Dear Fabulous, Healthy, Beautiful Reader:
In this post, I am attempting to answer all your frequently asked questions. It’s really important to me to return your e-mails & comments [ OCD, much? ], therefore I figured this would clear up general questions…so here it goes:
+ Favorite nail polish color?
It varies; but I love Essie’s Ballet Slippers, Wicked, & Chanel’s April. My color of the moment is: MAC’s Salad Dressing.
+ Did you design the layout for your blog?
I designed the colors, layout, etc. on paper & then had someone do all of the HTML work.
+ Can you send me the 3-Day Juice Cleanse, can I workout on the cleanse, & # of veggies for each day of the 64 ounce juice?
Yes, e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com for ingredients. It’s encouraged to workout during the cleanse [ an hour of light cardio or weights is perfect ], & 6 of each veggie [ for lemons: squeeze 3 lemons & use only the juice ].
+ What’s the highlighter below your brow bone?
I’m obsessed: Anastasia Brow Ex-Press Kit. Found here.
+ My blood sugar is low on the juice cleanse, what should I do?
Drink a glass [ not a gallon ] of OJ in the AM before you start & drink green tea with a splash of passion tea [ I like Starbuck's Trenta best ] all day long. Also, if you’re entirely fatigued, eat some nuts.
+ Daily snack ideas?
I love: hummus with lemon, hard boiled eggs, light string cheese, apple chips, bananas with almond butter, nuts, strawberries, veggies with red wine vinaigrette, Oasis toast + avocado, frozen grapes, wasabi peas, sliced tomato with Provolone cheese, & turkey slices with extra spicy mustard.
+ Where did you get the fruit infusion pitcher found in this post?
Bed, Bath, & Beyond. You can find it here.
+ How do you recover from a week of eating poorly?
If I eat like crap one week, the next week I’ll make myself pay! I intensify my workouts, drink tons of water, get a B-12 shot, and/or eat tons of arugula salads [ my favorite! ] & brussels sprouts. Oh, & I’ll limit my alcohol intake ; ).
+ Will you be taking sponsors?
Yes, very soon!
+ Hair: extensions or real?
+ Typical day of eating?
Breakfast is normally rolled oatmeal with rice milk & bee pollen, Ezekiel cereal, or a banana & OJ. Then coffee with a splash of soy & cinnamon around 11 am. I snack throughout the day; I’m not one for a huge lunch. See snack ideas above or click here. Every now & then, I’ll have an open faced unsweetened PB & J sandwich. Dinner is usually an arugula salad with this dressing, a veggie roll with ginger, brussels sprouts with lemon, and/or quinoa. Lots of water throughout the day & maybe a glass of wine too!
+ Where are your bracelets from in this post?
Urban Outfitters. Found here.
+ Other favorite fitness/health blogs?
Daily reads: Tone it Up, YogaBabes, & Eat Yourself Skinny.
+ I am in high school & workout a lot, but the cafeteria food sucks…any advice?
I would make a weekly trip to Trader Joe’s & stock up on dry snacks to carry in your purse. Or modify the cafeteria food. For instances, if you’re having a salad, use lemon as dressing. If you’re having a turkey sandwich, nix the bread & make a roll-up. If you’re eating pasta, add veggies to it.
+ I live in Europe; how can I eat healthy without TJ’s or Whole Foods?
Amazon has all the products [ breads, cereals, apple chips, etc. that I talk about ]. Other ideas: stick to mainly vegetables, fruits, low-carb bread, & make your own veggie juices or smoothies.
+ Business advice on blogging?
Be yourself, provide colorful, pretty visuals, & be consistent. Also, make sure you’re incredibly passionate about your topic of choice.
+ Advice for slimming thighs?
Pilates & good old-fashioned strength training has shrunk my thighs. I like jump lunges, jump squats, & leg lifts for sculpting too. Side note: eating a lot of dairy adds cellulite to the butt & thighs.
+ What are other juicing ideas?
I absolutely love it. Future posts to come on juicing recipes! [ P.S. if you had a recipe post/general post request, I'll make sure to complete them all! ].
LMK below if I forgot anything. All of your amazing support inspires each & every post- thank you!