Dr Oz: Canadian TV Personality Marilyn Denis
Dr Oz introduced Marilyn Denis, the woman known as “Canada’s Oprah.” She first made a name for herself doing radio, then as a freelance TV reporter. She eventually landed a show of her own, entertaining viewers with a variety of topics and celebrity guests, including Dr Oz himself.
Dr Oz wanted everyone to know who Marilyn is, and first asked her why she believes she became so successful. Marilyn explained that she does what she loves, and has always been a good communicator.
But because Marilyn is so busy, she realized she wasn’t taking good care of her body and her health. She went into the new year and saw a doctor about her body and her weight. She began logging everything she ate, sticking to 1300 calories a day. Now, she has an overall feeling of wellness, after having lost 30 pounds. Feeling better was more motivational than anything for Marilyn.
Dr Oz: Marilyn Denis Weight Loss & Healthy Diet
Marilyn’s biggest secret is drinking a glass of lukewarm water with lemon first thing in the morning. Fortunately, it can also help with morning breath! Marilyn then drinks a protein shake for breakfast and for lunch, to fill her up and give her protein. She likes to satisfy her cravings with crunchy food so she likes to enjoy rice crackers with a little cheese or almond butter. And then for dinner, she eats chicken, avocado, tomato, asparagus, and applesauce, and then the kitchen is closed at 6:00. That means she’s fasting for 12 hours every night.
Dr Oz: Daphne Oz Make-Ahead Healthy Gluten-Free Waffles
Speaking of healthy eating, Dr Oz then welcomed his daughter Daphne, a busy working mom and co-host on The Chew. Daphne was thrilled to share one of her favorite make-ahead recipes to help make things easier when you need a quick breakfast but want to serve your family something they will enjoy. Instead of purchasing those frozen waffles that aren’t exactly good for you, try making Daphne’s Warrior Waffles in a big batch to freeze and warm up when you need them.
Dr Oz: Daphne Oz Warrior Waffles Recipe Ingredients
- 3/4 C almond flour
- 1/3 C ground chia seeds or flaxmeal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 large eggs – separated
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter (melted) + more for the pan
- 1 C sweet rice flour
- 1/3 C cornstarch
- 1/3 C protein powder (unflavored or vanilla pea- or whey-based)
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 C buttermilk + more to loosen the batter
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
Daphne Oz: Dr Oz Warrior Waffles Recipe Directions
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees
- Heat a waffle iron to high heat
- In a medium bowl, whisk the rice flour, almond flour, ground chia seeds or flaxmeal, cornstarch, protein powder, salt, and baking powder
- In a separate medium bowl, beat all 4 egg yolks, the vanilla, and buttermilk
- Stir the buttermilk into the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined
- In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat 2 egg whites on medium speed until frothy
- Save the rest of the egg whites covered in the fridge for up to 2 days
- Slowly add in the sugar and increase the speed to medium-high until stiff peaks form
- Whisk 1/4 of the beaten whites into the batter, then fold in the rest of the beaten whites
- Keep slowly folding the batter while you drizzle in the melted butter
- Use a dish towel or brush dipped in melted butter to lightly coat the waffle iron
- Fill the mold without overflowing
- Cook until browned then transfer to a baking sheet to keep warm in the oven while you make the rest of the waffles