Posts Tagged ‘MyFitnessPal’

Buh-Bye Supplements!!!

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.

A little rant today:

I’m breaking up with vitamin supplements.

We had a sexy run ( see our relationship here ) but I’m ready to commit to eating vits rather than ingesting them in pill form.

I came to this decision while testing out the app MyFitnessPal. After inputing everything I ate for a week, the app showed my vitamin consumption higher than normal.

In particular my Vitamin A was super, duper high.

So I did some research and discovered many women received too much Vitamin A which can lead to liver problems & central nervous system disorders ( more info here ).

Yah, I know, right?!

There IS such thing as too much vitamins!!!

I am constantly juicing, eating veggies, & snacking on fruit, so when it comes to vitamin sups they’re overkill.

I mean, is it necessary to take fish oil when you can eat the actual fish?

Anyway this article pretty much sums up my relationship with vitamins now.

If your daily diet consists of Flaming Hot Cheetos, Slurpees, & cinnamon buns, by all means take a handful of vitamins. But if you’re into healthy eating, really research exactly what types of vitamins you’re consuming.

Ok. End of rant.

Happy Thursday!

x.L

FYI: I still love my monthly B12 shots, all-natural herbs, & probiotics ; ).

The Q & A Fairy– !!!

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

Oh hi.

I was not feelin’ so hot yesterday so I skipped yesterday’s post & gave myself some TLC : / !

Anyway since I can only respond to so many e-mails [ before I go nutso ] I figured I would answer some frequently asked quesies.

LMK if there’s more- – – just comment below & I’ll answer away.

+ What’s your health & fitness background?

Here’s my story. Ta da.

+ Tell me about a day of eating.

It changes on the reg. I love shocking my system- ya know, changing it up. Breakfast is usually a piece of sprouted raisin toast with berries [ I put the berries on the bread + a bit of butter ] & some tea. Snack is a banana. Then I have a cup of coffee with a splash of soy milk, cinnamon, & nutmeg. “Lunch” [ I say “lunch” because I don’t really eat three actual meals, I snack ] is cottage cheese with more berries & a salad or scrambled eggs with avocado, onions, & tomato slices. I usually have another snack like a protein shake or a fresh squeezed vegetable juice. I nibble on nuts, pineapple, a hard boiled egg, some light cheese, ‘0 calorie’ pasta + Rao’s sauce, &/or hummus w/ baby carrots. Dinner is a protein patty or Boca burger sans bun, maybe some wine, & a salad with protein. I usually stay away from meat though. Lots of water, water, & more water. But I also pick throughout the day. I’m a real picker ; ). Sometimes I pick at a some french fries/pasta/pizza, steal a few bites of dessert, or even eat a cranberry oatmeal cookie…GASP! Teeny, tiny portions work well for me throughout the day. I also modify everything.

+ What can I reach for when I’m having a sweet craving?

I’m obsessed with stuffing organic raspberries with dark chocolate chips ; ).

+ What makeup do you use?

I promise {!!!} a post on this is comin’ soonnnnnn.

+ How do I get rid of belly fat?

PILATES! It’s changed my life. Also fuel your bod with the healthiest foods possible & drink TONS of water [ I swear it works! ].

+ Do you count calories?

If I’ve had a particularly bad week, I use MyFitnessPal. But usually, no. For more info, click here.

+ Do you have extensions?

No. I don’t know where they would go- my hair is normally one big dreadlock!! LMAO.

+ Where do you shop?

Nasty Gal, Brandy Melville, the flea market, Forever 21, LF, vintage stores, eBay, Singer22, Revolve Clothing, & my boyfriend’s closet [ ha! ].

+ Can you send me the cleanse instructions?

E-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com for cleanse deets.

+ I want to start a blog- any tips?

Be consistent with your posts, provide beautiful photos, & let your personality shine through.

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

No one wants to read a blog by someone who’s not being authentic. Blog about what you’re passionate about too! I mean, I could talk about health & fitness for days; find what you love. Blogging is A LOT of work, but it’s well worth it. I’ve met amaze people through TSC.

+ Where can I buy a ‘Sweat Like a Sex Kitten’ tee?

You can purchase this shirt by clicking here. Obsessedddddd.

{ More questions are answered here }

Love.L

Oh, So You Stuffed Your Face on Thanksgiving? No Probs…Here’s Some Recovery Tips!

Lauryn Evarts is a fitness blogger, health blogger, fashion blogger, and diet blogger from Southern California.

Instead of feeling bad/guilty/pissed/annoyed in regards to the oh-so-f’ning-annoying holiday bloat, try nipping that shit in the bud. What’s done is done. A lot of you have e-mailed me concerned about the holidays. Look, it’s normal to overeat on Thanksgiving. Now it’s time to leave the pity party & take action. Leave the past in the past.

Ya get me ; )?

Here’s some tips/tricks to avoid those holiday LB’s:

1.} Water. Ya, ya, ya. You hear this all the time. There’s a reason it’s number one on the list. Drink it until you feel like you’re about to give birth.

2.} Light alcohol. Since you’ll most likely be drinking more than usu around the holidays, try to avoid it if there’s no celebrations going on. When you do end up drinking, stick to vodka/water, champs, & Pinot grigio [ duhhhh ].

3.} Motivate yourself. If you’re laying around like a slob & complaining, peel yourself from the coach & squeeze in an hour workout. Be productive/disciplined.

4.} Eat clean. Examples? Organic cold cuts, cottage cheese, low-carb bread, berries, any type of vegetable, hummus, black beans, quinoa, fresh soups, arugula salads, kale juice, sexy wheatgrass shots, chickpeas, avocado-anything, turkey roll-ups, sliced cucumber with light cheese, scrambled eggs, tuna fish, blah, blah. Pretty simple, since there’s tons of options!

5.} Green tea. People do not understand how freaking beneficial green tea is. I shoot for two cups a day. It speeds the metabolism, cleanses the system, & contains tons of lovely antioxidants. Bottoms up, sex kittens.

6.} Vitamins. Ok. So lately I have been trying to get my vitamins from food. Calcium, D3, B12, etc. can all be found in the food you’re eating. Why take a pill when you eat something delicious? Speaking of vitamins… try a B12 shot. I love these; find out why here. I recommend one a month.

7.} Tan. Because it just makes everything look better. Some people look best with light skin, if you’re one of those peeps- lucky you. Most people look better with a lil’ bit of spray. You can find tanning tips here.

8.} Kick up your workouts. Whatever you’re used to doing throughout the year, kick it up a notch. You’ll feel better & you’ll look better. No excuses!

9.} Stop projecting negativity. To look fab, you have to feel fab. Beating yourself up isn’t the answer. Changing the solution to your problem is.

10.} MyFitnessPal app. Now for the best tip evs…Get the app called MyFitnessPal; if you’re freaking about not going cray, cray this holiday season this is a real problem solver. It seriously, really, without a doubt keeps yo ass in check.

So. Stop feeling bad for yourself & change your tune. 

Because.no.one.else.is.going.to.do.it.for.you.

Love.L