After Phase 2 of the hCG diet comes the Phase 3 or the Maintenance Phase where you’ve got to eat REAL FOODS. I know you’ve been eating real foods during your P2 but what I am talking about is that you can finally add some olive oil into your dishes. But hold on…because there is still a Transition period that lasts for 3 long days before you can proceed to Phase 3.
What is Transition period?
How long: Transition period last for 72 hours or 3 days. This makes sure that all traces of HCG are out of your body before you start introducing back larger portion of foods.
When to start: Your transition period starts immediately following your last hCG shot. Now don’t get mixed up. Again, your Transition period of 72 hours begins exactly at the last time of your injection. It’s NOT 3 days after your last injection but 3 days from your last hcg injection. Your last hCG dose is included in the 72 hour period.
How to do: During your transition period you continue with your 500 calories diet WITHOUT having your dose of HCG. Why? Because when you take in more calories while there is still HCG hormone in your body could make you gain weight.
What to eat: During this period the 500 calorie diet is still followed. Your first 24 hours would be just like you are on any other very low calorie diet day. The next 24 hours would be similar your skip shot at the end of every week if you’re doing the 46 day protocol. But on your last 24 hour period, you may find yourself getting hungrier.
What to do: There is no need for you to increase your calorie intake for the first 48 hours. But on the last 24 hours, you may start increasing your calorie intake about 200-300 calories. Eat more of the Phase 2 foods ONLY when you are hungry. And stay away from fats and oil. You can start increasing your fats intake the next day.