Watching what others eat.

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Watching what others eat.
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 2:20pm

Really people?

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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 2:54pm
She's an adult & I have to agree with you. I'm not a fan of the traditional 'southern food' she has on her show ... it's usually too rich or too fatty for my tastes. Plus, while I like 'sweet', I don't like overly sweet...I prefer a richer savory-sweet. That said, I've only seen a few of her shows but even as a guest on other shows, I've never heard her say that this is something that should be eaten every day. It's a "Sunday meal" or a 'holiday special' most often.

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 10:46am

My brothers' diabetes's is hereditary.

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 6:56pm
I can't eat Paula's food, I'm lactose intolent & can't eat regular dairy products. Her 3 sticks of butter in everything would either kill me or put me back in the hospital again. We have made some of her recipes, subbing my lactose free dairy products. They were just ok.

I know people who have eatten at her restaurant & they told me everything tasted like bad butter. If I were in Savahana I would go eat there but take my meds before hand.

Oheart I think we're close to the same age & I remember Yul Brenner annoucing he had lung cancer.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 6:56pm
Was your brother encouraging others in eating habits or behaviors which would lead to diabetes even as he suffered from it himself? That's what Deen did.

Jabberwocka

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 5:01pm

People are so judgmental.

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:41pm
I'm haevy set, I was born with a screwed up thyroid, as a kid I couldn't gain weight, I didn't reach 100 lbs until I was 16-17. But from my 20's to 50's I've gained over 150 lbs. I really don't like sweets, I perfer fruits & veggies. I also love my starches too LOL.

I really hate it when dh & I go out for dinner & people stare at me. (I'm under 250 lbs) dh may order a apiteizer & I may try it, but I alway eat salads (I order vigettet & oil) but I want lots of tomatoes on. I will only eat 1/2 of what I ordered & take the rest home.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:20pm

Heck, when I was growing up,

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:10pm

I don't think much of anyone on TV these days, whether cooking shows or other so-called "reality" junk fare. They *are* hawking themselves or their product. So what? It's a living, right? And likely her sponsors wanted her to keep quiet too, exactly because of all this judgmental backlash against her now going on. :| Anyone with half a brain knows high fat rich foods are not healthy on a daily basis. For special occasions, sure, why not? She or anyone else on a cooking show, is not responsible for other people's life choices. I just can't get into the judgmental condemnatory stuff about her. She's human. She makes/has made bad choices like any one else. We are raised with certain eating habits, culturally, religiously, whatever. And we attach emotional wellbeing to those eating habits. No matter what you eat or how you live, you have deposited "time bombs" in your body that will be bound to come out as you get older. Smoking. Alchohol. Legal Rx drugs. Illegal drugs. OTC drugs. Even so-called health supplements. You name it, even food of any kind you can get into debates about whether it's organic or not organic, dairy or not dairy, blah, blah, blah. No single eating or so-called health lifestyle is really 100% healthy. They push one style or another, then a decade or two later, it's "Oh, wait! You should do thus & such instead...that's all wrong what you've been doing!" And on & on. I don't even buy the veracity of so-called health sites like Harvard Medical/Nutrition or Mayo Clinic or any of them any more. Or the medical industry. After all they sold us Tylenol and now people need liver transplants or have liver ailements because that drug has been pushed as "safe" for decades. :O So who ya gonna trust? Nobody...


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 3:47pm

I don't know.....My brother was diagnosed with Type

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 3:16pm
I think there's some feeling that Deen has been hawking a lifestyle which she knows first hand is not healthy. She waited three years to reveal her own diabetes and even then, did so to hawk ......wait, for it........ a drug in the war on diabetes. Paula is playing both sides.

I don't think her eating habits would have been noted if not for her clearly equivocal behavior. Not very worthy of respect or admiration.

Jabberwocka