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Later, Bloat!

The Skinny Confidential talks bloating tips.

Sometimes I have a lil love-handlie, muffin top that comes over my black skinny jeans ( thanks to my last New York City trip!! I mean, the calorie intake there is real ).

And sometimes I don’t.

And when I don’t it’s typically because I’m eating super clean, working out at least four to five times a week, drinking a boatload of water, getting enough sleep……AND practicing some key no-bloat tips. Meaning I have a real list ( weird ) of tips I utilize when I want to feel my absolute BEST.

Ultimately, I feel like my tips are relatively easy, but I guess you guys can decide.

And by the way, this is my stomach not bloated with a spray tan ( which quite honestly is one of the best skinny tips ever ). The bloated pic we’ll just leave to the imagination, ya? Post-bloat:

The Skinny Confidential talks bloating tips.

The Skinny Confidential’s Tips For Beating Bloat:

If there’s any kind of bikini holiday ( AKA Fourth of July ), I drink hot water with lemon every morning. It’s a natural diuretic ( << which is huge when it comes to de-bloating ).

Reach for berries & grapes instead of apples or melons. Berries & grapes are easier on the digestive system. For dessert lately, I’ve been snacking on frozen green grapes. SO yummy.

Forget about fake sweeteners/sugar alcohols/diet soda…they will all cause bloating. Use stevia for sweetener instead. Soda is F-ing nasty anyway, so no thanks, bye.

I LOVE sparkling water. Pelligrino & I are BEST BEST BEST friends. I drink it alllllll the time & it keeps me very full. BUT. It tends to cause bloat. If I’m in a bikini, I’ll drink vodka/water with lemon ( << natural diuretic! The lemon, not the vodka! ) instead of vodka/soda…and I’ll stay far away from Mr. Pelligrino.

Skip the salt. Salt= maj bloat. I use fresh herbs, lemon juice, or curry powder instead. Also, anything spicy can release stomach acid. So ( unfortunately ) stay away from spicy foods to prep for a bikini or crop top!

♡ I’m not a huge gum chew-er in general. But I really stay away from gum because it adds more gas in your GI tract. Imagine blowing up a balloon inside your tummy.

Stay away from alcohol, if possible. Oh yes, the above picture of me is after not drinking for a little bit. Alcohol causes bloat– so sorry, guys— say ‘no way, rosé ( BOO ).’

But the truth is I always go back to the basics: eat less pizza, more kale. Less sitting, more Pilates. TRUST ME, Pilates is just the shit. It tightens in all the right places. Oh! & a little spray tan never hurt a flea.

Ok, phew!

Now you guys, your turn: what’s your de-bloating tips? x

Why I Lay My Workout Clothes Out at Night

 

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

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

I hang workout clothes on this dress form every night before going to bed.

Weird?

Eh. What’s a girl to do when I wake up with limited time to get ready (shower, brush my teeth, make the bed, feed the most gorgeous dog in the world, check e-mails, blah, blah, blah)? There’s way too much to do in a day, so this trick makes life a little less stressful. Plus!!! It provides an extra push to get my ass to the gym.

Fun fact ( I dieeee over this! ): Kim Kardashian has admitted that she sleeps in her gym clothes. I love when she tweeted this: “Is it weird if I sleep in my workout clothes so I can get up early at 6am and work out? It will force me to and save time!”. I mean, that’s real dedication. There really is no excuse with Kim’s trick.

And although I’m not telling anyone to sleep in their Lulu’s, it certainly doesn’t kill you to be prepared.

Trust me…this lil trick works like a charm. Lay some workout swag out tonight so there’s no excuse not to sweat in the AM.

Love.L

P.S. If you’re in San Diego, Studio Barre’s anniversary is tomorrow ( 1/23 ). They’re having free classes every hour on the hour with tons of food & drinks! Get your tuck on ; ). xx.