My Faster Way to Fat Loss Journey

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Sign up for Faster Way to Fat Loss HERE.

I did it! I just completed a round of Faster Way to Fat Loss!! And I feel SOOOOO much better than I did 7 weeks ago! I lost 11 inches and 7 lbs in less than 2 months!! My birthday is this Friday and my goal was to be feeling so much better by my birthday and I am extremely happy with my results!! This is super vulnerable for me to post about you guys…but I truly hope that the program can help someone else as much as it helped me. And before + after photos are what helped convince me to try it. Sooooo, here it goes…my before + afters!

First photo: BEFORE + 6 months postpartum (looking 6 months pregnant)  Second photo: 7 weeks later, after completing one round of Faster Way to Fat Loss + 7.5 months postpartum

First photo: BEFORE + 6 months postpartum (looking 6 months pregnant)

Second photo: 7 weeks later, after completing one round of Faster Way to Fat Loss + 7.5 months postpartum

First photo: I couldn’t suck my belly in, if I tried. I literally had a pregnant belly at 6 months postpartum.  Second photo: Much flatter belly (and crazy tan lines from high waisted swim suit - oops!)

First photo: I couldn’t suck my belly in, if I tried. I literally had a pregnant belly at 6 months postpartum.

Second photo: Much flatter belly (and crazy tan lines from high waisted swim suit - oops!)

I honestly didn’t know how much progress I had made until I took my ‘After’ photos today and saw the difference in my measurements. Am I back to my pre-baby size? No. But could I have done hot yoga 7 weeks ago, like I did this past weekend? No way. So let’s chat about all of the things that have improved since starting Faster Way. I’m going to have to make a list because there’s a lot of things.

  • I can fit into clothes that I couldn’t fit into before.

  • I can complete exercises in my workouts, without modifying most of them.

  • Sugar makes me feel terrible and I’m no longer craving it.

  • I’ve discovered how much I was overeating in general, and overeating in specific areas by measuring my macros.

  • I’ve trained my body in intermittent fasting.

  • I experienced breakthrough in a plateau. I didn’t know how I was going to lose the baby weight before I found Faster Way.

  • I’m still nursing my baby and this program didn’t kill my milk supply!!

  • I have more energy.


So, what is Faster Way to Fat Loss? It’s a 6 week program (plus one prep week) that incorporates Intermittent Fasting, Carb Cycling and Workouts to train your body to burn fat. You work with a coach who will teach you everything (I worked with Allie Janszen and she was awesome!) and you are a part of a whole group of women that are going through the program. There’s coaching, accountability and encouragement. You guys, it was not easy for me. It was not easy to change my mindset and habits. It was not easy to do the workouts. BUT I did it. And you can do it, too. After just 6 weeks of implementing the program, I have totally changed what my body craves and I am so much STRONGER.

I have a few other good things to note. First, you are allowed the occasional treat, alcoholic beverage and the plan really isn’t super restrictive on the kinds of food you eat. There are definitely firm guidelines, but it’s more about ‘how much’ and ‘when.’ You can also modify your weeks. If a special occasion is coming up an the nutrition + workouts for that day are not conducive - you can talk with your coach about how to switch your week around. It really is a plan that can accommodate your lifestyle and it’s totally doable!

Faster Way to Fat Loss + Breastfeeding. In all honesty, I thought I was going to have better results with the weightloss on the program. I TRULY believe that I had I not been nursing, that I would have lost even more. My body just hangs on to everything to make that milk. However, I am SO grateful that my supply didn’t tank, that I got to drop a couple of sizes and I still get to nurse my baby. I truly didn’t think that I could do both. My supply was so sensitive with my first baby… I was sure it would disappear this time, if I tried to lose weight. That’s fear, you guys. I was overeating out of fear. I am having to supplement since starting the program, but I am experiencing more freedom with food, my body and nursing. I cried over that today. True breakthrough! What might be causing you to overeat? Could Faster Way help you over come it?

There are modifications for breastfeeding moms and many moms claim to see a boost in supply while on the program. There were a few other breastfeeding moms in my group and their supply was not negatively affected. I just have a super sensitive supply, that I have to work hard to maintain.

My ‘WHY.’ I was 6 months postpartum and looked 6 months pregnant. I know, I should have grace with myself! I had two babies within 14 months of each other (so technically only 20 months postpartum from the first). My body has been through so so much and I am incredibly grateful and proud of it. But I felt terrible - I had low energy, poor nutrition, no sleep and the only thing that fit was my maternity clothes (which I was definitely NOT going to wear). I was also trying to work out some and eat better…but nothing was budging. So, I’m so thankful that my friend Caroline McClure posted her Faster Way results. I signed up that day. I was like “If I could drop some baby weight in just 6 weeks and feel better by my birthday - it’s totally worth a shot!”

