Tosca Reno Answers Your Questions

Lifechanger and fitness guru Tosca Reno, author of The Eat-Clean Diet, is responding to fan questions posted here on Extratv.com! Read below for the answers to your questions:

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Type II diabetic here with the same issues....since I am young, I guess I thought only old people go blind or lose limbs, but then again, I never thought I would end up with Diabetes at 34. Now I am 38, and it is time I get serious. Thanks for the wakeup call. Oh, and this is my first time catching this show too...I hope they don't cancel it and that they keep it going! - niellisa

TOSCA'S ANSWER:

Hi Niellisa. Glad you are finding the segment on diabetes to be a wake up call. I find myself now more focused than ever to continue Eating Clean.
Keep it tight,
Tosca Reno
posted 03/09/09 10:12 PM

i am a diabetic also hardheaded need help with my eating habits

TOSCA'S ANSWER:

Hello Peggy. Everyone needs help sometimes. Thank goodness you have caught the segment and can now discover new ways to eat better. Remember, eat 6 small meals each day, eat lean protein and complex carbohydrates at each meal and drink plenty of water.
Keep it tight,
Tosca Reno
Posted 03/09/09 04:43 PM


Hi - I viewed your Extra Lifechangers show tonight for the first time and I really enjoyed the informative nature of the program. This is the type of programming that we truly need more of,... informative, beneficial tips to help improve one's life and health,... thousands of times better than mindless escape programs that tell all about what's going on with the Hollywood scene,... you've got my attention with Lifechangers, keep up the good work! Best Wishes and Be Well. - Vin Tusa

TOSCA'S ANSWER:
Hello Vin. Sort of like "You had me at hello." Right? I love Extra's new approach and feel honored to be invited to participate in this new series. Here's to good health.
Sincerely,
Tosca Reno
Posted 03/08/09 10:57 PM

I suffer from many conditions that cause me to have to watch my diet. Please help me to save me. Cynthia

TOSCA'S ANSWER:
Hello Cynthia. I hear your concern in your words. Truly I want to help, and it literally begins with what you are putting in your mouth. We must stop and think, "Is this food poisoning me or building a healthier me?" If we begin to take responsibility for our own health, it is far more empowering than crossing your fingers and hoping the doctors can help fix it all. Start today by changing even your breakfast routine. Prepare a bowl of oatmeal and top it with unsweetened applesauce. Enjoy that while 4 eggs are boiling on the stove. Then eat those 4 whites + one yolk and drink plenty of water. See if that doesn't change things right away.
I am always listening!
Tosca Reno
Posted 03/08/09 10:32 PM


Hello, my husband is a diabetic and I would like for him to eat better. Can you tell me where I can get a good cookbook with healty recipes for him and my family as well. Can you please send me any information that you have on hand. I look forward hearing from you. He also has other health issues, that I must try to help him with. Thank you. - Lenoir

TOSCA'S ANSWER:
Hello Lenoir.
There are many good cookbooks available for diabetics - some better than others. Always check to make sure what you purchase comes from a reputable source. Although the Eat Clean Diet Cookbook is not officially approved by the American Diabetes Association, they have reviewed the book and agree with the idea of eating 6 small meals each day spaced every three hours. In each of these 6 meals you must consume 4 to 5 ounces of lean protein along with plenty of fibrous (slow burning) complex carbohydrates. This is the recipe for good health. If you visit my website www.toscareno.com you can find the cookbook there. I will sign it personally if you like. Otherwise, visit the American Diabetes Association website for more good information. Empower yourself and your good health with excellent nutrition.
Sincerely,
Tosca Reno
Posted 03/08/09 10:20 PM

Your stories were really told so fast. It was really hard for me to get the info I needed for the free books.
I am 51 with really bad arthritis and a diabetic. I live in the snowy state of Michigan winter wonderland, Since I have been cooped up inside with out any chance to go out doors. my flair ups are frequent and I dont want to take any more drugs. please help. - Mary Anita


TOSCA'S ANSWER:
Hello Mary Anita.
I hear you about the cold weather! Haven't we had enough of it already? I would love for you to realize the power of excellent health. It all begins with your nutrition decisions, today, right now. Believe it or not, 80% of how you feel and look has to do with what goes down your throat. You really want your food choices to be of the best quality. For a start you need to ditch sugar now, not tomorrow. Right now! If you could do that you might be surprised at how amazing even that small change will make you feel. Please try it. Then you must get moving even if it is just up and down the stairs. One set a day for a week. Slow but steady is how you get there. I want to hear about your success by the end of the week.
Sincerely,
Tosca Reno
Posted 03/08/09 10:02 PM

Hi. My name is James and I, too, am a diabetic. My doctor told me that diabetics, in order to lose weight, need to exercise double the time regular people do due to the medication and how the disease effects the body in general. You must move more, in addition to eating healthier, in order to improve yourself enough to not need your medication or injections. Exercise, food, and medication create a stool for a diabetics life. If not enough of one, everything else is useless. In order to not to be able to take medication, you must exercise and eat healthy so that third leg, the medication, is not needed. Please check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. I find exercising throughout the day, versus at one lump sum is best. Park further from the store, walk within the shopping center verses driving around, etc. is what helps to do it for me. - James Grimes

TOSCA'S ANSWER:
Hello James.
Thank you for writing. Sugar is public enemy number 1! Get rid of it now! I mean that! Natural sugars from fruit and dairy are fine but anything else is poison. Then get some fiber in you. Follow a good eating plan - Eating Clean has helped many folks clean up their health and their physiques. I promise that even without exercise (although exercise promotes good health) you will see changes fast. Healthy, positive changes that you need. Give it a try.
All the best,
Tosca Reno
Posted 03/08/09 09:12 PM


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