News broke Tuesday morning that one of Food Network's beloved personalities, Paula Deen, has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This disease has grown much more prevalent in our fast life, fast food society full of large amounts of unhealthy fats, sugars and inactivity. Many are quick to throw Ms. Deen under the bus for her high-fat, high-calorie food recipes, but can we really blame her for providing the world with delicious food we all like to enjoy? Are her behaviors really any different than the average Americans?*
Personally, I think she is doing the right thing coming out as a spokesperson for the disease and will encourage people to consume less-than-perfect foods in moderation. Thank you Paula, and thank you for the amazing Red Velvet Cupcake recipe I can't imagine living without.
Just a friendly reminder that our health should always be our number one priority and that balance in everything is the key to a happy, healthy life.
I will now get off my soapbox. What do you all think about Paula's announcement? Did she do the right thing - yay or nay?
*Type 2 Diabetes is caused by more than just a poor diet. Lifestyle factors, age and genetics also play a role.