It wasn’t long before Maci began receiving backlash for this update.
“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,” one fan wrote in to Maci on Instagram.
Another even accused, “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.”
Now, Mackenzie Standifer is sharing her two cents as well.
Mackenzie shared her views on the controversial Teen Mom YouTube fan channel, Without a Crystal Ball.
“I just never want any of our kids to ever feel like they need to go to those lengths to be successful,” Mackenzie shared. “You train, you do your practices, you win some, you lose some. And ultimately, you want to win, but you don’t have to go that far. And I get it that there are wrestlers who- that’s how they do things. But at 11 years old, I don’t think introducing those habits at such a young age ends well, ever.”
But now, Maci is fighting back.
In an update from Celebmagazine, Maci shared what she is and isn’t having her son do:
– Not skipping breakfast- drinking more water ALL day
– Choosing high calorie, good fat/carbs, natural sugars and protein
– Learning how to grocery shop and cook healthy meals and snacks
She added, “If introducing eating habits such as [those above] is never going to end well, then I’ve lost my mind. [She was] making statements based on ignorance, never telling the truth.”
She went on with a more pointed dig.