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Paula Deen Shows Off Her New Figure

Started 1340820014.34 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1340940418.01 by HiLo

Food Network star Paula Deen is showing off a noticeably slimmer figure on the latest cover of People magazine, and she reveals that she's already lost 30 pounds since announcing she'd been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in January.

"It took me a couple of years to get to this point," she tells the magazine. "If you make a few small changes, they can add up to big results."

But one big change has been cutting out her favorite "trigger foods" such as mashed potatoes, and embracing a newfound love for such healthier fare as Greek salads and baked fish.

It's Robinhood in reverse

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Buck-i-Nana1340820291.3677360 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007South West Ohio

I lost more than 30 pounds and it looks no where near as dramatic as it does on her. I noticed on all the weight loss ads and magazine stories on others that what they show as a top weight looks a whole lot heavier and then what they show as the after with only 30 pound loss looks a whole lot more significant.

I was reading that the diabetes drug that she signed up to endorse also contributes to weight reduction.

She's looking good.

ETA - in looking at both pics - the people cover is very obviously airbrushed.

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pupcakes1340820296.31720901 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

I watched when Oprah toured Paula's home and it is probably the most gorgeous estate I've ever seen. Paula was quite heavy & sloppy looking so it must have been filmed quite a while ago. I'd like to eat breakfast just one time at her home with fresh catfish. YUM!

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lulu21340820310.6820766 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

She looks like she lost a lot more than 30 pounds. Good for her.

Amaly1340820440.743436 PostsRegistered 8/23/2008
On 6/27/2012 PuppyBreath said:

But, she's still Paula Deen. Yuck, y'all.


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wildcherry1340820593.3733414 PostsRegistered 11/23/2005

I lost 20 lbs from January to present and went from an 18 to a 16. I simply cut out the bad habits and danced for about 15 minutes every day. Now if I lost another 10, making 30, I would be lucky to even touch a 14. How does one lose all those sizes like that? I guess everyone is different. To end up a 10, I am sure it will take much more than 10 more lbs for me. The longer it takes to come off, the easier it will be to keep off. I would be happy with a healthy 14. Anything smaller I could never maintain at my age. Good for Paula.

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Maggie Nol­ia1340820598.94714669 PostsRegistered 1/30/2006

Good for her!

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wildcherry1340820605.0473414 PostsRegistered 11/23/2005

double post. my pc is acting up.

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colliemom31340820927.58715528 PostsRegistered 9/7/2010

She definitely looks slimmer in the face. I saw the Oprah special, and Paula certainly does have a beautiful estate.

Lion1340821143.9179807 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Good for her! She looks wonderful.

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minkbunny1340821333.95726054 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

She does look good, I hope that her healthy eating habits are also being incorporated into her husband Michael's diet. Her diagnosis has probably been a blessing in disguise.

As they would say in my favorite movie of all time An Officer and a Gentleman,

You Go Paula !!!

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Irshgrl312­011340822227.713848 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

She looks great

I agree with the poster who said she has a beautiful home. Oh, my she does. It is perfectly decorated as well. I love her style. Very classic and never goes out of style.

Topaz Gem1340822386.76315470 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007Scenic New Hampshire

She looks fantastic. Much younger and more vibrant. Smile

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wagnerdanc­er1340824911.434628 PostsRegistered 4/28/2008

Look what eating healthy can do for you! Good for her.

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Love Roses1340825131.439878 PostsRegistered 1/10/2007

She looks good. She's an attractive late middle age lady. She can sure wear that blue color!

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SweetWood ­Max1340825245.67712231 PostsRegistered 9/7/2010

good for her{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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KatherineW1340825274.6328130 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God
On 6/27/2012 irshgrl312 said:

She looks great

I agree with the poster who said she has a beautiful home. Oh, my she does. It is perfectly decorated as well. I love her style. Very classic and never goes out of style.

Me too,Irsh!!! We seem to think alike on several things!!




doxiemom 41340825451.1327472 PostsRegistered 12/30/2008NJ-FL

Hi Twizzle, She looks good. I wonder if she has changed her way of cooking?

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lulu21340825514.5520766 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007
On 6/27/2012 wildcherry said:

I lost 20 lbs from January to present and went from an 18 to a 16. I simply cut out the bad habits and danced for about 15 minutes every day. Now if I lost another 10, making 30, I would be lucky to even touch a 14. How does one lose all those sizes like that? I guess everyone is different. To end up a 10, I am sure it will take much more than 10 more lbs for me. The longer it takes to come off, the easier it will be to keep off. I would be happy with a healthy 14. Anything smaller I could never maintain at my age. Good for Paula.

Good for you wildcherry!

PD appears to have thin hips and thighs. She carried her weight above the waist, as opposed to all over which is why she was able to drop more sizes than someone else might.

When she announced she was diabetic, she said she'd already lost weight. This article says she lost 30 pounds since January. I bet she's more like 50 pounds down from her highest weight. I remember posters saying they saw her at her restaurant and she was not as heavy as she appeared on TV.

millieshops1340825838.15314470 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

Yeah for Paula. She's looking good.

As to how much - I could judge way better if I could see a picture of her in the same clothes, in the same pose before she started to lose. Otherwise, I don't think clothing tells the story.

I know - I've probably lost 30 pounds at least 10 times in my life. Sadly- always the same 30 pretty much - 25 since early February in 2012 and hoping for a few more in the months ahead. I'm doing it Paula's way- that is, with a few tweaks here and there along with portion control, portion control, portion control.

Twizzle13408269975727 PostsRegistered 2/7/2011
On 6/27/2012 doxiemom 4 said:

Hi Twizzle, She looks good. I wonder if she has changed her way of cooking?

Giving up mashed taters can't be easy, Doxie! Gotta give her credit for having the will power and determination, huh? Smile

It's Robinhood in reverse

JJsMom1340827110.46719781 PostsRegistered 10/25/2007

Good for her. It's nice to see someone taking charge of her health.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

Kellin1340827301.3973656 PostsRegistered 11/4/2011
She looks amazing! Her eyes twinkle, and I like her bawdy sense of humor. :)

KittyLouWho1340827307.93326542 PostsRegistered 1/11/2006

Well, good for her!

Guess I'll check out the PEOPLE story when it arrives this week.

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beach music1340828776.54329065 PostsRegistered 4/16/2007

She looks great{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

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chrystaltr­ee1340828878.64311515 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

What's the point if she didn't do something about her face and that flabby neck.

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