Teen Mother’s Maci Speaks Out After Placing Son Bentley on Strict Weight-reduction plan



Maci Bookout, Bentley


Teen Mom star Maci Bookout is defending herself after viewers steered she was inflicting potential harm to her son Bentley

On Tuesday evening time’s episode, Maci reveals that she has signed up her 11-year-old son for private wrestling lessons as “it has been a really perfect outlet for him” as he copes with family struggles. Nonetheless, followers concern Maci is taking his new pursuits too critically, since she’s moreover imposing a “strict weight-reduction plan” that she says will help him to “get hold of his goal” of setting up it to regionals. 

She tells the pre-teen in a single scene that he has “misplaced [his] ideas” after he knowledgeable her he wants grilled hen for dinner. “He weighs like 74-75 kilos so he’s on a very strict, good, healthful calorie weight-reduction plan,” Maci explains. “Loads of water and workouts to actually cut back out weight.”

Primarily based on Bentley, he’s making an attempt to eat just one,000 power a day. 

Later, his father Ryan and step-mom Mackenzie Edwards particular concern over the the model new consuming habits, nonetheless had been primarily centered on the weight-reduction plan most likely inflicting him to be a “late-bloomer” in relation to his progress.

Viewers, nonetheless, are further concerned that Bentley will variety an unhealthy relationship with meals. One Instagram particular person commented on Maci’s net web page, “I’m normally on the equivalent net web page with you about loads—nonetheless the burden issue… I’ve a son the equivalent age as Bentley and I couldn’t take into consideration telling him it’s okay to shed weight at his age. He’s a rising boy and his physique desires these power and nutritional vitamins. Let him be little. And let him have the rattling chocolate milk.”

“You’re creating an consuming dysfunction in that boy. Shame in your parenting. This episode merely makes me so sick. He’s 11. No 11 yr earlier must be on a weight-reduction plan,” one different remarked.

Nonetheless in response to Maci, the episode just isn’t an appropriate depiction of her parenting. “In reference to tonight’s episode-I’ve not at all and might not at all persuade Bentley to ‘cut back’ weight. After wrestling his first 2 tournaments throughout the 75lb class weighing in at 72-he obtained right here to me & talked about he wanted to wrestle at 70. I knowledgeable him that’s optimistic, nonetheless you WILL NOT ‘cut back’ weight,” she writes on Twitter. “I’ll lay out a healthful scheduled weight-reduction plan for u, u can eat salads, grilled hen, veggies, good carbs-instead of pizza, Doritos & candy bars. By the season, he decided he didn’t desire it—I knowledgeable him that’s okay! U can return to atypical and wrestle at 75 which is what he did.”

And whereas she’s no educated, the reality star says she “grew up throughout the game and have a bit of knowledge” on healthful and safe weight administration. 

Teen Mom OG airs Tuesday nights at eight p.m. solely on MTV.




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