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DIY Fiber-Filled Cereal…Because Honey Smacks Isn’t Cutting It

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

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

I’m a hugggge fan of cereal. It’s quick, effortless, & super filling.

However cereals like Lucky Charms & Fruity Pebbles do absolutely nothing for you besides adding blubber to your ass.

There are some brands that are packed with fiber ( examples: Ezekiel’s cereal, Fiber One, & original Shredded Wheat ) but I prefer to DIM ( do it myself ).

Why wouldn’t I? This mixture takes a total of two minutes & I love knowing exactly what I’m putting in my body. Chemical-filled, sickie cereals just don’t do it for me.

Extra additions: almond milk, rice milk, or Greek yogurt. And a sprinkle of cinnamon/nutmeg/pumpkin pie spice is real mouth party too.

Quick skinny tip: use bowls that are this size when you’re wolfing down any kind of cereal. Think: portion control, portion control, portion control!

Love.L

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

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

DIY Fiber-Filled Cereal:

1/2 cup of unsweetened muesli ( w/ or w/o raisins )

2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes

2 tablespoons of sliced almonds, unsalted

1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds, unsalted

1 tablespoon flaxseeds, whole

A few raspberries

A sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, &/or pumpkin pie spice

Optional: add almond milk, rice milk, or Greek yogurt.

Directions: wash berries. Mix the combination with a spoon. Sprinkle spices on top. Add milk or a few spoonfuls yogurt on top. P.S. make tons of this at once so you always have healthy cereal on hand!

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

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

No one likes the Freshman 15

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

Hi Beauties! Let’s talk about the dreaded Freshman 15…

Here is a grocery list for college students [ that have no refrigerator access ] who feel trapped into eating cafeteria food, late-night pizza + ranch dressing, and/or mac n’ cheese at 3 am:

+ Pirate’s Booty [ best kind: the lunch pack bags for kids aka the Sponge Bob kind ]
+ Cuties Clementines 
+ Cashews + dried organic Turkish apricots 
+ Almond butter packets [ I like putting these on bananas/apples/pears ]
+ Apple chips
+ Smart Food popcorn clusters 
+ Veggie or sweet potato chips [ I like this brand ]
+ Ezekiel cereal [ mix this with Rice Milk- which doesn't have to be refrigerated ]
+ Wasabi peas
+ 1/2 of a Lara bar
+ Laughing Cow light cheese wedges

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

Just because you’re actively making an effort to eat healthy, doesn’t mean portion control shouldn’t still be demonstrated. Tips for portion control:

+ Never, ever eat out of bag/box- pour it in a small bowl [ think a miso soup-sized bowl ]
+ Buy small glass wear, bowls, plates, wine glasses, etc. There’s no reason to eat out of a swimming pool-sized bowl.
+ Portion examples: nuts = a handful, fruit = 2 tangerines, chips/popcorn/pretzels = miso soup-sized bowl

Stock up your dorm room or kitchen ASAP- there’s no reason to not have quick, low-cal snacks laying around for when you’re in a pinch!

Oh, and say buh-bye to soda- it’s a disgusting, horrible chemical & causes bloat.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

 

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

Jimbo’s Fat Burner Smoothie

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with a fat buster smoothie for weight loss.

This smoothie is a total high school throwback. It’s definitely the perfect post-workout snack; surprisingly, the healthy concoction actually tastes delicious & indulgent. Today instead of purchasing the smoothie, I decided to blend it myself. The homemade “Fat Burner” was almost too easy to make, so I knew I had to share.

* Quick Skinny Tip: If you’re going to go to Jamba Juice, choose wisely. Some of their smoothies may be low in calories, but ridiculously high in sugar. If I am in a bind, I’ll drink their “All-Fruit” smoothies with water, instead of fruit juice.

Oh, & P.S. their “Jamba Light” smoothies contain artificial sweeteners [ stay away: no one wants bloat & chemicals ].

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with a fat buster smoothie for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with a fat buster smoothie for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with a fat buster smoothie for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with a fat buster smoothie for weight loss.

