Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More Phase 3 Tips!

I am just ending my 1st week of Phase 3 (no sugar, no carbs) and I'm finding myself questioning everything I'm eating, even though I have been pretty stable on the scale and I thought I had all this down from the last time. In my research, I found a page from HCGDietInfo that has quite a few good tips on it and thought I would share it here.

It's important to remember that Phase 3 is for stabilization and it is also important to pay attention to which foods affect your daily weigh-ins. A food diary can help with this. Now that I have a little more flexibility in my schedule, it can be easier to lose track of how much I've eaten during the day and I need to make sure that I am keeping my protein intake high--at least double what it was on the VLCD--and a diary or a calorie tracker can help with this as well.

A great food tracker site which I've used is It offers free membership and an comprehensive list of foods. It can also be customized and keeps track of activity, weight goals and other health indicators.

If you have other great tips for Phase 3, or for any of the phases, please share them here! I'd also love to hear how you are doing on the diet! Tell me your overall weight loss, so we can share in your success!


Kathryn said...

MMMM Turkey burgers from costco.

Gardner's said...

love the cream of chicken soup! Felt full for the first time in 12 days! recipe is on the right under hcg recipes. my husband and I have been on it for 12 days. i've lost 10 lbs, but my husbands lost 18 lbs! So not fair!

AmbersHoPE said...

Hi Tonya, I am currently shopping around for the right hcg program for me. So many options that I dont know if I should do Injections or sublingual; homeopathic or standard; program or self driven. I definitely want to do what works, and you look amazing. I live in Salt Lake City. I am curious what you use and where you get your hcg from. I am starting at 275 and could use all the advice I can get. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Amber, My wife and I used We had a similar experience as the above couple. I lost around 20lbs in phase 2. My wife stalled, but couldn't avoid many protocol restrictions because of work. I feel great. And HCG1234 has great recipes. Scampi, and Ginger Chicken etc. Coconut oil was my saviour!! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this. The tips link and the links off that page were great information. I'm feeling empowered. Thank you!