Q & A with Christal Lauren

Q & A with Christal Lauren

How do you stay motivated to eat right and work out? 

I love this question! Eating healthy and consistent exercise is a lifestyle. I keep in mind that with everything I do, I have to eat healthy and exercise to thrive. Discipline is a major key to success. The more disciplined you are, the easier the process becomes. 

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I also recommend writing down your food intake and exercise regimen. When you see your process written down, it will be easier to stay on track.

Have you done any research on probiotics? If so, which ones do you recommend. 

From what I have studied, probiotics are live yeast and bacteria that aid in a healthy digestive system. Probiotics replace the "good" bacteria that leave your body when you take antibiotics. Studies have shown that probiotics are helpful for those who suffer from: Hay Fever, IBS, IBD, High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure.

My favorite way to add probiotics into my diet is by drinking Kombucha. My favorite brand, Synergy, has a variety of awesome flavors: Trilogy, Passionberry Bliss and Mystic Mango. Synergy, has a variety of awesome flavors: Trilogy, Passionberry Bliss and Mystic Mango.

I’m also in love with KeVita Sparkling Probiotics.

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If you take probiotics, I would love to know what brand and how you feel after!

Which fish do not have high levels of mercury? What's the best site to go to since the information constantly changes. 

Great question! We are now more aware of the high mercury levels that are in certain types of fish. Here are a few that have low levels of mercury:

  1. Wild Salmon
  2. Arctic Cod
  3. Mackerel
  4. Flounder
  5. Pollock
  6. Sardine
  7. Whiting

For a more comprehensive list of sustainable seafood, download Seafood Watch.

Do you only use organic beauty products? Are there any ingredients in makeup that you avoid?

I have recently purchased more organic beauty products. I try to avoid Parabens and PHAs in the cosmetics I buy. I am learning about more chemicals to avoid as well. For a more comprehensive list, visit www.safecosmetics.org.

I have recently tried Honesty Beauty products and I love them!

Makeup by Michelle Threat and Honest Beauty cosmetics

Makeup by Michelle Threat and Honest Beauty cosmetics

I'm constantly on the lookout for new long lasting organic beauty products. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment so I can check it out!

What are your go to fashion pieces? What article of clothing should every woman own and splurge on?

My style is dependent on my mood. One of my must have pieces is a pair of leggings. When I want to go for a more casual and chic look, I'll wear different patterned leggings.

H&M Patterned Leggings

H&M Patterned Leggings

For a more professional look, I suggest black leggings matched with a long dress shirt.

Every woman should also own and splurge on a great purse. I recommend a medium size bag and a clutch.

Bebe Clutch

Bebe Clutch

I've found a lot of awesome deals at Nordstrom Rack.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a question. Let me know of any questions you have and I will answer them on the next Q&A article!

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