paula deen oct 2011 Paula Deen says she's dropped two sizesAlthough she recently said she wouldn’t be making any drastic changes to her diet, Southern cooking doyenne Paula Deen says she’s lost weight since the world learned of her Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis.

“I’ve dropped two pant sizes and I feel great!” Deen tells People.

Deen says her new daily routine includes 30 minute walks and eating half the amount of food she used to eat.

But Deen, who on Sunday (Feb. 26) hosted the South Beach Wine and Food Festival with a menu of fried chicken, waffles and jambalaya, says she still doesn’t know how much she weighs.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson