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

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

No Excuse Exercises

Admit it— we all make excuses for things we don’t want to do. That includes grocery shopping, spring cleaning, working out… or some dreadful combination of it all. Typically, I blame time. There’s never enough of it! I know a lot of you have hectic schedules, so I wanted to share a 20-minute, at-home workout routine for when you’re feeling too busy (or lazy) to hit the gym. I teamed up…. Read more