All posts by Sophia McDermott Drysdale

How to Make Healthier Treats Out of These 2 Sweets

How to Make Healthier Treats Out of These 2 Sweets

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It is hard to stick to a clean eating plan all the time — especially with so many easily accessible and deliciously tempting goodies right at our fingertips. Having worked with many nutrition clients, I’ve found the main culprit that causes slip-ups is a lack of preparation. When there are no healthy food options available at home or in the work fridge, then that is when the cookie monster rears its ugly head.…

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How Overtraining Can Wreck Your Goals (and How to Avoid It)

How Overtraining Can Wreck Your Goals (and How to Avoid It)

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Most things we read in the fitness world are about motivation for sticking to the gym and eating healthy. But there are a lot of you who are already motivated, disciplined, and determined to achieve your health and fitness goals.

Maybe some of you are competitive athletes or serious part-time fitness enthusiasts. And, unlike the targets of all those motivation articles, maybe some of you are working out so much that you are feeling tired and drained.…

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6 Healthy Ways to Feel Awesome in Time for Spring Break

6 Healthy Ways to Feel Awesome in Time for Spring Break

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During the cold weather months, it can be so nice to enjoy comfort foods and warm, flavorsome meals with friends and family. Eating a creamy casserole with cheese and crusty white bread or warm apple pie is delicious and perfect for a winter’s evening, right?

Yes, it’s true, the odd splurge now and then won’t hurt you in the long run, but if we look as far back as the holiday season and consider all those back-to-back social gatherings that preceded the months of comfort food?…

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How to Harness the Power of the Present Moment

How to Harness the Power of the Present Moment

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Life is full of ups and downs. All of us at one stage or another go through challenging times. This is life. But it is important not to get too overwhelmed or fueled with chronic anxiety over situations that can eat away at our mental and physical health.

Chronic stress and anxiety elevate the body’s cortisol level. Living in this state basically encourages our bodies to use our hard-earned muscle for energy and to store fat more efficiently.…

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Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Egg Muffins

Tomato, Mushroom, and Spinach Egg Muffins

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If you are like me and lead a hectic lifestyle but eating clean is a priority, then healthy portable snacks are a must.

If you have healthy food handy all the time, then you will be less inclined to buy or grab the nearest processed junk when you become hungry. But while it is easy to take a piece of fruit with you or some nuts, packing a healthy snack that provides you with protein is a bit trickier.…

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How to Cook with Fats and Oils for the Healthy Eater

How to Cook with Fats and Oils for the Healthy Eater

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There are so many different types of fats and different ways they affect our systems when we consume them. These differences are even more enhanced when we look at the way these fats are produced, how refined they are, and how we use them for cooking.

Most of us understand the basics of which fats to consume, but when it comes to how to cook with fats and oils, things get more complicated.…

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How to Order Healthy Food When You're at a Restaurant

How to Order Healthy Food When You’re at a Restaurant

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Life is about so much more than a lunch box with the perfect ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats. 

Life is about travel, entertainment, and birthday parties. For many of us, dining out is one of life’s biggest enjoyments — and the biggest challenge to our healthy eating habits. To maintain our healthy lifestyle and still be able to enjoy our meals out, it is important to make educated choices so we can stay on track.…

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How to Keep Eating Healthy When You Travel

How to Keep Eating Healthy When You Travel

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My job involves a lot of travel. In fact, I am on a plane heading to coaching and teaching engagements every second week or so. I know firsthand that it can be tough to eat right when you are on the road.

When you are traveling, it is important to be mindful not only about what you eat, but also about when you eat.…

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Quick and Healthy Quinoa Chicken Salad

Quick and Healthy Quinoa Chicken Salad

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Here is a delicious and nutritious quinoa chicken salad that has the perfect combo of protein, fats and carbs. It is important to fuel your body with the three macro-ingredients for optimal health. And the quality of those macro-ingredients does matter. This salad contains healthy sources that will help with energy levels, weight loss, and optimal performance.

Here you will find your protein in the chicken, your complex carbs in the quinoa, and your healthy fats in the olive oil dressing and avocado.…

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