Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review: The Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno

Synopsis: With The Eat-Clean Diet, the diet that fitness professionals rely on, readers will transform themselves from sluggish, exhausted and overweight to energetic, lean and fabulous! Just like the author and cover girl Tosca Reno did when she was sixty pounds overweight, readers will discover how to make their bodies burn fat while eating tons of food. We've all seen the fitness professionals on the covers of magazines and wished we could look like them. The truth is, they are real people. Just like you, they had to figure out how to get their bodies to look like that. And they all came to the same conclusion: Eat Clean! So who better to write a book on the subject than formerly overweight fitness diva and mother of three, Tosca Reno? Tosca shows you how to lose over sixty pounds, like she did, or just that last ten. When you read The Eat-Clean Diet you will: Rev up your metabolism to burn more fat -faster!; Lose weight quickly and easily; Never go hungry; Eat all food groups: protein and carbs and fat; Eat five to seven meals a day; Receive Eat-Clean recipes with color photos; Have more energy than you ever dreamed possible; Stay lean forever never worry about dieting again! (from the online description)

Review: This book is ludicrous. While I agree with her basic premise - that eating more natural-state foods and less processed foods is a wise choice - the book itself is nothing more than another fad-diet full of gimmicks and I'm-so-awesome-you-can-be-too. It's low-fat, so no wonder you have to eat 5-7 times a day - you will ALWAYS be hungry! She credits this diet with losing the weight, but I think it was probably running "so hard and so long" (pg 12). The book is easy to read, despite copious repetition (which happens when you have so little worth saying), but the advice is generic at best. Drink water (duh), eat veggies, not cake (duh), men can eat health too (duh) - it's nothing you can't find on any basic nutrition website. She's also jumped on the "superfood" band-wagon. There is an entire chapter devoted to supplements, which, if your food is as nutritional awesome as she cleans, why do you need supplements? And clearly, you can't do this diet with oatmeal and bee pollen because she spends a ridiculous amount of time extolling the virtues of these items. The recipes are simple and easy to follow, but again, nothing you can't find on the Internet. Over all, this is a waste of time and money. Don't bother with her nonsense. You can get the same information from googling "eat clean" as you can from this book.

Bookmarks: 3 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-1-55210-038-7
Date Finished: 8-20-2015
Pages: 271

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