DIY HCG was the first online company to sell HCG drops and has continued to work with our customers to bring them the best and most reliable HCG drops and HCG diet information. We use HCG that is manufactured in the United States and that is held to the highest standards in homeopathic supplement creation. Plus, we make sure to give you ONLY products and information that adhere 100% to Dr. Simeons’ Manuscript: Pounds and Inches, A New Approach to Obesity because we want to make sure that you have only the highest success rate possible while taking the journey of the HCG diet.

If you don’t already know, Dr. Simeons was an Italian doctor in the 60’s who formulated the HCG diet process. He worked with obese patients of all ages for over 20 years to create the perfect formula for the HCG diet to allow maximum weight loss and maintenance. He tried many, many things before releasing only those that worked in his manuscript for other medical professionals to see. However, since the diet was discovered, many people (patient and doctors alike) have made up their own ways to change the diet and make it so it is “easier” for their client/customer to lose weight. This may include allowing foods that weren’t on Dr. Simeons’ original food list or saying it is okay to use normal lotion/beauty products. However, while it may make the diet and beauty routine less strict, these changes can hinder speed of weight loss and also stop the detoxing effect that the HCG diet is supposed to have on your body and your hypothalamus (see Dr. Simeons’ Manuscript for more information on this).

So, all of our products and recommendations will follow the strict Dr. Simeons protocol. In fact, we created many of our products specifically for people who are on Phase 2 also known as the VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) Phase of the Diet or for those on Phase 3 (also known as the Maintenance Phase) of the HCG diet. Furthermore, we are the home of Linda Prinster, Leanne Mennemeier, and Tiffany Prinster, all creators and authors of successful (and helpful) HCG diet books.

Our specially designed Phase 2 products include: HCG P2 Salad Dressings (Including Citrus Ginger, Vinaigrette, and Sweet Mustard), BBQ Sauce (which is an EXCELLENT addition to your VLCD meals and the ONLY one currently on the market that is allowed while on HCG), Hot Sauce, Spices (Including Lemon Herb Seasoning, All-Purpose Seasoning, Hot Pepper Steak Seasoning, and Louisiana Sweet Seasoning), and we are always adding more food items.

We also offer Phase 2 Safe beauty products. Again, if you are just learning about the diet, you may say – “Why would I need new beauty products while on the HCG diet?” Well, let us tell you.

While on the HCG Diet, you are not allowed to put anything that has any fats or oils in it onto your skin (EXCEPT baby oil, which makes no sense, but that’s the rule). So, you need to check all of your make up and items such as soap, shampoo, hair products, LOTIONS, and more before you apply to your skin during the VLCD because if they contain any fats or oils, they WILL stall your weight loss OR make you gain. Don’t believe us? Try it yourself. Although, we wouldn’t recommend it as it will only slow you down. :)

So, we created a line of beauty products to use while you are on the HCG diet that includes Tiffalina’s HCG safe lotion, lip balm, shampoo, and conditioner. And although these products aren’t the most creamy and luxurious products out there, they will help you make it through the VLCD until you can use your normal products again.

Finally, for Phase 3 of the diet, we have developed an “Easy Protein” line that are snacks and foods that are high in protein and low in carbs, making them a great addition to your HCG Maintenance food list. With these yummy snacks, P3 will feel like a breeze to you.

If you decide that the HCG diet is right for you, good luck! There is so much information to be found about the diet, but it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Just take a deep breath, find some great P2 and P3 recipes, get your shopping done, and find something to distract you as you make your way through this awesome (yet sometimes difficult) weight loss plan.

Also, please feel free to check out the site and Dr. Simeons’ Manuscript: Pounds and Inches, A New Approach to Obesity. And never hesitate to call us with any questions that you might have. You can reach us at 888-389-0626 or email us at info@diyhcg.com. Even if you don’t want to talk to a live person, you can call our phone number and follow the instructions to listen to a short 5-minute recorded overview of the HCG diet. Sometimes just hearing it all in one place can help to clear up some misunderstandings that you may have.

