Honey Boo Boo and her family may or may not be coming back to reality TV, but in the meantime, The Doctors are putting them on a diet that focuses on weight loss and general health. Gone are the days of Sketti.
35-year-old Mama June and nine-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson will appear on Wednesday’s episode to talk about the reality of their nutrition. Dr. Travis Stork worries that Alana is at risk for diabetes and other health problems if she continues to be overweight. They determined she needs to lose 65 pounds in order to be healthy.
“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,” the doctor said.
To prove that eating healthy doesn’t have to taste bad, the show prepared a healthier version of Alana’s favorite food, fried chicken. This version was rolled in oats and wheat flour, and baked instead of fried.
When Alana goes home, she’ll be eating a diet based on Stork’s book The Doctor’s Diet, and will be monitored by a local nutritionist.