Dr. Mehmet Oz has become the Wizard of health, from his popular talk show to his best-selling books such as "YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management" (click for details).
If you think that means that the man himself is, well, boringly virtuous, Dr. Oz has news for you: He loves his life, he said in a recent interview with Oprah magazine.
Here's a day in the life of Dr. Oz:
- Fitness: It's a daily ritual, consisting of a four-mile run and 10 minutes of yoga, plus occasional basketball.
- Sugar: Off the menu.
- Breakfast: Yogurt and blueberries
- Snacks: Almonds and walnuts
- Dinner at home: Vegetarian
- Helping in the kitchen: "I'm usually the person peeling or cleaning," Dr. Oz says.
Dr. Oz and his wife Lisa believe in eating organic whenever possible. They take a weekly field trip to the Union Square greenmarket in New York City to stock up on organic foods such as leafy greens, raspberries, apples, beans, brown rice and olive oil.
"We are all creatures of habit, and junk food is not something I think about," Lisa says. "This is just the way we live."
However, Dr. Oz admits that he does have his weaknesses, which he indulges when he's away from home:
- "undercooked" fish
- barbecued ribs
Despite the fact that he can eat non-vegetarian foods when he's not eating with his family, he's a big believer in family dinners.
"The disintegration of the family meal can be directly linked to obesity, because that's when you pass along not just the lore of the family but the taste buds of the family," he says.
Although Dr. Oz sometimes has fitness segments on his show, most people don't know that he actually stars in various fitness DVDs, including: