Get Your Diet Back on Track - Luke Matthews
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We have all fallen off the wagon from our consistent diet or healthy eating lifestyle.  Whether it be from one bad cheat meal, cheat day, week vacation, or a whole month that spun out of control, it can happen to anyone.  Sometimes we can pinpoint how it happened, but other times we end up saying “how did I get here?”  Let’s dive into some strategies to help you get back on track.

It all starts with the mindset.  Your body follows the mind so get that headed in the right direction first.  You have to know what your goal is with your fitness and diet.  A clear vision gives you something to work for or even maintain.  A good example of this is the fitness competitor after a competition.  Once they are off stage and grab that celebratory meal (mine was always pizza) their goal has been expired.  Competitors put so much focus into that day and the days leading up that that afterwards it’s easy to not have a goal or level they want to reach after.  This can cause days if not weeks or longer of aimless workouts and dietary discipline.  Definitely reward yourself and enjoy special events like weddings and celebrations, but the key is to always be one step ahead mentally with how you’re going to attack your goals in the days ahead.  For me personally, I have a vision of how I want a healthy fit lifestyle day after day.  I take pride in the discipline and consistency it takes to maintain a great physique.  Remember, if It was easy anyone could do it.  You are not just anyone!

One smart healthy choice at a time, one day at a time with a clear vision or your goal and you are on your way.  There is no better time to get back on track than today. 

Make one choice at a time.  Sometimes it starts with ordering that salad and burger rather than the burger and fries.  It’s making that first choice in the morning with smart food choices.  Keep your protein and healthy fats higher in the morning so your blood sugar isn’t spiked and you crave more sugar and carbs throughout the day.  Keep up with your workouts, weights and cardio.  Small choices each day like getting in that extra cardio or HIIT session make all the difference to get back on track.

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Born and raised in Idaho, Luke Matthews is a United States Marine Corps veteran and athlete. He played both baseball and basketball growing up, continuing his athletic career through college and into the professional European league. After baseball, Luke entered the world of men’s physique bodybuilding where he competed for 5 years. This eventually led to a career in fitness & lifestyle modelling. Additionally, Luke is a certified ACE personal trainer, which makes him highly desirable for his knowledge and professionalism.

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