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Advisable Items for the HCG Diet
Advisable Items for the HCG Diet



What is exercise?

Exercise is a physical activity that is structured along with a weight loss regimen. It is done repetitively every day to let the body get used to it. Exercising can also improve your health and maintain fitness. It allows you to work out your body, shed sweat, and improve your heart rate.

What will happen when you exercise too much during the HCG diet?

Heavy exercise can cause your body to slow down its metabolism which will counteract the work of HCG. During the HCG diet, you have to be careful in implementing an exercise routine. It’s because it consumes your energy during the VLCD. Exercise can cause you to slip up on the diet and may lead to overeating.

Warnings in doing exercise during the HCG diet

  • Be aware that exercising during a low-calorie intake can cause breathing difficulties
  • It can also cause joint and body pains and fatigue
  • High-intensity exercise cause headache and loss of energy
  • It can also result in heat exhaustion
  • Exercising too much can also cause hunger and irritability
  • It can make you more tired and weak throughout the day
  • Exercising too much can make your body go on starvation mode due to the extra nutritional stress
  • Heavy exercise is also a potent appetite stimulant

HCG Diet and exercise

On the HCG diet, you do not need to spend too much energy to lose weight. It’s because you can lose not because of how heavy your activity is but because of the hormone. The HCG diet is done along with low-calorie restriction. You do not have to go to the gym every day or spend too much time doing various physical activities. The daily shot of HCG and calorie restriction is more than enough for rapid and safe weight loss.

When are you allowed to exercise during the HCG diet?

You can incorporate an exercise routine when you are not hungry. You are permitted to exercise when you are not tired or emotionally stressed. HCG diet permits light exercises as long as your body is comfortable. If you feel any discomfort or frequent occurrences of hunger you have to stop exercising. You are allowed to do yoga, meditation, swimming, jogging, and push-ups.

Exercising is also allowed if your purpose is to develop your muscle mass. It’s because doing light exercises such as walking or jogging can develop your muscle mass. Light activities can improve the health and firmness of your muscle during the HCG diet. It is also beneficial in improving your mood and sleeping patterns.

What can you do to keep your muscle mass instead of exercising?

The HCG diet mostly recommends the proper loading of protein. High protein foods can help you maintain your muscle mass. It also keeps your bone and ligaments healthy and firm. Protein can provide a stable source of energy while you are under the VLCD. High levels of protein are commonly found in lean meat choices such as chicken and beef meat. To keep your muscle healthy and strong you have to maintain proper hydration.