A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the Dr. Oz Show


By: Nicole Romanella, producer at  The Dr. Oz Show and creator of The Monday Dieter. Get more info here

Wondering what a day in the life of a TV show producer looks like? Here is how Monday-Friday begins:

5:00 am: First alarm goes off.

5:02 am: Second alarm goes off.

5:04 am: Third alarm goes off.

Why three alarms? It’s every producer’s biggest fear to oversleep for a morning briefing with Dr. Oz.  


What You Need to Know About the Brand New Pegan 365 Diet

Fruits and diet

It’s a new year and we’ve spent our time developing the perfect new diet for you to start this month. We call it Pegan 365 and it’s designed to help you lose weight and keep it off for good! Have you heard of the Paleo diet and the Vegan diet? Well, we’ve combined the best of both worlds (Paleo + Vegan = Pegan) and we are positive that you will love this diet’s focus on real, whole, fresh food. Say goodbye to processed foods and refined carbohydrates, and say hello to weight loss and healthy eating with tons of options! Here’s what Pegan 365 has in store for you:


One Viewer’s Experience on the Mono Diet

green vegetables

The Monotrophic Diet, often known as the Mono Diet, is based around the concept of eating only one item per meal. On this regimen, you’re allowed to eat unlimited quantities per meal, as long as you stick to the same food. The only beverage you’re allowed while on the diet is water. Here is one person’s experience on the Mono Diet. If you’re thinking about trying this out, make sure to speak to your physician first before making any changes to your diet and lifestyle.


An Introduction to the Monday Dieter Plan

Diet and nutrition

By: Nicole Romanella

What is the Monday Dieter?

If you’ve ever said “I will start my diet on Monday” to yourself or a friend, my blog, Monday Dieter is for you. A Monday dieter is someone who can relate to this scenario: every Monday you start a diet and by mid-week you’re completely off the wagon and vow to start again next Monday. That usually means every weekend you eat everything in sight since you’re planning to start fresh come Monday.


The Girl in the Tree House by Jennifer Asbenson

On today’s show, Jennifer Asbenson spoke to Dr. Oz about her harrowing experience at the hands of Andrew Urdiales. At the age of 19, Asbenson took a ride from a stranger one night and nearly lost her life. On September 27, 1992 Urdiales, a former U.S. Marine, had given Asbenson a lift when she was stuck at the bus stop having realized she missed the last bus. In the hours that followed, she was physically abused, tied up, and tossed into the truck of his car. Miraculously, she was able to escape the vehicle and survive. Urdiales, who killed eight other women between 1986 and 1996, described Asbenson as “the one who got away” when he was finally caught years after the incident. Here is an excerpt of her upcoming memoir, which talks about her life before and after this traumatic event and how this has shaped the course of her life. In this chapter, she discusses life as a second grader in the middle of nowhere:




What if Alzheimer’s Disease Could Be Prevented? Join Challenge 66 Today to Help

Did you know that every 66 seconds a brain develops Alzheimer’s disease? Maria Shriver has made it her mission to find out why this happens, ever since her father, Sargent Shriver, was diagnosed with this disease 13 years ago. As the founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, Shriver has dedicated herself to research in the hopes that a cure will one day be found.


3 Pinterest Tastemakers Share Their Thanksgiving Hacks

Family at the dinner table at the Thanksgiving day.

Coming up with 99 Thanksgiving hacks is no simple feat! I collaborated with, in addition to chefs, food editors, and my own wonderful family, some of today’s top Pinterest tastemakers from across the country who helped me come up with several of the Thanksgiving shortcuts that are featured on today’s brand-new show and exclusively on DoctorOz.com.

Meet the three power pinners:

  • Beth Le Manach is based in Los Angeles, CA. She shared her meal-prep hack to make cooking a breeze. Find her on Pinterest at EntWithBeth.
  • Beau Coffron is from Oklahoma City, OK. He shared his hack for keeping food hot and cold—a must for when you’re traveling to a Thanksgiving gathering with that beloved casserole or freshly made salad. Find him on Pinterest at LunchboxDad.
  • Jeannette Kaplun calls Miami, FL, home and shared her valuable money-saving hacks so you don’t have to worry about going over your budget this holiday season. Find her on Pinterest at JeannetteKaplun.

You can find the entire list of 99 Thanksgiving hacks on DoctorOz.com. Happy feasting!

How to Make a Healthier Mac & Cheese

Craving carbs but don’t want to completely wreck your diet before the weekend even starts? Don’t deprive yourself, just cook a little smarter! Try this mac ‘n cheese recipe for one from Missy Chase Lapine, author of Sneaky Blends: Supercharge Your Health With 100 Recipes Using the Power of PureesWatch below for this simple, step-by-step guide and get more recipes to make your favorite cheat foods healthy here.

The First Step to Never (Being) Broken

Written by Jewel


My Dearest Lovelies,

For the first month of our Never Broken launch, I want to focus on one single exercise—the art of paying attention.

Before moving on to the other exercises, I invite you all to practice gaining this one skill first. Why? Because it is the wellspring all change and joy come from.

So many of us suffer from worry, anxiety, distraction, and habitual self-defeating patterns. We mount up great defenses, strategies, and plans to try and remedy this. But they often become too daunting and we don’t start. Or we start and then we fail. Or worst of all, we become hopeless, and resign ourselves to whatever distractions we can find to make the anxiety of being conscious bearable.

The remedy is shockingly simple. It is being still with yourself. Read more  »