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The Skinny Confidential x Splash House Playlist

The Skinny Confidential talks health, diet, and fitness.

Boy oh boy, have I got a treat for you guys…

A brand new playlist!!

If you’re anything like me, you need la música when you’re sweating sooooo…

Here ya go: a new sweaty, sexy playlist by me & my girlfriend/political blogger/music guru, Jordan.

First things first, remember a couple weeks ago when I told you guys I would be at Splash House in Palm Springs, CA. this weekend?

If not, let me refresh your memory, TSC x LED//Goldenvoice//10|50 will be hosting:

 

The Skinny Confidential x Splash House.

Fun, right?

We get to throw back a couple vodka/water/lemons, listen to rad music, & enjoy the sun ( << in my case under a gnarly hat/umbrella…LOL ). If you’re coming to the event, make sure to say hi!!

If you’re unable to attend, I gotcha covered with this lil playlist.

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And pssst, if you’re looking for other workout playlists, check these bad boys out:

♡ TSC Workout Playlist

♡ TSC Summer Workout Playlist

♡ TSC Does Europe Playlist

♡ Kick Yo Ass Into Gear Playlist

♡ TSC’s Champagne Dance Party Playlist

♡ The ‘Sweat the Cookies Off Your Ass’ Playlist

{{ via Spotify }}

And of course, the new workout playlist: The Skinny Confidential x Splash House.

Ok, so what’s your favorite, can’t-stop-listening-to song lately?

Do tell.

Anyway, hope to see you hotties at Splash House this weekend!!

xx l

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Talking Post-Baby Bods With My Hottie Best Friend & Her Amazing Mother in Law

Jackie Becerra talks diet, fitness, and health while being a new mom.The Skinny Confidential talks to moms, Jackie and Erica Becerra about diet, fitness, and health.

Ok, guys I’m not going to lie…

I have a special love for this post because it’s all about my best, best friend & her mother in law. They’re both the kindest, most beautiful people plus they both happen to be be mommies.

Little background: Jackie and I met when we were in junior high & went on to the same high school ( we were kinda rivals…ahh high school, how I hate you ). Anyway, we ended up becoming roommates during college…& man, those were the days!!!

We sort of had a pink princess palace ( << thank God I got that phase out of the way ) where we hosted mini parties ( we’re both OCD so no one could ever sit on the couch ) & did all the things 19 year olds do. And ever since living together we’ve stayed best friends- she helps me run the day to day of The Skinny Confidential & seriously sparkles when she walks in a room.

Ok so, Erica, is her mother in law— & lemme tell ya, Erica’s bod is smoking! Like, she’s had three kids & she looks like she’s in her twenties. Jackie & I always harass her to spill her secrets. So today I did a lil double interview; check it out:

+ Introduce yourself.

Jackie Becerra: Hiii!! My name is Jackie Becerra and I’m twenty six years old. I’m from South Carolina but grew up in sunny San Diego! I’ve been happily married for three years to Felipe Becerra and we have the CUTEST three year old boy, Ford. We live in Clairemont, CA. and own two successful barbershops called Lefty’s Barbershop down in Pacific Beach. Also, a fun fact: I’ve known Lauryn since we were thirteen & she was my roommate throughout college.

Oh! and we have the fattest, most adorable bulldog ever, Archy. Can’t forget Archy!

+ Ok Becerra, spill it: what’s your quick skinny trick?

JB: A quick skinny trick that works for me is EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. I use to be a little piggy and stuff my face with a big breakfast, lunch, & dinner. BIG no-no. I started to notice that I was always tired & was lacking energy ( & having a toddler you need all the energy you can get, trust me ).

I now eat small meals throughout the day and small snacks in between. This helps keep my metabolism going all the time!! Also, eating clean is important…especially if you want to set a good example for your kiddos & hubby.

+ How has having a baby changed your body ( because you still look damn fine!! )?

JB: Having Ford was the BEST thing that’s ever happened to me but my body did change in some interesting ways: my hips got wider & I lost a lot of hair afterwards. But that’s because your body is trying to change revert back to your pre-baby bod so it’s going through a shit ton of hormones. It can be super hard in the beginning but it def mellows down and gets better.

My skin would also go through gnarly phases of acne. I know that sounds super gross but my skin would look flawless one day and the next look like a pizza face! After a year my body started to get back to normal. Everyone’s different in their own ways & people go through different things after having a baby.

Overall I love my body and embrace my curves! : )

+ Weekly workout schedule?

JB: I try to change it up as much as possible. Now that Ford’s in school four days a week I have some time in the morning to get a good work out in— which is so nice.

