Should you exercise on the HCG diet?
What kind of exercise should you do for the HCG diet to work? Here is a brief article to help you better understand the HCG diet and exercise.
There is no need to do high-intensity workouts and exercising while on the HCG diet. In fact, these types of exercise are not recommended while on phase 2 of the diet. While you are one phase 2 of the diet, it may actually be dangerous to exercise in a high-intensity manner. This is because your body is already using so many calories from the stored fat in your body. So it is not recommended that you exercise too much on the HCG diet because you burn even more calories at such a high rate. This can be dangerous, and if you choose to do high-intensity workouts, such as heavy weights, cardiovascular workouts like running, circuit training or high intensity aerobics, you have to be aware that there is a possibility that you may pass out or become dehydrated rather quickly. Be sure that if you choose these types of exercise that you keep an eye on your heart rate and drink plenty of water.
Recommended Exercise While on the HCG diet
So what type of exercise is recommended on the HCG diet? Dr. Simeons recommends walking and yoga. Walking 15 minutes per day is one of the best ways to ensure you are getting the proper amount of exercise while on the HCG diet. Be sure to drink plenty of water and walk at a steady pace. Don’t run or jog, because that is considered a high-intensity workout.
Yoga is great for increasing strength and flexibility. It is also a great way to make a mind and body connection and get your body back into balance, which is what the HCG diet is all about. Yoga is a great way to build lean muscle and gain strength. The great thing about the HCG diet is that you will not lose any muscle mass, you only burn fat. So if you build up more lean muscle mass with yoga, when you lose the weight on the diet, you will be left with a tight and toned body. Yoga can be used several times per week on the HCG diet.
Exercise After the HCG Diet
Although there are some restrictions on exercise on the HCG drops, once you are finished with the hormones you may return to any form of exercise.