There are many people who may be confused when it comes to the HCG diet and exercise. Just how much should you exercise? What kind of exercise do you need to do for the diet to work? Here are some tips to better understand the HCG diet and exercise.
There is absolutely no need to do high-intensity workouts when on the HCG diet. In fact, these types of workouts are not recommended on the diet. When you are actually on the HCG doses and 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 because you burn even more calories at such a high rate. This can be dangerous, and if you do choose to do high-intensity workouts such as heavy weights, cardiovascular workouts like running or high-intensity step aerobics, or circuit training, you have to be aware that there is a possibility that you may pass out or become dehydrated rather quickly. Be sure that you constantly keep an eye on your heart rate and you drink plenty of water.
So what type of exercise is recommended on the HCG diet? Walking is great exercise on the HCG diet. Taking a mile or two walk several times a week on the diet is one of the best ways that you can properly be on the HCG diet and exercise safely. You should exercise caution when walking; there should be no problems, unlike if you were doing intense workouts like jogging.
Another great exercise that is recommended along with the HCG diet is yoga. Yoga is great for increasing strength and flexibility. It is also a wonderful 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 also build lean muscle and gain strength. The great thing about the HCG diet is that you will not lose muscle mass on the diet. 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 instead of sagging skin. Yoga can be done several times a week on the HCG diet.
Although there seem to be some restrictions on the HCG diet and exercise, once you are off the daily doses of the hormones, you can continue with any type of exercise you please.