Who’s the Hungry Dancer?
I’m Lauren a twenty-something competitive ballroom and latin dancer. I also work full time in a children’s boutique in Beverly Hills where I’m a buyer and a sales associate!
This blog is about my healthy lifestyle, and how I fuel my body to be the best dancer I can be. You will find my eats, fitness, fashion tips and the craziness that is my life. You may also come to find that I’m over caffeinated and a complete goofball!!
P.S I hope you will forgive the grammatical errors that are sure to happen!
<-2007 (me and my cousin.)
First of all I spent my childhood growing up as the tubby girl..no not tubby..just plain old FAT. From the ages nine through seventeen, I probably gained and lost over 100lbs. I was always yo-yo dieting and I have tried every diet you could imagine. I gained weight on Weight Watchers because there were too many treats; I lost on Jenny Craig but gained back that weight and more once I stopped eating their food. And when I wasn’t on those programs I did low carb or low fat and I would eat so little that I lost weight fast but would gain it back the instant I ate like a normal person. Anytime I would reduce calorie intake too much it would be a given I would start bingeing almost instantly.
In 2008 everything changed when I started dancing. Just dancing alone I started to lose weight from the extra exercise I was getting. (growing up I was very lazy and HATED to exercise.) Being around all the hot dance professionals I realized it was time for me to start dieting again and try to get in the best shape I could. It was different this time though because I knew I had to do it the right way and it all started with Hungry girl. I started getting their emails and I started working on my cooking and tracking my calories and the weight came off right away. I tweaked her recipes and made a few of my own and all the sudden it was easier then ever.
It’s three years later now and I have taken off 35lbs and kept it off since then. I finally found out food wasn’t my enemy and to listen to my body. With the help of all you bloggies, I eat very clean foods and try to cook as many of my own meals I can so I know what I’m eating. I cook for my family now and have even helped my mom shed the extra pounds she had been carrying around! I also have found that I love fitness! I went from being the laziest teen ever to a devoted gym go-er in such a short time!
I am not here to guide anyone in life or or give expertise on weight loss or fitness or anything. (Cause im no expert) I am just hoping that my knowledge and success with weight loss and cooking might inspire you in anyway. Feel free to as me any questions anytime. Comment or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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