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The Importance of Phase III on the HCG Diet!

July 11, 2014
The Phase III Food Options expand on the HCG Diet
The Phase III Food Options expand on the HCG Diet

HCG Diet Phase 3 "The STABILIZATION Phase"

Phase 3 of the HCG Diet is the 3 weeks following phase II or "the HCG phase."  This is a wonderful part of the program as your food options expand quite a bit and you are consuming a normal caloric intake.  The challenge is to remember that you are still on a the HCG Diet program and must stick within the broad parameters of the phase III Diet.

This phase of the HCG Diet begins 72 hours after your last injection of HCG and goes for 21 days. Here are some of the nuts and bolts of phase III.

  • In this phase of the HCG Diet you will gradually increase your calories from 500 a day to 800 for a day or two and then to 1200 and then to 1500/day. This allows for your gastro inetstinal system to gradually increase the food intake and to not feel overloaded.
  • You can reintroduce many foods during phase 3 of the HCG Diet except sugars and starches.
    • Sugars: stay away from anything with 5 grams of sugar or more
    • Starches: stay away from anything with 12 grams of carbohydrates or more
  • You can eat mixed vegetables again at this point of the HCG Diet
  • You can begin exercising moderately. Increase your exercise gradual once you reach phase III of the HCG Diet
  •  Monitor your weight every morning after you wake up and use the bathroom.  If you are 2-4 lbs over please use the Natural Path version of a "correction day." .

The Importance of Phase III of the HCG Diet

Phase 3 of the HCG diet is very important.  During this phase you are training your body to accept a healthier nutritional lifestyle.  It is extremely important to remain committed! We are here to provide you with a clear path on how to complete the HCG diet without regaining weight. During phase 3 of the HCG diet you will re-introduce many foods to your diet.  Review our phase 3 food list handout; some foods are complete no no’s.

The Best way to start Phase III of the HCG DIet is SLOWLY

Start Phase 3 SLOWLY! This cannot be stressed enough. After the HCG phase, do not fall into this trap of wanting to devour food. Start your P3 very slowly – the recommendation for the first couple of days is to concentrate on P2 foods, just double the protein, mix your veggies and add minimal fats (keep the recommended 2 fruits a day but add variety).
  • Track Your Progress. Data is very important. Keeping a food journal is essential to maintaining your weight loss. This will not be forever. We highly recommend you at least keep a basic food diary of what you eat in a given day, along with your weight, the change from the previous day and how you're feeling in a few short words for a few weeks. Believe me when I say this will be invaluable to your success. You will learn what effects some foods have on your weight and the way that you feel. 
  • Take Action Immediately! As soon as you gain 2-4 pounds over your LIW, take care of it. Procrastination is your ENEMY. Diligence is your FRIEND. It is what Dr. Simeons advocated and he was right. Look into the different ways of doing “Correction Days”.

A Note on Alcohol- Most alcoholic beverages have very high sugar content. During HCG Diet phase 3 you will want to avoid those beverages. If it has less than 5 grams of sugar per serving, try it and observe your weight.


To learn more about the HCG Diet & Weight Loss programs offered at The Natural Path LLC with Dr. Robert Madda and Dr. Cara Phillipo please visit our website at www.naturalpathmed.com or www.portlandhcgdiet.com


 Disclaimer HCG is a drug which has not been approved by the food and drug administration as safe and effective in the treatment of obesity or weight control. There is no substantial evidence that HCG increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restrictive diets.


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