About a year ago, celebrity chef Paula Deen told us that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Paula has spent the last year working on getting healthy. She has opened up to People magazine about how the big life changes she has made.

66-year-old Paula Deen and the whole Deen family have lost a combined 178 pounds! Paula herself has shed 40 lbs and is now planning the release of a new cookbook. It contains recipes that were the key to her weight loss success. She told People,

"I love feeding people but now I also want to help people eat right." She added that her new mantra is "Moderation, moderation, moderation."

Are you looking forward to Paula's cookbook? It's called 'The New Testament' and is set to be released this Fall.