I love to run a few miles two or three times a week. When I’m not running, I like to do Pure Barre in Pacific Beach &/or go on hikes at Torrey Pines. On the weekends I love to go stand up paddling down at the Shores in La Jolla. It’s the BEST workout for your body!!!! Ahhh, try it!

The Skinny Confidential talks to moms, Jackie and Erica Becerra about diet, fitness, and health.

+ Go-to healthy food?

JB: When I’m on the go and I haven’t had time to make myself something to eat I love to grab a couple tangerines & some mixed wasabi nuts. I also love to eat half of an avocado with a little Himalayan salt & some lemon! Oh, & lots & lots of water! Or a fresh pressed juice.

+ Motivation to stay in shape?

JB: My son and my husband. It’s so SO crucial to have a healthy mentality & lifestyle so I can set great examples for my family and friends. I don’t want my kid growing up around lazy parents who are unmotivated to exercise and eat right.

I know exercise isn’t for everyone and eating clean can be very difficult, but ultimately it’s a lifestyle that you should constantly be striving to attain. No one can do it for you.

+ Favorite beauty product ( << Jackie literally sparkles 24/7 )?

JB: I’m OBSESSED with Shiseido foundation!!! It literally makes your skin shine and will hide any blemishes. It’s a sun protection liquid foundation so I use it everyday. It’s very water resistant ( plus it’s SPF 42 ). So it’s a win/win: protection + makeup.

+ Natural beauty remedy that you do?

JB: I know this is going to sound nasty as F & I usually wouldn’t ever share this with anyone except my close GF’s but…I only wash my hair ONCE a week ( << hmmm. Me too. Best friend secrets! LOL ).

It’s a little secret of mine that keeps my hair super shiny. It also happens to create the perfect beach waves. Honestly, washing my hair takes forever but once it’s dried & straightened, I curl the ends & wrap my hair up in a bun to sleep on!

My hair the next few days is perfect. Also, contrary to popular belief, t’s not good to wash your hair everyday. It is good for hair to develop its own natural oils ; ).

The Skinny Confidential talks to moms, Jackie and Erica Becerra about diet, fitness, and health.

+ WTF’s in your purse?

JB: Since I’m always carrying around Ford’s backpack, it’s turned into my purse! Haha. I always carry my Kate Spade wallet, car keys, some snacks, water bottle, MAC ‘Snob’ lipstick, my Skinny Confidential chapstick ( << the best flavor ever! ), and my Crap Eyewear sunglasses.

+ As a mom I’m sure it can be hard to find time to take care of yourself— any tips?

It’s so important for us moms to catch a break whenever we can. Having kids is the best gift God can give us but man oh man it can be exhausting. My tip: whenever your kids are at school, a friend’s house, &/or grandma and grandpa’s— take advantage & go do something for yourself. WE DESERVE IT. Get your nails done, get a facial, go on a walk, DO something!

+ Quick, easy recipe:

My tomato, mozzarella, avocado & basil salad is MY ABSOLUTE favorite!!! Felipe loves it when I make this recipe and it’s super easy & healthy. Andddddd absolutely NO dressing is needed.

+ 5 medium size tomatoes

+ 4 medium size avocados

+ 1/2 a log of fresh mozzarella cheese

+ 10 big basil leaves

+ Himalayan salt

+ 1 lemon

Take all five tomatoes and gut out the insides. Dice them into little cubes. Take the avocados and dice them up as well. Take the half log of mozzarella & also dice up into small cubes. Grab about ten big basil leaves & chop them up into small, minced pieces. Add everything together into a bowl and mix at once. Sprinkle a little salt & squeeze a lemon in the mixture. Toss all together again until everything looks evenly mixed. Again, no dressing needed. The avocado & other ingredients make up their own dressing when mixed. ENJOY : )!

+ Click here to follow Jackie on Instagram

The Skinny Confidential talks to moms, Jackie and Erica Becerra about diet, fitness, and health.

Ok, now get ready to meet Jackie’s beautiful, badass mother in law. She’s the kindest, sweetest lady— so stoked to have Erica on the blog:

The Skinny Confidential talks to moms, Jackie and Erica Becerra about diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks to moms, Jackie and Erica Becerra about diet, fitness, and health.

+ Introduce yourself.

Erica Becerra: Hi! I’m Erica Becerra, wife of the greatest husband ever, mom of three amazing boys with wonderful wives &/or girlfriends, & grandmom of one beautiful three year old boy ( see Ford below )!

+ Is it more difficult to lose weight as you grew older; if so, why?

EB: I was overweight when I was younger so I’ve always been really weight conscious but your metabolism definitely slows down as you get older & yes, it’s definitely a lot harder to stay thin!

+ Quick skinny tip?

