What To Watch Out For When Starting Phase 3

  • Brian Connole
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  • During The First Half Of Phase 3 You Should Really Be Careful Of This...

    CautionWhen Phase 2 of the HCG Diet is coming to an end, you are instructed by the Protocol to stop using the HCG Hormone, but you should still continue on with the 500 Calorie Diet for an additional 3 days.

    This is so that the HCG Hormone has a little bit of time to work its way out of your system. Otherwise, if you just simply started eating a higher amount of calories with the HCG still in your body, it could possibly cause you to gain. That is why cheating on the HCG Diet, even just a little bit, can be a huge issue.

    But even after those three days of not taking HCG, you still need to be cautious going into Phase 3 Maintenance.

    The Main Thing To Watch Out For When Starting Phase 3:

    The most important thing you should be watching out for during the first half of P3 is simply the foods you eat.

    I know, you already knew this right. But really, even though most people know to stay far away from sugars and starches for at least the first 3 weeks of the Maintenance Phase, it really is more complex than that.

    The reason: Everybody is different. So this means that your body is likely to react completely opposite as my body when it comes to certain types of foods.

    This is also why your HCG weight loss results vary so much from person to person -- Because the foods we eat affect us all in different ways. Which is another reason why keeping an HCG Diet Journal is so important, not for just P2, but all the Phases of this diet. This way if you do experience a small gain, you can look at your journal to see what may have caused it.

    Plus, your body has been used to eating a very small variety of foods for the past month or two -- So it's only natural to assume that you might be super sensitive to foods that you are not used to eating. This is even more true if you followed my advice and did a full body cleanse, or any other part of Phase 1, before you began the 500 Calorie Diet Program.

    So if you haven't been keeping an HCG Diet Journal, start one now, and start paying close attention to what you are consuming. If you can, eat organic. This way your body is less likely to react negatively to the foods you are eating, or the additives in them.

    My advice: When first starting P3, although you might want to go wild don't, you might want to try eating mostly the same foods that you were allowed to have on the VLCD, you should just simply increase the amount you are eating. And as you start to increase the calories a little more, slowly start adding in other foods to your diet as well.

    If you are worried about what you should and should not eat during Phase 3, here is a P3 Menu that might help you out.

    Now I know that this may seem like a no-brainer for some of you. But honestly there are a lot of people on this diet who don't give a second thought to the foods they eat after Phase 2. Unfortunately, these people usually find out the hard way that the ingredients in the foods they eat can dramatically affect the outcome of Phase 3 and ultimately how much success you experience.

    Let's Review What We Have Just Learned:

    1. Our bodies are all different.
    2. No two people will experience the HCG Diet in the exact same way.
    3. You should keep an HCG Diet Journal.
    4. Try eating mostly the same foods that you were allowed to have on the VLCD, just more of it.
    5. Work other foods into your diet slowly.
    6. Pay close attention to how your body reacts to different foods, especially during the first half of Phase 3.
    7. Eat organic if at all possible.

    What else do you think is important to watch out for during Phase 3 Maintenance?

    I always love to get feedback from my readers, so please be sure to leave me a comment below!

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