By Terri David
So what about taking HCG and exercise? If you are taking the homepathic drops, you should not experience any negative side effects. However, you do have to be cautious when you exercise.
I know it seems contrary to what you should do when you want to get rid of excess fat, but the way the HCG weight loss program works, you might want to think twice.
Since you are taking in so few calories, you don't want to overdue it and cause your body to burn muscle instead of fat. If you burn too many calories through exercise, your body nay not have enough fat available to burn off.
To be perfectly honest, I used to think that it would be okay to do weight and cardio training on this program. But the more I studied and read, it really makes more sense, not to do it.
That is not to say you can't stay active. There were days on this program I would be on my feet for the better part of 8 hours. I do have to say I was absolutely fine being that active. I did not get lethargic or feel weak.
However, I would still avoid trying to overburn calories, as your body may not be able to access your fat fast enough to keep up with you and may go after muscle instead. This is not what we want to do as it will create a situation where we might gain the weight back easier.
The good news is that you will lose weight without the exercise.
Ok, you have been working out and are in good condition, if you go on the HCG program, you may want to keep up your routine so what should you do?
While I have no research to support this, common sense tells me that you need to take in more than the 500 calories to do what is best for your body and that is to burn the fat, not the muscle.
My suggestion would be to add an extra "HCG appropriate" meal into your day. That way you get the extra calories you need but stay on program.
Again no evidence, just common sense.
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