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Tosca Reno
Born Tosca Reno
May 22, 1959 (1959-05-22) (age 50)
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Spouse(s) Robert (Bob) Kennedy
Children 3 children and 2 stepchildren

Tosca Reno (born May 22, 1959) is a fitness model, columnist, and the author of the "Eat-Clean Diet" series[1].

Tosca Reno graduated from Queen's University with a B.Sc., and from Toronto's York University with a B.Ed. She writes the monthly "Raise the Bar" column for Oxygen and is on the magazine's advisory board. Tosca gives motivational seminars across North America and writes many articles on training and nutrition for magazines such as Maximum Fitness, Reps!, and Clean Eating. She has published a number of health and fitness books, including Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Cookbook which is nominated for the 2009 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Contents

The Eat-Clean Diet

The Eat-Clean Diet, developed by Reno focuses on eating natural foods without preservatives. Reno’s diet offers a combination of healthy eating and exercise[2]

There are eight main principles of the diet[3]. Eat five to six small meals spread out by two to three hours every day; combine lean protein and complex carbohydrates at every meal; drink two to three liters of water each day; carry a cooler packed with natural, unprocessed foods to get you through the day; avoid pre-packaged, over-processed refined foods; avoid white sugar and flour, saturated and trans fats, colas, juices and alcohol; consume healthy fats, including fresh fruits and vegetables; and stick to proper portion sizes.

Common Misconceptions of the Eat-Clean Diet

Some have referred to the diet as a low-carb diet. The Eat-Clean Diet is not a low carb diet because it calls for the consumption of complex carbohydrates in every meal. Complex carbs from fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains are consumed in conjunction with lean proteins from nuts, legumes, soy and soy-based products, low fat dairy, fish and lean meat and healthy fats from nuts, fish and oils.

Personal life

Reno is married to Robert Kennedy, Publisher of the Eat-Clean Diet as well as six magazines and hundreds of healthy eating, fitness, and bodybuilding books[4]. He has also authored several best selling bodybuilding books. Tosca and Robert, along with their five children, live in the Caledon Hills of Ontario just north of Toronto.

Television

Tosca was featured in an a Mini-Reality Series called Tosca: Flexing at 49[5] in 2009. The eight-part series focused on her preparations for the final bodybuilding competition of her career. The series aired on the Viva Network in Canada in June, 2009.

Published works

  • The Butt Book (2007)
  • The Eat-Clean Diet Book (2007)
  • The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook (2007)
  • The Eat-Clean Diet Workout (2008)
  • The Eat-Clean Diet Workout Journal (2008)
  • The Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids (2008)
  • The Eat-Clean Diet for Men (2009)
  • The Eat-Clean Diet Companion (2009)
  • Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Cookbook (2009)
  • The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged (2009)
  • Your Best Body Now (2009)

References

  1. ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/is-this-woman-fitter-than-you/article1315313/
  2. ^ Reno, The Eat-Clean Diet, Robert Kennedy Publishing, ISBN 1-55210-038-3, 2007. pp 10
  3. ^ http://diet.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Eat-Clean_Diet
  4. ^ http://www.rkpubs.com
  5. ^ http://www.corusent.com/home/MediaCentre/Television/VIVA/ProgramDetails/tabid/2112/Default.aspx?Bid=17&Pid=150

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