Skip to comments.Paula’s big fat secret TV chef famous for Southern-fried decadence to reveal she has diabetes
Posted on 01/13/2012 11:40:31 AM PST by trumandogz
Paula Deen the queen of high-calorie, Southern cooking is about to come clean and confess that she cant eat her own dishes anymore because she has diabetes.
The Georgia-born chef a Food Network star who has written five best-selling cookbooks has been trying to keep her condition a secret, even after the National Enquirer reported in April that she has Type 2 diabetes, which is often associated with fatty foods and obesity.
Sources say Deen, 64, who never addressed the diabetes question, has worked out a multimillion-dollar deal to be the spokeswoman for a pharmaceutical company and endorse the drug she is taking.
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Most of the diabetics I know are genetically disposed...in fact all of them are.
Rachel Ray must be eating Paula’s cooking. It’s the only way to explain Ray’s weight because her recipes are lousy.
So she’s now promoting a drug that is used to cure a condition that is caused by the type of foods she has been teaching people how to prepare?
I’d have more respect for her if she revamped her show to teach people how to cook meals that don’t lead to diabetes.
I think her food may be delicious, but just about every recipe is unhealthy.
My wife and I were hosted by a true, southern-fried couple for dinner a couple of months ago - my arteries are still recovering from that meal...
Her son has a new Food Channel Show fearturing her recipes without all the fats and sugars.
The stuff looked good.
What a hateful headline and lead!
“So shes now promoting a drug that is used to cure a condition that is caused by the type of foods she has been teaching people how to prepare?”
Looks like Paula will be working both sides or the fence, much like a drug dealer that would sell both heroin and methadone or a pharmacy that only sold cigarettes and cancer medication.
The National Enquirer?
They’re right about this
AND they were right about “Bath-House Barry”.
So What??? over 60% of Americans have some sort of diabetes. It is not only Paula’s cooking but all of the fast food places that provide high fat food. You know what the American People love it.
My husband is 145 lbs and has Type 2 diabetes and has always eaten very healthily. Sometimes it isn’t about the food or the weight. And sometimes the diabetes causes weight gain as well since the body can’t process sugar/starch.
A little bit of that goes a long way and I think she consciously exaggerates the drawl, too...y'all!!!!
Like there's something wrong with that.
I don’t indulge in KFC type meals everyday...and don’t know anyone else who does either. Paula’s a good cook and a good girl. Don’t make her one of Moochele’s victims.
I was just stating a fact. The poster said Paula needed to have a show featuring healthier food.
Her son has such a show.
As far as I am concerned, people can eat what they want. I am not the food police.
If more Americans embraced Paula Deen's cooking, this country would save billions in social security and pension payments.
I did not write the article.
But, we will see if it is true if Paula Deen starts peddling diabetes medication.
What was even more interesting was that the blacks that I met spoke proper English and were very kind.
Looks and taste are sometimes two totally different things.
There are many slim folks that have eaten a decadant Southern diet all of their lives. The difference is that they have an active lifestyle.
Fat people come from the same ol' equation: calories eaten vs. calories burned. Any doctor will tell you than 95% of people fall into that category vs. a medical condition that causes weight gain.
Its the only way to explain Rays weight because her recipes are lousy.
But she’s someone’s darling because she is everwhere on the food channel - mixing it up with top chefs.
That Anthony Bourdain sure knows how to get people talking. The No Reservations host sounds off on other food stars in TV Guide Magazine.
He has the strongest words for Paula Deen. The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen, Bourdain says. She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and shes proud of the fact that her food is f bad for you [...] plus, her food sucks.
The First Wookie must be wearing a Cheshire cat grin today.
I just saw this segment on FOX this week. I have no idea if it tasted good.
My husband can eat whatever he wants and he doesn’t get fat. He eats smaller portions than most men. Always has.
His family is all slim, so I am sure genetics play into that.
Truth is, I hold fairly libertarian ideas when it comes to diet and weight, including personal responsibility. I know there are medical conditions that cause weight gain, but too many times it's a failure of the calories consumed/calories burned equation.
Diabetes II is genetic.
Read “Wheat Belly”.