Love, Lauryn

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Food Diary

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego

 

Perhaps it’s just me, but I have discovered that reading from an actual list of healthy snacks & meals is a simple way to incorporate them into my diet. When reading labels I primary only check the sugar content- if it’s more than six grams per serving, I’ll pass or only have a few bites [ I never count calories ]. Refined white sugar is a big factor in weight gain & has no nutritional value. Here’s a peak [ P.S. I change up what I eat all the time! ].

Last Friday’s food intake:

8:30 am- A small glass of Simply Orange Juice [ half OJ, half sparkling water ], a serving of Ezekiel 100% flour-less, sprouted grain cereal with a serving of Rice Dream milk & a handful of blueberries.

9:30 am- Beach workout with the girls [ I drank a 33 ounce water bottle ].

10:30 am- 1 medium sized banana & a medium coffee with a splash of soy milk [ I like to add pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and/or nutmeg as sweetener ].

12:00 pm- Taught a Pure Barre class and drank a Juicer’s veggie juice [ kale, bell peppers, ginger, lemon, apples, beets, tomatoes & spinach ].

1:30 pm- A huge handful of pistachios & another 33 ounce water bottle [ I prefer Evian or Smart Water ].

2:15 pm- A protein burger sans the bun with Dijon mustard & a small mixed greens salad.

4:30 pm- Brown rice chips [ about 15- I love Lundberg Family Farms Sea Salt brand ] with hummus & a couple squeezes of lemon.

6:00 pm- Another 33 ounce water bottle.

6:30 pm- One glass of cabernet [ it was a Friday! ]

7:30 pm- An omelette with 3 egg whites, spinach & reduced fat cheese  [ I'm weird...I always eat breakfast for dinner ] & a side spaghetti squash [ I eat this almost every night- so many benefits to squash ].

9:00 pm- A glass of water, a half glass of cab & a big bowl of raspberries with Truvia.

11:30 pm- Sleep [ my biggest beauty secret ]!

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego, California

[ Ezekiel cereal with blueberries & rice milk ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego, California

[ Coffee w/ a splash of soy milk & a dash of pumpkin pie spice ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego, California

[ Pistachios are high in lutein which promote healthy skin ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ Veggie juice from Juicer's in Solana Beach, CA. ]

Weight loss blogger from Southern California

[ Hummus, lemon & brown rice chips ]

Love, Lauryn

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Weight loss & female fitness blogger from Southern CaliforniaI am a big believer in having oatmeal at least four times a week. There are endless benefits [ to name a few: it stabilizes blood sugar, promotes a healthy heart, enhances the sense of fullness & contains a lot of fiber ]. This delicious recipe is adapted from blogger Laury, from The Fitness Dish [ she's a personal trainer, mom & certified fitness nutritionist ].

The Fitness Dish, Laury

Like I said: I love oatmeal. In fact, I love it so much I will now take the extra ten minutes & whip up Laury’s dish on a weekly basis [ it needs no artificial sweeteners or added sugars either ]. Everyone who had a bit of the spicy apple mix approved too.

Weight loss & female fitness blogger from Southern California

Weight loss & female fitness blogger from Southern California

Female weight loss & fitness blogger from Southern California

Female weight loss & fitness blogger from Southern California

Love, Lauryn

Baked Apple Oatmeal

[ Recipe adapted from The Fitness Dish ]

** Serves two

2 apples [ I used one Gala and one Granny Smith ]

2 servings of rolled oats [ not quick oats! ]

1 scoop of almond, peanut or soy butter

1 splash of rice milk

Half a handful of raisins

1/3 cup of water

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

A dash of ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel and dice up an apple [ the smaller the chunks, the faster it will cook ]. Place in a baking pan with cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, raisins & some water to fill the bottom of the pan.Bake for about 10 minutes. While that’s cooking, start to boil the water. Add rolled oats for 5 to 7 minutes. When finished, combine baked apples, rolled oats &  2 tablespoons of almond, peanut or soy butter for protein. Enjoy with a splash of rice milk too.