Deen admitted that when she first got her diagnosis, "I didn't believe the doctor."
After six months, she went in for another check-up and it was confirmed.
"At that point, I went home to my kitchen and I threw out everything that was white," she said. "White bread, white rice, white potatoes, white pasta. I did that for four months, y’all! Just four months and I lost 35 or 40 pounds.”
Now, she's bringing all those elements back into her kitchen.
"The thing that I’m really trying to focus on y'all is moderation, moderation, moderation. Eat a cookie, just don’t eat six of them," she said.
And if you eat too much, Deen said, "There's always tomorrow ... you can start over again."