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How did Lauryn Pumpkin Efird lose 40 pounds? 'Mama June: Road to Redemption' star's weight loss secret revealed

In the first-look footage, Lauryn insists that sister Honey Boo Boo watches her weight by eating green
Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Efird from 'Mama June: Road to Redemption' in 2017 and 2020 (Lauryn/ Instagram)
Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Efird from 'Mama June: Road to Redemption' in 2017 and 2020 (Lauryn/ Instagram)

Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Efird is a changed woman, inside out. She's not the emotional 20-year-old who once believed in her mother June Edith 'Mama June' Shannon and her sobriety journey. Pumpkin spent over a year away from June and while settling in, decided to work on herself. This path of self-love that she took resulted in her losing over 40 pounds, which she claims she did "mainly" by drinking water.

The first-look footage showed Lauryn debut a lean frame. She is fitter than before but there's still a long way to go. Dishing on her weight loss secrets, Lauryn admitted in her green-room interview that it was the "green" pasta that did the trick. But sister Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson was not very pleased and asked if simple cooking that goes on in their house.


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"Yeah, because you need to watch your figure and so am I trying to watch mine," Pumpkin told Honey Boo Boo and added: "I mean, look at me. I’ve lost 40 pounds, and I am trying to do better." The little one promptly fired back, said that Pumpkin didn't have to "brag" about her 40-pound weight loss. The bickering continued as Pumpkin retorted: "You know, it wouldn’t hurt you to eat a few vegetables like I do."

Drastic weight loss transformations don't happen overnight. They need the individual to be consistent, which is not an easy feat. But Lauryn did the impossible and she seems to be happy working on her fitness. But there'll always be detractors. On one of her recent Instagram photos, a user asked if she underwent surgery. "No surgery here ma’am. This is all my own," Lauryn wrote and later added: "I honestly just don’t overeat anymore and all I drink is water mainly."


While her fitness journey seems to be sorted, the fractured equation with June requires a makeover. Lauryn has been avoiding her mother's calls and it appears she may not be willing to mend the bridge between them. Will Lauryn and June ever meet? Only time will tell.

Catch all the new episodes of 'Mama June: Road to Redemption' on WE tv every Friday at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.