Honey Boo Boo's Mom Makes Drastic Changes to Help 9-Year-Old Lose Weight

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Ever since TLC cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo late last year, we haven't seen much of the Shannon-Thompson clan and their wild antics. But now, the famous family is showing off, once more, but this time, it's for a much healthier reason. Mama June just revealed that she's taking charge of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson's weight and has changed the 9-year-old's lifestyle and eating habits.

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The family has never been secret about their love of food. From roadkill, to go-go juice, to sketti (spaghetti noodles with butter and ketchup), we've watched them cook and consume their Southern creations. But it looks like that's all changing. 

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June and Alana appeared on The Doctors earlier this year, where the professionals dissected the family's fridge, determined there were no contents worth eating, and classified Alana as "obese."

Now, they're taking major steps after the intervention. June just revealed the family's latest steps. Take a look:

I know I haven't updated in a whole on here soon we have busy sorry alot ppl have asked bout alana process it is going...

Posted by Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) on Friday, April 17, 2015

It looks like Alana hasn't lost any weight -- she hasn't gained any either -- but has started to drink her vegetables and fruits. June has also welcomed the juicing lifestyle and is working out with a fitness trainer. All great steps. 

It's great to see a mom taking her child's health seriously and taking major action to improve it. But when it comes to kids, juicing may not be the best way to go. A solo juice cleanse -- in which the child only consumes the provided juices -- is strongly discouraged by doctors. Juices serve as good diet additions that help kids take in the nutrients they're missing, but without then rehabbing the rest of the diet, it will be hard to see changes.

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Juices may seem like a great idea. They provide concentrated amounts of all important and necessary vitamins, but they're not a Do-It-Yourself style of weight loss. Especially not for children. For anyone planning or thinking about incorporating these into a child's diet, the number one task should be to talk to a pediatrician.

Diet fads and trendy weight loss techniques may seem like a great idea, but making sure that they're healthy and appropriate for kids should always be a priority.

Do you watch your kid's diet? Do you have a plan?

 

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