Former Food Network personality Paula Deen has said previously that she was offered a spot on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and turned it down. So what made her decide to join the 21st season of the dance competition?
It was a process getting here. But when I finally dropped the weight off I thought, ‘Well, maybe I can do it.’ Maybe I can do it now. And I’ve been eating out of my new cookbook that comes out next week.”
She lost 35 pounds after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I can see where the weight loss would be a motivating factor: she’ll likely lose even more with all the dance rehearsals! It also sounds like Paula realized that ‘DWTS’ would give her a great platform for promoting her new cookbook. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that ;).
Despite her weight loss, Paula said there’s one item in her diet she is NOT giving up.
I never gave up butter. Never, never. But the big word in my life now is ‘moderation.’ Moderation, moderation, moderation.”
I think moderation is the key to maintaining a weight loss. It’s no fun to never eat what you like, right? It’ll be interesting to see Paula on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
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