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HCG Maintenance Snack Ideas

Snack ideas for weight loss maintenance and phase 3 of the HCG diet. Pin now... Read later!

When going from the very limited phase 2 of the HCG diet to phase 3 of the HCG diet, it can be scary to know what to eat, especially if it's your first HCG round.

As you probably know, you should be avoiding sugars and starches until your body can safely handle them. The rules for HCG maintenance explain that during the first 3 weeks of maintenance you cannot have any sugars and starches. In the 2nd 3 weeks of maintenance you may slowly start adding in sugars and starches.

When picking your snacks for Phase 3 of the HCG diet you will need to look at several different aspects of the foods nutritional value in order to determine if it's safe as a HCG maintenance snack. Foods that qualify as HCG phase 3 snacks meet the following requirements.

Requirements for HCG Maintenance Snacks:

  • Carbs: 20 or less grams
  • Sugar: 10 or less grams
  • Protein: 4 or more grams

Did you know? Protein is crucial during phase 3 of the HCG diet. Foods that are high in protein can help keep your weight low and waist thin! We recommend having snacks between your regular meals while on HCG P3, it is best for those snacks to be high in protein.

Below is our HCG Maintenance Snack List. These are just recommendations for snacks for HCG phase 3, you are not limited to these snacks only... just use the above guide, example below, and sensibility to determine your own favorite HCG maintenance snacks.

HCG Diet Maintenance Snack List:

  • Maintenance Snack Idea #1: Trail Mix (Avoid ones with chocolate and dried fruits)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #2: Protein Shakes (within guidelines, see more here)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #3: Cottage Cheese with cinnamon/stevia mixture
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #4: Apple &  Peanut Butter (it's best to use powdered peanut butter, see more here)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #5: Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #6: Deviled Eggs
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #7: Almonds (nuts are cautionary for maintenance, introduce slowly)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #8: Grilled Chicken Strips
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #9: Raw Vegetables dipped in Ranch (such as bell peppers, mushrooms, cucumbers)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #10: String Cheese (cheese is cautionary for maintenance, introduce slowly)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #11: Chocolate Soy Snacks
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #12: Beef Jerky (without sugar, avoid such as Teriyaki or BBQ)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #13: Protein Based 'Oatmeal'
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #14: Canned Tuna
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #15: Pieces of Fruit (avoid sweeter fruits, no grapes, bananas, melons)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #17: Protein Bars (within guidelines, see more here)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #18: Cottage Cheese with fresh fruit (avoid sweeter fruits, no grapes, bananas, melons)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #19: Edamame
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #20: Protein Pancakes
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #21: Pork Rinds
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #22: Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #23: Anything made with Miracle Noodles
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #24: Sugar-Free Jello with Fruit
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #25: Celery with Peanut Butter (it's best to use powdered peanut butter, see more here)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #26: Fruit Salad topped with stevia (avoid sweeter fruits, no grapes, bananas, melons)
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #27: Protein Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #28: Sugar-Free, Fat-Free Pudding
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #29: Low-Sodium Lean Deli Meat
  • Maintenance Snack Idea #30: Cheese & Veggie Omelet (cheese is cautionary for maintenance, introduce slowly)

If you want more HCG P3 snack ideas you can get an extensive list of about 1,000 foods, drinks, condiments, etc. including when you can/cannot eat them on the HCG diet. This HCG food list along with detailed information on the HCG diet is available in the HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide by Linda Prinster.

See some of the best, high-protein foods for Phase 3 of the HCG diet! Ymm! 

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We hoped you like reading our HCG phase 3 snack list. If you liked this article you may also want to look at our free recipes for phase 3 of the HCG diet! We have delicious HCG maintenance recipes ranging from breakfast to dessert, see them here

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