Daphne Oz—eldest daughter of our own Healthy You columnist Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.—has a very different approach to well-being than her famous pa.
For starters, she’s not a doctor, but a chef who has parlayed her love of food and wellness into a TV career (on ABC’s The Chew) and a couple of books, including her latest, Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun ,released in April. “It’s such a personal book,” Daphne Oz says. “I wanted to learn how to do lots of little things better. I didn’t want a whole life overhaul—just practical, smart tips.”
Mixing sumptuous yet streamlined recipes with life philosophies, Oz offers a simple plan for an improved, more confident you—“eat happy.” It’s what worked for her when she lost 30 pounds.
“I wanted to lose weight and do it in a healthy, natural way that wasn’t deprivation-based and wasn’t going to rule out the foods I love,” Oz says. “Food is the medicine of the layperson. Every bite becomes part of your biochemistry, and I think it’s the best way to determine not only the quantity of your life—the number of years you’ll be around—but also the quality.”