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The Butt Book: How to Build a Non-Cellulite and Fat-Free Butt in 9 Weeks Paperback – March 23, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Kennedy; Second Edition edition (March 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552100413
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552100417
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #332,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Everyone wants a sexy derriere. Both women and men choose the butt as the sexiest body part. From J Lo to Beyonce, celebrities are popularized by their rear ends. Tosca Reno has already helped thousands of women get the butt of their dreams with her new book and seminars. Now with new exercises, insights and information this updated version can help you! This second edition of the Butt Book includes 32 more pages, 2 new chapters, dozens of photos, new design and all the fun & relevant information on creating a beautiful derriere that made this author the "Queen of Superior Posteriors"!

About the Author

Tosca Reno, weighed over 200 pounds and had precious little muscle tone when she graduated from University in her 20s. At age 40 the still-overweight mother of three discovered eating clean. By 41 Tosca had become a fitness participant and swimsuit model, appearing in such magazines as American Curves. Reno, now 47 writes a regular over-40 column in Oxygen magazine and has written many articles for Reps! and Maximum Fitnss.

Customer Reviews

It's clear cut, simple and the book is very easy to read.
Maria
I genuinely don't think there's much in this book that couldn't be found in a fitness magazine article on working your glutes and legs.
CharlotteSimmons
This book is enough to boost anyone to want to workout, eat right and do something for themself!
R. W. Eggert

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219 of 228 people found the following review helpful By Miss Sara T. Shafer on April 4, 2007
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This book is good for the most part. I did enjoy it and found it useful for certain populations, although I also have some concerns. The training advice isn't bad, but I have to agree with some of the other reviewers that it seems to be geared toward beginners or women who aren't "hard-core" fitness enthusiasts. I emphasize that the worthwhileness of this book depends on the exerciser's personal fitness goals. If you're looking for general health and fitness with some moderate shaping benefits, then go for it. As an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, I wouldn't personally use or recommend most of these exercises with my athletes or clients, except for squats, lunges and deadlifts (which can benefit anyone); then again, our goals are entirely different.

My main concern is the diet portion of the book. The advice is sound, but the actual diet that Reno prescribes is atrocious. First the positive stuff: the food choices are good, six meals a day is good (keeps your metabolism revved), and the macronutrient ratio is good. Now for the negative: the calories are WAY too high for each meal and hence for each overall day. Day 2, for example, will provide approximately 2300 or more calories (other days aren't as bad). Unless you're an elite endurance athlete, you'll probably GAIN fat weight on this diet - not the kind of rounded butt most people are looking for. I also wonder where she gets her nutrient info from, because some of the stats given can't be right. Case in point: Oatmeal pancakes on p.97. She writes that it has 600 calories per serving (which is a huge amount for most women to eat for breakfast), but the entire recipe has about 680 calories, and the serving size isn't noted.
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102 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Mishou on September 12, 2004
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The Butt Book is a good place to start if you want an introduction to exercises for your bottom and thighs. Like several of the other books on the market, it devotes a great deal of time, attention, and book space to diet and eating habits. That stuff seems like a no-brainer to me, and I was disappointed that Ms. Reno didn't include more exercises. If there is ever a revised edition, it would be nice if the exercises were photographs instead of drawings, and if they showed proper technique instead of just one phase of the exercises.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Hanna L. Dobbels on June 5, 2005
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Excellent! I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to get rid of that extra cheese on the back side. However, you must add cardio to this program to help shed the fat, otherwise you'll look a little weird. Wonderful workout plan and diet plan, basically what every person should be doing and what you can find in the Oxygen magazine. It's also great because you can find a workout for the gym and one for at home, both are killer workouts.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda on January 8, 2007
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It is really refreshing to see a women over 40 with children really looking so good inspired me. Over 40 myself I have been doing health and fitness for some time, so the exericse I was familiar with. What I really enjoyed was the diet he had to offer "Clean Eating" and the recipes which I have tried are GREAT. I look forward to read more from Tosca Reno.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By T. Davidson on May 13, 2007
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If you know anything about diet and fitness this is not for you. This should be called the Butt Book for Dummies. Common sense advice is given. I was hoping for in depth exercises beyond a couple of basic ones. It does not deliver as promised.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By R. W. Eggert on September 28, 2005
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From a jiggly celulite size 8 behind to much nicer looking size 5-6 in 4 weeks so far. This book is enough to boost anyone to want to workout, eat right and do something for themself!

