Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Launch of "The Orsoni Method" in France

Voila! What excitement!!! My famous LeBootCamp, in a book, titled "The Orsoni Method", is finally ready to invade the world of dieting, which I truly hope will help stop the dangerous fads of hypocritical medical professionals and gurus out there who have broken The Hippocratic Oath in search for fame and money.

Here is a work presenting a truly healthy approach to weight loss, without deprivation, dangerous supplements or miracle powders. Created together with 35 medical experts, this method worked for me....and it will work for you!

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!

More than 1,200,000 women worldwide have been coached by me...now it's your turn!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

ABC TV in Los Angeles: your coach, ice-cream, and breakfast

Here I am in Los Angeles - Pasadena to be exact - in a truly dream-like hotel, an ex-Ritz, The Langham Huntington. Positively fantastical, but just my luck, my next-door neighbors are very noisy! That said, I arrive truly tried for my ABC TV segment (to broadcast on May 28th).

On the program: my famous ice-cream sundae test (as explained to you last week :)

With Lindsley Lowell, my absolutely incredible publicist :)

A day in Los Angeles can never end without a dinner with Pilates Master, Tracey Mallett, who is always between trips across the globe, be it Booty Barre training in Turkey or Japan, or even as far as Australia.

The two of us tackle the world's problems as we sip green tea - the energy between us two healthy living pros is the perfect lead-up for my upcoming Paris trip to launch my new book "La Methode Orsoni" (The Orsoni Method)!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Salt Lake City: My Ice-Cream Sundae Test

Salt Lake City, worldwide capital of the Mormons. What an interesting place - it almost feels like a "fake" city! I've never experienced this anywhere else! Everything is very clean and strangely perfect, somewhat surreal!

The schedule for the day, 3 TV shows and a meeting with my super Everest guide, Gary Scott, whom I always find in the most insane of places!

Upon rising, I have my freshly squeezed lemon juice (I always take some lemons along with me) followed by my Soba Cha.

No breakfast, because the first show takes place at 6:00am - my appetite hasn't yet arrived, so I give it some time ;).

I head to CW30 studio (Salt Lake's home to Vampire Diaries:) for 2 TV segments. I present 5 at-home exercises to get beach-ready followed by my famous "Ice-Cream Sundae Test" (many people think they're having a healthy breakfast when in fact their choices contain as much - or more - fat and sugar than an ice-cream sundae!).

At the studio, I offer my services to one of the cameramen who is currently overweight and wants to get in shape for his upcoming wedding :). You can follow his journey and support his progress at: Steve's Journey to a Perfect Groom's Body

Next on the schedule is ABC7 where we shoot a segment on the same subject which is a true hit. There I meet Olympic wrestling champion, Rulon Gardner. An inspiration to millions - he's lost over 100kg!

I'm almost dying of hunger after these 3 segments which haven't left me time to breathe, drink or eat :). So I eat one of the energy bars which I've brought along as part of my props for the show ;)!

I return to city center to explore before my last interviews for the day. A final total of 3 hours accumulated walking!

Japanese lunch at Takashi with some rather spicy sushi (phew!), green tea, and a small well-deserved dessert: tapioca cream with pineapple.

One last meeting for the day, and then back to San Francisco. A truly fulfilling day!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Launch of LeBootCamp Food!

As you know, LeBootCamp proudly coaches 1 million women (and some men - 11%) worldwide. 92% of them have lost weight in a PERMANENT way without any deprivation or drastic life changes. No cabbage soup, pineapple, Hollywood, or hyper-protein diets. We are acclaimed for our gourmet menus and recipes, and effortless fitness routines!

LeBootCamp aims to bring ease and sophistication to all aspects of healthy living, and we understand that there isn't always time to cook a healthy homemade meal. So for those hectic moments which call for a nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner, we've now got your every last bite covered by a celebrity chef, and ready to be delivered to your home or office!

LeBootCamp Food is a collaborative service by LeBootCamp, two-star Michelin chef Mauro Colagreco, and KitchenDiet. Our meal plans are based on proven principles of the LeBootCamp diet: low glycemic index, plenty of seasonal fruit and vegetables, controlled portions, and gourmet cooking.

Currently available in Europe only, but coming soon to your US city!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Fantastic Feature in DStripped Magazine!

If you haven't seen it in print (which looks amazing!),
you can read the full article online at DSTRIPPEDMAGAZINE.COM

Cheers from your Coach!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A "Regular" Monday

Finally! Journalists are always asking me to describe a normal day in my life and I must say, I have a tough time doing that because no day is just regular!

But voila, this Monday I had the privilege of a "normal" day ;)

I get up at dawn because the world belongs to those who rise early.

