Best Phase 3 Foods to Eat!
What do you eat for Phase 3 of the Hcg diet to help keep the weight off? This Phase 3 list of foods should help.
All fish including:
All fowl including:
All shellfish including:
*Oysters and mussels are higher in carbs so limit to about 4 ounces per day.
All meat including:
*Some processed meat, bacon, and ham is cured with sugar, which will add to the carb count. -Avoid cold cuts and other meats with added nitrates.
Vegetables & Salad Vegetables:
Non Salad Vegetables:
Hearts of Palm
Olives (green & black)
These vegetables are slightly higher in carbs but provide important nutrients and add variety to your daily foods.
Cantaloupe or Honeydew
Butter (REAL not imitation or margarine)
Mayonnaise – make sure it has no added sugar
Vegetable Oils & Other:
After your Hcg Diet Phase 3 you can include some items and see how they affect you. Remember if you gain more then 3 pounds then do a Steak Day and also cut the foods that may be causing your gain.
Another good rule is limiting dairy and really watching your how your digestive system reacts.
Add foods back slow to better judge if they are working for you or not.
The idea here is to develop your personal list of foods that make you feel great and maintain your weight.
Cow, Sheep, and Goat Cheese
Nuts & Seeds
Hulled Sunflower Seeds
Great Northern Beans
Pasta (whole wheat)
Phase 3 Foods to Avoid
The main vegetables to avoid when stabilizing are the vegetables high in starch. A few examples of these vegetables include:
- Carrots (which are high in sugar and should be avoided during P3)
- Potatoes in all forms
- Winter Squashes (particularly acorn and butternut)
Ye olde Archives…
After Phase 2 of the Hcg diet there are three weeks of Phase 3 stabilization. However nothing in the Pounds and Inches manuscript details the Phase 3 food list. All Dr. Simeons says is avoid sugar and starch. When Dr. Simeons wrote his manuscript there wasn’t a large amount of foods being massed produced for consumption as they are today.
With this in mind Hcg Diet Info has 5 tips for your as you build your Phase 3 food list.
1. Avoid man made pre packaged foods
2. Avoid sugars, processed foods and refined white flour
3. Portion control at every meal
4. Moderation is #1 rule when eating carb loaded, refined sugar foods
There are several eating styles you can adapt to make the Hcg diet phase 3 stabilization, short term and long term maintenance work for you. The maintenance phases of Atkins low carb, South Beach Diet, Mediterranean eating styles are all good choices to look for hCG diet phase 3 foods.
There isn’t any caloric restraints during Phase 3 or on maintenance. What most people find is that after being on Phase 2 of the Hcg diet they eat less naturally and are better able to control portion size and their tastes have altered while on the protocol.
Picking up a good nutritional food counter book like Netzer’s is an excellent resource. And yes if you have eaten any Miracle Noodles on Phase 2 you can continue with Phase 3 and beyond!
Another rule of thumb while on Phase 3 is moderation in dairy. Dairy not only contains sugar but can cause gains. Use high fat dairy foods vs. low fat. Heavy whipping cream for your milk, full fat cottage cheese and such are much better than their low part counter parts. When in doubt read the labs or refer to you nutritional book.
There is no need to worry about gaining while in stabilization or in maintenance if you follow the tips above and in the manuscript, limited as they are, you will be fine!