The Chew star Daphne Oz graces the November/December 2014 issue of Fitness and opens up about daughter Philomena, 7 months, her secrets for losing the baby weight in a healthy way, and her workout tips for instant energy.
On what surprised her the most after having her daughter: “That you still look six months pregnant once you’re home from the hospital. Your body does not instantly bounce back. I don’t own a scale, because it would make me neurotic, but I thought I knew where I’d be when I went for my first doctor appointment a few weeks after giving birth. I’d lost only 10 pounds!”
On not rushing to lose the baby weight: “It’s a priority, but it’s one of many. I’m breastfeeding, so my priorities include eating to nourish my baby, gaining muscle tone and feeling good. It’s about being back in charge of my body. The weight isn’t pouring off, but I figure that it takes nine months to have a baby and it’ll take at least that long for it to come off.”
On her workout routine as a new mom: “I figure out how much time I have and adjust my routine to fit. Philomena loves being in the stroller or carrier, so that’s how I’ll get a walk in. I run about four miles three to four times a week, and I intersperse that with half-hour online workouts. I love the Ballet Beautiful videos; they’re intense and strenuous but not hard on your joints. I also love Inhale Yoga With Steve Ross. And the Physique 57 DVDs, too. They’re great because I can work out while my daughter is in her bouncy seat.”
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