Honey Boo Boo
Honey Boo Boo has admitted that she’s trying to lose weight. Pictured: The reality TV star attending the WE tv premiere of “Marriage Boot Camp” and “Ex-isled” in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for WE tv

Ahead of “Mama June: From Not To Hot’s” return to WE tv next week, Honey Boo Boo revealed that she also wants to lose weight. The 12-year-old has even admitted that she tried a new diet in hopes of shedding some pounds like her mom.

While promoting the all-new season of Mama June Shannon’s reality show, Alana Thompson told Inside Edition that she, too, wants to get rid of some of her body fats just like what happened to her mother. However, unlike the 300-pound transformation of her mom, the “Toddlers & Tiaras” star wants to do it the natural way.

“It’s like, two months I went on a no-grease diet. It was like no grease at all,” the young beauty pageant enthusiast said. The no-grease diet is a type of food intake approach that basically revolves around meals that are prepared without grease or oil. Thompson did not say more about the diet, but fans can expect for it to possibly play out in the sophomore run of “Mama June: From Not To Hot.”

While Honey Boo Boo is determined to get rid of a few extra inches from her waistline, Shannon has revealed that she has actually gained 10 pounds since her stunning transformation that was chronicled in the first season of her show. “I’m not gonna lie. I have gained about 10 pounds over the last year and a half,” the 32-year-old said.

Mama June’s weight won’t be the highlight of the WE tv series’ new season though. A sneak peek at “Mama June: From Not To Hot” Season 2 shows Shannon holding hands and even kissing a mystery man. The identity of Shannon‘s new beau is still being concealed from the public, but fans of the show can expect the mystery man to be formally introduced in the pilot episode next week.

Gushing about her newfound love, Shannon recently told Us Weekly that she met her boyfriend trough mutual friends. She is also confident that her new man isn’t dating her for the money. “That’s not the case. He makes very good money. He does remodeling and construction work, so he makes good money himself,” she said.

“Mama June: From Not To Hot” Season 2 premieres Jan. 12, Friday, at 9 p.m. EST on WE tv.