Keep Your Diet On Track While Traveling - Luke Matthews
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Maintaining your diet while traveling is easier said than done. The airport can be a huge obstacle if you are not prepared to battle the high prices and lack of options that fit your particular diet. I have a few specific tips to consider when traveling to avoid slip-ups and will support your fitness and healthy lifestyle.

Plan ahead
Pack healthy protein-dense snacks that will keep you full and help you reach your macros for the day. Before I travel I arrange what snacks to bring so I can avoid lackluster airport and gas station nutrition options on the road. Some of my favorites are jerky, nuts, protein bars, Starkiss Tuna packs, and peanut butter on veggies. I’ll also bring a small cooler if I’m on the road with grilled chicken and steamed veggies if it’s just a day trip. The key is to plan ahead and have everything ready beforehand.

The strategy is to plan ahead and remember who you are as a healthy person inside and out

Continue to adhere to your workout plan
Hotel gyms can sometimes be pretty bare, but it’s important to continue with your workout regiment to stay motivated with your diet. It’s too easy to blow your diet when you work out aren’t keeping you focused. There is nothing better than getting in a good workout to keep you motivated to clean eating. Being accountable to yourself is the backbone of discipline which leads to empowering behavior.

Remember this is your lifestyle
Health and fitness are continual, there is no end goal when it is your lifestyle. Eating healthy with an active and fit lifestyle is who you are! You never know who you inspire as you eat your tuna packet at the airport. It has nothing to do with shaming or casting judgment on what so many people aspire to have, Own it, you could be changing as spectators’ life to strive for more.

Give yourself a break when special events such as a wedding or birthday coming up. We only have one life and we deserve to celebrate with coconut cake or pizza from time to time.

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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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