HCG Phase 3 Food List My Favorite P3 Foods
Zucchini is my number one favorite HCG Phase 3 Food List because it is super low carb, delicious, and one of the most versatile vegetables you can enjoy on Phase 3. You can make Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) with them, fry them up with onions, add them to meatloaf, and grill them up with a little salt, herbs, and olive oil. What’s not to love? Aside from being a low carb culinary delight, zucchini is one of the more economical vegetables and readily found in most grocery stores and available every season of the year.
Almonds are one of my favorite Phase 3 Foods. Almonds and all nuts need to be eaten in moderation and with a little caution on P3 but most people don’t have a problem stabilizing and enjoying a few nuts along the way. I make a point of ordering raw and unpasteurized almonds because they contain all the enzymes and nutrients and have incredible health benefits. Almonds are also highly versatile on Phase 3. You can make all kinds of recipes like low carb bread and crackers using almond flour, create your own almond milk, you can top salads with them, or eat them raw as a healthy snack. The healthy fats found in almonds are known to help curb your appetite and assist with weight loss and weight maintenance.
Shirataki noodles are one of my top 10 favorite HCG Phase 3 foods because they literally have no carbs, no starch, no calories, nothing that could remotely throw off your stabilization with Phase 3. Oh yes… and it’s Pasta! I love them so much that I created delicious recipes and wrote cookbooks in their honor. Please check out my FiberNoodles Cookbooks (Which feature Shirataki Noodles) as they become available at FiberNoodles.com. I have made creamy Seafood Fettucini Alfredo, Spaghetti and Meatballs using Shirataki noodles, I’ve served them up in soups, salads, and casseroles, and they work very well as a substitute for most wheat pasta and noodle recipes. Shirataki noodles are great way to stabilize on Phase 3 and maintain your weight beyond the hCG diet.
Coconut Oil is truly a super food. I use it for just about everything. I scramble up eggs with it, use it in stir fry and pretty much cook with it the same as I would with butter or other oils. It adds a delicious, mild coconut flavor to whatever you are cooking. Health benefits include improved metabolism and weight maintenance, great for hair, skin, and nails, digestion, immunity, and are anti fungal and antibacterial making coconut oil a beneficial part of a detoxification program. The Caprylic acid in coconut oil is beneficial for fighting Candida yeast overgrowth.
After the restrictive HCG Phase 2, it is really helpful to eat plenty of foods that contain Omega 3 fatty acids, and B vitamins. Fish like salmon, sea bass, and tuna contain essential fatty acid which are necessary for good health. Shellfish like Crab, Shrimp and lobster contain B vitamins and magnesium which benefit mood, thyroid, and heart health. Choose wild caught fish and shellfish over conventional or farmed fish whenever possible to avoid excess toxins like mercury.
Eggs are a powerhouse of protein and nutrition. That first omelet when you reach phase 3 is absolutely divine. Eggs are incredibly versatile as well and I call them a healthy “Fast Food” because they cook up in minutes. You can make omelets, frittatas, and baked casseroles. You can load them up with vegetables and flavor additions like cheese, avocado, fresh salsa, and herbs. Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years but in reality, they are a superfood. Eggs contain high quality protein, vitamin D, lecithin, healthy fats, and are a good source of choline.
Greek Yogurt is on my HCG Phase 3 Food List because it is loaded with gut healthy probiotics, high quality protein, and minerals. Like many foods on my list, Greek yogurt is also very versatile. You can mix it into a smoothie, swirl it with fresh fruit and nuts, use it as a sour cream substitute and top your favorite foods like tacos and soups.
Berries are on my favorite HCG Phase 3 Food list because they are my HCG Phase 3 Food List sweet treat! On Phase 3, you have to be extra careful with fruit and sugars. You don’t have to and actually shouldn’t’ give up fruits on Phase 3 but you do have to be moderate until your weight stabilizes. Berries are a power house of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are also one of the lowest fruits on the Glycemic index making berries a delicious addition to your Phase 3 shopping list.
Cauliflower is a Low Carb/Paleo/HCG Phase 3 dieters dream. You can steam it, puree it, bake it, roast it, grill it, make it into patties, bread substitutes and it flavors up with cheese, herbs and spices in a variety of delicious ways. Of course I had to include it as part of my HCG Phase 3 Food List.
Avocados are a superfood and as such make my HCG Phase 3 Food List top 10. Creamy and delicious, they can be cubed into soups and salads, top a delicious omelet, or make a great guacamole dip for vegetables. Avocados contain healthy omega 3 fatty acid, magnesium, and vitamin E, C, and K. After the restrictive HCG Phase 2, regular servings of the vitamins and oils found in avocado are great for replenishing hair, skin, and nails and for heart health.