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Mama June Reveals on ‘Good Morning America’ That 9 Pounds of Skin Was Removed From Her Body

For the first time since revealing her new body on her TV show From Not to Hot, Mama June is stepping out in public and spoke to Good Morning America on April 5 about her drastic transformation.

“I didn’t go to the grocery store. I wasn’t able to associate with anybody,” the 37-year-old explained about her life before the weight loss surgery, adding that her daughters, including 11-year-old Honey Boo Boo (whose real name is Alana), were affected. “I wasn’t able to go to [Alana’s] school. I mean, it was — it was crazy.”

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Now, after losing almost 300 pounds, June has changed in more ways than one. “I have a new mom,” Alana said. “Well, it’s not like a new mom, it’s just she has a new body … It’s like they cut off her head and then put it on another body.”

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The reality star was able to get down to a size four with the help of gastric sleeve surgery, though it still required a lot of sacrifice on her part. “You don’t just go into sleeve surgery and think it is a temporary fix because it is not,” she told GMA‘s Amy Robach. “You have to work almost everyday. I’m not saying I’m the most perfect person because trust me I do eat.”

June also had two skin removal surgeries. “Nine pounds of skin came off my stomach,” she revealed.

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As for dieting, Alana acknowledged, “The food has changed. Every once in a while she will bring in something unhealthy but mostly the food in our house is healthy.”

The mother-of-four previously told Life & Style, “I just watch my portions and cut back on a lot of the carbs. The one thing that I cannot live without is my grapes and cheese.”

Despite her newfound confidence, the WEtv star remains weary of the dating world. When Alana admitted during the interview that her boyfriend wasn’t texting her back, June joked, “This is why I don’t date.”

Scroll through the gallery below for a closer look at Mama June’s transformation!