The Chew star Daphne Oz covers the current issue of Mini magazine and opens up about her daughter Philomena, nearly 5 months, the best advice her father Dr. Oz gave her, and embracing her pregnant body.
On loving pregnancy: “I actually was the most confident I’ve ever been in my body while I was pregnant. I felt so powerful and free to flaunt the curves that we’re growing a little baby, so I wore a ton of body con and low boots. I figured out early on that wearing loose clothing often just makes you look bigger, so I tried to wear stuff that fit but that wasn’t tight or uncomfortable. Kimonos were a thing of mine for a while, as were pretty baby doll dresses, and of course great leggings and tops.”
On the best advice her dad gave her: “My dad was full of so much good advice. But I think the best kernel of wisdom came from his experience as a parent even more than a doctor. He reminded my husband, John, and I to take time to support each other and reconnect. Happy children are a product of happy parents.”
On losing the baby weight: “Now that Philo is here, I feel like I’m always eating on the run, trying to catch bites while she’s down for a nap or squirming in my lap. It’s a lot of one-handed foods or quick meals. But I am totally taking advantage of the beautiful summer weather for long walks [with my family]. And now that she’s a bit older and is sort of (fingers crossed!) getting a schedule going, I’m really looking forward to getting back into real workouts. Even if I just have 20 minutes, I’ll pull up a workout on my computer — I’ve done everything from the Insanity routines to Ballet Beautiful sets. I also have found yoga to be really helpful for dealing with back pain and muscle tension — I’m a big fan of Steve Ross.”
For more from Daphne, head over to Mini magazine….