The HCG Diet does not allow for high-intensity workouts and exercises during the HCG diet. These types of exercises are not recommended, especially during the second phase, because they consume too much energy. When you are in the very-low-calorie phase, your body is already burning so many calories from stored fat, and you only get 500 extra calories per day, which isn’t enough for increased intensity workouts and exercises.
High-intensity workouts can be very dangerous. Your risk of passing out or becoming dehydrated is high. It may also trigger the stress hormones to add weight. However, light exercises are allowed, such as walking and yoga.
What is yoga?
Yoga is an ancient practice that involves meditation, movement, and breathing techniques. It’s a popular form of exercise that can promote strength, endurance, flexibility, calmness, and well-being, whether you are young or old, overweight, or fit.
What are the benefits of yoga during the HCG diet?
- Encourages a healthier lifestyle
There’s more to yoga than just bending your body into various poses. It is a way of life. Yoga helps increase your flexibility, increase your confidence, and lower your stress levels, leading to a healthier lifestyle. Yoga plus HCG injection are catalysts that can change your life for the better.
- Makes you feel better as you become more flexible and stronger
Yoga is all about flexibility and endurance. It may be a bit tough in the beginning, but it is the most gentle and effective way to instill strength and flexibility. As you focus on the breathing process, your brain releases endorphins that make you feel better.
- Tones your muscles
Yoga tones muscles all over the body. It’s an excellent exercise to tone every major muscle group including the abs and booty. With yoga, the muscle fiber and connective tissue get longer giving the body a toned appearance. It improves muscle endurance as you hold each pose for an extended time and repeat them several times.
- Reduce stress
Yoga reduces stress because it promotes relaxation. There are many ways yoga can minimize your stress levels. Yoga can reduce stress in three ways:
- Increasing self-compassion
- Improving mindfulness
- Changing your mood positively
- Improves mental and physical well-being
Practicing yoga enhances your mood and overall well-being. Regular practice of yoga creates calmness and mental clarity, increases body awareness, relaxes the mind, and sharpens concentration.
- Better sleep
Yoga can improve the quality of your sleep. Along with the HCG injection, you will find that you can fall asleep more easily and deeply. Sleep quality is often correlated with weight loss, so sleep better, and you will lose more weight.
- Improve mindfulness
Improve mindfulness increases your awareness on many levels. Even though it has no direct effect on weight loss but being mindful has a positive benefit on impulsive eating.
- Yoga benefits heart health
Regular practice of yoga reduces body-wide inflammation and stress. Thus, contributing to a healthier heart. Yoga may also address high blood pressure and obesity.
- Increased energy
Regular practice of yoga along with a daily injection of HCG boosts mental alertness and increases physical and mental energy.
- Weight loss
Yoga may not be the golden bullet for weight loss, but it can help with your weight loss goal because you burn calories while doing it. The type of yoga you choose also affects weight loss, as some are more aerobic and weight-bearing.