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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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.