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Mama June Is On The Keto Diet After Gaining 25 Lbs. Following Eye Surgery

Mar. 26 2019, Updated 11:02 p.m. ET

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Since losing 300 pounds last year, Mama June Shannon has been determined to keep the weight off. But after going blind in her right eye and undergoing four surgeries to recover the remaining eyesight in her left eye, the From Not to Hot star hasn’t been able to keep the weight off as much as she’d like — which is why she’s turned to the Keto diet.

In an interview with the BUILD Series, June revealed that her eye surgeries have prevented her from staying active, but she’s still holding herself accountable.

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“I do feel like I do need to lose 15 pounds, but not being able to get up and laying in the bed for the past six months with eye surgery has been very difficult, and I’ve been hard on myself,” June explained. “Looking at the scale every day, making sure it’s not going over what I don’t want it go over.”

With the Keto diet, June is able to eat “cheese, eggs, protein, meat” and says it “actually, really works.” She avoids carbs but said she’s never been a bread or pasta fan, so it’s not hard for her.

“I’m not here to tell people how to diet, because everyone’s different, but I know what has worked for me,” she said. “I think people just don’t need to give up, and I think that’s what happens with a lot of diets nowadays. I’ve done that.”

To see Mama June talk about keeping the weight off in the midst of her health battle, watch the clip above!


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