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

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

Soda: The Disgusting Drink that Does Nothing For You

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

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 ]

Love Lauryn

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