hCG Diet Phase 3 Foods – Shopping List

It can be unsettling making the transition from low calorie phase, to maintenance phase,  increasing calories and re-introducing foods.
But it doesn’t need to be, here are some simple guidelines:

  • Continue to record a food diary
  • Avoid sugars and excessive GI starches or carbohydrates
  • Increase protein and fat consumption (healthy fat please !)

Remember phase 3 of the hCG Diet is not a low fat phase, it’s a no sugar/ low starch/low carbs phase!

Below is a comprehensive list of Phase 3 Foods.


HCG Phase 3 Foods

Meat/Protein

  • Beef
  • Veal
  • Lamb
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Rabbit
  • Fresh fish
  • Shellfish
  • Lobster
  • Crayfish
  • Crab
  • Prawns
  • Eggs

Avoid all processed meats

Vegetables

  • Sprouts
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Silver Beet
  • Okra
  • Mustard greens
  • Kale
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Radicchio
  • Endive
  • Witlof
  • Leeks
  • Bok Choy
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Nori (not dried)
  • Green beans
  • Wax beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumber (or pickles with no added sugar)
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Snow peas
  • Cauliflower
  • Onions
  • Spring/Green onions
  • Cabbage
  • Mushrooms
  • Avocado
  • Celery Root
  • Asparagus
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Fennel
  • Turnip
  • Herbs
  • Coriander
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme etc.,

Note: you can see that the starchy vegetables like potato, pumpkin and sweet potato are not included in the HCG phase 3 foods.

Dairy

  • Butter
  • Unsweetened yoghurt
  • Milk (in small quantities)
  • Buttermilk
  • Cream (small quantities of pure cream)
  • Cottage cheese
  • Soft cheeses (in moderation)
  • Hard cheese

Fruit

  • Cherries
  • Rhubarb
  • Mandarin
  • Nectarines
  • Passionfruit
  • Peaches
  • Melons
  • Pineapple
  • Apricots
  • Cranberries
  • Blackberries
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Grapefruit
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries

Even though these delicious fruits are on the Phase 3 Food List it is wise to moderate the amount of fruit you are adding to your diet.

Nuts and Seeds

Consume in moderate quantities (3 finger portions)

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Pecans
  • Tahini

These are the only grains allowed

  • Psyllium husks
  • Coconut flour
  • Almond meal

Alcohol

Be careful, it comes with inherent risks during maintenance, alcohol is high in sugar.  The sugar content of alcohol has the capacity to undo everything you have managed to achieve!

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