The rise in diabetes isn’t due to people eating fat. It’s due to the increased consumption of carbohydrates (wheat, potatoes, table sugar, high fructose corn syrup, etc...), because eating carbs causes your body to produce insulin. Fat doesn’t.
That healthy, low fat meal that is built around pasta or bread is a prescription for diabetes.
Ironically, the common wisdom that people should eat “healthy, low fat meals” has directly lead to the increase in the consumption of carbohydrates, which is the primary cause of the increase in diabetes.
“I lived in Virgina for a year. I remember asking my boss, a Professional Civil Engineer....You really learned to say y’all in school? I was flabberghasted that these educated people spoke “backwoods speech”. And these southerners were quite rude to New Yorkers.
What was even more interesting was that the blacks that I met spoke proper English and were very kind.”
As a born-and-bred Virginian, I’m sorry that you found white Virginians so disappointing. I don’t know where your “Professional Civil Engineer” went to school, but I have never heard of anyone being taught to say “y’all”in a classroom. For your own information and education, the word is a contraction of “you” and “all”. It is no more “backwoods speech” than “they’re” or “can’t.”
Whenever I’ve seen northerners subjected to “rudeness” from my fellow Virginians, it’s been a response to condescending, snobbish attitudes like yours. We welcome everybody, but we don’t appreciate being thought of as toothless hillbillies, and we wonder why on earth folks like you come down here if it’s so painful for you.
Lard, meat and shellfish instead of processed wheat and sugar might help her diabetes condition.
So, what's the name of Paulas big fat secret TV chef?
It’s genetic in the sense that some people are probably more prone to developing insulin resistance than others. Most of the time, if they start soon enough, Type II can be controlled with diet and exercise.
My wife is a Type I, juvenile onset; my mother was a Type II. If I quit exercising, ate whatever crap I felt like, and let my muscle mass waste away, I would be diagnosed as a Type II Diabetic within five years, almost guaranteed.
So, to settle the issue once and for all, one of the largest, longest and most expensive randomized, controlled, primary dietary intervention clinical trial in the history of our country was launched in 1993. This was to be THE study to end all studies and proponents believed it would finally prove the benefits of not just low-fat diets, but what has come to epitomize the government's very definition of healthy eating. According to the National Institutes of Health, it was "one of the largest studies of its kind ever undertaken in the United States and is considered a model for future studies of womens health. It was a major undertaking, costing $415 million and was conducted at 40 medical centers across the country. It was a well-designed and carefully conducted study and researchers were confident this would prove the rightness of eating right.
The women in the healthy eating intervention group cut their total fat intakes down to 24% of their calories and 8% saturated fat the first year well below the control group eating about 38% total fat and nearly 40% more saturated fats. By the end of the study, the healthy eaters were still averaging 29% fat, compared to 37% in the control group. The healthy dieters also ate about 25% more fruits and vegetables, grains and fiber than the typical American diet of the control group.
Most of the study results were published at the beginning of last year, in a series of articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association. If healthy eating showed health benefits, the results would have been shouted far and wide. Since they werent, youre probably beginning to guess that it failed to support long-held beliefs about healthy eating. And you would be right.
More than 8 years later, there was no difference in the incidences of breast cancer, colon cancer, heart attacks or strokes among those who ate healthy and those who ate whatever they pleased!
That plus she is a big Obamabot.
But, I made her bread pudding recipe once. Better than wonderful.
Hey, now; if they told you that it wouldn't be a secret, would it?
Yeah, that headline is in dire need of some punctuation.
Paula Deen has diabetes because she’s obese. If she lost 45 or 50 pounds it would probably go away. My brother in law’s doctors told him the same thing but he just can’t force himself to diet. So he takes insulin.
If I could cook like her I’d have diabetes too. Kinda like coal miners that get black lung. Comes with the profession.
I’m curious, can you pronounce the word saw? I have noticed that a lot of people from up North can’t pronounce that word, is that a backwoods Hillbilly thing?
Good Lord, the advice your brother’s doctor gave him is 40 years out of date.
Body fat doesn’t cause diabetes, body fat is a SYMPTOM of diabetes.
