10.2 C
Los Angeles
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly are Moving In Together

The host the of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah and world famous actress Minka Kelly have been reportedly seeing each other for...
More

    Latest Posts

    Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly are Moving In Together

    The host the of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah and world famous actress Minka Kelly have been reportedly seeing each other for...

    Zendaya Will Win An Oscar This Year

    There are few actresses on a better run than Zendaya right now. She won an Emmy for her outstanding performance in Euphoria,...

    CAPITOL SIEGE NEW VIDEO SHOWS OFFICER BEATEN… By Trump Insurrectionists

    https://www.tmz.com/videos/2021-01-10-011021-capitol-chaos-new-angle-4909030/ The moment the Trump mob was strong-arming its way into the Capitol can now be seen from a new, frightening...

    BEV HILLS PLASTIC SURGEON Dies from COVID… AFTER PATIENT COUGHS ON HIM

    A plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills has died from COVID-19 ... and it appears to be entirely because he was able to...

    Patti LaBelle says collapsing onstage ‘saved’ her life: ‘I wasn’t that girl who goes to the doctor’

    Patti LaBelle says she didn’t seek medical care often before her diabetes diagnosis. “I wasn’t that girl who goes to the doctor. It saved my life, falling out on stage that night.” (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)
    Patti LaBelle says she didn’t seek medical care often before her diabetes diagnosis. “I wasn’t that girl who goes to the doctor. It saved my life, falling out on stage that night.” (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

    Patti LaBelle thought she had no symptoms leading up to her diabetes diagnosis more than 25 years ago. But when she collapsed onstage in 1994, it was a wake-up call.

    “I landed on working so hard,” the Grammy Award-winning singer tells Yahoo Life. “We toured a lot and I figured I was exhausted when I fell onstage. We were singing and I passed out.”

    LaBelle was in her 50s at the time and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the hospital. Despite a family history of diabetes — her mother had her legs amputated because of the disease and her aunt went blind from diabetes — LaBelle was shocked by her diagnosis.

    Making some major changes

    “Everything changed,” LaBelle, now 75, says. She started taking diabetes medication, which she says made her “feel better.” She also checks her blood sugar four times a day.

    LaBelle quickly overhauled her diet too. “I realized I couldn’t eat some of the foods I loved anymore,” she says. “I stopped with cheesecake, fried chicken, those things.”  

    Instead, she started steaming vegetables and sautéing chicken and fish. “I cook so well, thank God. That saved me,” says LaBelle. She relies on cooking staples like grapeseed oil, habanero and garlic to get her foods just right. “As long as it’s spicy and garlic, I can prepare it.”

    For exercise, LaBelle walks her dog and works out in her basement. “On stage, I dance a lot,” she says. “Since we’re not doing tours right now, I dance in the basement.”

    “I cook so darn good — for real”

    LaBelle credits her cooking skills with helping to control her diabetes. “People are crazy about my food. I cook so darn good — for real,” she says. LaBelle ended up releasing a series of cookbooks, including Patti LaBelle’s Lite Cuisine, which is specifically geared toward people who want to eat well. “That was the [cookbook] for me and people like me,” she explains. “It’s about how to cook great meals that taste great without all the calories, oil, butter and all that jazz.” 

    “It’s easy with diabetes,” she continues. “You just have to get out of your mind about that cheesecake and butter.” 

    LaBelle has also made changes to try to eat healthy on the road. “It’s very hard for a woman who travels,” she notes. So, LaBelle travels with a frying pan and her favorite ingredients, and stocks up on perishable food she needs in each town. “I get whatever I want to prepare in my hotel room,” she says. “That way you’re sure what you’re consuming.” It also doesn’t hurt that the entertainment icon also has her own line of frozen foods called Patti’s Good Life, which includes leafy vegetables.

    That doesn’t mean LaBelle won’t eat out — she’d just rather not. “I prefer to cook for myself,” she explains. “If I go to the restaurant, I have to talk to the chef and make sure he’s not putting anything in my food.” 

    “It saved my life, falling out on stage that night”

    LaBelle, who is currently working on a new album, says she didn’t seek medical care often before her diabetes diagnosis. “I wasn’t that girl who goes to the doctor. It saved my life, falling out on stage that night.”

    Now, LaBelle talks onstage about the importance of staying on top of your health. “If you don’t go to the doctor, you’re just living every day never knowing if you don’t have diabetes,” she explains. “I say to everyone — every man, woman and child — check yourself.”

    LaBelle stresses that receiving a diabetes diagnosis “isn’t a death sentence.”

    “Even if you have diabetes, you can be fierce, cute and eat well,” she says. “I have diabetes; Diabetes does not have me.”

    Latest Posts

    Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly are Moving In Together

    The host the of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah and world famous actress Minka Kelly have been reportedly seeing each other for...

    Zendaya Will Win An Oscar This Year

    There are few actresses on a better run than Zendaya right now. She won an Emmy for her outstanding performance in Euphoria,...

    CAPITOL SIEGE NEW VIDEO SHOWS OFFICER BEATEN… By Trump Insurrectionists

    https://www.tmz.com/videos/2021-01-10-011021-capitol-chaos-new-angle-4909030/ The moment the Trump mob was strong-arming its way into the Capitol can now be seen from a new, frightening...

    BEV HILLS PLASTIC SURGEON Dies from COVID… AFTER PATIENT COUGHS ON HIM

    A plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills has died from COVID-19 ... and it appears to be entirely because he was able to...

    CASEY ANTHONY SHE’S GOT A P.I. FIRM But She Can’t Legally P.I.

    0
    Casey Anthony is the owner of a new private investigation company but she's not legally allowed to privately investigate. Here's the deal ... Anthony just opened her ownP.I. company in West...

    CELEBRITY SCRAMBLE GUESS WHO!

    0
    Hidden within this eyebrow-raising pic is a celebrity chef who is best known for her 30-minute meals! This kitchen connoisseur got her television start cooking on the "Today" show,...

    TRUMP SUPPORTER PISSES OFF NEIGHBORS With Yard Signs

    0
    President Trump's call for unity after the failed coup hasn't found its way to the suburbs just yet ... this Ohio homeowner missed the memo, and he's got a new way to...

    JOE EXOTIC FATHER DIES FROM COVID-19 Legal Team In D.C. Today Pleading For Pardon

    0
    Joe Exotic's father has died ... and Joe's loss is now dovetailing with a trip to D.C. for a pardon that would allow Joe to attend his dad's funeral.

    EX-NOTRE DAME ASST. HOOPS COACH CHARGED WITH FELONY VOYEURISM… Over Naked Footage

    0
    Ryan Ayers -- a former Notre Dame college basketball player and later an assistant coach with the team -- has been charged with voyeurism after allegedly shooting multiple naked women without their consent.