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Tips to stay on track with your diet for Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to enjoy all this delicious food with family and friends. I think it is super important not to deprive yourself of this yummy one-a-year-treat.

However, there is is a difference between enjoying yourself and having a massive splurge to the point where you have blown your diet and consequently you feel like crap for days.

Here are some tips that will help you to stay on track and hep moderate the splurge on Thanksgiving.

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  • Skip the stuffing & gravy

    The stuffing is probably the richest and most calorie laden part of a Thanksgiving meal. It is a bread base that literally sucks up all the fat ad salt like a sponge. If you must have stuffing, limit it to a couple of table spoons at best.

  • For the gravy, if the fat has been scooped off is ok but most gravies are loaded with fat and salt. Limit this too and opt for cranberry sauce to complement your turkey.

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  • Opt for sweet potato or yams over normal potato.

    Sweet potatoes contain more goodness such as potassium, fiber and vitamin B. Additionally they are high in beta-carotene which your body converts into vitamin A. Just watch the added sugar for those sweet yam based dishes with marshmallows. Baked or matches sweet potato is a great option.

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  • Pile our plate high with load of veggies

    Green veggies or salads contain far less calories and a lot of nutrients. They are a great way to fill you up without all breaking the diet. Make sure the veggies are steamed or baked with less fat and steer clear of the cheese, fatty, richer sauces.

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  • Alternate the alcohol with water.

    Another way we break the diet is through drinks, wether it be wine, creamy drinks or sodas. Alternate each alcoholic drink or rich drink with a glass of water and keep the calories in check that way.

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It is also super important to drink loads of water which will help with digestion and help to flush out the excess salt from all the rich foods.

Remember to keep your portions in moderation. Don’t just eat because it is in front of you. Listen to your body. Snack a little before hand so that you don’t arrive to the dinner insanely hungry and then then splurge and eat everything in side and finally, keep your water intake up.

Fit Mums!

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One of my missions is to help spread the idea that just because you are a mum, that doesn’t mean that the sexy fit women before babies is a thing of the past. Motherhood is by far the most challenging thing you’ll ever do since it is never ending - but oh so rewarding. But it is so easy to put our kids first and leave ourselves to the last. Before we know it we are tired, out of shape and no longer doing the things that we enjoyed before babies. It is all about creating that balance. But most certainly, the most import factor is your health because if you don’t have your healthy, you don’t really have anything. No mater how busy us mums are…. we must make time for ourselves to have a workout a few times a week. Get out and go for a power walk, hit the gym or do one of my live workouts on twitch while bubba is bouncing in the bassinet. you can log into view my workouts here: www.twitch.tv/sophiafit We can do this and fin time for one hour in the day for US!!!!

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A photo from the beach at my Lifestyle Camp this past week. It was so nice to have the chance to relax and take the time out with my baby girls. We all did a lot ofexercise and training. it is so important as a mother to stay in good shape to keep up with your kids, but also tobe the healthy role model and to set an example so that they too grow up fit and healthy. 

My Ms Figure Toning and Sculpting Classes are Starting Soon!

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I am super excited to announce that I will be teaching a Ms Figure Toning and Sculpting class starting on October 21st11am every Saturday at the UFC gym! The class is a women's only class and the goal is to tone and sculpt the muscles as well as to burn fat at the same time. The exercises are all body weight exercises from my years as a gymnast, jiu jitsu athlete and as a Figure athlete. They will work your muscles without making you look bulky! Bring yourself, your moms, your sisters and your girl friends. This will be super fun, engaging and challenging. At UFC gym, Blue Diamond. Feel free to email me at Sophia@sophiaFIT.com for any questions. 

Finding balance for overall health

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It is always a juggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle when there is so much going on. I am a single mother who is constantly working but I have found a way to make my lifestyle as holistically healthy as possible. This includes, the right amount of sleep, clean eating, moving my body, connecting with nature, getting sunlight and meditating. They are all important for creating that overall balanced, healthy lifestyle. If you eat right and workout but don't get enough sleep or if you sleep enough but have a highly stressful job and have trouble finding time to eat your meals... then your life needs a bit of an overhaul. Finding balance is the key. 

Tasty Treats made healthier

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We can all enjoy some tasty treats. Over the years I have found ways to make not so  healthy food, much healthier by replacing some ingredients with healthier options, eliminating some ingredients that aren't necessary and changing the way food is cooked. 

So here is my healthier version of french toast. Firstly I use sprouted grain ezekiel bread that  is bursting with  so much more nutrients than normal processed white wheat bread that has zero nutrients. Secondly I cut out more of the not so good ingredients. This recipe is so simple and so easy.  Here's how.

French Toast with Summer  Fruit. (serves 2)

2 slices of sprouted ezekiel bread

1/3 cup of sweetened almond milk

1 egg

1/3 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp coconut oil (for cooking)

2 cups of chopped fresh summer  fruit such as mixed berries, banana or mango

powdered sugar (optional)

Mix the egg with  almond milk and vanilla essence. Soak the bread in the mixture and add to a pan coated with coconut oil. Cook the toast on one side on medium heat for about 3 minutes and then flip cooking the other side for about 3 minutes.  Repeat with the other slice of bread. Chop up the fruit and serve on top of the toast and serve with a tiny sprinkle of powdered sugar. 

Next Lifestyle Camp up and running - grab your spot!!

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This isn't just a BJJ camp (although there is 2 hours of technique and training every morning), it is about all the aspects that are important in creating a fabulous and healthy lifestyle. This camp includes healthy food/nutrition, movement with yoga and sculpting workouts and the mental aspect where I have a holistic facilitator who does the guided meditations and Warrior Within workshops. This camp will  be covering the theme of eliminating negative self talk which is such a big thing to  hold us back from getting what we want in life. 

The best thing about the camps though is the sisterhood and the lifelong friendships that are created to BJJ. This will be my 6th camp and a wonderful sisterhood that has come about from these. 

Here is a link that has loads of info: there is a PDF you can download. 

https://sophiadrysdale.squarespace.com/lifestyle-camps/

Here is how you can book your spot with payment options: let me know if you would like to do a payment plan. 

 

Please email me at sophia@sophiaFIT.com if  you have any questions!!!