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By Matt Murray

What a difference a healthy goal makes!

Back in January, Paula Deen told People magazine that she had shed 40 lbs, and on Friday, TODAY may have learned her secret: Dance it off.

Paula, looking svelte, and son Bobby Deen came on TODAY in Miami to show off their lighter twist on southern recipes before she joined our anchors for TODAY's Take 3 segment. Then, in true Miami style, things got a little wild.

Whether it was the hot sun, the morning mojitos (hers was virgin) or the music performance that got into Paula, she decided to bust a move.

Flo Rida and Pitbull would be proud.

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