Behind the scenes

Paula Deen's hubby shows off 60-pound weight loss

June 5, 2013 at 3:10 PM ET

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Paula Deen’s husband Michael Groover in 2007 (left) and on the TODAY plaza this morning (right).

In the year since Paula Deen announced her diabetes diagnosis, the celeb chef has dropped more than 40 lbs. But Deen wasn't the only one who was inspired to make a change: her husband Michael Grover and the rest of the Deen family showed off their new, slimmer looks on the TODAY plaza Wednesday.

In an interview with People Magazine in January, Deen said that she and her family decided to get fit together, losing a combined 178 lbs, and Grover dropped more than 60 lbs. in the last year.

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Paula Deen in 2007, left, and on the TODAY plaza in 2013 after losing 40 lbs.
Bobby Deen
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Paula Deen’s son Jamie in 2006, left, and in 2013, after dropping 45 lbs.
Bobby Deen
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Paula Deen's son Bobby in 2006, left, and in 2013 after maintaining a 33-pound weight loss.

After her diagnosis, Deen told Al Roker that her family didn't necessarily have to ditch her trademark southern-style cooking in order to drop the pounds, but instead needed to focus on moderation.

“On my show, you know, I share with you all these yummy, fattening recipes, but I tell people 'in moderation,'" she said at the time. "You can have that little piece of pie."

Click here to see Paula Deen's recipes

Video: Paula Deen and her sons Jamie and Bobby prove cooking can be a family affair, grilling up a simple, budget-friendly meal of molasses-grilled flank steak, salad and fire-roasted corn salsa.


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