Teen Mom’s Maci Speaks Out After Putting Son Bentley on Strict Diet

Maci Bookout, Bentley

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Teen Mom star Maci Bookout is safeguarding herself after audiences recommended she was triggering prospective damage to her child Bentley

On Tuesday night’s episode, Maci exposes that she has actually registered her 11-year-old child for personal fumbling lessons as “it’s been a great outlet for him” as he handles household battles. However, fans fear Maci is taking his brand-new interests too seriously, given that she’s likewise imposing a “strict diet” that she states will assist him to “achieve his goal” of making it to regionals. 

She informs the pre-teen in one scene that he has actually “lost [his] mind” after he informed her he desires grilled chicken for supper. “He weighs like 74-75 pounds so he’s on a very strict, good, healthy calorie diet,” Maci describes. “Lots of water and workouts to actually cut out weight.”

According to Bentley, he’s attempting to consume just 1,000 calories a day. 

Later, his dad Ryan and step-mom Mackenzie Edwards reveal issue over the the brand-new consuming practices, however were mostly concentrated on the diet plan possibly triggering him to be a “late-bloomer” in regards to his development.

Viewers, on the other hand, are more worried that Bentley will form an unhealthy relationship with food. One Instagram user discussed Maci’s page, “I am normally on the same page with you about so much—but the weight thing… I have a son the same age as Bentley and I could not imagine telling him it is okay to lose weight at his age. He’s a growing boy and his body needs those calories and nutrients. Let him be little. And let him have the damn chocolate milk.”

“You are creating an eating disorder in that boy. Shame on your parenting. This episode just makes me so sick. He’s 11. No 11 year old should be on a diet,” another said.

But according to Maci, the episode isn’t a precise representation of her parenting. “In reference to tonight’s episode-I have never and will never convince Bentley to ‘cut’ weight. After wrestling his first 2 tournaments in the 75lb class weighing in at 72-he came to me & said he wanted to wrestle at 70. I told him that’s fine, but you WILL NOT ‘cut’ weight,” she composes on Twitter. “I will lay out a healthy scheduled diet for u, u can eat salads, grilled chicken, veggies, good carbs-instead of pizza, Doritos & candy bars. Through the season, he decided he didn’t like it—I told him that’s okay! U can go back to usual and wrestle at 75 which is what he did.”

And while she’s no professional, the truth star states she “grew up around the sport and have a bit of knowledge” on healthy and safe weight management. 

Teen Mom OG airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. just on MTV.


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