R.W. Eggert

House wife and mother
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Workout Grrl on June 30, 2005
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Getting fit is a challenge, but the road to success is a lot easier to navigate with an inspiring teacher, excellent fitness strategies and diet and nutritional information. Designed for the average woman, I particularly appreciated the shopping tips and suggested menus.

The results? After 6 weeks my butt is firm, round and in shape. The trick is to read the book and follow the advice. It is a life--and butt--shaper!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 13, 2007
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Although this book was straight forward about how we get an undesirable rear in the first place, and also humorous at times; it did not contain anything new in the way of targeting that area. A very limited section on specific exercises. I was hoping for more of a training manual that would show specific exercises and the correct way to perform them. It was however, a book to help motivate you to do what you already know - eat right and exercise.
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More About the Author

Author, columnist, motivational speaker, reality TV star, radio personality, consultant, mother and wife, Tosca Reno has been inspiring millions with the Eat-Clean Diet series and sharing the success she's had with weight loss and Clean Eating.

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.

Tosca Reno found herself reborn when she realized she was the architect of her own destiny. She accepted new challenges to become super fit and healthy. She entered bodybuilding contests and started writing articles for Oxygen, a top fitness magazine. Her struggles and hardships in the past served to both inspire and motivate her in her career as a writer, motivational speaker and fitness celebrity. Her work encourages others to do for themselves what she has done - reinvent herself from being fat and frumpy to lean and purposeful.

Reno quickly earned her own monthly feature "Raise the Bar." The column targets women over 40 looking for motivation, nutrition and training advice. Reno shares her no-holds-barred wisdom in a firm but tender-hearted manner. Oxygen readers instantly connect with Tosca's advice, delivered with friendly compassion.

"Raise the Bar" readers wanted more. They wrote with countless questions, inspiring Tosca to craft the best-selling Eat-Clean Diet series. With her friendly arm-around-the-shoulder approach, Tosca teaches others how to alter their eating habits, to lose or maintain weight, gain muscle, boost metabolism, increase energy and be happier, healthier people living with purpose.

The Eat-Clean Diet series is a huge hit throughout North America, with over one million copies sold. Tosca has struck a chord with the diet-weary. In fact the most common response she gets is: "This just makes so much sense! I will never give up eating this way! It's so easy!"

Tosca has appeared on numerous national radio and TV shows and has been featured in countless magazine and newspaper articles. Extra TV in Los Angeles recently created a new feature specifically for Tosca, called "Tosca Reno's Eat-Clean Ambush Cleanse," in which she helps a young man with diabetes clean up his kitchen, his shopping cart and his attitude. Extra TV has since filmed several health-based segments with Tosca.

Canada's VIVA Network is airing Tosca's new TV show, Tosca: Flexing at 49, for eight weeks starting in June 2009. In the series, Tosca is followed by film crews as she goes about her busy life - meeting deadlines for her columns and books, giving seminars and making appearances, helping families with their health and diet struggles, answering emails from fans, dieting, competing and looking after her large family at the same time!

Tosca's latest book The Eat-Clean Diet for Men will be followed by a hardcover cookbook in Fall 2009. She's also working on a slew of writing projects to be released over the coming year, including a new book with Harlequin's new non-fiction division. Tosca continues to write her monthly column in Oxygen magazine, along with articles on motivation, life, training and nutrition in magazines including Maximum Fitness, Reps! and Clean Eating.

Tosca grew up in Kingston, Ontario and now lives in Caledon, Ontario. She turned 50 in May 2009.