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Carly Zuffinetti On A Healthy/Hot/Happy Pregnancy

The Skinny Confidential talks to pregnant mom, Carly Feagler/Zuff.

The Skinny Confidential talks to pregnant mom, Carly Feagler/Zuff.

Ok so obviously I’m pretty much clueless when it comes to pregnancy.

Because I’ve never been pregnant. So what a clueless girl to do?

Naturally, turn to her friends.

& in this case, my friend happens to be a hot piece of ass ( << can I say that about a soon to be mama? Hope so. ).

You guys have met Carly Zuffinetti here//here//here//here, so you know she’s super knowledgeable about health, fitness, & everything in between.

So when Carly told me she was starting an Instagram account ( @thepreggerspantry ) on how to have a healthy pregnancy, I freaked. I wanted to get her on the blog ASAP so she could share all her secret tips & tricks with TSC readers who are moms, pregnant, or potentially wanting to get preg.

Anyway, enjoy lovas:

Who says you can’t be pretts and pregs?!

Unfortunately, I’m not one of those girls who looks totally gorgeous and glowing as a pregger. Everything is getting a little bigger and my skin is far from lovely. However, I feel REALLY healthy & super grateful that I have been lucky enough to not experience morning sickness or other ailments that often go along with being pregnant. Other than being exhausted, my first trimester was a breeze!! I’m twenty-two weeks along & feeling great!

❤ FOOD/DIET:

I know a lot of women get horribly sick during pregnancy. Headaches, vomiting, & nausea usually top the list. I can’t relate to that and I’m sure constantly feeling sick would make it really hard to eat healthy. Let’s get real- who wants a salad when your tummy is upset? I have a few food aversions & there are many days where I would be perfectly happy eating pizza & cereal for every meal, but I know that’s not best for the baby. So I force myself to eat super duper healthy throughout the day and then have whatever I’m craving ( within reason ) for dinner. And ladies, you aren’t literally eating for two when you are pregnant, so don’t use pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever you want. Fast food, sugar, & processed foodsare not the best choices for that little cutie growing inside you.

Here are a few examples of my food choices. My diet hasn’t changed too much from before I was pregnant.

♡ Breakfast:

I always drink a blended green drink first thing in the morning. This morning I had spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, lemon, ginger, banana, coconut water, & chia seeds. Throw it all into your Vitamix or blender and it’s that easy. About thirty minutes after that I ate a hard boiled egg and piece of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel toast with Nutzo, coconut oil, cinnamon, and honey on top. Other days I have a green drink then oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts or a hard boiled egg with grapefruit.

♡ Snack:

I’m definitely hungrier now that I’m pregnant, so I always have fresh fruit & nuts on hand. Today I had a blood orange and an apple and some Kombucha. I almost always try to eat fruit at this time of the day. Mango, blueberries, oranges, & apples are my faves.

♡ Lunch:

I always have a huge salad or a veggie sandwich with avocado. My salads vary I have tons of greens, veggies, raisins or cranberries, quinoa, avocado &/or a hard boiled egg. I like Happy Pantry’s kraut on my salad too, which is a great way to get your probiotics.About an hour after lunch I drank the other half of my Kombucha.

♡ Snack:

Before I workout I have some almonds or walnuts. Sometimes I grab a KIND bar or a Suja Juice ( << P.S. they’re offering TSC readers 5% off online; enter SKINNYSUJA at checkout ) at this time too.

♡ Dinner:

Anything! I usually have wild salmon at least once a week. I also love grilled mahi mahi tacos. I eat a lot of lentils and sweet potatoes. I make my own version of the Chipotle bowl with black beans and veggies. Some nightsjust cheese and veggie sandwiches with my panini maker or breakfast for dinner. These are just examples of some of my staples. I have pizza every once in awhile too.

If ( & when ) I get a sweet tooth I go for a some dark chocolate almonds, coconut milk ( vegan ) ice cream, or a healthy cereal with almond milk ( I only buy Nature’s Path Organic cereals these days ).

Don’t forget to take your prenatal vitamins! I started taking these as soon as I stopped taking my birth control pills. I like the brand Mega Food ‘Baby and Me’ which you can purchase at Whole Foods. I also take prenatal Spectrum’s DHA & calcium.

If you want more examples of healthy food/lifestyle choices, follow me on Instagram @thepreggerspantry!

The Skinny Confidential talks to pregnant mom, Carly Feagler/Zuff.

❤ EXERCISE:

I cannot stress this one enough! Even when you don’t want to or you are so exhausted, do it anyway! Trust. It’s been my saving grace. Do something everyday, even if it’s just a walk. I ALWAYS feel better and more energized after I do. If you were active before pregnancy, keep doing what you are doing ( with the exception of extreme sports, of course ). I love walking, hiking, yoga, and tennis. My friend even let me borrow some great pregnancy workout videos. My doctor described pregnancy as having twenty times more hormones than when you’re menstruating. Exercise is crucial just to keep yourself sane!! One of the pregnancy books I’ve read says that exercise is “a cure all”, & I agree!

