Daphne Oz Spills on What It's Really Like to Work Off the Baby Weight: "Your Body Does Not Instantly Bounce Back"

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:38 p.m. ET

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The Chew's Daphne Oz has a few bones to pick when it comes to the topic of losing baby weight.

"There's a big gap between what people hear and how it actually is," reveals the star in her latest interview with Fitness Magazine. "Everyone needs to choose what works for them, and it's not fair to you to compare your progress to others'. We have to reinforce that shedding pounds is a long, hard process," she says. 

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The star, who gave birth to her first child, an adorable baby girl named Philomena, opened up to the publication about her post-baby bod fitness regimen and spilled on her own personal experience with getting back down to her pre-pregnancy weight. Her advice is refreshing and totally relatable.  "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," she says. 

Talk about a positive outlook! 

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And when it comes to working out, Daphne has a pretty good tip for all those moms trying to maintain a balance. 

"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, says the star. 

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While she says her plate is often filled with protein and veggies, she does make room for a little indulgence, too. 

"If I see a beautiful loaf of homemade bread, I'll have a piece. Then I'll make healthy choices during the rest of the meal. It also helps to remember what feels best. The more wheat and sugar I eat, the foggier I am and the less energy I have. I look at my diet across an entire week. If I've been eating healthy, then I'll treat myself on the weekend. But I'm flexible. If my husband and I manage to get out for dinner on a weeknight, I enjoy it and then eat healthy after that," she says. 

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What do you think about Daphne's advice and diet plan? Tweet @OKMagazine and leave a comment below.


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