You have just started your HCG Diet protocol and you are wondering if there is anything you can do to improve your results even further. The objective of the diet is not only weight loss but also general health improvement. It is only reasonable to incorporate physical activity and maybe even a little exercise, into your daily routine. As you strive to become a better healthier individual through cleaning up your diet, you should do the same with exercise.
The benefits of exercise are known and obvious but let’s go through some perks that will be beneficial to you specifically as an HCG dieter.
As a person who struggles with weight you will probably be happy to hear that exercise will improve your energy levels which will enable you to do even more and lose more weight. The more physical activity you incorporate into your day the more you actually feel like doing. Isn’t this awesome? No more lethargy and tiredness.
Secondly, exercise boosts endorphins which will improve your mood greatly. If you struggle with emotional eating this will be of great assistance to you.
Thirdly, by affecting hormones in our bodies, physical activity suppresses appetite! You may think this is too good to be true but it is backed by research.
So how can you get started and take advantage of those amazing benefits now? You may be a bit apprehensive to just drop by the gym if you are a beginner or had a long break. Here are a few tips that may help you get into it.
5 Simple Ways to Stay Active and Fit on the HCG Diet
- Ditch the car
If you are used to driving everywhere, simply leave the car once in a while and take a walk. Even in bad weather the fresh air combined with movement will be great for your body and mind. Same goes for public transport. Get off the bus a couple of stops early and walk.
- Change your social habits
Instead of coffee shop or pub, choose the park or swimming pool for meeting friends. Play ball, Frisbee or badminton together and you’ll soon discover exercise can be fun.
- If you own a stationary bike or treadmill at home – set the mood
Air the room out, dim the lights and ride/run to your favorite movie, tv show or music. Creating positive connotations with exercise is very important and you will soon miss those sessions.
- Become part of a community
Whether you join a jogging club, swim team, or a basketball team – be part of something. You will make new friends who also enjoy the healthy lifestyle. Join a yoga class or a fitness group – the possibilities are endless.
- Review your goals
One you have taken the first steps into exercising on the HCG Diet, you may want to progress into a more structured fitness routine. For example you could talk to a personal trainer about your goals and set up a regular gym regimen. You will soon discover that going to the gym can actually be pleasant and the more results you see the more happy you will be to return.