First, fresh lemon juice with room-temperature water, followed by sobacha

At 8am I have an interview with the French media about a beautiful project coming up in June, but sshh, I say no more for now :)

At 8:58 I finish this interview, leaving me hardly enough time to down some mouthfuls of my cherished sobacha before my second Skype call of the day - this time a technical meeting. Through it all, I contract my glutes non-stop and suck in my belly regularly :)

Breakfast - by this time I am famished! A raw homemade smoothie: fresh coconut milk + 1 banana + raw chocolate + 5 raw almonds

By 10:00 it has been 3.5 hrs that I've been doing sedentary work, so I decide to make several more telephone calls out on a walk with my relatives who are leaving back home this evening. We walk for a total of 1.5 hrs, alternating between fun family chit-chat and some phone-calls.

Lunch on the go: wild smoked salmon (easy to find here since all the fish which comes from Alaska is wild by definition) + gluten-free crackers + a rice flour crepe filled with soy cheese + feta, and to finish, some raspberries + homemade chocolate mousse that my friends always beg me to make :)

A short 10-min nap (this is my signature relaxation which I can pull off absolutely anywhere - the backseat of my car, on the train, on the plane, you name it - I have a special technique to do it very discreetly).

I work on a big project which will be official on April 16th...the second secret for the day...I'll have to keep you in suspense and guard the scoop for my journalist friends.

Snack: 1 homemade raw bar filled with good things ;)

Then I head to SFO airport, which it seems I am doing almost every twice a week these days! I accumulate 2,000 steps there (between the carpark, security and return :)

Dinner at home: potato tian/tomatoes/feta, coleslaw, smoked salmon and raw chocolate mousse.

Finally...to bed!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Challenge Nation San Franciso - a 5km scavenger hunt!

For a few weeks now I've been looking forward to a special scavenger hunt in my city which
involves strategic thinking and physical activity in a unique San Francisco challenge.

Challenge Nation, which takes place in 35 cities across the USA combines everything I love in one fantastic experience. In true Da Vinci Code-style, we have to solve a set of clues as we get through the city by foot only and public transit. No bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, cars or taxis! We can bring our phones along though which is helpful for solving the clues!

Light breakfast: juice of 1 fresh lemon in room-temp water followed by my sobacha, and a raw smoothie which I concoct for the first time: fresh coconut milk + 1 banana + raw chocolate.

Lunch right before heading out: a small slice of wholewheat bread, sheep cheese, fresh fruit and dried fruit.

There are hundreds of participating teams, ours being called "LeBootCamp" of course ;).

Part of the program is to find 12 objects throughout the city. We have 4 hrs total, though the pros do it in 1.5 hrs! But we prefer to take our time and enjoy the fun :)

A space shuttle? Find on Embarcadero
A restaurant with an unpronounceable name? Find in Pier39
A special consulate?
A man carrying sports gear from a non-Californian team?
The smallest museum in the city?
And more...find them all!

We do the full 5-7 km treck under torrential rain. So we were pretty wiped out when we hit the finish line - totally not in the lead, but they, the real pleasure was spending time with family and friends!

Dinner: tomato soup with edamame + a vegan chocolate mousse (sans eggs or dairy) and made with "real" chocolate. Yum!

The active day ends with some relaxation in the jacuzzi and off to bed!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day from your Coach!

Hello, hello, hello! It has been a whirlwind once again (then again, when is it not?!) with amazing new projects now well underway for the coming year!

I am spending Valentine's Day 2012 here in sunny San Francisco - and you?

It's going to be a busy day of meetings and interviews until we get to party, but I will be walking to and from everything (and parking my car extra far away) so that I can indulge a little more tonight, 100% guilt-free :)

Of course, as always, we have the best-kept secrets for your hot dinner date tonight - check out our LeBootCamp culinary secrets for your valentine!

And to top that off, here's a bonus special appetizer which you can serve up tonight, accompanied by celery and fennel sticks which are natural aphrodisiacs! A Senegalese friend actually shared this tonic and refreshing drink that he enjoys back in his country under the shade of a mango tree :). This drink is a true gift!

Senegalese Ginger Spice Drink

1 large piece of ginger, unpeeled
¾ liter of water
½ tsp salt
6 tbsp raw unrefined sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp grated nutmeg
¼ lime

Soak the ginger in water to soften it. Then dry and grate it.
Add all ingredients except the lime to the ¾ liter of water and let stand for 45 mins.
Filter with a fine sieve and add the lime juice and a pinch of celery salt.
Add a little amber rum to give it a kick.

To life, love, and health!