And you guys, it was totally worth it!!! Some days were hard, and some days really weren’t. Some days I got off track, and some days I was having to make myself eat all of the food that was required. I got SO much better at work outs - and now I kind of don’t like missing a workout! Totally, totally worth it for me.

And maybe it’s worth it for you, too? I love to promote self love and I didn’t want to post about weight loss. I only want my blog and Instagram to be a place where my readers can love themselves and their body more. The truth is - if you’re reading this, you are likely struggling like I was. I am posting this to help anyone that’s in a rut in their health journey. There is no perfect size or weight - only whole, healthy humans that have the energy to do all of the things that they were made to do.

The next round of Faster Way to Fat Loss with my coach, Allie, starts on July 29. It’s totally worth a shot, you guys!! I cannot recommend it enough for someone who is feeling stuck in their health journey.

Sign Up HERE.

What’s next for me? I’m continuing the Faster Way lifestyle! I have personal goals that I want to meet and I know Faster Way will help me achieve them!

Please email me or message me all of the questions!

xoxo, Lauren

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Updated!! Holiday Gift Guides 2018

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Alright gals, here’s my TOP PICKS for holiday gifting (and receiving) this year! It was so hard for me to keep a narrow list, so I’m sure I will be adding some MUST HAVES! Keep checking back. And feel free to email me or DM me for personal recommendations!

Green Gal Gift Guide

The Detox Market ‘Best of Green Beauty’ Box - I could not have curated this box better myself! It is stuffed full of legit green beauty faves, and a steal at $150!

The Detox Box Subscription - the gift that keeps giving! Every month keeps getting better with their collabs!

Petit Vour Box Subscription - $18 per month to try green beauty faves!

Kosas Color Spectrum Kit - 2 gorgeous lipsticks + 2 face palettes in a patent makeup case

Kreafunk BGEM Wireless Headphones - I am really hoping to have these under my tree! Bluetooth, cordless and pink!

ABLE Large Leather Pouch - $38 right now with code ABLE30. I am going to use mine as a cosmetics case.

Necessary Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette - The ONLY eye palette you’ll need this year.

UGG Robe - I have this robe and it is the warmest, comfiest robe…and lightweight.

UGG Slippers - LOVE my slippers. Mine are in the color Fawn and make me so happy.

RMS Champagne Rose Luminizer - My favorite Luminizer that just looks like really healthy skin ;)

Kjaer Weis Palette (with refills!) - This. palette. Perfect for the minimalist makeup gal. Traveler or all around busy gal!

MUN Aknari Brightening Serum (use code ROSEWATER for 15% off) - My fave serum for all over face and doubles as an eye serum.

OSEA Ocean Cleanser - My new favorite cleanser. Removes everything without overdrying. Glass Packaging. Smells amazing. It’s love.

Ilia Last Night Holiday Set - a gorgeous color palette and a deluxe size of the amazing Limitless Lash Mascara!

Travel Jewelry Case - Gorgeous, classic piece to keep your jewels organized. On my own list, for sure!

Stocking Stuffers

Aillea Stocking Stuffer Bundle - Just $38 for so many green beauty favorites!

Jade Roller - Here’s to great skin in 2019. I love this tool for facial massage, lymphatic drainage and looking AWAKE.

Gua Sha - I vote Contoured Skin for 2019!

Transforming Duo - The best everyday lipcolor. Literally ANYONE would love this set. The lipcolors turn into the perfect pink for your lips.

Innersense Pure Holiday Trio - So many of you have been wanting to try my FAVE HAIRCARE. This is the best way to try it…without the commitment!

Olika Hand Sanitizer - Flu + Cold season is here. This is the cutest little natural hand sanitizer…complete with wipes on the bottom of the birdie.

Kosas Color Trifecta Lipcolor - If you don’t already own the Kosas Lipcolor in ‘Rosewater’ - here’s the best way to make it yours! Paired with 2 other beautiful lipcolors.

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara - Everyone’s favorite clean mascara.

Lipgloss Vault - Mini versions in the most beautiful colors. Non-sticky and slightly pepperminty.

Agent Nateur Deodorant Sensitive - My fave clean deodorant. I know the price tag is tricky for a deodorant, so make sure you tell Santa that you’ve been extra good ;)


For the Expectant or New Mama

Lalabu Postpartum Leggings - These high-waisted leggings are a dream for a new mama.

