Cheating within the HCG diet plan is giving you too many calories. You cannot do cheat day during the second phase of the HCG diet. When you cheat on your foods you are more likely to end up ruining your diet. Even a single cheat meal could affect the HCG diet, especially during the VLCD. Cheating is going to happen in most dieters regardless of how much you follow the protocol.
Can you exercise after a cheat on VLCD of the HCG diet?
You can exercise after cheat day as long as it is not heavy or strenuous. Take note that exercising is not the first step to end up food cheating. You can only do this when you are not stressed, tired, or feeling hungry. There are guides to bounce back on your diet track after a cheat day. This guide is not for you to make food cheating a part of your routine.
Does exercising can prevent weight gain after a cheat day?
Exercising cannot prevent weight gain after a cheat day. When you cheat on your VLCD you are more likely to gain weight or reach a plateau. An exercise can help you manage your weight so that you will not go back to zero. It will help you balance and burn excess calories cause by food cheating. Even the heaviest work out cannot help you lose the weight that you gain during food cheating.
Things you need to avoid in exercising after a cheat day on VLCD
Incorporating an exercise routine must not be excessive. You have to avoid exerting too much force. It’s because you are only consuming 500calories per day. Giving too much energy to exercise will make you likely to eat more foods.
What will you do when you gain weight after a cheat day on VLCD?
When your weight increases you have to avoid panicking. You can do the mini-steak day when you see a spike on the scale. The mini-streak day is from the original steak day for Phase 3 of the HCG diet. It has the same process such as not eating all day. For the mini-steak day, you can only drink water for the entire day and have mini-steak during dinner. You can also add a medium-sized tomato or an apple.
Things you can do after a cheat day on Phase 2 of the HCG diet
Aside from exercising you must also start drinking plenty of water. Water helps stave off extra calories from the foods you eat. Eat more proteins and fiber from vegetables and fruits. Make sure that you are following the 500 calorie intake per day. If you want to incorporate an exercise routine you can do some yoga, walking, or running.
Check the dose of the HCG that you are taking. There are cases when you miss a dose of your HCG shots it can trigger hunger. Thus, leads you to eat too much or cheat on your meal. Take your HCG shots at the same time each day to promote weight loss. Set some restrictions so that you will not cheat on your meal next time.