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Q & A Sesh: Part III

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

Here’s the third week’s post of a Q & A ; ).

I’m going to extend this to six weeks ( instead of four ), so if you have any other questions, ask them here!

1.} Tysha asked:

Hi : ). I have recently made the decision to commit to a healthy lifestyle (thanks to your blog!). I would like to learn a little more about the basics of nutrition, what the body needs, why that is and the most efficient way to obtain these nutrients. Are there any books/websites that you would recommend for the best information?

Also, I’ve found that I usually get bored with a workout quite easily, so I have been switching it up based on what I feel like doing that day. Are there any tips you could offer to keep motivated? Thanks!

Three women/authors that have taught me how to eat: Bethenny Frankel, Kimberly Snyder, & The Skinny Bitch girls.

I switch up my workouts weekly. One week I’ll do Pilates, heavy weights, running, & yoga. And the next week I’ll do asymmetric weights, the Elliptical, hiking, & barre classes. Switching it up is vital— you want to be constantly surprising your body. Don’t let your bod know what to expect. Hope that helps babe!

2.} Lydia asked:

Your blog is incredibly inspiring and so are you! I would love to know tips about how to get into blogging! Also, what is your sign??

Hi Lydia! All my blogging tips can be found here. I’ve also started a blog consulting & designed company called Blog-Doo. We ( << Erica & I ) basically re-vamp blogs or build blogs/websites.

My sign: Gemini. I couldn’t be more of a Gemini. I’m totally the sign of the twins AKA two personality/bi-polar…JK. But when I’m home, I’m a true blue homebody but when I’m out, I’m a social butterfly.

3.} Hope asked:

Random Q: but how tall are you? Just for comparison with all the fashion posts you do!

I’m 5’7 : ).

4.} Anon asked:

Can you please do a ‘where to start’ post? For someone who is new to clean eating and daily exercise? Also is it a good idea to cut bread/carbs out altogether straight away?

I would start with thirty minutes of exercise every day. I know every day sounds extreme but most likely you’ll miss one or two, so setting an every day goal is perf. Move up to forty five minutes after three weeks.

For clean eating, see below for some food options. Portion control is EVERYTHING ( a post on that found here ). I would drink at least three liters of water a day, get a lot of sleep, & drink veggie juice in the mornings. If you can’t make it yourself, I recommend Suja- it’s cold pressed & they have an amazing juice cleanse that helps kickstart healthy eating!

5.} Kayla asked:

What is the lunch or dinner you eat most often? What is your go-to ab routine (exercises please!)? Thanks, Lauryn! Can’t wait for the looooong Q & A post : ).

I’m a snacker. I real, real snacker. I graze like a sheep. For lunch & dinner I love: eggs, quinoa, avocado ( on everything ), this salad ( my fav, lately ), berries, homemade green juice, fresh hummus, cabbage salads, Ezekiel toast, unsalted nuts, pineapple wedges, sunflower seed butter, garlic cloves ( ya, I eat um like apples ), arugula on anything, kiwi slices, oysters, tabbouleh, sprouted rice cakes, kale salad, green smoothies, Suja Juice, bananas dipped in almond butter, dark chocolate, &/or anything from Tender Greens ( << their ‘Happy Vegan‘ salad is my lover ). I’m not big on meat & dairy. It kinda grosses me out. For dessert, I’m lovvvvvving this little sugar mama lately.

The best quick snack in my opinion is an apple. Yup. An apple. Eating one makes me realize if I’m Hungry Mungry or not.

As far as my whole ab routine, it will be found in my book ( pre-order here )! Stay tuned.

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C’est fini!

Ok, so do you guys like this segment or is it boring? Should I have it every week? Is six weeks enough? Longer? Shorter?

Geez- I’m like totally Quincy Question over here, so I’ll stop!

X.Lauryn

{ Another Q & A post can be 123, 45, & 6 }

You Can’t Exercise Your Way Out of a Bad Diet {!!!}

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

Ever heard someone say this: “I don’t really care if I ate six slices of pizza, I’ll just go to the gym tomorrow.”

Or what about this: “OMFG I just worked out so hard I deserve this bag of cookies.”

I’m starting to realize more & more that it’s F-ing stupid to associate shitty food with working out.

Like, why is it ok to go burn two hundred cals on the Elliptical & then go justify a bad diet by eating crap just because you worked out?

Here’s what my trainer told me to do: STOP always associating calories with food.

I mean, just because you ran doesn’t mean you should be entitled to an extra three slices of pizza.

Separate exercise & food.

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

For me, exercise quells my anxiety levels. It’s a way for me to release stress & let go of negative energy. It’s not just about having a tight ass.

Although— who doesn’t want a tight ass?

Like, really.

Welp tight assses aren’t just made in the gym. They’re typically made in the kitch. Keep it simple: exercise, eat as clean as possible, & don’t justify a horrendous diet by saying “you’ll burn it off later.”

So, dear anyone who thinks they can eat like shit & work it off in the gym- change your habits! Just a little reminder ; ). xo.L

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

Elliptical Tips — Because Who Isn’t Motivated to Move Their Ass After the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?

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.

If the Victoria’s Secrets Fashion Show didn’t motivate you to move your ass, then I don’t know what will.

I mean, honestly. Did you see those sex kittens? Hellllloo fitspiration.

After researching the pre-show prep, I’ve found that all of the VS model’s work their asses off before the show…For instance: they spend a lot of time on core work [ this strengthens their posture too ], many of the models follow the blood type diet, & they also incorporate boxing/light weight lifting/jump roping into their fitness sch. Adriana Lima describes the fashion show prep as “really, really intense.”

Annnnnd a month before the show they drink at least a gallon of water a day; a few days before production they go lighter on the water to tighten every thing up. DEDICATION, much?!

Cardio is a huge part of the Victoria’s Secrets model process too.

So on that note, let’s talk about the Elliptical. I am not a runner. Personally, running makes me way too hungry. To each its own though. If running floats your boat, then run your little your heart out. Do what works well for you.

When I’m in a rush & want to sweat, I turn to the Elliptical.

+ Elliptical Tips:

+ Pay attention to your feet. If you use your heels, it will work your hamstrings & booty more. If you’re on your toes it will tone the front of your thighs. Pick your poison.

 + Use your arms & legs equally to increase your heart rate. This works a muscle you don’t see: the heart!

+ Core tips. If you’re interested in toning up your core, go hands free. This tests your balance & works the core. Imagine someone is going to punch you in the stomach; keep your abs tight the whole workout.

+ Mix it up. Start hard [ think 13 or 14 resistance ] & go down from there.

+ Shoot for an hour. If you can’t squeeze that in, try for at least thirty minutes.

+ Posture. Keep your head in line with your spine.

+ Cool down. Try to incorporate a five minute cool down at the end of each Elliptical session.

For more VS model tips and tricks, click here.

Love.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 diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss. 

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