Sometimes what’s holding you back with weight loss success has as much to do with your mind as your food. And that’s what Tosca Reno says she experienced before she changed her lifestyle and lost 70 pounds. She’s written a new book all about it: “The Start Here Diet: Three Simple Steps That Helped Me Transition from Fat to Slim . . . for Life.”
Tosca first became known for her “Eat Clean” diet series. But now she’s emphasizing that it doesn’t take major changes to make a difference in your weight. You can do it with small steps:
Step 1: Dive Inward. Try keeping a journal to identify your overeating triggers.
Step 2: Uncover Your Hidden Foods. Sleuth out your foods that are causing you to have problems losing weight.
Plus: You’ll learn how to use exercise to succeed. Try one of Tosca’s recipes for healthy chicken nuggets:
- Dip chicken breast chunks in egg whites.
- Use a mixture of ground almonds, chia or flax seeds, and poultry seasoning to coat the chicken nuggets.
- Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes.
- Combine a little bit of honey and Dijon mustard for a tasty dipping sauce.