06/11/2013 07:59 am ET

Daphne Oz Talks Weight Loss At The Third Metric Women's Conference (VIDEO)

At 17 years old and 5'8", Daphne Oz weighed 180 pounds. But didn't her famous father, Dr. Oz, have a simple solution on hand?

People thought so, she said during a panel at The Third Metric conference last week, but to really make a change she needed to commit to weight loss for herself.

That was when she decided to embark on a journey to make health information more practical for the average dieter -- with the understanding that all the information in the world can't make you lose weight if you're not emotionally ready to do so, she said.

Today, having lost the weight -- and kept it off, despite a gig co-hosting "The Chew" and having Mario Batali's homemade pasta at the ready -- she has new goals: to make healthy food "affordable, accessible and convenient," she said.

"I love to eat, I wasn't going to give up my New Jersey bagels or my brownies on the weekend," she said. "I had to do it in a way that makes sense as part of an overall healthy lifestyle."

For more from Oz on the future of healthy eating in this country, watch the clip above.



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