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Deen - Why did she keep it a secret for three years while deep frying butter?

I can understand any celebrity whether it be food, hollywood or whatever, wanting a certain amount of privacy, but. . . as this story is now on local tv nationwide. . .

Seems to me she waited for a reason to reveal it, and that was to shill for a drug company.

I fear that poor Tony was on the mark with his slam.

Anyone remember the Galloping Gourmet? He transformed his whole public persona and way of life and taught healthy cooking once he was diagnosed as ill.

She waited for a pill that she could sell. Or so it would seem.

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  1. Why did she keep it a secret for three years while deep frying butter?

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      1. re: porker

        porker, we are buds, but that is not a Warhol...

        1. re: Veggo

          It was supposed to be a riff of Leepa's response with a bunch of dollar signs made to look like a big .....dollar sign. The CH formatting was all wrong and I gave up on trying to figure out spacing and pilcrows...

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          ...maybe more of a Pollock

          1. re: porker

            I caught it before your edit, porker, u b stylin' !

      2. re: Leepa

        exactly what I was going to write.... $$$$$$$ (where's the "like" button?)

        1. re: Leepa

          Right on, Leepa. It's all about money. Can you say greed, Paula? Don't you have enough money without selling your soul?

        2. Absolutely disgusting. Promoting an unhealthy lifestyle and then profiting from it.

          She should promote healthy eating and donate all the proceeds to medical charities to help undo some of the harm she's done. Not profit from it.

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          1. re: karykat

            As Bill Clinton does now, very much to his credit and his legacy.

            1. re: karykat

              Trailer trash cooking for the unwashed.

            2. She makes more dollars than sense.

              1. Because butter is deliiiiiicious!

                But really, in all seriousness, can the griping and moaning about this not be contained to one thread?

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                1. re: Muchlove

                  Everywhere except the ninth ward.

                  1. re: Veggo

                    Thanks Veggo . . . I needed a laugh out loud moment.

                2. "When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you’ve been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you’ve got Type 2 Diabetes… It’s in bad taste if nothing else." -Anthony Bourdain

                  "Paula Deen was allowed to shill for a pharmaceutical company while basically saying people shouldn’t have to stop eating bacon-fried bacon cake in bacon sauce because of a little ol’ disease." - The Superficial

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                  1. re: lynnlato

                    We vote her off the island. Like an ice shelf that calves under bright light.

                    1. re: Veggo

                      HAAA!!!! Yep, thanks Veggo! LMAO

                      1. re: Veggo

                        You're cracking me up, Veggo, and I'm only 1/3 of the way through the thread! :-D

                        Someone on a blog I read on occasion posts as a punster, and today's was a gem that fits in here quite nicely:

                        "Paula Deen's diabetes confession was preBourdained."

                      2. re: lynnlato

                        If the disease is diabetes, they shouldn't have to stop eating meat or fat. It's the carbs they need to cut.

                          1. re: KWagle

                            Actually, everything should be cut a bit (and you're right, especially the starchy carbs...but not the good carbs that come from vegetables; those should still be 35-40% of the diet).
                            A diet _too_ high in protein is very rough on the kidneys. And that's definitely a concern with diabetes.

                            1. re: The Professor

                              Actually, there is no one carb level or diet that fits all. I eat as many veggies as my glucose meter says I can without doing damage. By caloric percentage, my carbs are about 10-20% and very high fiber, by volume, they're huge amounts. Protein doesn't damage kidneys, that's an urban myth. Glucose damages kidneys. I reversed over a decade of advanced kidney damage on high protein and have kept my GFR well above the low end of normal for over a decade eating this way.

                              Low carbers aren't eating more protein than most folks, we're just having it with veggies instead of starches and eating higher fat than the ill conceived recommended guidelines have been calling for.

                              There's no reason to cut everything; I had to cut carbs and add protein and veggies. Cutting out starches drops so many calories there's no need to cut further.