Hatch Beauty Belly Besties - Skincare for your beautiful belly. This set just makes it fun!

Nursing Bra Set - My favorite style maternity/nursing bra at such a good price. So comfy!

Instant Awakening Trio from Beautycounter - Hello, gorgeous + glowy skin for a tired mama. These products seriously make a difference!

Jade Roller - Confession: I’m taking mine to the hospital. I was so swollen after having my first…there’s a reason why you haven’t seen any hospital pics of me! This will help in the hospital and beyond!

Happy Holidays! Excited for you to get + give some new green goodies!

xoxo, Lauren



Holiday Gift Guides 2018

Alright gals, here’s my TOP PICKS for holiday gifting (and receiving) this year! It was so hard for me to keep a narrow list, so I’m sure I will be adding some MUST HAVES! Keep checking back. And feel free to email me or DM me for personal recommendations!

Green Gal Gift Guide

The Detox Market ‘Best of Green Beauty’ Box - I could not have curated this box better myself! It is stuffed full of legit green beauty faves, and a steal at $150!

The Detox Box Subscription - the gift that keeps giving! Every month keeps getting better with their collabs!

Petit Vour Box Subscription - $18 per month to try green beauty faves!

Kosas Color Spectrum Kit - 2 gorgeous lipsticks + 2 face palettes in a patent makeup case

Kreafunk BGEM Wireless Headphones - I am really hoping to have these under my tree! Bluetooth, cordless and pink!

ABLE Large Leather Pouch - $38 right now with code ABLE30. I am going to use mine as a cosmetics case.

Necessary Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette - The ONLY eye palette you’ll need this year.

UGG Robe - I have this robe and it is the warmest, comfiest robe…and lightweight.

UGG Slippers - LOVE my slippers. Mine are in the color Fawn and make me so happy.

RMS Champagne Rose Luminizer - My favorite Luminizer that just looks like really healthy skin ;)

Kjaer Weis Palette (with refills!) - This. palette. Perfect for the minimalist makeup gal. Traveler or all around busy gal!

MUN Aknari Brightening Serum (use code ROSEWATER for 15% off) - My fave serum for all over face and doubles as an eye serum.

OSEA Ocean Cleanser - My new favorite cleanser. Removes everything without overdrying. Glass Packaging. Smells amazing. It’s love.

Ilia Last Night Holiday Set - a gorgeous color palette and a deluxe size of the amazing Limitless Lash Mascara!

Travel Jewelry Case - Gorgeous, classic piece to keep your jewels organized. On my own list, for sure!

Stocking Stuffers

Aillea Stocking Stuffer Bundle -

Jade Roller - Here’s to great skin in 2019. I love this tool for facial massage, lymphatic drainage and looking AWAKE.

Gua Sha - I vote Contoured Skin for 2019!

Transforming Duo - The best everyday lipcolor. Literally ANYONE would love this set. The lipcolors turn into the perfect pink for your lips.

Innersense Pure Holiday Trio - So many of you have been wanting to try my FAVE HAIRCARE. This is the best way to try it…without the commitment!

Olika Hand Sanitizer - Flu + Cold season is here. This is the cutest little natural hand sanitizer…complete with wipes on the bottom of the birdie.

Kosas Color Trifecta Lipcolor - If you don’t already own the Kosas Lipcolor in ‘Rosewater’ - here’s the best way to make it yours! Paired with 2 other beautiful lipcolors.

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara - Everyone’s favorite clean mascara.

Lipgloss Vault - Mini versions in the most beautiful colors. Non-sticky and slightly pepperminty.

Agent Nateur Deodorant Sensitive - My fave clean deodorant. I know the price tag is tricky for a deodorant, so make sure you tell Santa that you’ve been extra good ;)


For the Expectant or New Mama

Lalabu Postpartum Leggings - These high-waisted leggings are a dream for a new mama.

Hatch Beauty Belly Besties - Skincare for your beautiful belly. This set just makes it fun!

Nursing Bra Set - My favorite style maternity/nursing bra at such a good price. So comfy!

Instant Awakening Trio from Beautycounter - Hello, gorgeous + glowy skin for a tired mama. These products seriously make a difference!

Jade Roller - Confession: I’m taking mine to the hospital. I was so swollen after having my first…there’s a reason why you haven’t seen any hospital pics of me! This will help in the hospital and beyond!

Happy Holidays! Excited for you to get + give some new green goodies!

xoxo, Lauren