How Paula Deen Lost 35 Pounds

PHOTO: Paula Deen attends KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Feb. 23, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla.PlayFrazer Harrison/Getty Images
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Paula Deen has never looked better and is explaining how she dropped a whopping 35 pounds.

The celebrity chef, 68, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a few years back, was on the "Dr. Oz" show earlier this week and said, "I feel so good!"

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."

Starting over is what Deen is also doing professionally. Deen lost millions in endorsements last year after she admitted under oath, during a lawsuit filled by former employee Lisa Jackson, to using the n-word in the past. The two reached a settlement.

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