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Eight Foods I Wouldn’t Touch with a Ten Foot Pole

February 19, 2013
by
LAURYN

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

Hi.

These are foods that disgust me. Enjoy ; )…!

1.} Splenda/Equal: so sorry to spoil the fun!! I know there’s many dedicated Splenda & Equal lovers out there, but pleaseeeee substitute Stevia instead. Splendy-Wendy contains sucralose & Equal has aspartame in it; this makes the brain think you’re hungry ( when you’re not ) & adds bloat.

2.} Chicken Nuggets: we’re not talking grilled chicken, peeps. The real deal: they’re actually leftover carcass pieces + sawdust-type bits. Fun!

3.} Soda ( duh ): ew (!!!). I don’t care if it’s diet, sugar-free, blah, blah. Soda is disgusting. It’s bloating & increases sugar cravings. Read more on why I hate the fizzy drink here.

4.} Certain canned soups: most of these bad boys contain so much sodium you might as well pour salt down your throat!

5.} Maraschino cherries: sick. They’re covered in red dye & artificial coloring. I’d rather eat poo.

6.} A sick-o Frappuccino: remember circa 2001 when Britney Spears would drink these, like, every second? Well, one Frappy will cost you a cool 500 cals, 16 grams of fat, 68 carbs (<<!!), & oh, ya know, just 68 grams of sugar. Not hot, Brit.

7.} Processed meat: think of a packaged hot dog or slices of boloney ( remember Spam? ). Yuck. Tons of salt, tons of fat, & tons of unknown shit. Plus processed meat is known to increase the risk of cancer & contains tons of preservatives.

8.} Lay’s ‘WOW’ Potato Chips: these are horrendous- they’re dripping in the chemical, Olestra. Side effects? Abdominal cramps, diarrhea, & loose stools ( << this fun condition is also known as anal leakage- too much? ; ) ).

Thanks, but no thanks.

Love.L

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

Soda: The Disgusting Drink that Does Nothing For You

September 27, 2012
by
LAURYN

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

I hate.hate.hate soda. In my opinion, it’s the most unhealthy beverage ever. A tip for kicking a poisonous soda habit: wean yourself off by drinking bubbly water with a few splashes of any soda. Do this for about a week until you’re just guzzling plain sparkling water!

Anyway, here are the gross, sickie [ << my friends & I use this word when something is absolutely unbearable ] deets:

+  Cavities: yup, yup, yup. This crap coats the teeth, turning them brown. AND it makes your breath smell. EW.

+ Accelerated aging: many studies show soda can trigger accelerated aging.

+ Cancer-causing chems:  the coloring in soda is known to cause cancer. Fun shit.

+ Weight gain: when I stopped drinking soda circa 1994, I lost five pounds in a week. Soda causes weight gain around the belly.

+ It does literally nothing for you: there’s no vitamins, nutrients, or benefits.

Oh! You’re drinking diet soda though? That’s worse. The Aspartame-y, fake sugars used in diet sodas are bloating & don’t break down in the body properly.

Other drinks that suck: energy drinks [ << just as bad as soda, you may as well rinse your mouth with gasoline ], “all-natural” sodas [ << full of sugar ], low-sugar fruit juice [ << no one wants all those added chemicals ], & store-bought, flavored waters [ << DIY by drinking normal water & adding some fresh mint, lemon, &/or berries ].

There’s too many options now-a-days to being fueling your bod with this poo.

Ok. I’m don’t with my rant. Above & below are pictures of my favorite drinks: water, fresh juice, coffee, coconut water, & tea [ not pictured: wine ; ) ].

Love.L

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

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

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

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

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Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

November 11, 2011
by
LAURYN

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ Protein packed pancakes ]

It should be declared mandatory that Sundays are dedicated to pancakes with warm maple syrup, reading in bed & lazily enjoying the company of someone special. Last Sunday we opted to stay in doors [ excuse: the slight rain ] & cook homemade pancakes while watching our new favorite TV show American Horror Story. I made these delicious protein packed pancakes [ created by my girlfriend & fellow Pure Barre instructor, Dory ]. Needless to say, it was a lovely, relaxing day.

Quick Skinny Tip: The best kinds of syrups are pure maple ones  [ found at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s ]. The low sugar & low calorie syrups are filled with the sugar replacement & chemical, aspartame [ yuck! ].

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ My new blue farmer’s egg crate which will also substitute as a jewelry holder ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ Gluten-free rolled oats from Whole Foods ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ My nana’s china used primarily for holding fresh berries ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ I paired the pancakes with tangerine juice & maple syrup ]

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