This is the most crucial phase in HCG diet program where you will implement a Diet break. The aim of phase3 is to increase the calorie intake and provide recuperation for the body. For the last six weeks of phase 2, the body has undergone intense metabolic fat-burning. Therefore, staying on the low-calorie diet for long can hamper your weight loss efforts in the future. In this case, the Diet break comes in to save your weight loss progress.
In this phase, the calorie intake will be increased to 1500-2000 per day. For the next three weeks, this increase in calories will boost your metabolic rate. Therefore, you will re-introduce starchy carbohydrates into your diet for only one meal per day. Moreover, you can take an extra portion of proteins each day.
What starchy carbohydrates are allowed in this phase?
Each food allowed in phase 3 of HCG diet should be equal to 40 grams of carbohydrates. In this case, you will get the required amount of carbohydrates by consuming one cup of cooked oatmeal, Quinoa, beans, cooked rice or pasta. Moreover, 2 slices of whole bread or one medium potato will provide you with the necessary carbohydrates needed for this phase.
Will you feel hungry during this phase?
The introduction of starchy carbohydrates and the additional portion of protein will suppress your appetite while keeping you full for longer. In this case, you will have less craving for foods that can otherwise lead to excess weight gain.
Will you gain weight during this phase?
You will continue losing weight only if you stick to the diet approved for HCG as well as doing exercises. You might lose a couple of pounds if you concentrate on eating the right food approved for this phase.
Should you weigh yourself during this phase?
Keeping track of your weight is imperative and helps you monitor your progress. If you experience a sharp increase in your weight, you should seek the advice of your HCG doctor.
Should you undergo this phase if you have diabetes?
People who have diabetes are not allowed to eat starchy foods. In this case, you should increase the protein portions as recommended. Your doctor may give you a modified phase 3 diet.
Can you exercise during this phase?
Exercises are very crucial in this phase as you will continue losing excess weight. This will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle even after completing the HCG program.
Do you need to drink water in phase 3 of HCG diet?
Staying hydrated is vital in this phase, and you should take at least 8 glasses of water every day. However, you may need to consume more water if you have incorporated exercise in this phase.
Can you back to low-calorie diet after this phase?
If you still have more weight to lose, you consider going for another round of HCG program. However, you should consult your HCG doctor before going to low-calorie diet again.
This phase lasts for only three weeks but will help you in achieving your weight loss goals. It will enhance the body’s fat-burning ability even after completing your HCG program.