I know all too well what Paula Dean has been dealing with, being diagnosed with diabetes. I know it's a struggle enough for me having to, all of a sudden, deal with more doctor visits, insulin shots..etc....I can't imagine how this has affected HER life. Her whole career has been based on cooking food loaded with carbs and fat. The good news is, Paula is getting healthy as you can see below! Go Paula and cut back on the butter!!
Paula Deen is becoming a low-fat version of herself.
The 65 year-old Southern-fried TV chef and cookbook author told People magazine that she has lost weight since she announced in January that she suffers from Type 2 diabetes.
"I've dropped two pant sizes and I feel great!" she said.
Deen, who gained international fame for butter and cream-rich recipes, credits her slimming to walking 30 minutes a day and slashing her portion sizes by half.
Don’t ask Deen how much she weighs -- she said she doesn’t know.
"We don't own a scale in our house," says Deen. "Every six months I go for a physical and find out. Now it's time to see the doctor. She'll be so happy if I've lost weight."
Her son Bobby, who creates healthier versions of his mother’s fatty fare on his Cooking Channel show “Not My Mama’s Meals,” said he’s proud of her progress.
"She has a little more pep in her step now,” he told People. “She'd been guilty of being a little too sedentary – like a lot of people."