Laura Young, also known as Laura’s Views, is a Youtuber and Online Personality based in Dublin, Ireland. Her content is based around her interests in beauty, travel, lifestyle and more. She is well known for her witty comments and honest reviews on beauty products. Brands are sometimes reluctant to send Laura their products as they know that she will always give a brutally honest opinion.
People love to watch Laura because she is completely real and it’s so refreshing to see an ordinary girl in the midst of all the filtered content online. I first came across Laura a few years back when she started posting about her choice to go vegan but I soon fell in love with all aspects of her. It is because of her honestly that people trust her enough to even go out and buy the hoover the she recommends (you’ll know if you watch her instagram stories).
I was delighted to get the chance to ask Laura a few questions about health and wellbeing as she has previously spoken about her opinions on topics such as fad diets and exercising for aesthetic purposes. You can find Laura on instagram @lauras_views, on Youtube as Laurasviews and Twitter @Lauras_Views
This interview is witty, honest and just what you need to change your attitude towards healthy living.
- 1.You have posted content in relation to food and fitness for a few years now. What first sparked your interest in food and fitness?
- 2. You have been vegan for around three years now. What initially led to your choice to go vegan and did you do it cold-turkey?
- 3. I remember watching your videos when you ate a ‘High Carb Low Fat’ vegan diet. In what ways has your eating evolved from when you first went vegan?
Oh feck, that’s a while back now. Yeah the high carb low fat phase. I was following the trend on YouTube, blindly. The people who promoted it really shunned fats, salt and processed foods. It’s actually crazy, I could sit and eat ten potatoes no problem but I never felt quite satisfied. Now I eat way more fat, it’s definitely still what one would class as a high-carb diet, but I’m not afraid of whole plant fats; nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut, etc. I don’t really eat oil though. I just don’t feel good when I do.
- 4. The content you have been sharing recently about your new approach to food and exercise is so refreshing and honest. Could you explain this approach and why you are less aesthetically driven than others?
- 5. Have you ever tried any fad diets? What is your view on products such as skinny teas and appetite suppressant lollipops?
- 6. What five ingredients do you always have to have in your kitchen?
- 7. What does a typical day of eating look like for you?
- 8. You recently had BioKinesiology testing done for health purposes. How was your experience and did you find it helpful?
- 9. What steps do you take to look after your mental health? Do you find it hard having such a big following to stay positive 24/7 online?
- 10. What advice can you give to those looking to lead a healthier lifestyle?