Hopefully by now you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2 on the topic of combining HCG with exercise. Part 2 talked about how you can tell if this is a good combo for you personally, and what to expect if you find exercise and HCG fits your body well. You can read Part 4 regarding whether or not exercise is important after finishing HCG.
But perhaps you are on of those people like me who has dealt with some chronic health issues in the past or has a very fragile system for one reason or another- let’s talk about that.
When Exercise Isn’t Such a Hot Idea on HCG
I’ve already kind of mentioned this, but if you have health complications, it may be all your body can handle to just do the diet itself. That is the experience I have had when I’ve tried incorporating exercise into the weight loss protocol. I have tried what you might call “low-key” exercise in the form of taking longer walks, and I’ve tried continuing my Crossfit program which is very high intensity on Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in the past. The symptoms I had when trying this were:
- Extreme Fatigue
- Feeling like the Protocol was so hard that it was impossible to stick to
- No Weightloss
- Major Food Cravings to eat a lot more, and of foods that weren’t allowed on P2.
Bad combo you guys! This weight loss protocol and P2 are not kind masters! Do you what you need to do to make this phase manageable!
Yes, here I am being dogmatic, because I truly believe in the importance of this to overall long term success. We ARE all different- you’ll be successful when you learn to work with your own unique body. So much of my life and efforts in life have been wasted by trying to make myself and my body do what worked for someone else, when I should have been working with how my own unique self operates best.
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What You Can Expect if You Don’t Exercise on hCG
So if you are one of those people in my group- the ones who’s bodies can’t seem to “multi-task” like that, what can we expect? Does that mean we won’t do as well, or we won’t keep the weight off, or we’ll lose more muscle? Will our benefits be less than those who exercise?
My opinion on this is that, if you work with your body the way that you will feel best on the protocol, you will get the best possible results that can happen, for you personally, while sticking to the main principles of the actual Protocol of course.
For anyone who is worried, I can tell you that aside from those brief endeavors at human chorionic gonadotropin and exercise, I have not exercise for 99% of my weight loss diet journey. What have been my results? I lost a high amount of fat vs. muscle on all round but 1 (basically 75-88% fat of the weight lost each round of HCG Injections – see some of those results: My hCG Story, hCG Diet Stats Size 18 to Size 2, and I’ve had no trouble keeping off my fat loss after the fact. I’ve gained any “muscle loss” back almost immediately during P3, with very little working out- that’s why I find myself even questioning whether it’s true “muscle loss” or just water loss since our muscles are 75% water and the “muscle” comes back so quickly without almost any effort- that’s just speculation though.
I honestly have not felt that my weight loss journey has been hampered in any way by not exercising while on Phase 2- in fact, as I basically said earlier, I think my journey has turned out so well for me BECAUSE I went along with what my body could handle, not trying to force it to do more than I was really capable of.
Stick with me for the last article in this series, Part 4, regarding What About Exercise AFTER the hCG Diet?
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