Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New blog address!

To my dedicated Eat-Clean Diet® blog readers,

It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of my new and improved Tosca Reno blog. My blog has undergone a facelift, but the motivation and inspiration will remain the same as always.

Please follow me to my new blog as this one will no longer be updated.

Thank you for your dedication. You mean the world to me.

Tosca Reno

P.S. Please also join me on Twitter and Facebook!

Monday, January 24, 2011

A True Inspiration: Jack LaLanne 1914 - 2011

Jack LaLanne and I at his 95th birthday party (photo: Robert Kennedy)
It is with great sadness that I learned of Jack LaLanne's passing last night.

Jack inspired three generations of men and women to better their health and fitness. He laid the foundation for the modern fitness movement, taught us to stay away from sugar and processed food and encouraged millions of women to start lifting weights!

I had the pleasure of working with Jack and his wife Elaine over the last few years and enjoyed his fierce zest for living life to the maximum. I will take his lessons with me forever. And if I ever have a day when I feel too tired or too lackluster to work out I remember Jack towing 70 boats with 70 people for one-and-a-half miles through the strong currents of Long Beach, while handcuffed, on his 70th birthday!

I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences out to Elaine and their family.

Tosca Reno

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Yummy Muffins!

Today I embarked on a snowshoeing adventure with my dogs. In order to fuel myself properly I started off the day with yummy muffins. Here's the recipe and a few pictures. Enjoy!

Davidson is investigating the best way to go!

Look all the amazing snow! I love it!

Maggie's snout is covered!

My husband, Robert, loves his birdhouses. Here is one of many!!

There was lots of elevation on my hike. Good for the glutes!

Sunday Morning Moist Banana Muffins


1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup plain rice or almond milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 teaspoon each baking powder and soda
1/2 teaspoon each cloves, cinnamon and allspice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
pinch sea salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
4 egg whites beaten until foamy but not stiff
1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 large bananas)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup blueberries
1 large apple cut into pieces


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Line muffin tin with parchment paper liners

3. Place oats in medium prep bowl and pour milk over.  Mix and let stand while you make the rest of the recipe.

4. In another medium prep bowl combine flour, ground flax seed, spices, baking powder and soda, lemon zest and salt.  Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.  Set aside.

5. Put egg whites in mixing bowl and beat until fluffy but not stiff.  

6. In small prep bowl mash bananas and add chopped apple.  Mix well.

7. In large prep bowl combine flour, soaked oats, egg whites and banana mixture.  Add blueberries.  Fold until all ingredients are just blended.  

8. Spoon into prepared muffin tin.

9. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.  

Yield:  Makes 12 generous muffins to enjoy on a sunny Saturday with delicious coffee.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Indigo Yorkdale

Wednesday night's Your Best Body Now book signing at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto was incredible! I met some truly amazing people who have done wonderful things since learning how to clean up their diets. Read on to be inspired...

This was exciting to see in the store window. Thanks Indigo!

Great set up for the event. 

Meeting very special guest, Eloise, who's daughter-in-law Rachel is pairing The Eat-Clean Diet with her breast cancer treatments and achieving great results. 

Meeting glowing Marina who has lost a stunning 80 pounds on her journey.

Meeting gorgeous Kim and Lesley.

Thanks to everyone for waiting so patiently. 
I like to spend a few minutes with each person and answer any questions they may have. 

Rosemary and her family came out to the signing last night. 
I've met her and her lovely family a few times. Keep eating your broccoli!

Thanks to Robyn for coming out and telling me how she used 
The Eat-Clean Diet to handle post-pregnancy weight. 

An inspiration to all, Jessica has lost an astounding 8 dress sizes since I saw her last in November 2010. Keep up the good work girl!

Thanks to Debbie for coming out. It was a pleasure to meet you!

Thanks to Elita and her very good 2 1/2 month old son for coming to meet me. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

On Your Radio Friday Morning

My radio tour continues on Friday morning with these 2 great cities:

Rochester, New York: 8:35am-9:00am EST WACK-AM 1420 with Dr. Rus Jeffrey LISTEN LIVE

Los Angeles, California: 11:10am-11:30am EST KKZZ-AM 1400 with Kim Pagano LISTEN LIVE

The Marilyn Denis Show

I had an absolute BLAST yesterday on Marilyn Denis's new talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show. Wow! She's such a genuine person with a lot of energy and spark. I know many Canadian women (myself included) connect with her and are excited she's back on TV.

If you missed the show, please feel free to check out these links to view both of my segments:

Here are some photo moments from yesterday too:

Getting primped! 
Thank goodness for Valeria Nova, my makeup & hair saviour!

Lacing up! Loving this cool purple shoes & orange laces combo.

Ooooh! The beautiful set & lovely crowd. Getting nervous!

Meeting fellow guest Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, ND

Looking fierce for 64! Meeting Suzanne Somers after her segment.

On set after my fitness segment.

Signing Your Best Body Now for guests after the show.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Will I Be On Your Radio Thursday Morning?

Tomorrow I have a satellite radio tour. See if I am hitting your airwaves:

Gainesville/Ocala, Florida: 7:35am-7:44am EST 96.7FM with Larry Whitler LISTEN LIVE

Columbus, Ohio: 7:50am-7:59am EST 1490AM with Dan & Mike

Green Bay, WI: 8:50am-8:59am EST AM 1600 WRPN with Jason & Team LISTEN LIVE

National Internet Radio: 9:00am-9:09am EST KJAG Radio with Jiggy Jaguar Radio Show LISTEN LIVE

Corpus Christi, Texas: 9:10am-9:19am EST KCTA AM 1030 with David

Raleigh, North Carolina: 9:30am-9:39am EST WCBQ-AM 1340 with Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones

Phoeniz, Arizona: 9:50am-9:59am EST KWKM-FM Power 95.7 with Jean Barton LISTEN LIVE

Albuquerque, New Mexico: 10:20am-10:29am EST KWYK-FM 94.9 with Dana Childs

Colorado Springs, Colorado: 11:05am-11:14am EST KCMN-AM 1530 with Tron Simpson LISTEN LIVE

National: 12:00pm-12:20pm EST Frankie Boyer Show LISTEN LIVE