So I am sure we've all heard by now about Paula Deen being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I have read lots of opinions on this as it's swirling the web.
Honestly, I think Paula says it best herself in the clip below - you have to be responsible for yourself. C'mon people! At the end of the day, if every meal you cook is something off one of her shows or out of one of her books, of course you are going to get fat and have health problems.
I think what really has struck me though, is the comments being made about her diagnosis being related to butter. The more I learn about 'real food', the more I realize this is an ignorant comment. Let's be real - on the diet side of the diagnosis, I think the refined grains and white sugar are the culprit - certainly not the butter!! And lord help us all if this announcement makes people ditch their butter for margarine. Seriously - if you have margarine in your fridge, get up right now and pitch it! (Yes Mom, you too!!) That stuff is like a silent killer in a tub, happily hiding out in your fridge. And if you need any more reasoning, I did an experiment one summer with it. I rubbed it on part of the stall wall in my horse stalls to see if it would deter the flys and nats. And you know it, those bugs didn't TOUCH the areas coated in margarine.
Anyways, I am getting off topic. I am posting this because I am also interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions on this whole debacle. Please, express your opinion freely, but don't hate on others if you do not agree!
Click her to see Paula make her announcement on the Today Show - for some reason, it doesn't want to post onto my blog.