'I Heart Nick Carter': Shaping Up With Lauren

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM by User
'I Heart Nick Carter': Shaping Up With Lauren

We’ve all been there – a couple of weeks out from a big event, wanting to get into great shape at the last minute. As we count down to the highly-anticipated wedding episode of I Heart Nick Carter, we talk to Lauren about her pre-wedding fitness regime, why she became a health nut in the first place and what we can do to look our best for special events in our own lives. There’s no doubt that healthy living has played a significant role in Nick and Lauren’s relationship.

“It definitely bonded us,” says Nick. “We love to push ourselves to the limit when it comes to how healthy and fit we can be. Don’t get me wrong, we do have our faults and that’s why we’re extremists because we know that we can get out of control – I can get overweight and Lauren can get overweight, so we push each other. “We’re able to push each other when it comes to fitness, health, sobriety and nutrition.”

Health and fitness have become such a huge part of yours and Nick's life. Was there a specific point that kicked this off for you? Did you suddenly look in the mirror and decide you wanted to change your diet and fitness regime?

Yes, definitely. It was when Nick and I were spotted by paparazzi [at The Grove] and I was made fun of for being overweight by the media and the public.

When have you felt the worst about your appearance and how did that affect your confidence and self-esteem?

When I moved back to America, after living abroad for four years. I was at my heaviest and I didn't like to shop for clothes. My self-esteem was pretty low.

What's your biggest struggle when it comes to staying fit and healthy and what keeps you motivated?

Travelling is my biggest struggle. Re-writing goals and setting new ones helps me stay motivated. I also treat myself to a new outfit or exercise clothes when I achieve a new goal.

What was your approach to preparing for your wedding?

I didn't want to necessarily be ripped or in competition shape. I wanted to be feminine and curvaceous, so I focused my workouts on that and I ate clean.

Nick said you can both get out of control sometimes – what are your weaknesses with food and do you have “cheat” days? Did you slip at all in the lead-up to the wedding?

I plan my cheat meals. Even though they are "cheats" I eat non-GMO foods and locally-grown, gluten-free, organic foods. Leading up to my wedding I just kept in mind that I wanted to feel great and look beautiful, so I needed to stick with my program.

What are your top three tips for anyone who is a few weeks out from a big event like a wedding or birthday, and wants to look their best but doesn’t necessarily have time to implement a full workout/diet plan?

1) Drink a gallon of water a day.
2) Do 30 minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio each day.
3) Cut back calories to 1200-1400-a-day (4-5 meals).

What beauty product can’t you live without?

NeoStrata products for my face. All of them!

What do you think is the biggest mistake young women make when it comes to getting in shape?

Inconsistency. Stick with your program, stay on course and you will see results.

What was the first thing Nick said to you about your appearance on your wedding day?

He cried and said "You are perfect baby".

*Catch I Heart Nick Carter at the new time of 11/10c, Wednesdays on VH1!

By Leena Tailor / @LeenaNZ

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Fraser

  1. On Jan 12, 2019, Rosa FutureStar said:

    Wow, i wanna hurt the person who called her fat

  2. On Oct 29, 2014, Lyly Santiago said:

    This was amazing to read! Aww they are great!! And thank you Lauren for the tips!! <3

  3. On Oct 23, 2014, bbcarterclan said:

    love love love love love this article!n it's so useful!thank u so much leena for what u do..=)

  4. On Oct 21, 2014, silvana gjoka said:

    aw so nice <3

  5. On Oct 20, 2014, KimTheKaotic said:

    blah, meant day not that...grr haha

  6. On Oct 20, 2014, KimTheKaotic said:

    wow, I got goosebumps from what Nick said to her on her wedding that. I can't wait to see the wedding on I Heart Nick Carter. I adore Lauren....I feel she has a great head on her shoulders...and she is the best person for Nick. I love how they push each other <3 Lauren has made "our" Nick into a better Nick....I mean Hell, have you seen him on stage...that boy is a machine!!!

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