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5 healthy things you didn’t know about Lo Bosworth, TV star turned chef

If you’re like us, you probably know Lo Bosworth from binge-watching Laguna Beach and The Hills during high school or college. But the TV star has come a long way since her days as Lauren Conrad’s sidekick.

Bosworth launched her own lifestyle website, The Lo Down, in 2010, and wrote a book under the same name in 2011. In 2013, she started a popular YouTube channel and most recently, she graduated from the International Culinary Center with a focus on farm-to-table cuisine.

“I’ve always been a passionate cook, and I wanted to pursue it in a more serious way,” says the New Yorker. “Now, since graduating, I’ve had way more food content on my website. We studied under Dan Barber, and from his teachings I’ve learned the importance of whole, clean, healthy, local ingredients that are in season.”

Read on for more of Bosworth’s surprising health and wellness habits, which we asked her about at Mile High Run Club, where she was hosting an event for Larabar, one of her favorite snacks. —Jamie McKillop

1. She doesn’t eat dairy. “I cut dairy out of my diet recently. At first it was for weight loss, and it has actually turned out to really help my headaches, brain fog, and bloating. Every once in a while, I have a cheat day just like everyone else.”

2. She works out six days a week. “It makes me feel clear-minded. I do personal training at Soho Strength Lab, and then a couple of days a week I go to the Nicole Winhoffer method. I love her, she’s amazing. Best class in New York City, hands down. It’s 35 minutes of toning and then dance. It is so fun. She has the best personality. She has a cult following.”

3. Her favorite restaurants are super healthy. “I love Siggi’s on Elizabeth, I love Souen—it’s macrobiotic. And then for a nicer dinner, Cafe Clover is amazing. Those are my top three.”

4. Glowing skin is really, really important to her. “Having really beautiful glowing skin is my number one priority when it comes to my beauty routine, and then eyelashes and brows after that. So, I like to use a nice thick foundation to even out my skin tone.”

5. She’s jumped on the clay trend. “Right now I’m obsessed with this black clay mask from Boscia. It comes out like black tar. You can peel it off. It’s the most amazing mask ever.”

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