At age 40, author Tosca Reno found herself miserable, overweight, stuck in an unhappy marriage and living an unfulfilled life. Her self-esteem was at an all-time low. She barely recognized the woman she had become. Determined to change her life for the better, she entered the doors of her local gym and never looked back. The minute she hopped on the treadmill she felt like she was taking control of her life again. Her confidence grew as she found the motivation to take care of herself – something she had lacked for years. After learning how to Eat Clean, Tosca's life accelerated to new heights of health, vitality and confidence.
As she shed unwanted pounds, Tosca underwent a profound transformation. For the first time in her life she was happy to take center stage. She was confident, joyful and ready to take on the world. At age 42, with the support of her husband Robert Kennedy, she entered her first physique contest. Undaunted by the younger competitors, Tosca took fifth place in her class.
Tosca knew she had tapped into something wonderful and wanted to share it with the world. She realized that if she could make these small but pivotal changes in her life, anyone could. She began writing a column in Oxygen,
a renowned fitness magazine. Tosca shared her personal story of transformation, her triumphs and her challenges, as well as her advice to others. Readers were enthralled with Tosca, flooding her with fan mail and questions. Recognizing that others were as hungry for change as she once was, Tosca decided to record her journey in a book entitled The Eat-Clean Diet
®. The book initiated an eleven-title series
that has sold over two million copies! The latest in the series is The Eat-Clean Diet® Vegetarian Cookbook,
filled with 150 brand-new recipes for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free eating styles.
Tosca’s ability to share her no-holds-barred wisdom in a firm but tender-hearted, concerned manner has made her a hot commodity. Along with her “Raise the Bar” column in Oxygen
magazine, she writes a column for Clean Eating magazine,
has been a host on Extra
and a guest on numerous national television programs including Good Morning America
and The Doctors,
was the star of her own reality show, Tosca: Flexing at 49,
and tours North America consulting and conducting seminars for companies, government agencies, schools and private organizations. Audiences are captivated by Tosca's high energy, no-nonsense delivery of her message, responding with everything from tears to laughter.
In 2012, Tosca hit the stage again for the Ontario Physique Association’s Oktoberfest Classic in the Bikini Grand Masters division. She took home top prize in her category at the age of 53, proving that you are only as old as you feel. She lives by the following credo by Goethe: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Tosca Reno was born in Lachine, Quebec. She graduated with a B.Sc. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a B.Ed. from York University in Toronto, Ontario. Tosca lives in Caledon, Ontario.