Mindy Matus

Mindy Matus

Coach Since 2020

iTrackBites Username: LouLouQT
Member Since: 2020
Plan: Better Balance
Start Weight: 213 lbs
Current Weight: 198 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
I’m from: Burleson, TX

A Short Summary of My iTrackBites Journey
This trip has been like a thrill ride at your local amusement park, lots of fears and thrills. I have done literally every diet there is out there over the course of my adult life. Believe me when I tell you I could buy a small ocean side mansion with what I’ve spent on programs and products. But now, I’ve found iTrackBites and I genuinely feel like I’ve found my home… my tribe. Not only is the program completely customizable and affordable, the people here at iTrackBites are phenomenal. They are so inspiring and encouraging, just plain NICE. I’m excited to be here with you as we, together, go on this fantastic expedition.
A Fun Fact About Myself
I am an esthetician, makeup artist, and a certified aquatics instructor with a background in health, fitness, and nutrition. I love going thrift store/flea market shopping and crafting. And I’m also CRAZY about dogs. 🙂
Favorite Feature or Tip for Using iTrackBites
I love the Recipe Builder. I’m always trying to lighten up my favorite recipes and the Builder has proved to be an invaluable tool.
Favorite iTrackBites Community Group
What’s the One thing I’ve Learnt about iTrackBites
The people!!! Having a strong support system is so important in reaching your goals.

My Blog Posts

Temptation Bundling: Your “I don’t like exercising ” Solution

Some of us have a hard time getting motivated. We all know that exercise is good for us, we all know that we have to move our bodies daily, and we also know that exercise helps create a calorie deficit which in turn helps us lose weight. What can we do to help us get in gear? May I present to you “Temptation Bundling”.

How to Escape the Perils of Halloween Candy

Let’s face it, the scariest part of Halloween isn’t the ghost and goblins, it’s the ever present temptation of Halloween candy. Those little fun size treats aren’t so fun are they?

Getting off of the Merry Go Round of Emotional Eating

ou have been doing so good. You have been tracking all of your food and you are saving up your bites for an upcoming dinner party this weekend. You have enough bites in your budget for the indulgent dinner and even have some left over for a glass of wine or a small dessert. But then something happens.

Pumpkins A-Plenty for Health and Beauty

Fall is in full swing and it is definitely pumpkin season. And great news, pumpkins are crazy good for you. They are very versatile and easy to add into your diet. They are also 0 bites on most plans. Let’s look into why you should add pumpkin into…

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

Low carb, no carb, keto, carbaholic; What does it all mean? What is a carb? Are all carbs created equal? Let’s investigate all that is a carbohydrate. Our food consists of 3 different macronutrients…

The Psychology of Dieting

How many times have you started a weight loss journey and given up before you reached your goal? How many times have you restarted? Have you ever wondered why you can’t control the urge to reach for the donut in the conference room? 

The Importance of an Apple a Day

It’s almost fall y’all. September brings us the 1st day of autumn. And with that comes apples, which are synonymous with the changing of the season. Apples are one of the most nutritious, versatile, and plentiful fruits of the season. 

Recipe For A Healthy Life

Isn’t that what we all strive for, a healthy life? It is, in fact, the most valuable thing we can obtain. What would our life be without our health? We need to preserve and maintain it. And one of the most wonderful side effects of a healthy life is a healthy weight. And that’s why we are all here isn’t it?

But HOW do we maintain a healthy life?

5 Reasons To Do Water Aerobics

As a certified Aquatic Fitness Instructor , I am partial to aquatic fitness. But, did you know that working out in the water is really, REALLY good for weight loss? Yep. It really is, and actually, if you have mobility issues, an injury, you are over weight, or are brand new to exercise, water aerobics is an excellent way to get in some fitness.

Here are my top 5 reasons for incorporating aquatic fitness into your exercise regimen.

How to Make Weight Loss Fun

When we think about losing weight the LAST thing that comes to mind is having fun. But why is that? It’s because we, as a society, have been conditioned to believe having to lose weight is a punishment and a deprivation.

Top 5 Tips for Keeping Keto

To some, starting Keto can sound like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be! Once you understand the concept and have the appropriate tools, it is easy-peasy. Here are my top 5 tips for beginners.

Let’s be real, weight loss is a journey most people would rather not be on. I have struggled with my weight for most of my adult life. I’ve succeeded and I’ve failed.
When we think about losing weight the LAST thing that comes to mind is having fun. But why is that?
Fad diets come and go, and there is no shortage of diets claiming to give you fast results. We are such an instant gratification society, we fall for it… hook, line, and sinker. But diets such as these usually aren’t sustainable, and more importantly, can be unhealthy. So what should we do when we want to begin the journey of weight loss.