Speaker to promote healthy eating here

Heather Latter

Author, columnist, motivational speaker, reality TV star, and radio personality Tosca Reno will share her successes with eating “clean” and weight loss at a seminar set for Friday, May 25 at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Presented by the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, along with partners from Valley Diabetes, Energy Fitness, and the United Native Friendship Centre, the event, which begins at 9 a.m., aims to educate the local community about healthy eating.
“There are programs in the community that promote fitness and also about making healthier food choices—and Tosca’s presentation will tie in with all that,” explained Shauna-Leigh Carlson, who is involved in planning the event.
“She’ll also help motivate the community, and provide a little encouragement and inspiration to continue,” echoed Janet Drennan.
Reno promotes the Eat-Clean diet, which Aimee Beazley said isn’t really a diet but eating healthy foods, such as lean protein and complex carbs.
“There are no shakes, no supplements—it’s all real food,” she stressed.
“It’s eliminating process, refined foods.”
“It’s a lifestyle, not a diet,” echoed Carlson. “Being more conscious about what your meals are and planing them in advance because if you don’t, you are more likely to go with convenience foods.”
She said eating “clean” makes you feel healthier and more energized.
“It’s not about weight loss, that’s just the end result,” Beazley remarked.
Reno’s visit will include a motivational seminar with a question-and-answer period, and includes an Eat-Clean lunch.
Then the afternoon will consist of two fitness sessions (Zumba and a boot camp), as well as a nutritional session focusing on food preparation, with participants rotating through each session.
The event will conclude with a yogilates session at 4 p.m.
While only a limited of tickets are left for the seminar (available at Betty’s for $10 each), there are other opportunities to see Reno during her visit here.
There will be a public book-signing on May 25 from 6-8 p.m. upstairs at Energy Fitness.
Books will be available for purchase there, as well as next week at Betty’s.
Reno also will take part in Energy Fitness’s annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 26 starting at the Sorting Gap Marina.
“People are encouraged to register and take part with Tosca,” said Carlson, noting the run gets underway at 9 a.m., with a kids’ 1K event taking place at 8:30 a.m.
The cost to register is $20 for adults and $5 for kids, with proceeds going towards KidSport here.
For more information, contact Carlson at 274-3131.