7 Ways to Make Mornings Healthier

Mornings have the power to make or break my day. Meaning, I can very quickly turn into Grumpy Cat if my coffee isn’t strong enough. Beyond an early cup of joe, I have seven habits that ensure I have a health-[ier] day — both mentally and physically — with help from my nutritionist, Kelly LeVeque… 1. Skip Your Phone | Avoid your phone until after you’ve had some personal time….. Read more

The Lyst: Guilt-Free Snacks

I’m a snacker. A serious one. I’m the type who’s ready for a snack 15 minutes after dinner. Since I don’t have any immediate plans to fix this problem of mine, I’ve changed the snacks I’m reaching for. Healthy ones. As the lovely nutritionist Kelly Leveque taught me, protein and fat are gold in the world of eating healthy. Turns out, snacking isn’t all that bad, if you’re snacking on…. Read more

Winter Wake-Up Call: Cardio from Home

I’m spoiled living in LA. Our “winter” is a few gloomy days and maybe a rain storm. Still, something about the season weighs me down. Anyone with me? Let’s kick winter to the curb with an at-home cardio workout alongside The Chalkboard Mag. It will make you feel ready for spring [officially here the 20th]. There’s no equipment necessary – no weights, no bands, no scary-looking machines! Thank my trainer Mike Alexander for…. Read more

Spare Time Sweat: Work Your Rear

I appreciate anything that’s both positive and practical. We’ve all got a lot going on, and our health often suffers because of it. Sadly, wine can’t fix everything. So, I’m starting a new series on Lauren’s Lyst, called Spare Time Sweat. I’ll post monthly workouts [with help from a trainer] you can literally do in your spare time. The first video in the series is focused on the rear (because,…. Read more

Let’s Be Real— You Weren’t Ready for Monday

It’s the Monday following the Fourth of July… AKA, the worst day back at work, ever. I’m feeling a serious case of sluggishness following my Sunday night breakup with the beach. We really had something special going. My friends were in town for the weekend. We sipped on margaritas. And I owned every dance floor with my impressive fist-pumping skills. It’s my only move.  Reality called, and wanted me back in…. Read more