Paula Deen was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago. According to a Jan. 8 ABC interview, Paula was shocked to learn of the diagnosis and afraid it would mean she could no longer eat the things she loved, like fried chicken and her family’s gooey butter cake.
However, Deen was determined to get control of the disease and begin making lifestyle changes. Paula started with the dreaded “M” word, as she calls it: moderation. Deen thought she had been practicing moderation for years by stopping at two biscuits when she really wanted three, but she realized the moderation really meant she couldn’t eat biscuits every day.
Paula has lost 35 pounds by making substitutions in her cooking. Deen used to eat friend chicken, a loaded baked potato and macaroni and cheese for dinner. Now she has baked chicken, a plain baked potato and collard greens.
Paula still has desert. Instead of a large slice of cake, Deen now indulges in a sliver of cake and a large serving of berries.
Paula Deen says she stays away from diet foods. She doesn’t use any light or fat free mayo, butter or sour cream.
These tips worked well for Paula. Deen’s slim new body prove that it is possible to lose weight by eating sensibly.