel, who is a convicted sex offender when she was eight years old. After pleading guilty to aggravated child molestation in 2003 for molesting Anna, McDaniel was sentenced to ten years in prison.
According to court documents filed in Georgia on April 11, a Wilkinson County judge gave Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon exclusive custody of Alana. June is allowed to call Alana by telephone every day, according to court documents initially reported by The Sun US, but Pumpkin will decide on visitation privileges.
Mama June is also obligated to pay Pumpkin $800 per month in child support for the next two years, or until Alana reaches the age of eighteen.