Although doing some exercise while on the HCG diet is recommended, it is important to be aware of a few important rules regarding exercise and the HCG diet. Regular exercise is essential if you are to achieve your optimal weight loss during the HCG diet, you strenuous high-intensity exercise workouts must be avoided during phase 2 of the HCG diet.
Why should strenuous exercise be avoided?
Because your body is burning a high number of calories from the stored fat reserves, it can actually be dangerous to your health to undertake strenuous exercise such as running or heavy weights. Trying to do a high intensity exercise regime might lead to dehydration and you could even pass out. However, if you insist on exercising hard, keep a very close eye on your heart rate and make sure top up your fluid levels frequently.
What types of exercise are recommended during the HCG diet?
Gentle exercise is recommended for anyone following the HCG diet. At least fifteen minutes of gentle exercise per day will help your weight loss as well as increasing strength and flexibility. Try low impact exercises such as swimming, yoga, gentle cycling or walking. Not only will this kind of exercise be good your HCG diet, it will also help your general sense of wellbeing.
Yoga in particular is highly recommended as a great exercise for anyone following the HCG diet plan. Yoga can help you get in touch with your inner self and bring your mind-body connection back into a harmonious balance. Yoga can also increase lean muscle mass, so once you have shed lots of fat on the HCG diet, your new physique will be lean, toned, and tight. Try yoga classes two or three times per week and see what a difference it makes to your HCG diet!
What types of exercise can I do after the HCG diet?
It is very important for the long-term success of the HCG diet to keep exercising after you have completed the hormone treatment. However, once you have completed your HCG diet plan, you are free to do any kind of exercise you like, from high intensity cardio workouts to low intensity yoga and swimming.