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Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ The best handbag lotions }

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ A new print on my bathroom wall by Anewall }

Last night I had a dinner party at my house with some of my GFs.

Like, we turned up Miley Cyrus’ new album & let loose…!

I mean, we were literally head banging to Miley. Thanks, wine!!

Anyway, I set up a picnic blanket on my patio with lots of candles, wine, & yellow roses. It was like little séance under the stars.

The menu was gluten-free because two of my friends are gluten-intolerant— check it what we ate/drank:

Apps: extra spicy guacamole with Belgium endive lettuce as chips.

Salads ( two is better than one! ): a cucumber, tomato, olive salad similar to this insanely tasty recipe & a kale, almond, & goat cheese salad.

Main course: shredded chicken tacos with lettuce, avocado, jalapeños, Mexican cheese, & Roma tomato on corn tortillas ( << perf because corn is gluten-free ).

Dessert: my skinny lemon berry 100 cal crumble ( which I’ll be feature on ze blog next week! )

Drinks: Pinot noir, Corona Lights, & chilled Rosé. And lots sparkling water!!

& we may or may not have done one shot of tequila too…this wasn’t a typical Monday, peeps. LOLZ.

What do you make for your dinner parties? Anything I need to serve for the next dinner par-tay?

xx.Lauryn

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ Today’s snack }

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ The raddest cutting board…ever }

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.Mint straws for my bar cart }

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ AM routine: Liquid Stevia, organic green tea, & a mustache mug }

Mini DeLites

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and healthy living blogger talks tips to lose weight quick.

[ Thinking of recreating my step-mom’s famous tangerine ice cubes this weekend ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and healthy living blogger talks tips to lose weight quick.

[ Today’s snack: blue corn chips + hummus + lemon ]

I heard the best eating tip the other day from my girlfriend, Stefanie: don’t eat straight out of the bag. Simple/stupid, right? Think about it: when you eat from a bag, a container, and/or jar- you’re bound to overeat. Buy portion-sized bowls [ think miso soup size ]- it provides accountability & allows you to practice portion control. There’s absolutely no reason to watch TV or read, while mindlessly stuffing chips from an extra large bag, down your throat. My snack today [ ^^ see above – I ended up scooping the hummus into the bowl too ;p ] was the perfect post-lunch bite- not too big, not too small.

What’s your favorite, easy eating tip?

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and healthy living blogger talks tips to lose weight quick.

[ Mini pink roses ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and healthy living blogger talks tips to lose weight quick.

[ Power-gy protein powder — so yummy! ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and healthy living blogger talks tips to lose weight quick.

[ Himalayan pink salt crystals: formed from the earth & so delicious ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and healthy living blogger talks tips to lose weight quick.

[ Making the mornings easier: my Nana’s vintage juice holder ]

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

 

Calories, Smalories: Why I Don’t Count my Cals

Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

[ Evolution Essential Greens juice ]

Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

[ Laughing Cow cheese wedges ]

Calories, Smalories! Recently I have received a lot e-mails in regards to counting calories- so, should you or shouldn’t you? Truthfully, I never, ever look at the calorie count [ I mean my OCD would be off the charts if I even attempted to do this…]. For many people that’s how they maintain their weight- and that’s completely fine because everyone’s body responds differently. As far as results go, my body tones up quicker when I pay extra attention to simple sugar. Sugar turns into fat [ particularly on the ass, thighs, & stomach area ].

Something that I will never forget: a couple years ago I heard Jackie Warner [ an amazing trainer ] say this…”choose foods with five grams of sugar per serving or less. Sugar hides in foods under clever names like beet sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, invert sugar, lactose, maltodextrin, marital [ a sugar alcohol ], mannitol [ a sugar alcohol ], sorbitol [ a sugar alcohol ], sucrose, & turbinado sugar. These sugars are in everything from protein bars and shakes to breads to diary. Sugar is found not only in things that are sweet but in processed food like ketchup, spaghetti sauce, & BBQ sauce.” <<<<<<< EWWWWW- personally I like to know what I am fueling my body with!

Jackie then went on to recommend specific tips to break that evil “sugar habit”: rid simple sugars from the fridge, in replacement buy fruits [ think: apples, pears, berries, & citrus foods { these are natural sugars } ], exercise regularly, graze on healthy snacks throughout the day [ I picked some of my favorites above & below: see sugar grams ], drinks lots of water, & cut back on caffeine.

See, easy, peasy. Do you count calories?

Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

[ Rosemary Flackers: flaxseed crackers ]

Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

[ Fresh hummus ]

Lauryn Evarts, talks why you should not count calories and blogs on weight loss.

[ Purity low-carb bread ]

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

 

Skinny Vacation Tips & Everything Cabo

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Poolside w/ M ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Homemade mango sorbet ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ A lizard we befriended by tempting him with berries ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Delicious snacks ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ My lovely view ; ) ]

Ok, ok, sorry for the abundance of pictures, but I just had to share some of my favorite pictures of our vacation. Upon arrival to the One&Only Palmilla Resort in San Jose del Cabo, we received the freshest papaya & strawberry popsicles along with weather that could not have been more beautiful! It was such a delight to completely shut off; to make the experience even more relaxing, Michael surprised me with a couple’s massage at their gorgeous spa [ see below ].

I definitely “rebelled” in Cabo: I certainly can admit I substituted water for tequila, forgot to wear my retainer, & had my far share of the most heavenly popcorn, chocolate soufflé. But the most amazing thing ever? Their ginger margaritas with blanco tequila & fresh squeezed lime juice…clearly, I am ready to go back!

+ Skinny vacation tips: I brought along a workout DVD [ put to use three times ], to keep me full every morning I ordered fruit & eggs for breakfast, & after the cleanse, I honestly didn’t feel the need to stuff my face.

If you’re going on vacation anytime soon, pack what I call a “snack pack.” Mine typically include raw bars, three apples, a banana, hummus packs, baby carrots, 100-calorie pack pretzels, & kid-sized Pirate’s Booty bags. I ate something healthy before ever dinner & it really helped. Cheers to summer!

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ The spa ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Beach attire ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Fresh ginger margs & mint mojitos ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Our hacienda-style decorated room ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Breakfast on the terrace…guess which side is mine?! ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Another fringed bikini ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Enjoying a Corona Light…ahhhh, I miss it already! ]

 

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

 

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