It looks like all that diabetes backlash may have been a wake-up call for Paula Deen to start living a healthier lifestyle.
The Food Network star arrived at Florida's South Beach Wine and Food Festival looking a little different. No, she didn't get a new haircut, she lost weight!
The 65-year-old chef took sources, "I've dropped two pant sizes and I feel great!"
As you can see in the picture from her appearance at the annual event above, she does look a lot slimmer. We can't say how much weight she actually lost, however, because Paula doesn't even know herself, telling fans:
"We don't own a scale in our house. Every six months I go for a physical and find out. Now it's time to see the doctor. She'll be so happy if I've lost weight."
Based on appearances, we think her doctor will be pretty happy. In an effort to start "getting up and moving," Paula has been walking at least 30 minutes a day, while cutting her portion sizes in half.
Not only is she seeing the results of living a healthier lifestyle, but she's feeling them too. "It's amazing how good getting up and moving makes you feel," she told the food-loving crowd.
Let's hope her message resonates and influences others to do the same!
[Image via JLNphotography/WENN.]