Types of exercise you can do on the HCG program

Because dieters following our HCG diet program are taking in very little calories, exercise should remain light and easy. With our HCG, you will mainly be eating protein, vegetables, fruits and keeping carbohydrates to a minimum. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of fuel and are especially crucial during long durations of cardiovascular exercise. Exercising for long periods of time without adequate calories, especially in the form of carbohydrates can lead to dizziness, exhaustion, extreme hunger and fatigue. We have noted that some clients who insisted on exercising vigorously on the program typically became very hungry and overate, which stalled weight loss or even led to weight gain.

Acceptable Exercises

We recommend light to medium exercise such as walking, easy biking and yoga.

These exercises will help you keep your muscle tone and stay fit without jeopardizing weight loss. If you are accustomed to more intense exercise such as running or vigorous swimming, it is acceptable to continue with the exercise but cut down on the duration. For example, instead of running 5km’s five days a week, rather walk for 3km’s and finish the workout with some yoga. It is also advised to listen to your body when exercising; you will know when you are over exerting yourself or your body.

Benefits of these exercises

Walking – According to research, just two minutes of low-intensity walking done every 20 minutes improved blood sugar control in obese people. Walking at an easy pace works your muscles and joints, improving your flexibility and strength. Walking has cardiovascular benefits, improves aerobic fitness, helps with weight control and improves your flexibility in your muscles and joints.

Easy biking – Biking for weight loss is a great way to burn calories, reduce stress, and enjoy the outdoors. Hopping on your bike and going for an easy ride has immense health benefits and can bring joy into your life. Remember, even 30 minutes of cycling can help you lose weight faster… as you drop weight, you will gain more energy. Once you get used to riding, it becomes easier. It’s a reward in itself and makes you feel rejuvenated!

Yoga – The ancient practice will have you feeling the burn without feeling the pain. Restorative yoga isn’t an especially physical type of yoga; it does help with weight loss. Studies have found that restorative yoga was effective in helping overweight people to lose weight, including abdominal fat. A study found that yoga is a promising way to help with weight loss and maintenance by burning calories, heightening mindfulness, and reducing stress. These factors may help you to reduce food intake and become aware of the effects of overeating.

We recommend exercising for 20 minutes 3 times a week on our weight loss program. As part of our program we also give you access to our 4 minutes to skinny workouts. I have personally done these workouts and can tell you honestly that it works every muscle of your body, so go on get in contact with us today and start your weight loss journey as soon as possible.