If you have any weight loss goals and have been watching what you eat, then you probably know how hard it gets to stick to any healthy eating plan on a holiday. The 4th of July especially is known for grilling out and drinking some beers, so you may be waking up today feeling like you lost all progress if you caved in.
Here’s the thing… the Holidays are always going to be that way. There will always be tempting foods and quite honestly I never expect my clients on nutrition programs to be able to stick to their plan 100%. You should still be able to indulge a little bit on a holiday and enjoy yourself. If you stick to healthy eating habits you won’t lose as much progress as you think.
What habits are those? 1) eating small portions frequently every 2-3 hours 2) drinking 90-100oz of water 3) eating some
Lean proteins and veggies for as many of your snacks as possible
If you failed to do that this 4th and feel guilty you’ve simply got to move on from it and get back on track today. The problem lies in saying “I already screwed up my diet so there’s no point now” when in reality one day won’t kill you as long as you get right back to those healthy habits!
About Heather –
Heather D’Errico MS, CSCS, CFSC, LMT
Heather began BowlFit in 2013 with the hope to provide awareness to bowlers about how crucial training off the lanes truly is. She has been an avid bowler her entire life competing as a collegiate bowler for Robert Morris University, assistant coaching at the University of Central Missouri, and now head coaches at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.
She obtained a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis on exercise science and interned with the head strength coach at UCM. She became a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through NSCA shortly after graduation and began coaching athletes at Next Level Strength and Conditioning in Fairport, NY.
In October 2015 she received her certified functional strength coach certification and then went back to school in July 2016 for massage therapy. She is now a licensed massage therapist and runs a business called Restorative Bodywork in Rochester, NY that specializes in movement therapy and sports massage.
Heather has also been competing on the PWBA tour the last 3 seasons and continues to use her experiences as a competitive and professional bowler to create programs for bowlers. She enjoys the challenges of making programs specific to each bowler as every person needs to focus on different areas for their performance goals. With that said her training motto is “do no harm” and believes each program should most importantly make a bowler FEEL better and play with minimal injuries/pain.