Alana Thompson started her young career in beauty pageants on Toddlers and Tiaras.
"My favorite food? Chicken nuggets, I would have to say," Honey Boo Boo tells Travis Stork, host of The Doctors, who stages an "intervention" on today's show. "I like corn dogs."
Boo Boo also likes "KFC," she says. "This is really making me hungry."
But the focus of the show is to give her Mama June a wake-up call, a reality check and to try to turn around Boo Boo's lifestyle.
"I do worry about her health," says Mama June.
The doctors — Stork and Jennifer Ashton — reveal that Alana's height and weight — 4-foot-6 and 125 pounds — is not good, especially for a 9-year-old.
"She is obese," says Ashton.
Mama June says that a lot of the weight is due to steroids Alana takes for her asthma.
"You're trying to make a lot of excuses," says Stork, but he adds that her diet of fried, salty and sugary foods is contributing to her health problems, including asthma, which is inflammation of the airways.
After checking out their home fridge, Stork says, "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. And, I'm going to be honest, you need to take some responsibility here. … I want to see a bit of a light bulb, where you say, 'Maybe I can do better, maybe even a heck of a lot better.' "
The two take a taste test of healthier foods and realize that maybe they can learn to love pizza made with cauliflower crust and oven-fried chicken made with rolled oats.
"This is really good," says Boo Boo.
"Really good," says June.
At the end of the show, Stork gets Mama June to promise to come back in May to check in and show off their new, healthy lifestyles.
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