Maci Bookout Responds to Backlash Over Son Bentley’s Strict Diet – Her Statement

In this week’s episode of ‘Teen Mom OG’ Maci Bookout reveals Bentley’s new diet for wrestling.

She explains that Bentley is on a strict diet in order to stay in his current weight class for wrestling and has a workout plan for “cutting” weight.

“He weighs like 74-75 pounds so he’s on a very strict, good, healthy calorie diet. Lots of water and workouts to actually cut weight.” maci says. (Watch that scene here)

Maci was soon flooded with criticism over having an 11 year old boy on a diet. Fans were outraged that she would encourage her growing son to lose weight. The MTV star took to Twitter with her response.

“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,” Maci explained.

“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.”

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