Saturday, 18 August 2012

TOSCA, IN THE TEETOTALLING FLESH!

Tosca Reno and some guy who's 
so excited he can hardly breathe.





Well it took several hours of driving and parking and lining up, but I finally got to meet Tosca Reno, nutrition guru, fitness magazine model, author, reality TV star. 
And she is even lovelier in person, a vision who looks better at age 53 than most of the 20- and 30-somethings waiting to meet her. I lined up for the inevitable book, mag and swag peddling, but what I really wanted was to hear her motivational speech about the "anti-aging diet." 

I am at an age where the words "anti-aging" are catnip. And if she can look like THAT at 53, hot and toned and curvacious in a pair of skinny jeans and a T-shirt, I am listening to whatever it is she is saying and I am buying whatever it is she is selling.
So, aging, Tosca says. "You can't stop that train, but what you can do is can slow it down." (I like where this is going.)
"And one of the most important things you can do to achieve that is to find out where sugar is in your diet and cut it out." (Yes! I can do that. I don't even like desserts!)
"No processed foods," she says. "You want food as close to right out of the ground as you can get it." (Totally! This makes sense to me. I am COMMITTING to this. I am buying the books, baby!)
"Because sugar is everywhere," she continues. "It's in salt. It's in meat. It's in liquor." 
Yes! I am . . .
Whoa. 
What?
Did she just pretty much say "no more booze?"
Wow. Well, bye. Gotta go. 
As Meatloaf says (mmm, meat loaf!!), I would do anything for love . . . but I won't do that.