3 Things Nobody Tells You Before You Start Exercising

When you see all these amazing athletes and fitness enthusiasts, it’s easy to feel bad about yourself. Your fitness will never be on their level and they must be super lucky to be able to do all that, right? While it’s true that some people are simply more talented at sports than the others, but they were all beginners once and made progress with time and effort. Here are three things nobody tells you about exercising.

You Don’t Need a Gym

Going to the gym can help you progress faster, but that doesn’t mean you have to use it. There are plenty of other ways to stay active outside or at home, as long as you’re motivated to do so.

Do a Quick Cardio Session

You don’t need to spend hours on the treadmill to see results. A quick and effective cardio session is all you need—and we’re talking 30 minutes. You can burn more calories and improve endurance with short, but high-intensity workouts. Set aside a little time and give it all you’ve got.

You Can Get Super Hungry

Don’t deny your body food if it starts asking you for more of it. When you’re active, your body starts changing and your muscles grow, so it’s not surprising that your body requests fuel. Make sure to eat plenty of protein, complex carbs, and get fiber from fruits and veggies.

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IS WFH MAKING YOU OVEREAT?👩🏻‍💻🍪 . With the majority of us working from home and generally spending a lot more time inside, it can become quite easy to reach for the sweet cupboard for a snack every 5 minutes… sound familiar? But, have you asked yourself whenever are you eating because you are actually hungry or is it because your bored or just because you can? . I wrote a post a while ago about emotional eating and how to distinguish between this and real hunger but if you didn’t see it… here’s are some great ways to differentiate the two: . 😴Emotional hunger: very sudden hunger, cravings for certain foods, binge eating, not feeling full & feeling guilty after eating . 🍔Physical hunger: slower to develop, desires are varied, feeling full after eating and no negative feelings are experienced afterwards. . Being able to identity these signs will help you to understand whether you are emotionally hungry or physically hungry and then allow you more control over your next action but if the temptations of working from home are getting too much for you, here are some well researched tips to control real hunger: . 🥩INCREASE PROTEIN ➡️ protein is an extremely satiating macronutrient so making sure you are eating the right amount of protein in your diet will help with feelings of hunger 🥦INCREASE FIBRE ➡️ increasing your fibre intake and food volume is a great way to manage hunger! When we eat more fibre, it soaks up water and expands our stomach and intensities meaning a release of satiating hormones and hunger is suppressed 🥤LOW CAL CARBONATED DRINKS ➡️ these will also promote satiety by acting in a similar way to fibre and will also curb that sweet tooth but don’t go too over board with these 🙅🏻‍♀️ 💧STAY HYDRATED ➡️ the body can often get confused between hunger and thirst so try drinking some water before you go straight for the fridge and this might fill that hole

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