EB: Carbs earlier in the day…for example brown rice, quinoa, or pasta at lunchtime & then protein and greens for dinner. Eating more during the day and less at night allows me to sleep better too!

+ For someone who’s looking to lose weight, what’s your number one trick?

EB: Count calories, even if it is just for one week— it’s the biggest eye-opener ever. Portion size is the key. Information is everything! We thought we were eating so well until we started counting calories…now we can add things we want ( like a glass of wine ) & then eat more salad so we keep our calories in tact.

That way we enjoy what we eat while not feeling deprived. No diet- it’s a lifestyle now.

+ Favorite healthy, snack?

EB: Carrots/celery with hummus or cottage cheese.

+ How do you maintain your weight?

EB: Watching what I eat & exercising. I love to stand up paddle or surf every day…( exercise is so important!! ). I treat myself to things I want but not all at once, so dessert on occasion. But the dessert must be great— make those calories count : ).

The Skinny Confidential talks to moms, Jackie and Erica Becerra about diet, fitness, and health.

+ Cocktail of choice?

EB: Love my wine…Chardonnay or Cabernet. And occasionally a scotch & water!

+ Recommendations for women who have trouble keeping weight off?

EB: My husband & I have been using a calorie counting website to keep track of everything we eat daily and it’s truly kept us on track. We set a goal, say 1400-1600 calories & really stick to it, that way any exercise above and beyond that will be calories burned.

It’s hard in the beginning but on the site you can set up favorites/groupings so the foods you regularly eat are automatically inputted so you don’t have to add everything every time. It makes you think every time you’re about to snack.

It also taught me that I can eat one meal with high calories & control the rest of the day, that way I can maintain my weight.

+ Weekly workout schedule?

EB: I have been stand up paddling every morning for about a hour to an hour & a half. I surf and run too!

+ Quick, healthy recipe:

EB: Great breakfast that fills you up: Scramble three to four egg whites with tiny bit of butter, warm up 1/2 cup black beans warmed from a can, 1/4 avocado sliced, & add ‘Margarita’s Salsa.’

‘Margarita’s Salsa’: boil five Italian tomatoes and five serrano chiles for fifteen minutes. Put them in the blender with salt…& that’s it! ‘Margarita’s Salsa’ has almost no calories and you can eat it with wheat thins or pita chips for a snack ( << making this ASAP!! ).

+ Click here to follow Erica on Instagram

The Skinny Confidential talks to moms, Jackie and Erica Becerra about diet, fitness, and health.

Let’s Talk About The “Crackly” Elbow Epidemic

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Ok so apparently cracked elbows is a serious epidemic.

For reals.

Like, I can’t even go grocery shopping without seeing half the store filled with “Cracklers.”

Yes. I might have made up that term ( should I trademark it? ).

My official defintion of “Cracklers” ( noun ): a person who neglects their elbows for so long that they turn into crackly/chapped skin patches that resemble a desert.

Seen ‘um?

Probs.

Welp, let’s be real: no one wants dry, nasty elbows.

So on that note…let’s talk about the SKIN Stick:

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks fashion, diet, and fitness.

We’re talking balm.

Not lip balm.

Body balm.

Excited yet?

Thanks to the rec from my friend, Jordan, the SKIN stick has so, totally kept me “Crackler”-free & saved my elbows from being overly dry/disgusting.

I ESP enjoy the ‘Meyer lemon’ flavor…because honestly if you know ANYTHING about me it’s that I’m obsessed with Meyer lemons.

My ultimate dream is to be like Yolanda from Real Housewives of Bev Hills. She’s all like, in her garden of lemons whipping up fresh lemonade & lemon master cleanses’, whilst running through her casual, full-blown Meyer lemon orchard.

SO jeal.

Ok, sorry for the tangent— anyway. This balm is seriously the bomb.

Try it & thank me later. It will def get rid of any “crackily” situations.

X L

** (( Again— this isn’t a product review. I haven’t been paid to talk about this or received product- I just sincerely love this gem of a product )).

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Welp, This Should Be Interesting…Let’s Talk About BPA

Lauryn Evarts and Jordan Bosstick talk about the debate on BPA.

Hiii.

Today I’m teaming up with the website, Volkalize which was founded by my girlfriend, Jordan. Volkalize is a political, social networking site that integrates politics with pop culture. It’s a super rad site that welcomes opinions from anyone, anywhere.

Today’s topic?

BPA.

But before I go off on a rant, just remember: I’m not a full-on BPA expert/scientist/doctor.

I’ve simply read up on it— & naturally ( shocker ), I have a strong opinion.

Conclusion:

BPA free > BPA.

I just don’t understand why anyone would willingly drink water from a water bottle containing BPA when there’s a BPA free option.

