Paula Deen Says She’s Slimmin’ Down

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  TV personality Paula Deen enters the "Live With Kelly" taping at the ABC Lincoln Center Studios on December 5, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Deen. Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

After telling Today last week that some people were "mean" when she announced her diabetes medication deal, Paula Deen today tells People that she's not combating her diabetes diagnosis with drugs alone. She's also dieting and exercising! "I've dropped two pant sizes and I feel great!" she tells the magazine. The story says her fitness routine "includes walking 30 minutes every day — and now having portions half the size of those she used to eat." (Which leads us to wonder: How do you make a cheeseburger with only half a Krispy Kreme doughnut?) It'll be really disappointing if it turns out this is all just a ploy to start hawking Fembody supplements alongside that other Paula. [People]