By Shira Lenchewski
Shira Lenchewski, known simply as Shira RD (Registered Dietitian) around the internet, is one of our favorite nutritionists here at The Sweat Life. She lives in sunny L.A., and she always has a holistic eating and healthy lifestyle tip to send our way. (It doesn’t hurt that she's also the resident nutrition expert at Lauren Conrad’s lifestyle site, LaurenConrad.com!) This time around, we asked Shira for something a little different, and just right for summer — what’s in your beach bag? The answers are below.
Eats & Drinks
Swell bottle full of H20
Since fluids help expel waste from the body, staying hydrated is key, especially at the beach. I recommend pounding 2 to 3 liters a day. Shop Swell Bottle
Avocado and Kiwi
Avocado and kiwi are a beach bag must because they’re loaded with potassium, which helps banish bloating by balancing body fluids. And since I’m at my happiest swimming in the ocean, I have to make sure I have enough healthy fat to keep me going before dinner.
Non-toxic sun care
Protect your face. Plain and simple. Shop Everything But Water Hat
Suntegrity Mineral-Based Sunscreen
This is the best sunscreen I’ve found so far! Suntegrity's SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen for the body protects from UV rays and is free of harsh chemicals like parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic dyes, sulfates, nanoparticles and chemical UV absorbers. Do it. Shop Suntegrity Sunscreen
Rock Away Salt Spray
I recently discovered R+Co hair products, which are truly a clean beauty dream come true. Everything is formulated without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and petrolatum. Can I get an amen? Shop Rock Away for Hair
Shira Lenchewski, MS, RD (Registred Dietitian) has a strong science foundation, and a meaningful understanding of the interplay between food and the body. Pulling from her Nutritional Science Master’s education at NYU, and her deep love of good food, Shira is skilled at designing sustainable and realistic eating plans that work for even the most demanding lifestyles. Shira is the resident nutrition expert at LaurenConrad.com, and has been featured on Glamour.com, POPSUGAR Fitness, Refinery29, The Real Girl’s Kitchen, and Fitness Magazine, amongst others. Shira’s approach is built on a clean-eating lifestyle, emphasizing whole, organic foods with big flavors. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband.