Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Weight Loss & Dieting

Daphne Oz dishes up healthy pregnancy tips, from cereal to smoothies

See also

As the daughter of health talk show host and cardiologist Dr. Mehmet Oz, joyfully pregnant Daphne Oz knows where to get advice. However, Daphne's also become an expert in her own right as the healthy eating expert on "The Chew." On the Jan. 22 episode of Wendy Williams' talk show, Daphne revealed her cravings and the answer to the big question: Will her father be in the delivery room?

Daphne says that she refuses to stress about dieting during her pregnancy. Instead, her focus is on nutrition. Her surprise craving: Cold cereal, with a separate bowl for the grains and a cup for the milk.

One unexpected pleasure of pregnancy: Daphne feels good about her body. After struggling with her weight and body image when she was younger, Daphne told Wendy that she now has a positive self-image.

She's also authored two books about diets and healthy eating. "Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun" explores how to cook flavorful, low calorie meals, while "The Dorm Room Diet: The 8-step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works" offers help for fighting the freshman 15 and other weight problems.

Although Daphne treasures her relationship with her father, she told Wendy that she's adamant about one issue: Dr. Oz will not be in the delivery room.

"I love my dad but that is not happening," she laughed.

However, for Daphne, Dr. Dad has given her best advice.

"After we told our parents that we were expecting, one of the first things my dad said to me was, “You can read everything you want -- but you definitely want to talk to your doctor. Listen to what your OB-GYN says.” I took that advice to heart," says Daphne.

When Daphne visited the "Dr. Oz Show" recently, she also dished on her favorite pregnancy foods.

"I've actually been craving a morning green juice, and I've been having smoothies at least a few mornings a week to make sure I kick the day off with a healthy dose of vital nutrients – I load them up with banana, kale, sour cherries, lime juice, almond butter, ground flax seed or chia seed, plus some yogurt or almond milk if I want it a little richer."

And to keep her energy up and her diet healthy during her busy day, Daphne always keeps snacks on hand.

"I always carry around snacks, something with a good amount of fat or protein so that I stay full. Sometimes I throw some cheese and honey in my bag with the apple to make it a little more decadent," she added.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Juicing for cheap and easy, and a taste you can stand
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bDcvZML7jVM?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • cute kitten
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517990288" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517990288&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Red hair and pale complexions on some Neanderthals say archaeogenetic researchers.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518106227" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518106227&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!