Celebrity chef Paula Deen has lost 40 pounds since last year when she announced that she has type 2 diabetes. At the time, her medical revelation put her in the hotseat. Deen is well known for cooking high-fat food. But now she graces the cover of People magazine looking lean and triumphant.
Are You Inspired?
While there are certainly reasons to discredit her weight loss, I'll admit that I am inspired. When celebrities lose weight, it is easy to say that they don't live in the real world, and that anyone can lose weight if they are in the public eye and have access to high-priced services like personal trainers and specialty chefs. But Paula Deen is well known for her love of butter, cream, cheese and fattening foods. Breaking that comfort food habit must been just as difficult for her as it is for everyone else who struggles with it.
Paula Deen's Strategy
So how does she say she did it? Moderation was the key, according to her interview with People. But it is also evident that social support and accountability played a role, as well. If you find Deen's weight loss inspiring use a few of these tools to incorporate her strategy into your life.