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Mama June Shares Her Weight Loss Secrets

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After months of hard hard work and dedication, 2017 proved to be a fantastic year for reality star Mama June and her weight loss journey.

June Shannon, or her recognizable moniker, Mama June, shed 300 pounds to fit in size 4 apparel, wowing the audience on her weight loss show, Mama June: From Not to Hot.

The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star - who weighed 460 Ibs. at her heaviest - told PEOPLE she is devoted to keeping her slim physique.

"It's all about portion control for me,” Mama June told PEOPLE. “It's not easy to eat like you're 'supposed to' and hit the gym all the time, but I’m just trying to maintain it the best I can."

Mama June said while it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, she has her routine down to a science.

The mother-of-three said her secrets to maintain her figure include eating right and making time for workouts, she admits she skips breakfast every morning by only waking up at 1 p.m.

"This sounds bad," Mama June adds, "but I’m more of a snacker."

However, her significant weight loss has contributed to a few issues that needed to be resolved.

While Mama June accomplished an amazing feat of losing a significant amount of weight, she had to deal with the repercussions that followed: getting rid of her excess skin.

According to PEOPLE, Mama June spent $75,000 for her new look, which entailed gastric sleeve surgery, breast augmentation and skin removal surgery on her "turkey neck," "bat wings" and stomach. In total, a whopping 9 lbs. of skin was removed.

The reality TV star shared she often snacks on grapes and cheese, and will make dishes like "baked chicken and quinoa" or "baked pork chops, corn and beans" for dinner.

While she said she religiously goes on the scale, her diet doesn't prevent her from having a few cheat days. Mama June said she'll still treat herself to her favorite foods such as barbecue and Mexican food, as long as it's in moderation.

"I can promise you I'm never going back to that size," she said. "I'm happy where I’m at."

Are you inspired by Mama June's weight loss?

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