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I was extremely skeptical of this diet until my reproductive endocrinologist suggested I do it since nothing else had worked to allow me to ovulate in 9 years. I started ovulating immediately after doing the 40 days of Phase 2 and got pregnant within 2 months! Not to mention I lost tons of weight too! This diet also allowed me to lose the baby weight.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: Low Carb No Bake Cookies - low carb atkins diabetic friendly ketosis

Combine and heat over medium heat. Bring to boil then remove from heat.

1/4 C heavy cream
1 1/2 T unsalted butter
2 T unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 T Xylitol
pinch of sea salt

Fold into chocolate:
1/4 C natural almond butter
1 1/2 C unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
(Spread out in baking pan. Cook 5 minutes in 350° oven.)

Scoop in mounds onto wax paper or silicon mat.

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: 7 Layer Mexican Salad - low carb atkins diabetic friendly ketosis

In a glass bowl or dish, layer in which ever order you want. I personally like the lettuce & cheese furthest away from the beef.

1 lb cooked ground meat with 1/2 t each paprika, chili powder & oregano, 1/4 t each sea salt & cumin, cooled
4-6 T guacamole
4-6 T sour cream
1 - 3.8 oz can sliced black olives
3 chopped roma tomatoes
2/3 head lettuce, chopped
1 C shredded cheddar/jack cheese

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve with salsa.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: Fiesta Baked Chicken - low carb paleo atkins diabetic friendly ketosis

Place boneless skinless chicken thighs in baking dish.

Saute 1 chopped onion, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 - 1 C sliced or diced bell peppers of different colors, and 1 jar drained nopalitos (cactus, found in the Mexican food section of your grocery store) in 1 T olive oil. When there's no more liquid in pan and and it's starting to sear, turn off heat but leave on burner. Add 1/2 C cream cheese and stir until melted. If you like a little kick to it, mix in 2 T salsa. Spread over raw chicken. Sprinkle 1 - 1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese over. Cover and bake in preheated oven 375° for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

I served this with Loaded Cauliflower.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: Vanilla Bavarian Cream - low carb paleo atkins diabetic friendly ketosis

Soften 1 T unflavored gelatin in 1/4 C cold water. Dissolve it by setting in a pan of hot water & stirring well.

Meanwhile, separate 3 eggs. Beat yolks with 1/4 C xylitol (low carb, atkins, diabetic, keto) OR 1/4 C honey (paleo) until foamy. Stir in gelatin and 1/4 t vanilla paste (buy here). Set aside.

Whip egg whites stiff. Add 1/8 t sea salt then another 1/4 C xylitol (low carb, atkins, diabetic, keto) OR 1/4 C honey (paleo).

Whip 1 C heavy cream until stiff peaks form. PALEO: Use full fat coconut milk. No whipping necessary.

Combine cream & egg whites. Fold into yolk mixture. Chill.

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: Skillet cumin & paprika chicken with vegetables - low carb paleo atkins diabetic friendly ketosis

Over medium low heat, heat your skillet with a little olive oil. Add defrosted boneless, skinless chicken thighs that have been sprinkled with cumin, salt and paprika on both side. Also sprinkle with oregano, if desired. Allow to cook without flipping for 4-8 minutes. You'll know when to flip them when they are starting to brown. Flip and add vegetables of your choice. Today I added quartered brussel sprouts, onions and minced garlic. Also consider, leeks, mushrooms, bell peppers, asparagus, etc. Cover and allow to cook for another 4-6 minutes. Stir gently and cover again for another 2 minutes. Serve immediately If you're not paleo, serve with shredded cheddar cheese.

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: Bulletproof Chai Coffee - low carb paleo atkins diabetic friendly ketosis

Traditionally I know Chai is tea instead of coffee, but I love bulletproof coffee and this is my take on the marriage.

1.5 C hot, strong brewed coffee
1 T grass fed butter (I use Kerrigold but for you Paleos, use ghee)
1 T coconut oil
1/4 t ground cinnamon + more to top
1/4 t ground ginger
stevia, xylitol or honey (paleo) to taste

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until frothy. Pour into a mug and serve immediately.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: Crumbled Pizza Souffle - low carb diabetic friendly keto ketosis

This isn't truly a souffle but it reminded my husband & me of one, sort of :)

In a medium skillet, over medium heat, scramble 4 eggs, 4 T almond flour, 4 T cream cheese, 1/4 t baking powder and 1/2 t Italian seasonings until cooked through. Place on plate. the add a few tablespoons of low carb marinara sauce on top and a few tablespoons of mozzarella along with any other low carb toppings.

