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Oh, So You Stuffed Your Face on Thanksgiving? No Probs…Here’s Some Recovery Tips!

Lauryn Evarts is a fitness blogger, health blogger, fashion blogger, and diet blogger from Southern California.

Instead of feeling bad/guilty/pissed/annoyed in regards to the oh-so-f’ning-annoying holiday bloat, try nipping that shit in the bud. What’s done is done. A lot of you have e-mailed me concerned about the holidays. Look, it’s normal to overeat on Thanksgiving. Now it’s time to leave the pity party & take action. Leave the past in the past.

Ya get me ; )?

Here’s some tips/tricks to avoid those holiday LB’s:

1.} Water. Ya, ya, ya. You hear this all the time. There’s a reason it’s number one on the list. Drink it until you feel like you’re about to give birth.

2.} Light alcohol. Since you’ll most likely be drinking more than usu around the holidays, try to avoid it if there’s no celebrations going on. When you do end up drinking, stick to vodka/water, champs, & Pinot grigio [ duhhhh ].

3.} Motivate yourself. If you’re laying around like a slob & complaining, peel yourself from the coach & squeeze in an hour workout. Be productive/disciplined.

4.} Eat clean. Examples? Organic cold cuts, cottage cheese, low-carb bread, berries, any type of vegetable, hummus, black beans, quinoa, fresh soups, arugula salads, kale juice, sexy wheatgrass shots, chickpeas, avocado-anything, turkey roll-ups, sliced cucumber with light cheese, scrambled eggs, tuna fish, blah, blah. Pretty simple, since there’s tons of options!

5.} Green tea. People do not understand how freaking beneficial green tea is. I shoot for two cups a day. It speeds the metabolism, cleanses the system, & contains tons of lovely antioxidants. Bottoms up, sex kittens.

6.} Vitamins. Ok. So lately I have been trying to get my vitamins from food. Calcium, D3, B12, etc. can all be found in the food you’re eating. Why take a pill when you eat something delicious? Speaking of vitamins… try a B12 shot. I love these; find out why here. I recommend one a month.

7.} Tan. Because it just makes everything look better. Some people look best with light skin, if you’re one of those peeps- lucky you. Most people look better with a lil’ bit of spray. You can find tanning tips here.

8.} Kick up your workouts. Whatever you’re used to doing throughout the year, kick it up a notch. You’ll feel better & you’ll look better. No excuses!

9.} Stop projecting negativity. To look fab, you have to feel fab. Beating yourself up isn’t the answer. Changing the solution to your problem is.

10.} MyFitnessPal app. Now for the best tip evs…Get the app called MyFitnessPal; if you’re freaking about not going cray, cray this holiday season this is a real problem solver. It seriously, really, without a doubt keeps yo ass in check.

So. Stop feeling bad for yourself & change your tune. 

Because.no.one.else.is.going.to.do.it.for.you.

Love.L

Mini DeLites

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

[ 'The Bye Bye Blubber Smoothie' ]

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

[ New Nike shoes { found here } ]

What time is it in Cali? LOL. No, really. I’m exhausted.

We’re in Florida working a trade show for NBAA [ last year's post can be found here ] & each day we’re in full work mode- work, eat, work, work, workout, read, work, blog, work, wine, work. Fun shit.

For anyone who works trade shows on the reg: how do you eat healthy? It’s HARD. There’s very little options. Luckily I came prepared with snacks.

Even though it’s exhausting after the show, I try to squeeze in an hour on the Elliptical..because getting the endorphins going feels so much better than laying around like a lazy slob. Right?!

Love.L

P.S. For those who asked…here’s the deets on the above smoothie [ << this was featured on last month's newsletter; if you're interested in signing up, add your e-mail to the little box to the left ; ). ]

‘ The Bye Bye Blubber Smoothie’

{ Serves 2 fitness-ready babes }

+ 2 heaping handfuls of organic kale

+ 1 banana

+ About 14 raspberries

+ Handful of blueberries

+ 3 tablespoons of unsweetened Greek 2% yogurt

+ A dash of cinnamon

+ Handful of ice

+ 4 full raspberries { for garnish }

++ Directions: throw all ingredients { except 4 raspberries (for garnish) & cinnamon } in a blender. Blend. You want a thicker texture { make sure the ice is thoroughly blended }. Pour in a sexy mug, sprinkle some cinnamon on top, & add four raspberries for garnish. This is a perf pre/post-workout snack.

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

[ The sick door handle @ the Lion's Share ]

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

[ Hi-Lites + pinot grigio + vitamins + blogging ]

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

[ @ EZEKIEL's headquarters..stay tuned for our shirt collab!! ]

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

[ The two ingredient pancake...can't stoppppp making it- officially obsessed ]

Mini DeLites: the Oh So Charming Venice, Italy

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ Venice's gelato stands { my pick: the pink-sized mint-chocolate chip gelato } ]

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ The stunning Hotel Danieli ]

Ahhhhh, Venice! Although you’re an entire bitch to travel to [ two planes + a boat ], but oh, soooo worth it!!

The boat we took from the airport dock took us directly in front of our hotel, the gorgeous Hotel Danieli. After dropping our bags off, we immediately beelined to their rooftop restaurant, Terrazza Danieli, famished & in serious need of a glass of vino. We ordered salads as apps &  pasta as entrees [ hey! It's Italy! ] + a bottle of a big red wine; it was extremely romantic to overlook the city & unwind. I like pasta, but let’s be clear, I don’t die over it. However {!!!}, the pasta I ate at this restaurant surpassed my expectations in every way. It was literally perfect spaghetti. Honestly, I never want to eat pasta again because nothing will compare Italy’s version. Oh, and I convinced Michael to take me back to the same restaurant. The next night. To eat that pasta. Again. Needless to say, breakfast’s in Italy were sparse. Think egg whites & veggies. [ <<< An example of balancing your diet like a checkbook ].

Recommendations from my Venice experience: obviously run as fast as you can to the Terrazza Danieli & eat pasta. During the day we did a ton of walking, which was welcomed because of my carb coma. Definitely enjoy the wine in Venice- Italian wine is my absolute favorite. Take advantage of the fruit stands; instead of stuffing my face at breakfast & lunch too, I snacked while shopping roaming the streets. Some examples: eggs in the AM, cherries, lots of Insalata Caprese, nuts [ brought from home ], tons of water, kiwi slices, a scoop of gelato, an arugula salad at a small cafe, & yes, of course, hello {??}, some Pinot Grigio. In Europe, walking is your best friend!

{{ Sunglasses found here }}

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ The best thing ever? Venice's streets are lined w/ fruit stands! ]

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ A delicious meal, documented through my iPhone camera ]

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ Phone pic #502 { sunglasses found here } ]

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ Michael & I started many lunches/dinners off with the apéritif, Campari & soda + a lemon slice ]

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

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