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Your Best Body Now - Book Giveaway (ends 10/31)

Thursday, October 21, 2010 Posted by Rita A

A Younger Sexier You. Now that statement draws me right in on the cover of the newest book from Tosca Reno, the bestselling author of The Eat-Clean Diet. Your Best Body Now wants you to look and feel fabulous at any age.

Tosca Reno took control of her fitness in her 40's. How many of us are there right now? Her advice: It is not too late to get in the best shape of your life. Using her Eat-Clean principles and workout guidelines, we can get into the shape we always wanted.

Your Best Body Now includes:
-Tailored nutrition guidelines for women in their 30s, 40s and 50s
-A food checklist
-Diet tips that get results

I must admit looking at Tosca Reno, I am a little intimidated. She is so fit, I could never imagine getting to her fitness level. In reading her story, she started out some 200+ pounds with baby steps in the gym. Her time went from a mere 30 minutes total on a low speed setting on the treadmill and gradually increased as she felt her body begin its transformation to fitness. Her advice - Lace up the gym shoes and treat the gym as a sanctuary instead of punishment. Empower yourself to make the change. Part one of Your Best Body Now is filled with motivation to get us going!

Part 2 details the diet, the fitness, the health and beauty aspects of the program. I am in trouble here. The first part of the diet - eliminate sweets. Seriously, have you seen all the baking I have been doing lately? Chocolate? I would really have to dig deep in willpower to tackle the first task. But that is okay, Tosca's philosophy is start small with one change. Okay maybe sweets will have to taper off slowly but I can change something else like no more fancy coffee drinks. That would be a change. I really am excited to explore the principles of the Eat-Clean diet more in detail. I would like to see my hubby getting better nutrition too.

Your Best Body Now details what your kitchen staples should be. Included are recipes that sound pretty good.

Garden Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauce
by Tosca Reno with Stacy Baker,
Authors of Your Best Body Now: Look and Feel Fabulous at Any Age the Eat-Clean Way



2 packages rice-paper spring roll wrappers (20 wrappers)
1 cup grated carrot
¼ cup bean sprouts
1 cucumber, julienned
1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, julienned
4 green onions finely chopped, use only the green part


1. Soak one rice-paper wrapper in a large bowl of hot water until softened.
2. Place a pinch each of carrots, sprouts, cucumber, bell pepper and green onion on the wrapper toward the bottom third of the rice paper.
3. Fold ends in and roll tightly to enclose filling.
4. Repeat with remaining wrappers. Chill before serving.


1 clove garlic
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 tablespoons coarsely grated peeled fresh ginger
¼ cup rice wine vinegar (nor seasoned)
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
¼ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Pinch each of coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water

1. Combine garlic, carrot, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and both types of pepper in a food processor and blend until smooth.
2. With machine running, add vegetable oil and then water through the feed tube in a slow, steady stream.
3. Chill and serve sauce with spring rolls.

TIP: Rice paper is tricky to work with, but remember if it rips you can often enclose the tear. Keep trying! The dipping sauce is fabulous with almost anything. I like to use it as a refreshing alternative to hummus.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: Calories: 202, Calories from Fat: 81, Protein: 3 g, Carbs: 29 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Sugars 3 g, Fat: 9 g, Sodium: 470 mg.

The above is an excerpt from the book Your Best Body Now: Look and Feel Fabulous at Any Age the Eat-Clean Way by Tosca Reno with Stacy Baker. Copyright © 2010 Tosca Reno with Stacy Baker, authors of Your Best Body Now: Look and Feel Fabulous at Any Age the Eat-Clean Way.

You can order Your Best Body Now at Amazon or check with your local bookseller.

You can find more information about Tosca Reno on her website and visit the Eat-Clean Diet.

Stay Connected with Tosca

***Giveaway Closed***
Ready to get started? Here is your chance to win! ONE lucky reader will win a copy of Your Best Body Now and a BPA-free water bottle!

Mandatory Entry (First entry)
--Tell me in a comment what motivates you to get in shape.
--Include your email address (if not public in a profile) so I can contact you if you win.

Additional optional entries: Eligible after completing mandatory entry above: You can do any or all of the following for one entry each. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done.

--Subscribe to my blog and verify the subscription. Current subscribers are eligible too.

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--Follow Tosca on Twitter

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--Tweet this giveaway message and leave a link to your tweet (Can tweet once daily).
Giveaway: Win a copy of Your Best Body Now by Tosca Reno and a water bottle. Enter @one2try ends 10/31.

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Giveaway ends on October 31st, 2010 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Winner will be chosen by and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.

Many thanks to FSB Associates for providing the review copy and giveaway product.

Disclosure: I received a gratis copy for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.

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  1. suburban prep said...

    I was working towards getting into shape at the beginning of the year and well in mid June I had a set back that lasted until just a few weeks ago. I was able to get my health club membership extended because the reason I didn't do much in the way of getting in shape was all health related (Three surgeries in the summer). Now I want to get back to the path that I was on prior to the set back.

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  3. sweepmom said...

    My husband works out regularly and looks amazing. He is a great motivator :).

  4. Cathy said...

    I want to get in shape because I am 46 and want to be around for my children for as long as possible.

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  8. Busy Working Mama said...

    I stay in shape so that I don't have to go and buy new clothes...because I HATE trying on clothes :) That's motivation enough.

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  17. Sheena said...

    My boys motivate me. I am 42 years old with a 6 year old & 3 year old. They are very active boys. I had let myself go over the years & this year I have dropped 40 lbs. I still have a long way to go, but knowing that I will be able to spend more & better time with my boys makes me want to get in better shape faster.

  18. SexyBrat said...

    I am motivated to get in shape by looking in the mirror, or trying on my clothes that no longer fit... :(

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  19. itsme said...

    my husbands constant comments about how I used to be good looking etc

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  31. Amanda said...

    I'm inspired to stay in shape for health reasons. Feeling healthy is great motivation. I'd love to read Tosca's book!

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  32. ruthhill74 said...

    So many things motivate me to get in shape, but I guess it is when I see how good I look and how much better I want to look when I look in a mirror that motivates me the most.

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  42. anonymous said...

    My motivation to get in shape is that I've gained a lot of weight the last few years and I'm not happy with the way I look or feel.

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    my fit friends motivate me, because i want to be able to look like them
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    My little son makes me motivated. I want to look good and be healthy for him.

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    What is motivating me to get into better shape is my family. I have had health problems & know if I do not lose weight & get healthy...I won't be around for them when they grow up!


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  75. purango said...

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