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ZINNNNG! A Spoonful of Energy To Start Your AM Off Right

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine.

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine.

ZINNNNGG!

I love energy. Having energy is like, the best thing ever.

Ever, ever.

So. On that note, here’s lil peak inside my AM routine:

I wake up to an annoying-ass alarm, grab my phone, & lay in bed for about fifteen minutes scrolling through e-mails while spooning Pixy ( << the most gorgeous girl in the world ).

No one can talk to me for at least thirty minutes or I may bite their head off.

I finally get out of bed, feed Pixy ( non-GMO food, naturally ), brush my hair ( kidding, NOT! What’s a brush? ), blah, blah, blah.

Lately I’ve added oil pulling to my routine. While OP-ing I clean, make the bed, & get ready for the day.

And then ( am I boring you yet? )…comes the fun part.

A spoonful of energy.

Yup. That’s right.

Energy in a spoon > anything.

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine. Energy in a spoon was created by Ms. Kimberly Snyder.

& lemme tell ya, it’s so easy it’s almost embarrassing.

Like, I’m obsessed because I love easy/simple/quick anything ( this excludes people, LOLZ ).

All ya do is a spoonful of coconut oil & topped off with about a tablespoon of bee pollen ( << local pollen is best ) & EAT.

If you don’t like the taste…plug your nose. Beauty is pain. I personally love the taste though. It’s kinda amaze.

Anyway I have this whole story on allergies which I’ll share later & bee pollen has been a total game changer for my seasonal allergies.

Not only is it good for allergies though, it’s also filled with some badass benefits. Like what?

♡ Smoothes skin…buh-bye acne!

♡ Helps with the digestive and respiratory system.

♡ Aids with the prostate ( << guys!! Eat your bee pollen!! #savetheballs ).

♡ Helps with infertility problems.

♡ Enhances energy…zing!

♡ Helps with hair & nails with its vitamins, minerals, & enzymes.

♡ Promotes weight loss. Cha-ching!

According to this source, “bee pollen is a food and acts faster and more effectively when taken at mealtime, which lets it gently, perform a little cleansing of the intestinal flora. A spoonful at breakfast reinforce the activity of the fresh pollen.You’ll be pleased to know that bee keepers are able to remove pollen from hives without harming the bees or disturbing their routine.”

If you want to know about the benefits of coconut oil, click here.

Soooooo if you want to start the day buzzing with energy, try this lil tippity-tip & LMK how you feel.

Zing, zinggggg!

X L

+ Disclaimer: please note that a lot of people are highly allergic to bee pollen ( & don’t know it ). If you’ve never ingested it, please try one kernel under your tongue to see if you’re allergic before eating any kind of bee pollen.

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine.

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine.

Ciao Egg Whites! Why I’m Totally For Team Yolk

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.Let’s talk about egg yolk.

If eggs were a boy, I’d have a serious crush.

I’m so over hearing girls pointing their long acrylic finger at the menu & oh-so-casually saying “I’ll have the egg burrito but with egg whites only.” And then they smile at themselves like they’ve done such a great job with their diet.

Yawn, yawn, yawn. What a bore.

Like, egg yolks aren’t some evil bitch.

They’re actually super good for you.

Personally I’m obsessed with eggs. And I’m ESP obsessed with their sexy, yellow yolks.

Why?

Glad you asked:

+ Eggs contain protein and fat. They’re a serious amaze source of protein ( 7 grams per egg ). All the protein is in the egg white. The fat is the egg yolk. BUT this is GOOD fat. Remember this Skinny Conf post on nuts? This isn’t 1991 where fat-free is cool. Chemicals are out, good fats are in.

+ The yolk has many vitals nutrients that you NEED.  

+ Cal!! There’s only 70 cals a yolk. Eggs are super, super filling. Protein and fat take a long time to digest, help moderate sugar absorption, & keep blood sugar levels at a healthy level.

+ Vitamins!!! Like LIVESTRONG says “each egg yolk contains seven vitamins: B6, folate, a B vitamin, B-12, A, D, E and K. Of those, vitamins A, D, E and K are found only in egg yolks and not in egg whites. In fact, egg yolks are one of only a handful of foods in which vitamin D is naturally found.”

+ And lastly minerals: each egg has thriteen varieties of minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium, & selenium ( <<< remember this? ). 

As LIVESTRONG says, “eggs are low in carbohydrates and a good source of protein. One large pasture-raised egg contains 6 g of protein and 1 g of carbohydrate. The protein in the egg is a high-quality source of protein, providing your body with all of the essential amino acids it needs to build the proteins found in your body. Although the egg is low in sodium, it does contain a small amount. One large egg contains 65 mg of sodium, meeting less than 3 percent of your daily value. Limiting your daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg a day may reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure. Based on the nutrition information from the Daily Burn website, one large pasture-raised egg meets 6 percent of your daily value for vitamin A, 2 percent of your daily value for calcium and 4 percent of your daily value for iron. However, according to Mother Earth News, pasture-raised eggs are a better source of vitamin A, with a large 50 g egg meeting 8 percent of your daily value. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient needed for immune health, eye sight and normal growth and development. Nutrition information for calcium and iron in the Mother Earth News study not provided.”

And if you’re all worried about cholestrol in eggs, don’t be…just click here.

My favorite ways to prep eggs: I’m a total poached egg-whore. I eat um’ with avo, Himalayan salt, a lil pepper, & chili flakes. & of course they’re amazing scrambled, sunny side up ( YUMMMM ), &/or in these pancakes.

I used to like them with nasty-ass ketchup but I cut that habit after watching this ( SICK! ). Instead I opt for fresh Pico de Gallo or a little touch of Sriracha.

How do you like your eggs? Any die-hard egg whites lovers??

X L

{{ P.S. if you’re buying eggs, PLEASE, please, please buy PASTURE-raised ones…more on this later…but TRUST me. Read more here }}.

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Happy National Cheat on Your Diet Day!

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 diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Hiiiiii.

It’s National Cheat on Your Diet Day.

Kidding, kidding.

But they should invent that.

I’m not a big candy lover. Personally I’d rather have buckets of tortilla chips, guac, & spicy salsa any day of the week over sugary-ass candy.

But.

On Halloween it’s like, sort of a crime not to have a few pieces.

I mean, right?

Halloween-candy-2

Halloween-candy

So anyway, here’s some of the candy that’s currently serving at home decor at my casa ( AKA ‘The Kitty Den’ ). And I’m def indulging in some tropical Skittles + sour SweetTarts.

So sue me.

BTW: does anyone have any healthier versions of candy for next year’s trick-o-treaters? I looked at Whole Foods today but didn’t find anything that was individually packaged. If you know of any yummy, healthier candy options, leave the link/name below.

Oh! & obvi don’t forget to enter the gothy Halloween giveaway & test out The Style Kitten’s ‘Skinny Witches’ Brew‘ recipe.

Happy Hallows’ Eve!

Get spooky. xx.Lauryn

{ Other Halloween candy posts found here & here }.

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

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness.

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

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