Celebrity chef Paula Deen has been losing weight. Paula Deen’s husband Michel Groover, and sons Jamie and Bobby have followed suit.
According to the Huffington Post, six months after revealing Paula Deen has Type two diabetes, the celebrity chef whose secret ingredient is butter thinks “differently now … I’m more aware.” As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Paula Deen has stated that mayonnaise is an acceptable substitute for butter. This was one of the changes we have seen since her diet began.
Paula Deen now detours away from fatty foods like mashed potatoes in favor of salads:
“If you make a few small changes, they can add up to big results.”
Paula Deen, of Food Network fame, announced her disease only six months ago, after living with it for three years. This has prompted criticism that her announcement was all about the money, since she’d signed a multi-million dollar deal to be a spokesperson for Victoza.
According to Yahoo News and a report by The Inquisitr, Paula Dean shed an impressive 40 pounds from her medium-height frame by cutting carbs and decreasing portion size, focusing now toward loading up on fresh veggies:
“It’s all about moderation. I eat reasonable portions now. Tonight, I treated myself to just a half a piece of bread.”
Dress up your veggies with this marinated salad. It’s almost too beautiful to eat, don’t y’all think? http://t.co/W7Q8ag1o
— Paula Deen (@Paula_Deen) January 12, 2013
Paula Deen also insists that she is managing her condition through a combination of Victoza and lifestyle changes. Tabloids couldn’t resist the speculation, however, when photos of Deen chowing down on a cheeseburger again put her in hot water. In response to critics, Paula Deen said:
“Honey, I’m your cook, not your doctor.”
At age 66, Paula Deen calls her diabetes diagnosis a blessing. Deen says she still indulges in her “cheat days”, as it’s just natural to do so:
“You can’t deprive yourself all the time.”
Do you think Paula Deen’s diet is just a marketing gimmick to promote Victoza, or is the southern celebrity chef actually doing this for herself and her family?