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If Paula can do it so can you!! In a previous article we wrote about Paula’s struggle with smoking and fatty foods on the Dr. Oz show. Now it appears that since January, she’s turned over a new leaf. The 65 year-old cooking phenomenon openly announced that she’s also been battling Type 2 diabetes.
While Deen gained international fame for her guilt ridden foods, she says that her weight loss is a product of walking 30 minutes a day and consuming half the portion size of her regular meals.
Paula doesn’t weigh herself daily, instead she waits for her physicals to step on the scale (smart idea Paula). However, it’s very noticeable that she’s been making some big changes and she does admit to dropping two sizes!
“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.”
On the flip side, her son Bobby has his own cooking show called “Not My Momma’s Meals.” Evidently, Bobby didn’t agree with his mother’s cooking! He creates healthy meals while on his show and is very proud of his mother’s 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.”
While Paul’s progress is admirable, her reputation was compromised when people realized that she had been keeping her diabetes secret for over 3 years. Along with the scrutiny, Deen has also been come the spokes person for the inject-able diabetes drug, Victoza.
HOW DID PAULA DEEN LOSE WEIGHT??
Portion size was the key to her weight loss mixed with her daily 30 minutes of exercise. When talking with Al Roker on the “Today Show,” Paula said
“I’ve always encouraged moderation. People see me cooking all these wonderful, Southern, fattening recipes … it’s for entertainment. People have to be responsible (NYDailyNews).”
EEK! Reality check, I don’t think that people watching the show think it’s “all for entertainment.” Heck these people see the food on TV, run to the store for the ingredients, and consume them that night! Hopefully, Paula’s public battle with so many vices will inspire people to get off the couch for some exercise, cut down their food intake, and avoid the risk of Diabetes. We secretly love Paula (regardless of her fatty foods) for her delightful personality and her southern charm. If you know someone who could benefit from this information then please pass on these fitness tips. It’s inspiring to see someone like her changing their habits at 65.
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