I’ve been getting this question a lot, “should I exercise on the HCG Diet?” And it’s a good one to talk about because whether you personally exercise on hCG could bring you even better results, or could cause you to totally give up.
What’s important to note here, as with so many things in life, is that what will work well for one person, may not work at all for another. We are so unique and the state of health we are in could be very different from the person sitting next to us.
Part 2 of this Series on hCG and Exercise discusses what I’d say is the “meat” of the discussion- the exact things to consider when deciding if exercise on the protocol is for you, but let’s start with a little preface if that’s okay so that you can understand why the answer to this question can sometimes be no.
An Example Showing How Different the State Our Bodies Are In Can Be
It’s like if you’re a diabetic sitting next to a dude who just finished the tour-de-france bike ride- you’re each given a glass of sugar water. Is it bad for both of you to drink it? Is it good for both you to drink it? Most likely the tour-de-france guy will actually benefit since he was just involved in such extreme exercise and his muscles could use some refueling, but it’s obvious the diabetic should avoid it (this is just an illustration okay guys? I don’t want to get any emails telling me sugar is always bad- I avoid the regular forms of sugar entirely myself, I get it).
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The hCG Diet and Your Body
The fact that you can lose a significant amount of fat with HCG Injections in a short period of time, especially if you are very overweight and either suffering from, or at risk of serious health issues because of that extra weight, is truly a good thing. For instance, notice what is going on with your liver and gallbladder when you are gaining weight.
At the same time, losing so much fat so quickly appears to be a bit more of a strain on the body than just maintaining your weight- I read 2 articles that say pretty much the same thing, that the process involving breaking down your fat involves more work on the part of your adrenal glands. How Fat Cells Work and How Fat Cells Split Up.
For some of us who might either already be dealing with adrenal fatigue or are close to it because of health conditions we’re already dealing with, while losing fat is healthy of course, the process itself could prove to be a bit taxing for your body- which is why it’s great that this protocol is done only in 3 and 6 week rounds typically. Your body gets to have a break and stay in optimum working condition, or might even need a little “healing down time.”
Why is this important?
The issue is, if you are one of those people who is in a state of more fragile health, the hCG protocol itself may be all that your body can really manage– adding exercise to the mix may be too much.
Exercise Is Work
When I’m not on this weight loss protocol, my exercise in the form of Crossfit is truly beneficial for me- in ways even deeper than I can explain in this post. So you know that having this background now I’m not “partial” to an excuse to be lazy or anything. You know I think exercise is extremely important.
My Personal Ability to Exercise on hCG or Not
Yet despite this, because of the ongoing health issues I do have, I find that adding exercise to the Diet protocol is far too much for my body to handle- even at the point I’m at now which is quite fit. When I’m on this diet plan, that’s all I my body can manage- the diet itself.
Head over to Part 2, which discusses exactly what factors to consider when choosing if hCG and exercise is a good combo for you personally or not…..
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