Gary Taubes in his book “Why We Get Fat” explains the process in a way just about anyone can understand.
1) Your body starts to maintain too much insulin in the blood (there are a number of reasons for this, including diet, but this is where it starts). Because there is too much insulin in your blood your body starts storing food as fat instead of burning it (one of insulin’s jobs is to push fat into the fat cells). You also quit burning body fat (one of insulin’s other jobs is to prevent you from burning body fat—there’s a good reason for this, but the point to remember from this is that when there is excess insulin in the blood your body is incapable of releasing fat from the fat cells into the bloodstream to be burned).
2) Because of the excess insulin in the blood, your cells increase their resistance to insulin.
3) Because your cells start to become insulin resistant, your pancreas starts to produce MORE insulin in attempt to over come the cell’s insulin resistance. The excess insulin in your blood causes you to store more food as fat instead of burning it, and prevents you from burning the fat already stored in your fat cells (you get fatter).
4) Steps 2 & 3 repeat over and over again in a race between the cells (which become more and more insulin resistant) and your pancreas (which pumps ever increasing levels of insulin in your blood in an attempt to overcomes the cells resistance).
5) Eventually, the pancreas becomes so overworked that it fails, and starts to lose the ability to produce insulin.
I recommend you get Taubes book (while not a book specifically about diabetes, it explains the process that causes it, and the root causes of why the excess insulin is produced in the first place), then I recommend you find a doctor that has read a medical book published after the ‘70s.
The ignorance is shocking.
Carbs are the killers. You need insulin for the cells to burn glucose.
Fats and proteins do not require insulin for the body to use them as fuel.
My Type 1 diabetic sun can eat cubes of butter all day long and not bolus a single unit of insulin to deal with it. Two double-stuff oreo cookies, however, require 1.5 units (21 grams of carbs).
Deen is suffering from insulin resistance, which is the body’s rejection of the insulin it produces.
Weight loss CAN cure Type 2 in many cases, but not in all cases. Met a rock hard 45 year old women, 118 lbs, and has Type 2.
The state of research on diabetes is pathetic. I was at a seminar on Type 1 in Seattle and asked whether anyone had actually confirmed that the Islet of Langerhorn cells in the pancreas had actual died.
The answer was, across almost 70 years of research on the topic - “No.”
Hasn’t stopped hospitals from explaining to patients that their Islet cells have died, causing a ‘sundowning’ of insulin production from the pancreas.
A couple of Canadian researches, on a whim, wondered whether those Islet cells, rather than be dead, were instead inflamed to the point where the cells couldn’t excrete the insulin.
They gave rats bred with type 1 diabetes a shot of capscacin (basically, the ‘hot’ in ‘hot sauce’ and hot peppers) and sure enough it cured the rats to the point where they were producing insulin.
The shot had to be readminitsterd once a month, but the point was that a $2.65 shot of capscascin could ‘cure’ a type 1 diabetic.
The state of modern science is not in a good place of late.
>The state of modern science is not in a good place of late.<
Particularly when the welfare of Big Carbohydrate (think the wheat and corn producers) and Big Pharma hang in the balance.
I hear Hostess, the manufacturer of Twinkies, is filing for bankruptcy. Perhaps people are finally realizing sugar is not a health food.
I wonder how long it will be before we see Anthony Bourdain doing a similar deal with a company that makes drugs for treating Tourette’s Syndrome.
His pointless cursing makes his show unwatchable.
As a native Virginian I can tell you the New Yorkers had it coming. Especially youse guys who showed up and made snide remarks about “backwoods” southerners saying “y’all”.
You apparently met a different category of blacks than the ones I knew when growing up. I think most linguists would tell you that southern speech patterns cross race lines as do food preferences.
Thank you. It’s not the fat and protein. It’s the sugar and carbs. I think this country has so terrorized people over heart disease that we’re all living off sugar and carbs and we’ll all get diabetes instead.
could never watch her on tv. she was an instance “click” like geraldo.
her magazine covers always looked creepy. like a psychotic souther lawn knome.
I hate to tell you but a lot of people who lose weight lose the diabetes symptoms. This is not new.