An overview of HCG Phase 3
The phase 3 of HCG diet is often called the Stabilization stage. To be precise, this is one of the most exciting stages in the HCG diet plan.
Maintaining the 500 calorie diet intake is highly important after approaching the last day. This should be done for an additional three days.
This will enable all the traces of HCG to be out of your system. This will help you to start introducing larger portions of food into the body.
Provided the three days are over, you can start to increase your food intake on a daily basis. Ensure not to increase above 1500 calories on a daily basis.
You will have to continue this area of the phase for about 2-3 weeks. This is usually when the last 500 calorie diet is finished.
What to eat on Phase 3
You can introduce healthy fats such as avocados and dairy products into your diet. It is important to know that protein remains the most active part of this phase. For this reason, it should be kept at a good working level for your body.
You can always be excited when moving from phase two to three. This is because you will be introduced to new food choices. You will be able to over ride phase two foods such as chicken breast, steak and just to mention a few.
Phase 3 is often not restricted to food choices. You may still be required high protein level throughout the day. The introduction of cheese and eggs will help the process effectively.
Ensure not to add high carbs or sugar into the diet plan. Depending on protein foods will always do you well. You can depend more on protein muscle milk and tasty diets.
Ensure to always weight yourself every time in the morning in phase three. This is when you have emptied your bladder and other parts holding weight.
Ensure that your weight does not exceed about two pounds from the last weight value. This is usually done the morning before.
In case you see a hike, ensure to maintain a protein day throughout. There is every possibility to also experience steak day.
This will often include two eggs for breakfast. A steak can be used for lunch alongside a large assisting cheese. This should be followed by a large steak for dinner.
Protein day will offer quality results. This is because your body will not be able to store protein just like fat. Your body will not have any choice to burn everything apart from protein. This is usually when you are protein all day long.
You will discover that during the process, your weight begins to reduce gradually until the best value is attained. This is basically because of the protein level that you maintained. This simply explains the phase 3 of HCG diet plan effectively.
During this period you must realize that the so-called carbohydrates, that is sugar, rice, bread, potatoes, pastries etc, are by far the most dangerous.
If no carbohydrates whatsoever are eaten, fats can be indulged in somewhat more liberally and even small quantities of alcohol, such as a glass of wine with meals, does no harm, but as soon as fats and starch are combined things are very liable to get out of hand.
This has to be observed very carefully during the first 3 weeks after the treatment is ended otherwise disappointments are almost sure to occur.
NOTE: The time period to begin this phase is not 3 days after your last taken dose of the HCG Diet , it is 72 hours! (For example, if you administer your last dose of the HCG Diet drops on Monday at 8 am, you will begin the phase 3 on Thursday at 8 am.)
First thing when beginning the 3 week phase 3, make sure to increase your calories to at least 800-1400.
Don’t try to continue the diet after the HCG is out of your system. Bear in mind, your weight will fluctuate the first week or two; this is normal.
Do a steak day if you need to. The weight will eventually stabilize. Watch the starch and sugar religiously during the 3 weeks. Read labels, eat organic food, if possible.
Make sure that you are eating enough. Use healthy fats and dairy products to up your calorie intake, if necessary. Drink enough water.
This food list is roughly arranged from lowest to highest carbohydrate counts, but all are non-starchy and generally low in carbohydrates. Exact carb count depends on serving size.
Remember when counting carbs in vegetables that the fiber is not counted, and can be subtracted from the total.
* Sprouts (bean, alfalfa, etc.)
* Greens – lettuces, spinach, chard, etc.
* Hearty Greens – collards, mustard greens, kale, etc.
* Radicchio and endive count as greens
* Herbs – parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary, thyme, etc.
* Bok Choy
* Sea Vegetables (Nori, etc)
* Cabbage (or sauerkraut)
* Cucumber (or pickles without added sugars)
* Peppers (all kinds)
* Summer Squash (including zucchini)
* Scallions or green onions
* Bamboo Shoots
* Brussels Sprouts
* Green Beans and Wax Beans
* Artichoke Hearts
* Spaghetti Squash
* Celery Root (Celeriac)
* Turnip (see Carb Counts of Root Vegetables)
* Water Chestnuts
The main veggies to be avoided when reducing carbohydrates are the starchier vegetables:
* Carrots (depends on diet)
* Potatoes in all forms
* Winter Squashes (particularly acorn and butternut)
Fruit is an area where some of the low carb diets part company, as some depend more upon glycemic index or glycemic load (South Beach, Zone), while others just look at total carbs (Atkins, Protein Power).
Also, some diets (Atkins, South Beach) don’t allow fruit at all in the first phase. In general, your best bet fruits are these, but do check carb counts. These are sort of arranged by sugar content, taking volume and weight, into account. This is not an exhaustive list.
Good news: The fruits lowest in sugar are some of the highest in nutritional value, including antioxidants and other phyto nutrients.
Fruits lowest in sugar
Fruits fairly high in sugar
Fruits to be avoided in the phase 3
* Dried Fruit
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