Mama June drops 30 pounds in 2 months after turning to weight loss medication


Mama June is being very transparent about her weight loss journey.

After revealing her plan to start using semaglutide to help get her weight back under control, the “Mama June: Family Crisis” star (born June Shannon), 44, shared that she lost 30 pounds in the two months since she began taking tirzepatide.

“I was against it because I had a gastric sleeve,” she said during a visit to Page Six’s studio with her daughters: Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.

“But now, I’m in week nine and you can ask the girls — I am so super strict.”

June “Mama June” Shannon revealed she lost 30 pounds in two months while taking weight loss drug tirzepatide.
“I was against [tirzepatide] because I had a gastric sleeve,” she said of her decision. GC Images

Shannon revealed she sticks to a protein packed diet and makes sure she’s going to the gym “three or four times a week.”

“I probably lost 30 pounds in like eight and a half weeks,” she shared.

Though, the quick drop in June’s weight has made Efird nervous about her using the drug.

With her new strict weight loss plan, Shannon said she’s eating a mostly protein diet and working out “three or four times a week.” Tamara Beckwith
Shannon opened up about her experience with her followers on Tiktok. Instagram/@mamajune

“I just feel like every other time mom has lost weight so quickly, she’s gained it back, plus more each time. You know?” she said.

Efird continued, “She didn’t eat right, she didn’t go to the gym. She just was like, ‘f— it, I’ll get another surgery.’”

Shannon previously let fans follow her weight loss journey during the first three seasons of the family’s reality TV series, which was initially titled “Mama June: From Not to Hot.” The series was rebranded for Season 4 as “Mama June: Family Crisis.”

Shannon first let fans get a glimpse of her weight loss journey on WEtv’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot.” Getty Images for WEtv
The series was rebranded as “Mama June: Family Crisis” in Season 4. Season 6 premieres on June 14. Getty Images for Extra

This time seems to be different for the mother of four, however. While she dropped 30 pounds in a fairly short amount of time, she also said she’s been transparent about monitoring her routines and eating habits.

For example, Shannon recently revealed she gained one pound.

“I literally shared that experience with TikTok and I told people like, ‘I gained a pound and I was so mad at myself,’ because I work hard in the gym, eating only protein. I don’t really like bread, carbs and all that, so I’m okay with not even eating that,” she said.

“I’m trying to get the 80 grams and 100 grams of protein, but when I did that last week, I gained a pound. So, now I gotta go back down to like 40 or 50 grams of protein versus what they say:100 grams. I can’t do it. I’m like, I put on weight,” she continued.

A new season of “Mama June: Family Crisis” will premiere on June 14 on WEtv.


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