HCG Diet Myth Buster

  • Brian Connole
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  • True or False - You cannot exercise while on the HCG Weight Loss Diet?

    There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about the HCG Diet, and unfortunately people tend to believe everything that they hear. But with all of the negativity surrounding the HCG Diet, the myths are really starting to pile up.

    One of these myths has to do with exercising on the HCG Diet. Most people think that you are not allowed to exercise during Phase 2.

    But is it true that you cannot exercise on the HCG Weight Loss Diet?

    No - This is just another one of those myths. The truth is you are free to exercise during Phase 2 or any other Phase of the HCG Diet. In fact, exercising a little bit everyday can even help you to lose weight.

    This is what Dr. Simeons says about exercising on the HCG Diet...

    Consider adding a brisk walk, some yoga, or any type of 15 minute activities to your day a few times a week--anything that raises the heart rate throughout the day. The activity increases your metabolism and may increase your rate of loss. Exercise is barely mentioned in the protocol. Our interpretation is that exercise is good for everyone; however, it is simply not required to successfully lose weight on this protocol.  That being said, we have observed participants who have a physically active job, such as a waitress, where the participant seemed to maintain a slightly higher daily average weight loss than those who did absolutely no physical activity.

    One of the reasons that exercise is not encouraged more, is because most people using this VLCD would likely have no energy to do much else if they did do any sort of work-out.

    Also, it's worth pointing out that people who do exercise on the HCG Diet, tend to experience muscle fatigue much less often than a someone who doesn't.

    So it looks like this HCG exercising myth is busted!

    What HCG myths have you heard of? - Tell me about it in a comment below...

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