Dr Oz: Martha Stewart On Perfectionism
After she wrote her own introduction in an entirely playful manner, the unbelievably talented Martha Stewart joined Dr Oz to thunderous applause. Martha doesn’t hide the fact that she tries to be a perfectionist because she was brought up by two strict school teachers. She joked that her nieces and nephews counted the number of times she said “perfectly perfect” in her first show and when she realized she hit 21 times, she tried to scale back a bit.
Fortunately, she believes that perfectionism has been good for her health. If she’s ever looked at herself and seen something she doesn’t like, she fixes it. She recently revealed that she has the worst sleeping habits of anyone she knows and is addicted to her iPad. She tends to binge-watch shows and movies when she can’t sleep.
Dr Oz: Martha Stewart Can’t Sleep?
Martha also admitted that another reason she’s been struggling to sleep lately is because of politics. She’s big into politics and has been waking up earlier and earlier, likely because she just can’t wait to see the headlines. Dr Oz explained that when Martha watches her iPad, the rays light block the brain’s ability to make melatonin, which means it’s harder for you to go to sleep.
Martha revealed that she might (hopefully) be part of the 5% of the population that doesn’t need 7-9 hours of sleep at night, because she tends to get more like four. When Dr Oz explained that those who get closer to four hours of sleep at night usually nap during the day, Martha shared that because she has a driver, she tries to nap during her commutes.
Dr Oz tried to convince Martha to take all three of her iPads out of her room, and since she didn’t seem to be too into that idea, Dr Oz gave her glasses that would help block the blue light triggering her to stay awake.
Dr Oz: Martha Stewart On Fitness-Related Dating App
Dr Oz and Martha Stewart then went head-to-head to debate various health topics. First, they looked at a dating app that matches you based on your fitness level. Matches are based a lot on how many steps you take per day, which led to Martha’s hilarious story about her own activity tracker. She didn’t realize at the time that it would count her horse’s steps while she was horseback riding, so her activity tracker told her she took 19,000 steps.
She joked that she could “hack” the tracker and use it to find some super-active man on the dating app. However, she admitted she wouldn’t go for the app because she thinks meeting someone in real life is the best way to go, even though Dr Oz was a fan of it. “I’m not unique I’m just difficult,” Martha laughed.
Dr Oz then showed pictures of Martha from throughout the last 15 years to find out what her secret is to looking so young. She admitted that a healthy lifestyle for her includes good genes, a daily face mask, and daily green juice made out of vegetables she grows herself. She also eats well overall while following a fish-based diet and exercises as much as she can.
Speaking of eating well, Martha found a way to make incredibly delicious brownies just a little bit healthier. You can find a version of her delectable recipe on the next page! Martha is the author of 88 books, including her newest, “A New Way to Bake.”
Dr Oz: Martha Stewart Dark Chocolate Spelt Brownies Recipe Ingredients
- 6 oz dark chocolate (70% cacao, if possible) – chopped
- 3/4 C packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 C spelt flour
- 1 stick (1/2 C) unsalted cold butter – cut into tbsp + more for pan
- 3/4 C natural cane sugar
- 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
- 1/2 tsp coarse salt
Martha Stewart: Dr Oz Dark Chocolate Spelt Brownies Recipe Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan
- Line the pan with parchment paper, letting 2-inches of paper hang over two opposite sides
- Butter the parchment
- Put the butter and dark chocolate into a large heatproof bowl
- Set the dark chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water
- Melt the mixture while stirring, until smooth
- Whisk the cane sugar and light brown sugar into the chocolate mixture
- Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, and stir to combine
- Beat the batter for a minute until all ingredients are incorporated
- Whisk in the cocoa powder and salt
- Fold in spelt flour until combined
- Pour the batter into the pan and smooth the top
- Bake in the oven, rotating halfway through for about 35 minutes
- Let the brownies cool in the pan or on a wire wrack, then use the overhanging paper to life the brownies out of the pan and onto a cutting board
- Cut into 16 squares