FOF Rosie Battista is giving away the secrets that transformed her body from this:
Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.
Enter to win, by commenting below and answering: What part of your body do you love the most?
As she approached her 50th birthday last year, Rosie Battista experienced a true mid-life crisis:
"I had to sell my house in a bad housing market," writes Rosie on her website. "I had a broken-up relationship, a lost, messy floundering business, topped off with seemingly insurmountable life issues... All of this toxicity evidenced itself in the most obvious symptom of a lifestyle gone awry, an overweight, uncomfortable body."
In an effort to get her groove back, Rosie decided to tackle one long-held goal: Compete in a body-building contest. Over the next four months, she completely transformed her body through an intensive dieting and training program. She lost 35 pounds, toned up and placed 17th in the competition.
"I was the oldest one in the competition and my 19-year-old daughter who trained and competed with me was the youngest," says Rosie. "At 50, I am finally comfortable in my own skin and have the confidence to say it. Confidence enables and entitles me to sleep naked!"
Now, Rosie spends her time spreading the love...teaching others how to love their bodies and
enjoy their food. She authored three brilliant books: Sleeping Naked After 40,
which includes Rosie's weight-loss and confidence-boosting lessons, Cooking Naked After 40
, a cookbook of the recipes that transformed her body and Mini-Treats
, a collection of dessert recipes without refined sugar.
Bonus! Preview one of Rosie's recipes from Mini-Treats by clicking here.
Enter to win Rosie's books, Cooking Naked After 40, Sleeping Naked After 40 and Mini-Treats plus a 30-minute phone consultation with her by commenting, below: What part of your body do love most?
(See all our past winners, here.)
(See official rules, here.)
"I LOVE chocolate, but that doesn't mean I have to eat chocolate bars, candy and sugar-laden layer cakes. It is possible to sweeten your life while reducing the sugar you consume."
Chick Pea Brownies
These are a favorite in my house because they freeze so nicely and actually taste like fudge when you remove them from the freezer. With no white flour and no refined white sugar, these treats are delightful and your whole family will be amazed.
1 bag dark chocolate chips
2 cups of garbanzo beans
2/3 cups of agave nectar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1. Melt chocolate in double boiler
2. Mix beans, agave, baking powder, eggs in a blender and mix in chocolate.
3. Pour in pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
4. Sprinkle with nuts if desired.
(These keep great in the freezer!)
Contest closes February 17, 2011
[Read more about Rosie here]