While Phase 2 of HCG Diet is no fun, the third phase is relatively easy and doable. All you need to avoid is sugar and starch content in your diet, along with high carbs. Dairy products, such as milk and curd, and healthy fat foods, like avocados, are good to go ahead with. Also, make sure that you include protein-rich foods in your diet too. Eat eggs and cheese to keep your body in right supply of proteins. The third phase of HCG Diet gives you freedom to pick your favorite foods in the basket, and is quite relaxing to say the least. Since Phase 2 banishes a lot of fat in your body and make you lean, it’s the third phase when you’ve to gain appropriate weight. However, be restrictive here too, or you’ll risk whatever you’ve achieved.
During this phase you are supposed to weigh yourself every morning after getting your bladder emptied. Keep it in mind that your weight should not increase more than 2 pounds from the last weight the morning before that. In case you see your weight has been increased more than 2 pounds then your proteins intake must be more that day. You are allowed to have steak day. This means that for breakfast you can take 2 eggs, in lunch you may take a steak with cheese and then same for dinner.
It is suggested to go for protein days because proteins are not stored in the body as fats. Therefore if you are taking proteins all day long then your body will have no choice other than burning whatever else than protein it has and that is fat. Next morning when you will wake up you will see that you have resumed your weight.
During this phase, you teach your body to stabilize its weight and therefore it is important to stay on the track. It is very well known that once you will be free to eat whatever you want then you will not be able to overcome your temptations for food. Moreover this is the phase where people gain all the weight lost in earlier stage. It is because your body starts to set itself with the new weight and stick to maintain that weight. So in future when you will introduce new kinds of food, your body will resist saying that I want to stay at this weight and in return the body burns out everything and does not store anything.
After knowing a lot about the food options during this phase, let us now discuss certain recipes that are adopted during the HCG diet phase 3. Underlined are some of the easiest recipes to be enjoyed during the third phase of this diet plan.
- Dry powdered without sugar cocoa powder, 1 cup
- Coconut oil, 1 cup
- Stevia 1pkt., to taste
- Cinnamon, ground, 1.25 tsp
Put 1c of coconut oil in microwave for 1 minute or until it gets liquefied. Add 1c of unsweetened cocoa along with the 10 packet of stevia as well as 1 tsp of cinnamon. Stir all this together and pour in to an ice tray. Keep it in refrigerator for an hour. Your chocolate dessert is ready.
Cream Cheese Muffins:
- 2- 8 Oz cream cheese
- ½ c spends for baking
- 2 eggs
- 1/ tsb vanilla extracts
Get the cream cheese soft in microwave for about 40 seconds. Blend 2 eggs and ½ tsp vanilla extract in it. Then add ½ cup of splenda. By using hand mixer, with medium speed mix everything well with each other. Take 12 cupcake papers and pour the mixture in to it. Cook it for 20 minutes at 350. Let it cool and refrigerate it.
Flaxseed Protein Pancakes:
- Organic Golden Flaxseed, 3T Hodgson Mill
- Vanilla 1tsp
- Designer whey protein vanilla 100 calories 1/4 scoop
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Large egg mixed with eggs-white to make ½ cup
First of all mix 1 large pyrex measuring glass with the help of fork. Fill the glass ½ cup with egg whites and then mix well and add vanilla. Add 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds them within the pyrex glass with fork. Add protein powder and mix them well. Add the baking powder until lumps are gone and mix everything. Cook like a regular pancakes.
Andra Picincu is a certified nutritionist and personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience. She holds a BA in Psychology and a BA in Marketing and International Business. Her mission is to help people live healthier lives by making smarter food choices and staying active. Check out her blog – ShapeYourEnergy – for custom diet and workout plans.