Newly anointed “Divabetic” Paula Deen is the first one to admit: “When I first found out I was diabetic, I had no solutions. I couldn’t even help myself, much less somebody else.”
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In this week’s issue, the 66-year-old Food Network star invited PEOPLE into her Savannah home to share how her family members adopted different weight loss strategies and lost an astounding 178 lbs. total.
By figuring out a diet plan that works for their particular schedule and lifestyle, Deen’s husband Michael Groover shed 60 lbs., her oldest son Jamie got rid of an excess 45 lbs., and her youngest son Bobby maintained his 33-lb. loss. But no one sacrificed their love of Southern food. Instead they learned to stick to Deen’s new mantra. “Moderation, moderation, moderation,” says Deen, whose new cookbook The New Testament due out this fall will include her go-to recipes and tips. “I love feeding people but now I also want to help people eat right.”
Of course, a few small changes to her cooking repertoire can’t hurt, either. Deen has reportedly swapped in Greek yogurt for creaminess in some of her recipes, HuffPost Food reported earlier this month.
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