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Paula Deen Keeps the Whole Family Fit with New Mantra: ‘Moderation!’

Not only did Food Network star Paula Deen lose 40 pounds after being diagnosed last year with Type 2 diabetes, she also encouraged her husband and two sons to join in her weight-loss program.

In this week's issue of People, the 66-year-old chef invited the magazine into her Savannah home to share how her family members adopted different weight-loss strategies and lost an astounding 178 pounds combined.

Paula’s new mantra, "Moderation, moderation, moderation," is how she helped her family lose weight. Deen's husband, Michael Groover, shed 60 pounds, her oldest son, Jamie, got rid of an excess 45 pounds, while youngest son Bobby lost 33.  
Deen is releasing a new cookbook, “The New Testament,” due this fall, which will include her newest go-to recipes and tips.
For retro photos of Deen attending her high school prom, click here!