Paula Deen Weight Loss, Six months after revealing her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, Paula Deen has lost 30 pounds. The celebrity chef who is most famous for her abiding love of all things buttery, cheesy and fried told People Magazine : “I do think differently now … I’m more aware.”
Deen now eschews favorite comfort foods like mashed potatoes in favor of fish and salads, according to the report. “If you make a few small changes, they can add up to big results,” she told People.
The Food Network star announced her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis only six months ago, though she’d been living with the disease for three years, prompting criticism that her announcement was financially motivated, as she’d signed a multi-million dollar deal to be a spokesperson for Victoza — a Type 2 diabetes drug made by Novo Nordisk. That deal, combined with her on-air persona as the decadence-loving creator of such items as the doughnut burger and rib casserole prompted some outrage, with Daniel Snyder of The Atlantic referring to her cuisine style as “abject gluttony.”
“Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later,” Anthony Bourdain famously tweeted.
“Honey, I’m your cook, not your doctor,” Deen told NBC in response to the critics. But she also insisted that she was managing her condition through a combination of Victoza and lifestyle changes. Soon after, photos of Deen chowing down on a cheeseburger again put her in hot water.
But since then, Deen reveals to People, she’s been making a concerted effort to lose weight, eat healthier and even exercise. And that’s important as diet and exercise are the two main treatments for Type 2 diabetes, according to the National Institutes of Health. (Huffington Post)