Serve immediately.

Friday, September 18, 2015

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: Matcha Latte - low carb diabetic friendly keto ketosis paleo

In a blender:
1 C hot unsweetened almond or cashew milk
1 T coconut oil
1 t matcha green tea
1/8 t unsweetened vanilla
stevia (or honey if you're paleo) to taste

Serve immediately.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: Mexican Chicken Bites

Add to oven proof skillet on medium-high heat:
1 1/2 lb cubed chicken
1/2 C chopped onions
2 cloves minced garlic
1 T olive oil
1/2 C chopped bell peppers
1 t salt
1 t paprika
4 dashes chili powder
2 dashes cumin

Cook until chicken is cooked through but before browning, add:
1 drained jar nopalitos (cactus) - find it in the Mexican food section

When chicken is browned on all sides & there's no more liquid in the skillet, sprinkle cheese over and bake in preheated oven 425° for 3-4 minutes: 1 C shredded cheddar cheese

Remove skillet from oven and sprinkle bacon with dollops of sour cream:
6 slices cooked, crumbled bacon
4 T sour cream

Serve immediately.

My 6 year old: "Wow, Mom! It smells like bacon, rice and burritos. What are we having for dinner?"
Me: "Not sure. I'm making it up. It's chicken, veges and spices now."
My 6 year old: "Well, it smells like a restaurant. Good job!"
He ate all his dinner and so did my 3 year old. I served their portions over rice.

HCG Diet Phase 3 P3 Foods to eat - This are the foods that work best for me

Traditionally these are the foods you can eat and add in during the first 3 weeks of P3 - Click here

But I've found that these foods actually work better, keep in mind to stay under 22 carbs per day and watch your "bad" fat intake with oil, cream, butter, etc. And as always, read every label to make sure it doesn't have any hidden sugars, starches, etc. The first 4 times I did P3 of the HCG diet, I counted calories and still gained weight even with steak days. The past couple of times, I stuck with a low carb diet, didn't necessarily pay too much attention to the calories but definitely to the carbs. I like to stay in the 15 carb range the first week and up to 20-22 the 2nd & 3rd weeks. The 4th week I add fruits sparingly...and still no weight gain which means no steak days!

Flounder, Salmon, Herring, Sardines, Sole, Tuna, Trout, Cod, Halibut
Cornish hen, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Pheasant, Quail, Turkey, Ostrich
Crab, Oyster, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Squid, Lobster, Crayfish/Crawfish
Bacon, Beef, Ham, Lamb, Pork, Veal, Venison

Butter, NSA (no sugar added) Mayo, Olive oil, Vegetable oils, light, sour & heavy cream (limit 3 Tablespoons per day), Stevia (read labels for hidden additives), Unsweetened almond milk

Dressings:  - SPARINGLY
Caesar, Ranch, Bleu cheese, Balsamic vinegar

Limes, Lemons (limit 3 Tablespoons of juice per day)

Parmesan, Chevre, Bleu, Cheddar, Gouda, Mozzarella, Cream cheese, Swiss, Feta, Havarti, etc.

Bourbon, Vodka, Rum, Scotch, Gin, Tequilla, Whisky, Brandy, Cognac, Mezcal, Red wine, White wine

Nuts & seeds, including their flour or butters: (read labels) - SPARINGLY
Almonds, Cashews, Unsweetened coconut, Hazelnuts, Macadamia, Pecans, Walnuts, Peanuts, Pine Nuts, Pinon nuts, Pistachios, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds

Sprouts, Chicory, Endive, Escarole, Watercress, Arugula, Radishes, Spinach, Bok Choy, Lettuce, Turnip Greens, Heart of palm, green and black olives, Mushrooms, Artichoke, Collard greens, Dill pickles, Sauerkraut, Avocado, Onion, Zucchini, Cucumber, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Okra, Rhubarb, Swiss Chard, Asparagus, Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Kale, Turnip, Tomato, Jicama, Yellow squash, Cabbage, Green beans, Brussel sprouts, Spaghetti squash, Pumpkin, Garlic, Snow peas

Sunday, September 13, 2015

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 3 P3: Brownie Mug Cake in Microwave - low carb & gluten free

Mix all ingredients & pour it into a mug:

2 T melted butter
3 T almond flour
1 1/2 T coconut flour
1 1/2 T XyloSweet or other sweetener
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t baking powder
1 square 100% Ghirardelli chocolate, chopped
1/4 t unsweetened vanilla
pinch sea salt
1 egg

Microwave 1 minute.
Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Approx 550 calories & 7 net carbs.