The HCG diet is a low-calorie, high-protein weight loss program that has been popularized in the past few years. The medical community is mixed on whether or not this diet can lead to long-term weight loss, but it does have some success stories.
It is important for people who are doing the HCG diet to know about how many calories you’re taking in and what your activity level is like so that you do not end up with an unhealthy body composition after completing the course of treatment. Though sweating often goes ignored, it is important to understand why you do it.
Things that happen when you sweat:
- Toxins are released into the skin by our bodies to help them detox
- Inhibiting the formation of kidney stones is possible through salt elimination
- Drinking more water is also beneficial for lowering the risk of kidney stones when one is sweating a lot.
- By opening up the pores on our skin, a protective barrier forms against pathogens, reducing the number of bacteria on our skin
What are the Benefits of Sweating during the HCG diet?
- Detoxifies Body
Sweat is salty and stinky because it flushes substances such as alcohol, salt, and cholesterol. The chemical composition o sweat reflects the food and drinks you have during the HCG diet. Sweating is a way of eliminating toxic elements in the body. It helps in boosting health during the fat-burning phase of the HCG diet.
- It maintains body temperature
One of the most essential benefits of sweating is keeping your body temperature regularly. It helps to keep your body comfortable as sweat traps heat into your body and releases it. Incorporate at least 10 minutes of exercise during the VLCD.
- Improves Circulation
Activities that come with sweating involve increasing your heart rate. This improves your aerobic strength as well as your blood circulation. It promotes the circulation of nutrients throughout the HCG diet. But, avoid sweating exercise if you are sleepless or hungry to prevent fatigue.
- Reduce Risk of Kidney
Sweating limits the accumulation of salt and calcium in the kidneys and urine, which is where the stones come from. when you sweat, you are more likely to increase your water consumption. It reduces your risk of developing kidney stones.
- Helps to Relieves Pain
Sweating not only stimulate good vibes but also is a natural pain reliever. The production of endorphins may also act as a natural painkiller. You can sweat by incorporating low-intensity activities. Walking, jogging, and dancing are light activities that promote sweating.
Why is a hard exercise not allowed on VLCD?
All dieters must know the risk and benefits of exercise. If you are on a VLCD, your body is expected to have low levels of energy. The energy is lower than normal or below normal. This is why HCG does not allow hard exercise. Doing strenuous exercise may lead you to an abnormal rate of metabolism. Hard exercise cannot help in the massive weight loss. It will just add stress or may lead to cravings. Cravings will lead to overeating and results in weight loss.