Everyone seems to have questions about what to do on Phase 3 of the hCG diet when it comes to food and calories. All Doctor Simeons says is no sugar or starches, but that does leave room for one to wonder and still doubt what to eat, how much to eat, and what are the best foods to eat on Phase 3.
This is a list Phase 3 foods that hCG Diet Journey believes are healthy and good for long-term maintenance. This is NOT an official list (as there isn’t any) but a combination of what the hCG Diet Journey team has always suggested to people, Atkins Low Carb Maintenance & Mediterranean Style eating.
This Phase 3 food list along with a good book on food counts, values, and calories, like Netzer’s is an excellent resource. And yes, Miracle Noodles are, as always, on any phase!
There are 7 keys to Phase 3 foods and long term success with your weight loss.
1. Avoiding man made pre packaged foods
2. Avoiding sugars, processed foods, and refined white flour
3. Portion control (especially at restaurants)
4. Eating bad foods in moderation
6. Knowing what foods work best for your health and weight
7. Your desire for long-term success & willingness to eat better
hCG Diet Phase 3 Maintenance Kit
Phase 3 Food List 1,500 calories for 3 weeks
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.
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
After Phase 3 Food List Long Term Maintenance and Beyond
For Long Term maintenance after Phase 3 you would include the all the above and you can add the following to your menu. There isn’t any calorie restrictions for maintenance or any particular ratios.
A general rule of thumb is 40/30/30 40% of protein, 30% of carbs and 30% of fats, however you may have to adjust according to what works for you. It takes experimentation, listening to your body, and watching your mood as to your reactions.
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)