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Hello Magnesium!! Buh-Bye Muffin Top!!

The Skinny Confidential talks magnesium.

Typically in TSC interviews I’m asking the questions…but if someone asked me my quick skinny tip?

I’d easily say magnesium, duh.

I feel like it’s kind of a hidden secret though…I mean, not many people realize the huge-ass role the mineral ( it’s a mineral, not a vitamin ), magnesium plays in our health. It’s crucial to basically every function & tissue in the body.

My magnesium comes from many different things: darky, leafy greens ( think: Swiss chard & kale ), flaxseeds, almonds, salmon, avocado, bananas, dark chocolate…& a nightly supplement ( 310-320 mg. // 2 supplements a night, tops ).

This source states: “a 2013 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that higher magnesium intake was associated with lower levels of fasting glucose and insulin ( markers related to fat and weight gain ), and one study from England found that a magnesium supplement may have some beneficial effects on reducing fluid retention during the menstrual cycle, meaning you’ll feel less bloated.”

FYI: Shape Magazine rates magnesium as its top ‘4 bikini body boosters to jumpstart weight loss’ for 2014.

NBD. 

Oh, & if you’re like me you watch “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” AKA #RKOBH ( I knowwww, a total guilty pleasure— so sue me ) then you’ve become acquainted with the fab Miss Morgan Stewart. She swears by magnesium. Morgan openly shares how she takes it at night because it makes her reallllllll regular in the morning. Like, it really cleans her out ( nudge, nudge, winky, winky ). 

Hey, I didn’t share that fact on the world wide web, she did.

The Skinny Confidential talks magnesium.

Ok, so why take the mineral at night?

Whelp, supposedly, “the major perk of this nutrient is its ability to relax muscles, keep you calm, and promote peaceful sleep, which in itself is a huge part of making any diet plan work. According to the National Institutes of Health, magnesium is needed for more than 300 chemical reactions in the body, including keeping the heart rhythm steady, regulating blood sugar levels, and helping lower blood pressure. Some research also suggests that a higher magnesium intake can reduce the risk of colon cancer, and many studies have shown that magnesium may help treat such conditions as osteoporosis, PMS, migraines, depression, and more ( source ).”

And fast forward to the morning-after magnesium…& well, uh…let’s just say you definitely feel healthy &…reallll light.

It’s really very simple when you think about it: eat more leafy greens, up your avo/almond intake, and add two magnesium supplements…bam— you’re golden.

Anyway, I have nothing but amazing things to say about my favorite mineral…anyone else have an experience with magnesium? Share please!

By the way, I’m obviously not like, Doctor Evarts over here…just, as always, sharing what’s worked well for moi. 

Happy ( almost ) Friday! x. Lauryn

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Mini DeLites: Christmas Eve

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.

The fn’ing holidays. Even though they’re so worth it in the end, the crowded malls, constant spending, & butthole drivers can be a real bitch.

FML.

I seriously don’t know how people with four kids do it. Props. Seriously. Lots of props.

Anyway since I def drink more booze around the par-tay months of Nov/Dec, I decided to try a little experiment. I’ve pretty much cut out wine/hard alcohol & tried to stick with just champagne. Just by doing this, I’ve lost five pounds + I feel wayyyyy less bloated. Just a lil’ holiday skinny tip ; ).

Get this: it takes way longer to nurse a glass of champagne ( ESP w/ ice ), it’s relaxing ( = less stress ), & the bubbly makes you feel buzzed quicker ( AKA less alc. consumption ). Heard of ‘The Champagne Diet?’ Google it.

And of course I wish you all an amazing, sparkly, bubbly Christmas.

Cheers…but only with champagne (= !

x’s & o’s.L

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.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks holiday weight loss tips.

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