Tosca Reno, author of Eat-Clean Diet, shares her secrets for a slim, trim and svelte figure through diet and a comprehensive fitness routine.
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Tosca Reno's Diet Tips Dr. Travis Stork: We’re counting down the top 10 new health problems. Number six on our list has to do with the new diet you maybe on, and joining us is Tosca Reno, author of The Eat-Clean Diet here to make sure you don’t fail on your next diet adventure. Welcome to the show. Tosca Reno: Thank you. Dr. Travis Stork: So first and foremost, problem with the new diet. Tosca Reno: All right, problems with the new diet can range from not getting enough nutrients, which is a big mistake because you're going to set down your immune system. It could also diet so extremely that you're going to end up putting yourself in shock or it could trigger a whole bunch of new health problems which pulling out what you want, and then of course, what we all know which I have experienced myself, the yo-yo dieting because we tend to go on these extreme diets and bang, doesn’t have to come back. Dr. Travis Stork: Not sustainable. Tosca Reno: Yeah. Dr. Drew Ordon: One of the biggest problems is starting how do you pick the diet. Tosca Reno: You pick the Eat-Clean Diet, of course. Dr. Drew Ordon: Now, you're coming at that. Dr. Travis Stork: Which is really -- and you use the word diet before really the Eat- Clean lifestyle. Tosca Reno: Lifestyle. Yeah, it’s a lifestyle. You want something that’s’ going to be a homerun for the rest of your life. Why do you want to keep losing the same ten pounds over and over again? Let's get it gone. Dr. Travis Stork: So, it’s easy so I just can go out of that, right? Dr. Jim Sears: This is it? That’s all I eat? Tosca Reno: This is a big no-no, the sugary cereal, sugar, let's push that away. Let's have some nice hot steaming oatmeal for breakfast, top it with unsweetened applesauce or a natural plant based sweetener like Stevia. This you can do. Dr. Jim Sears: Uh-huh, or raisins. Tosca Reno: Yeah, raisins you can do. Exactly, yeah because you want that extra fiber. Dr. Drew Ordon: Strawberries. Tosca Reno: Strawberries? Uh-huh, and I'm going to maybe throw a myth out here. I don’t count calories. It’s impossible. Anybody I know who counts calories just looks like this huh because they don’t know what to eat. Dr. Drew Ordon: I mean whatever you're doing, you are fit and your energy -- Dr. Jim Sears: Absolutely. Tosca Reno: And, I love it because food doesn’t possess me. So, here’s what I do instead. I use my hands. If everybody puts their hands out like this, right, you can use these great tools to measure. The size of the palm of your hands is about the size of that like a card and that’s five ounces of lean protein. So, this is a perfect serving size for you to eat when it comes to protein of any sort. Nice job on the hands. All right, complex carbohydrates in fruits and vegetables, these are important. Hold it in your hand the tennis ball like that. That’ll be like an apple -- thank you. Thank you Drew. Dr. Drew Ordon: Okay. Tosca Reno: So, when we partner with lean protein and complex carbohydrates together in the right portioned sizes, this is when you have a recipe for a success to keep lean and healthy. Dr. Drew Ordon: So -- Dr. Travis Stork: And this one point in this is really you're also eating smaller meals more regularly, keeping yourself filling full, and I have to tell you Tosca, practice is what she preach is. At the age of 40, she was topping the scales at 204 pounds after years of yo-yo dieting yet through eating clean and exercising, she literally transformed her body and her home. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Look at that. Wow! Dr. Travis Stork: That is an impressive transformation. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Impressive! Dr. Drew Ordon: And that’s what -- Tosca Reno: No. Dr. Drew Ordon: Okay.