Note: this is part of a continuing guest blog series about Kim’s journey with HCG medical weight loss. Read Kim’s other entries here:

The transition to phase 3 (which in my opinion is the most important and difficult part of the HCG diet- but also the most rewarding) has been better and easier than I anticipated. I decided to do 6 weeks of phase 3 to make sure my metabolism is set at my new weight. I have been successfully maintaining my weight and I have added more diverse foods into my diet and been able to re-enter social society. Some of the things I stressed about most were going out to a restaurant to eat, a weekend at the cabin, date night and a girls night out. I’ve done all four during Phase 3 with great success, and without feeling deprived.

What Did I Do? What Did I Eat?

I followed the rules in the protocol the best I could and didn’t stress out when food options weren’t perfect. I tried to plan my food ahead of time by checking menus and picking out what I would eat. This helps prevent “moments of weakness” while holding a restaurant menu.

While road tripping and going to the cabin I packed snacks like turkey jerky, sugar snap peas, berries and pork-rinds (no carbs). I chose an unwhich at Jimmy Johns as a healthier option. I’m learning more and more it’s all about balance.

Photos

Grilled Brussel sprouts, zucchini and salmon

 

Egg, cheese and chicken sausage omelet, guacamole and homemade salsa

Fried eggs, bacon and avocado salad. Drinking sparkling water and BCAAs (Branch chain amino acids).

 

Fried eggs, Gouda, bacon and sprouted grain bread

 

Honey sweetened green tea with tapioca, viola and lavender from Cafe Astoria.

What’s next on my weight loss/ maintenance? Exercise, a big vacation trip and attending 2 weddings. Stay tuned! Again, if you are ready to make a change, send a message! I feel amazing, so should you!

HCG Kim