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Lauren Conrad's Life Shapes Up Beyond The Hills

Lauren Conrad's Life Shapes Up Beyond The Hills

Lauren Conrad's tale proves that moving on and letting go make for a healthy life. The former star of The Hills has not only embraced love with the actor Kyle Howard, but healthy eating is a staple of her new life, too. Gone is the worry of what others think and the junk-food cravings. All good changes for the natural beauty, which she shares in the upcoming issue of Shape.

Once a calorie counter, LC is more flexible these days when it comes to food choices. Opting for fresh fare — fruit, organic salad greens, and lean proteins — she has tamed her cravings.

"I've found when all I'm eating is really fresh, healthy foods, I stop craving pizza and burgers," she says. Lauren's even switched to super-nutritious nibbles (what she calls "snack plates"): hummus, sliced turkey, cucumbers, and apples. "When I have these foods in front of me, I find it easier to avoid high-calorie binges," she says.

For more on her workouts and her new tattoo keep reading.

As we all know, dating can do a doozie on your figure and a month into her relationship with Kyle, Lauren felt soft in the middle. She called her weight gain her "boyfriend layer." Proving they're a healthy couple, LC and Kyle hopped on the fitness train together:


"We like doing outdoor stuff: tennis, bike riding, kayaking, stand-up surfing, hiking in the canyons around L.A.," says Lauren. "I just ask Kyle, 'You feel like working out?' It's more fun than hitting the gym alone."

I completely agree that working out is more fun with a friend or loved one. For a while though, LC's self-esteem was being undermined by backstabbing "friends." After encouraging words from her mother and a close friend, Lauren definitively decided to stop worrying about what other people think of her.

"The next day I got a tattoo on my lower back that says 'sticks and stones,' because they may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Once I let go of that, I felt more confident about myself. And that made my decision to leave The Hills pretty easy."

While we will all miss her weekly TV appearances, it will be fun to see where Lauren's new attitude takes her.

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summertan summertan 7 years
Her body looks the same as it always has/does, so I don't think it's that photoshopped. No idea if she's eating as healthy as she says she is, but I'm willing to bet that she does most of the time. And as for Adderall? Doubtful, she is thin but not too skinny. Hope she gets the tat removed though, that sounds pretty tacky and out of character for her...
luckykarma luckykarma 7 years
She is beautiful and I cannot wait to get this issue. I love her attitude about food. Should be coming in the mail soon!
sabrina27 sabrina27 7 years
Grrr when is this issue going to be available
cg130 cg130 7 years
She looks fantastic! Excited to read this issue!
sloane220 sloane220 7 years
i still find her boring and not that cute in the face, but her body looks great.
shmoo15 shmoo15 7 years
Yay! A tramp stamp to solve her problems. Ok, seriously though, she doesn't bug me (other than the fact that she's not only an author of a published book, but a best seller), she looks amazing. and her friends are shady.
Run2bfree067 Run2bfree067 7 years
whether or not she was photoshopped isn't the important thing that she is having a posotive healthy relationship with wholesome, good-for-you foods? Lets face it, if I were going to put my body on the cover, photoshop me to the MAX!
breesays breesays 7 years
I read another tidbit of her shape interview on another blog today, where she talks about "the boyfriend layer"--the weight you gain when you get serious with someone and its all about romantic meals and cuddling... yeah, as you can tell, I have experience with said "boyfriend layer."
angelina8023 angelina8023 7 years
She looks awesome! If those are her boobs, im jealous!!
egar egar 7 years
she looks amazing!!! i dont think she is photoshoped much
soapbox soapbox 7 years
They photoshopped her right arm a little too much. It looks funny.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Regretting that tat in 3, 2, ...
sabrina27 sabrina27 7 years
She looks great and Im buying this shape issue. I am a calorie counter at this moment and really want to change my attitude toward food!
Isabella-Thorpe Isabella-Thorpe 7 years
She won the genetic lottery if she's that skinny and has such perky boobs...
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I don't think they took too many pounds off of her with photoshopping, but this is obviously photoshopped, if only to make her look more sculpted and to make her skin look a little smoother! I like her anyway. It seems like she has a healthy attitude toward food and fitness. (Among other things.)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't really watch The Hills and I'm not very familiar with LC, but she sounds like a healthy person to me. It's cool that her boyfriend is supportive of her fitness habits and wants to work out with her. I do think she looks a little bit too smooth on the magazine cover, but that's very typical of Shape magazine, so I'm not surprised.
acyl acyl 7 years
I admit I hate her personally, but the idea about "snack plates" is a good one.
chipjimi chipjimi 7 years
It looks like they put her head on a different body. It could be angle though.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
She doesn't seem too super-Photoshopped to me. I mean, on the show she doesn't look all that different in the beach scenes.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 7 years
Damn she looks good! Idk why but I am really jealous of her breasts!? Well let's honest I'm jealous of her entire body! She looks fantastic!
jesssa jesssa 7 years
why are the shape cover girls always standing in water up to their thighs? so weird...
missyd missyd 7 years
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