Focus on nutrition by taking small steps first

You will not outrun, out HIIT, or out strength train a bad diet. Any health and fitness effort to improve has to start in your kitchen. That’s where you will find your 6-pack abs. As nutrition is such a massive undertaking to change, start with these two things:

1) Realize what an incredibly intricate and powerful machine your body is and that you are worth it. You have so much power and strength, find out how far you can get with being conscious about everything that passes from your hands to your mouth. You will not be disappointed.

2.) Begin by taking stock of your current diet. Download a food tracker that you feel comfortable with and track for 1 week. Most will break down your diet into macros and other vitamins/nutrients to see where you are falling short or overkilling. If you are already a healthy eater, track for one week each month to stay on course, especially if you have been busier than normal or under more stress, etc.

Tip shared by Jesse Kepka, certified personal trainer and owner of Elevate Fitness. Each week, we publish a health and wellness tip that is shared at the Make Fitness A Priority community workout. The free group class happens every Saturday at 7:50 a.m.

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