How to Get Fit Without Feeling Frustrated

A quick Google search will reveal millions of pages that tell you how to lose weight, get fit, and stay in shape. The truth is, most of that advice will often leave people feeling overwhelmed, annoyed, and frustrated. And that’s why many diet and exercise plans fail.

But what if there was a way of getting fit without feeling frustrated? Well, it turns out that it’s possible to lose weight, eat healthily, and stay trim without over-exerting yourself because of some fad diet or celebrity weight-loss and exercise regime. Here’s what you need to do:

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Eat Lots of Little Meals Throughout the Day

For some reason, many people assume that you’re supposed to have three big meals each day. The big problem with that approach is you will end up feeling super hungry in between those meals, especially when you’re at work or doing other activities in your day.

When you feel hungry between those big meals, you will inevitably end up snacking on things that probably won’t have much nutritional value. As a result, you’ll end up piling the pounds and increasing your risk of developing medical conditions and diseases.

That’s why it makes more sense to have several little meals throughout the day. Doing so will keep hunger at bay, and each ‘meal’ that you eat can consist of delicious yet filling foods that boast a lot of nutritional value.

Don’t Buy Gym Equipment for Home

These days, it’s possible to convert an empty room in your home into a fully-fledged gym. While that offers convenience, it will never include two things: motivation and social engagement.

You’ll only get those things if you join a gym or try a group workout class. When you’re using exercise equipment, those two factors are essential at keeping you focused on the task at hand.

You can do as little or as many workouts as you wish. The motivational factor will come from looking at other gym users working out, as that will spur you on to do the same thing. And, you’ll end up making new friends at the gym – especially with the ‘regulars.’

Pace Yourself When You Exercise

If you try to run marathon lengths each day and have only recently started to exercise regularly, you’ll do two things. Firstly, you’ll end up causing yourself an injury because your body isn’t used to exercise. And, secondly, you’ll feel frustrated at how quickly you get tired.

Instead, you should be pacing yourself when you exercise. Start with small ‘baby steps’ by walking or ‘power walking’ around the block and gradually build yourself up when you feel ready. You can eventually upgrade to running or cycling and can do so over longer periods.

Consume the Best of What You Like Eating

Lastly, don’t think that you have to go on an extreme diet to decrease your calorific intake dramatically. Instead, continue to enjoy the foods you love – but eat the best of what you can buy.

For example, if you enjoy eating a burger and fries one day a week, don’t eat processed meat and fries. Instead, opt for fresh organic beef (or the plant-based alternative), and cut up your fries from potatoes that you then cook in your oven or air fryer.

Good luck!

Phillip Neho

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