❤ SKIN CARE:

Personally, I don’t really use anything unnatural on my skin, so I continue to lather my body, especially my belly, with coconut oil and Vitamin E oil after I shower. I treat my blemishes with tea tree oil and aloe from my aloe plant. I also got some good skin mask recipes from Kimberly Snyder’s website that use nothing but aloe, honey, cinnamon, & turmeric. Don’t use anything harsh on your skin. For my monthly facials, my esthetician Brandie Aviles at Queen Bee Skin Boutique uses The Body Deli products ( love their mud mask ), a wonderful, organic skin care line. She even adds in a little head massage during the facial that feels amazing! I also continue to take a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily which is said to promote clear skin, soothe heartburnand help with digestion issues, which many women suffer from during pregnancy.

❤ BE POSITIVE:

Being pregnant is such a miracle! Even though you may not feel or look your best- just embrace it! Be happy! Don’t be the girl who talks about how fat & ugly you feel or how much weight you’ve gained. In fact,don’t EVER be that girl!! Your baby needs positive vibesand a stress free environment. Don’t feel sorry for yourself- there are times where you feel sick, down in the dumps, or crabby. When you start to feel that way, think about all the women in this world who would give anything to have a baby and experience what you are so lucky to be going through. Find a little time everyday to talk to and think about your baby. Go to prenatal yoga classes- they help both physically and emotionally. Find a pregnant friend who knows what you’re dealing with so you don’t have to vent to your husband constantly. Make time for yourself- go hiking or to brunch with girlfriends, get a prenatal massage, or facial. Your baby is a blessing, enjoy every minute of having a life inside you, it truly is amazing!

♡♡ To follow Carly on Instagram, click here & here.

The Skinny Confidential talks to pregnant mom, Carly Feagler/Zuff.


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[ Summer turquoise nails ]

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[ Crack balls…LMAO ]

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[ Saturday’s view ]

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[ Fresh juice for skinny cocktails ]

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[ Mani/pedi station ]

OMG. My friend, Carly, had her bachelorette party this weekend & it.was.insane.

A total TSConf approved party. Like, she realllly hosted an amazing bash.

On her itinerary?

The celebration was catered by Beaming ( a health & vitality bar based out of Del Mar, California ). The menu included ‘crack balls’ ( they’re these raw/vegan/gluten-free tiny balls made with coconut oil ), veggies with Bitchin’ Sauce, sweet potato chips, kale salad, coconut & tomato ceviche, flaxseed crackers, guacamole, & fresh pressed juices ( to mix with tequila & champagne— naturally ).

Not only was the party stocked with fresh & healthy foods, there were also manicurists, masseuses, & makeup/hair artists.

We finished off the poolside event at Searsucker in downtown San Diego. Dinner was delish: an arugula salad, slice of fish, & a strawberry Suja cocktail.

So ya, we partied. But we partied smart: fresh juice cocktails, healthy party eats, & massages.

It’s so much more fun to party with healthy food, peeps. ESP the next morning. It makes the hangover a little bit easier ; ).

Anyway a big thank you ( & congrats!!! ) to Carly & Adam for making Saturday so special.

xo.L

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[ Coconut, veggie ceviche ]

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[ Hail Merry coconut oil macaroons ]

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[ The beautiful bachelorette ]

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[ Sliced veggies ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, diet blogger, and health blogger talk skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ Poolside ]

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Bombshell Bride Carly Feagler: How to Get into Amazing ‘Wedding Shape’

Carly Feagler talks skinny tips and tricks with fitness and diet blogger, Lauryn Evarts.

Check out my smoking hot GF, Carly. Not only is she gorg, she’s also the sweetest girl EVER.

Carly recently got engaged to her fiancé, Adam:

Lauryn Evarts talks to Carly Feagler about everything wedding, quick skinny tips, and snacking tricks.

How freaking cute are they? I mean, right? They just may be the most adorable couple on the planet. The second she told me they were engaged I wanted to know all the deets on her wedding prep. Here ya go, babes:

+ Introduce yourself:

Carly Feagler: I’m a special education school teacher who is a self-proclaimed Yogi, dog lover, foodie, traveler, & lover of all things healthy and green! I just got engaged to my fabulous fiancé, Adam & we’re super excited to tie the knot July 6, 2013.

