Eat Happy to Live Life to the Fullest

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.”

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Josh Ellis is the editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, the team’s gameday program, and DallasCowboys.com. Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16.

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