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Like death and taxes, calories in versus calories burned is the great leveler. No matter how rich or famous you are, if you eat too much, you put yourself at risk for being overweight. And being overweight puts you at risk for diabetes, which in turn puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Paul Deen's dilemma is that even if she wanted to cut back on the calories in her recipes (and she says she doesn't want to), her followers would likely rebel. Although she urges moderation, over the years, she may have inadvertently given license to many to indulge in overly rich food.
For example, how else can you explain a recipe for Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf? The recipe calls for beef, 10 slices of bacon, 8 ounces of cheddar cheese and topped with french fried onions. My guess is that each serving probably has 400-500 calories. How many people do you know who could afford this many calories for one serving of meat?
I could be wrong but the I think she has a big challenge--how does she rein in her viewers (and herself) without alienating everyone in the process?