+ Weekly workout routine + wedding fitness plan:

CF: I’m a firm believer in switching up my exercise routine daily. However, I still tend to be a creature of habit so having a weekly routine works best for me. To prepare for my big day in July, my goal is to stay firm with my current weekly routine, adding one extra hot yoga class each week. My weekly routine will be as follows: hot yoga three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays. I like to switch up yoga studios, but Core Power Yoga is my favorite right now because their classes fit any schedule. They have two locations that are super convenient for me, and they give student, teacher, & military discounts! On Tuesdays I will do a yoga sculpt class so that I have a little weight training in my routine. Every Thursday I play cardio tennis with a girlfriend. This is our own made up thing- we just play a couple matches & it’s a great workout. Since neither of us are star players we run each other around the court a lot!  Tons of fun!

On the weekends I allow myself some flexibility, as long as I get a good sweat in! Usually on Saturdays I love to go on a long bike ride then a walk at the beach with my dog. On Sundays my fiancé and I like to walk with our dog around the Rancho Santa Fe golf course, which is about a two & a half mile walk. I love my weekly workouts. This type of routine is fun, I don’t get bored, & I look forward to all my different activities throughout the week!

Lauryn Evarts talks to Carly Feagler about everything wedding, quick skinny tips, and snacking tricks.

+ Favie Body Part?

CF: If had to pick one body part to flaunt in an LBD it would be my booty. I’ve learned to embrace my bubble butt.

+ Trend you’re loving:

CF: My favorite trend right now is COLOR! I always add a punch of color to every outfit. My favs right now are colorful bags, jewelry, & shoes. Think mint green, orange, & plum. 

+ Natural Beauty Product:

CFOrganic coconut oil! I use it as a hair mask about once a week and also as body moisturizer-it keeps the skin so soft. Not only is it a beauty product, I also use it almost daily for cooking, baking, & even as a topper for my dog’s food [ it’s really good for dogs’ oral hygiene & coat ]. Favorite natural makeup line is Tarte. I love their marajuca oil & cheek stain in apricot, bronzer in Park Avenue Princess, & smolderEYE eye liners.

+ Quick Skinny Tips?

CF: Drink warm water with lemon first thing every morning, followed by blended greens [ see my recipe below ].  Also, take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily. I mix it with 1/4 grapefruit juice + a cup of water to dilute the vinegar taste a bit.

+ Fav Healthy Snacks?

CF: Coconuts [ pre-cut at Whole Foods; the juice is delicious & don’t forget to eat the meat ], fermented veggies [ local fav found here- the “Power Krautage” is the BEST ], apples with peanut or almond butter, pistachios, & avocados with a little sea salt. I love food & have learned that when you start eating healthy your body no longer wants the bad stuff!  I like clean, natural foods.

Lauryn Evarts talks to Carly Feagler about everything wedding, quick skinny tips, and snacking tricks.

+ Let’s talk cocktails…

CF: I LOVE a fresh margarita. Don Julio tequila, splash of Grand Marnier, lots & lots of fresh lime juice, shaken and served up freezing cold. Lauryn makes the best skinny margs!

+ Five Fashion Essentials:

CF: Since I am a school teacher, I do a ton of traveling in the summer. I live in bathing suits, little, lightweight dresses [ think Urban Outfitters ], & hats. These are the five things I can’t live without in the summertime:

1.} Black Ray Bans: especially the foldable wayfarers.

2.} MOR Perfume Oil in Marshmallow: smells amazing.

3.} Noon earrings- love for day to night looks, & they’re local.

4.} Bumble & bumble Surf Spray: great for sexy hair on the go!

5.} Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer w/SPF 20 Tarte 24/7 lip sheer w/SPF 15 in ‘Summer Fling.’

+ Quick Easy Recipes?

CF: I drink this every single morning- swear by it. I know there are a ton of green drink recipes out there, but it’s always fun to mix it up!

Green Juice

About 4-5 handfuls of organic kale, chard or spinach [ I use two or all three, depending what’s in the fridge ], fresh lemon juice [ one lemon ], fresh ginger [ as preferred ], 1 tablespoon of organic flax seed oil, 1 cup water, & 1 banana. Blend & enjoy daily!

Coconut Blueberry Quinoa With Lime

[ Serves 4 ]

2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cup light coconut milk
2 limes, juiced
1 cup fresh blueberries
Dab of honey to taste

+ Directions: Cook the quinoa to package directions and measure out 2 cups into a medium mixing bowl. Allow to cool. Mix in the rest of the ingredients & enjoy! Note: I highly recommend rinsing the quinoa before cooking it, even if the box says it’s already rinsed. It tones down the earthy flavor considerably & allows the other flavors to come through. Also, if you double the recipe, only use 3/4 cup coconut milk; 1 cup is too much.

Energy balls

1 cup dry oatmeal
1 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter [ I use 1/4 almond butter & 1/4 cup peanut butter ]
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla

+ Directions: Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Mine were about 1″ in diameter. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to one week. Sub different nut butter & dried fruits, if desired.

+ To follow Carly on Instagram, search @CarlyFeagler.

Lauryn Evarts talks to Carly Feagler about all things wedding!