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Paula Deen Dishes on New Diet, Weight Loss on ‘The View’ | ABC News

Celebrity chef Paula Deen has revamped her diet and lost 30 pounds, she told the co-hosts of “The View” today.

Today’s episode, which took a look at increasing American obesity rates, was titled “The Fat Show.” Co-host Joy Behar quipped to Deen “and you’re the guest of honor.”

Deen has come under fire in recent weeks for waiting to announce her diabetes diagnosis and signing a pharmaceutical promo deal with Novo Nordisk.

The co-hosts gave Deen the opportunity to defend herself against critics of the buttery recipes she has become known for.
Commentary:

Paula Deen hasn’t changed her tune since the last time we heard from her.  At that time, in January 2012, she announced her diabetic condition, admitting that she had waited to learn more about Diabetes (for 3 years) before making her condition public.  Coincidentally she had apparently signed up with a drug firm to promote their drug for diabetics.  When you consider the high carb foods that she is famous for, you naturally tend to be suspicious of what she is up to.   There wasn’t a favorable reaction to her announcement since she was promoting high carb recipes while knowing that she was a diabetic.

The drug she is on for treating her diabetes requires that the patient already have blood sugar under control before taking the drug, so she probably had to go on a diet to use it.   She isn’t specific about the diet she is on.  The only word she uses is “moderation”.  You’d think, if she was interested in helping people she’d be more specific about how she lost that 30 pounds.  In her statement she said that “no one food” causes Diabetes. Well, that isn’t very helpful is it! I’m having trouble remembering anyone blaming Diabetes on a single food. You can sure blame Diabetes on carbohydrates but not one single food. I think perhaps that she’s dissembling a bit! You decide for yourself…

On top of all that, this news story seems to indicate that Paula’s dishes are not so good for Diabetics because of the butter.  The truth is that the butter would be fine if there wasn’t so much carbohydrate content!

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2 Responses to “Paula Deen Dishes on New Diet, Weight Loss on ‘The View’ | ABC News”

  1. May 22, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Good article!

    You make such an awesome point – that fat would be just fine for people if it wasn’t in a tag-team mud wrestling match with it’s co-star Miss Carbohydrate. Might as well name her Miss BehavingBadly! Carbohydrates and high fat = diabetes and heart disease, cancer, dimentia like Parkinson’s and Altzheimer’s and so much more!

    • May 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Thanks Susie!
      Your’re right – this topic of carbs+fat is a powerful one and often shows up. Dr. Lustig, of “Sugar is Toxic” fame, mentioned in one of his films that one of the really nasty things about fructose (which is usually combined with glucose 50/50 in table sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)) is that it turns to fat when ingested. Since the glucose goes to the bloodstream directly, you have the bad combination of glucose and fat together – in an addictive form of sugar or HFCS: downright dangerous.
      …Joe…

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