Oprah Celebrates Turning 62 with Her 'Favorite Birthday Gift': Bread!

Winfrey, 62, added the hashtag #ilovebread to the Instagram post, a nod to her latest work with Weight Watchers

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Oprah Winfrey is putting her money – er, bread – where her mouth is.

The entertainment mogul and talk show host celebrated her “favorite birthday gift” in a Saturday Instagram post: seven loaves of freshly-baked seven grain bread, from friend Daryl Roth.

Winfrey, 62, added the hashtag #ilovebread to the photo, a nod to her latest work with Weight Watchers.

She recently purchased a stake in the company before launching a new campaign as its spokeswoman, in which she announced surprising success while still eating bread every day.

“This is the joy for me,” Winfrey said in one video spot. “I love bread. I love bread. I now just manage it, so I don’t deny myself bread, I have bread every day.”

Her announcement turned heads from some fans and across the diet world, though it’s not an impossible goal.

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“Can you lose weight and still eat bread? Yes,” dietician Keri Glassman told PEOPLE last week.

“One slice of bread a day with no pasta, rice, potatoes or sweets is very different than one slice plus all of these other foods,” Glassman said. “For most people, I would say one slice of a whole grain bread, with no added sugar, per day is okay when the majority of the diet is vegetables, lean protein and healthy fat.”

Meanwhile, Winfrey is professing her support of Weight Watchers both publicly and privately.

“At the end of a 17 lb. gain, I just thought, ‘Wow, there has got to be a way that I can eat what I want and not feel obsessed with the idea of what I’m not getting,’ ” Winfrey said in a private Q&A session for Weight Watchers members on Jan. 27. “Because the moment you tell me that I’m not going to have carbs, that’s all I can think about, is when I’m going to get a potato.

“So it’s taken that obsession out of it for me. I know I’m going to manage it.”

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