But wait, wait. Let’s back up.

For anyone that’s wondering WTF BPA is:

The FDA ( The Food & Drug Administration ) kinda doesn’t want to know about BPA ( short for Bisphenol A )…This source states that “even though the FDA’s troubled by the lack of better information about the safety of BPA, it recently denied a petition from the National Resources Defense Council to ban it ( see FDA Law Blog for details ). Although FDA is not persuaded by the data and information in your petition to initiate rule-making to revoke the food additive approvals for BPA, FDA will continue in its broader and more comprehensive review of emerging data and information on BPA.”

So it’s kind of like this: ‘hey! I’m the FDA and I’m so freaking worried about BPA. I won’t let my kids have it & I’m not touching it with an eighty foot pole BUT I’m not going out of my way to warn other’s about its effects without more evidence. Sorry, I’m not sorry!’

Ignorance is bliss, ehh?

Not so much.

BPA is used to make hard plastics for water bottles ( & FYI to all the mamas out there: baby bottles too ). Oh, & it’s in many cans, register receipts, dental sealants, toilet paper ( SICK! ) &/or paper money. It’s also used for food supply.

A lot.

Like, a lot, a lot.

BPA debate

BPA was first approved by the oh-so-ever-lovely FDA in 1960′s.

BUUUUTTTT in 2010 the ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ FDA issued an update with a report stating that BPA is safe at current levels…and then the FDA went on to suggest reducing exposure is recommended.

Hmmmm.

Let’s all go bury our head’s in the sand with the FDA. Might be fun.

Here’s another fun fact…this is how the FDA answers questions to parents:

Question: Should I throw away baby bottles that contain BPA?

FDA: Parents should examine bottles and discard them if worn or scratched because scratches can both harbor germs and, in BPA-containing bottles, lead to greater release of BPA. For those who want to use baby bottles and feeding cups not made with BPA, consumers should know that such products are now widely available in the U.S. market.

Let’s take the BPA debate a bit further: the US Centers for Disease Control has reported that ninety percent ( yes, you heard correctly- ninety percent ) of Americans have “detectable levels of BPA in their urine.”

Yuck x 10.

The facts: “Approximately six pounds of BPA are produced for every American per year. Bisphenol A is a hormone-disrupting chemical, which means that it can mimic or block hormones and disrupt the body’s normal functions. Numerous studies suggest it can have health effects at extremely low exposure levels. BPA is especially of concern for vulnerable populations: pregnant women, babies and children.”

FML.

Ok soooo…BPA bans are in place in twelve states & several countries.

States with the ban: California ( << thank God! ), Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Washington, & Wisconsin.

& then there’s Europe. The European Union banned the manufacture of sale of baby bottles with BPA.

Always one step ahead of us, USA!

Some of the health concerns the FDA doesn’t want to address : delayed brain development, hyperactivity, reproductive development, decreased testosterone/sperm production, reproduction & conception, miscarriage & Down’s syndrome, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, & cancer, behavioral impacts in kids.

Personally, I drink Essential Water. I like the taste. I like how the water contains 9.5 pH, and it’s BPA-free. I also like People Water. And my absolute BPA-free glass bottle can be found here ( more options below ).

If you get anything out of this post, just remember this: please, please do NOT leave a water bottle & any kind of plastic in your car when it’s hot outside; the heat makes the nasty-ass chemicals leak into the water, beverage, &/or food.

So.

I’ll end with this quote:

The big question is how BPA got so widespread in the products we use everyday as food containers and especially in baby bottles … We can and must do better when it comes to foreseeing trouble related to the chemicals we put into our environment. Right now we have too much of a buy now and pay later approach to chemical safety. Tens of thousands of chemicals are in use and hardly any of them have been studied with any rigor for their safety. Wouldn’t it make more sense to test for harms first rather than find out later?”

–Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Harvard Medical School Center for Health & the Global Environment

What’s your opinion on BPA? Please, please share!

x L

** {{ Check out The Skinny Confidential’s BPA debate on Volkaize here. }}

Lauryn Evarts and Jordan Bosstick talk about the debate on BPA.

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Phewwww.

Is it over yet?

( It= the holidays ).

I kid, I kid.

But really.

I’m whipped the F out!

Thankfully in the new year I’m looking forward to execution, healthy living, & more yoga.

Because I def need yoga to prepare for the next holiday season.

LMFAO.

So NYE.

This NYE I’m not so much as looking forward to a night of dress up, midnight kissing, & glitter, as I am for a fresh year in general.

It’s weird to be able to sort of clean the slate & kind of start over, isn’t it?

What are your resolutions? Spill.

Cheers!

x L

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