Author Daphne Oz

Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 15, 2011

I just saw Dr. Oz's daughter, Daphne, on The Chew, a new food-related talk show. Does she follow all her dad's advice?
—Nell O'Grady, Saginaw, Mich.

Like her father, Daphne, 25, is passionate about health and wellness. But she was the odd man out in her family: She was heavy; everyone else was fit.

"Having grown up in the family that I did and having had a lot of health information around me and still struggling with my weight… I actually was about 180 pounds at 17 and lost between 30 and 40 pounds while I was at school," she says. "[I am] still dealing with weight issues and dealing with trying to make healthy food a priority but not an obsession. I want to be able to enjoy my wonderful meals."

The author of The Dorm Room Diet, an advice book on how to avoid the "freshman 15," doesn't agree with her dad on everything. For example, he is not a proponent of cheese. She, on the other hand, admits to craving cheese.

"I try to make it organic, locally produced and all the rest of it. But in general with regards to my dad's perspective versus my own, I've certainly been informed by him. So it was not difficult for me to understand his perspective, but I tend to be a little less rigid."