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Paula Deen revealed her 30 pound weight loss in June 2012, six months after revealing Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. The 65-year-old Food Network star told the weekly that she has swapped out her favorite high-fat Southern foods for a healthier menu, including Greek salads and baked fish.
'It took me a couple of years to get to this point,' Deen told People magazine. 'If you make a few small changes, they can add up to big results.'
Deen, who is known for her high-calorie recipes, also confirmed at the time that she is now a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk, a healthcare firm that specializes in diabetes medication. The company also launched a 'Diabetes in a New Light' website featuring videos and recipes by the Food Network star.
One of Deen's most famous recipes is the Lady's Brunch Burger, which consists of bacon and egg on a hamburger served in a glazed doughnut.
(Pictured: Paula Deen appears in a 2010 promotional photo posted on the Food Network's website. / Paula Deen appears on a June 2012 cover of People magazine.)