As co-host of "The Chew"(a food and talk show on
But the daughter of TV personality and health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz also penned "The Dorm Room Diet: The 10-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works" and helped found HealthCorps, a nonprofit that promotes nutrition, exercise and stress management.
Oz talked about fitness and her meat-loving co-hosts in a recent interview.
Have you been a good influence on some of your co-hosts on "The Chew" — or have they corrupted you? After all, chef Michael Symon is known for wearing a T-shirt that says "offal."
I didn't grow up eating meat — I was a
What was it like being raised by Dr. Oz?
My dinner table was a pretty wild one; we covered topics ranging from the latest research on the effects of
Has health always been important to you?
I was a good 30 pounds
Everyone has their own definition of a healthy lifestyle — and mine has come to mean making health a priority but not an obsession.
What's your approach to fitness?
Exercise is important, but exercise in a gym is not important. Go and take a walk outside. Skip the umpteenth coffee date and go for a hike instead. Take the stairs. Walk your errands.
I hear you're an avid indoor cyclist.
I love it. It's like going to a wild dance party. You have the humming of the team all around you keeping you motivated. And there's great music. It smells really nice because they light