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Lauren Manzo Scalia and her trainer, Darren, don't always see eye-to-eye on kale. In an Instagram Story filmed in her New Jersey kitchen, the Manzo'd with Children alum said: "I just got yelled at from Darren because he said... I was buying too many greens. So, I'm going to show you everything I bought."
Before giving a close-up peek at her Whole Foods haul — which included everything from lean turkey and cod and sausages to kale, broccoli, and spinach — Lauren shared some more scoop on the eating plan she's following. "[Darren] wants me [to eat] pretty much high-protein, high-carbs, something about building muscle," the salon owner said. "Maybe he'll do a Story about why, and I can repost it."
Lauren's fitness guru complied, hopping onto his own feed and laying out his thoughts on greens. To begin with, there's nothing inherently wrong with a good plate of spinach. "Greens are good for you," Darren affirmed. "Greens can help provide your body natural nutrients that our bodies aren't developing on its own... but in order to lose weight, guys, you need to build muscle. Muscle growth is what generates fat loss."
"Even if you look it up on Google... what are greens good for? It will not say muscle growth," the trainer added. "So that's why having the right food plan, the right amount of protein, the right amount of carbs, and the right amount of fat, everyone's bodies are different, but that's overall what's going to help generate fat loss, is the muscle growth in your body increasing." Hear Darren's complete explanation, below:
And now, take a peek at Lauren's grocery haul:
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