HCG Approved Phase 3 Food List

This is the most in depth Phase 3 food list you’ll find on the web! Starting Phase 3 of the HCG Diet can be a scary thing. As you begin to increase your calories, you can also broaden your food selection. We’ve tried to compile a complete HCG Approved Phase 3 foods list, but before you jump into it, there are some things you need to know about Phase 3.

Remember that on Phase 3 of the HCG Diet, you are doing a low-carb diet, not necessarily a low-fat diet. When you go grocery shopping, try to avoid things listed as low fat because often times they contain more carbs. Also keep in mind that things like alcohol, bread, popcorn, pasta, cereal and oatmeal are not allowed on Phase 3. Those are high carbohydrate foods. On phase 3, you should not be getting more than 150 grams of carbohydrates per day. Keep track of your carbohydrate intake using tracking apps like Fooducate or MyFitnessPal.

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Your first week on Phase 3 of the HCG Diet, you should increase your calories up to about 700-900. Do this by increasing Phase 2 approved foods like your protein serving and your vegetable serving. Only add in one or two new foods this week. We recommend starting with new fruits and veggies. Your second week you should increase to 1000-1100. During your second week you can try adding in pork, turkey, ¬†greek yogurt or white cheeses. Monitor what you eat closely so if you gain weight you’ll know exactly what you changed and what you need to cut out. The third week you should be eating between 1200-1300 calories. You can broaden your meat selections by trying salmon or pepperoni. In your third week you can also try mayo and milk. Your fourth week on Phase 3 of the HCG Diet should include 1300-1500 calories of Phase 3 approved foods. At this point you should be able to try anything on the list without gaining weight.

All that being said, let’s hop into the Phase 3 Food List. Be sure to bookmark this blog and share it with your friends who are also doing the HCG Diet!

Phase 3 Food List


  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Tuna
  • White Fish
  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Pastrami
  • Salmon
  • Turkey
  • Lobster
  • Crab
  • Shrimp
  • Ham
  • Eggs


  • Glazed Meats such as Ham
  • Bacon With Brown Sugar
  • Processed Sausage
  • Processed Hot Dogs


  • Sprouts (bean, alfalfa, ect.)
  • Greens (lettuces, spinach, chard, ect.)
  • Hearty Greens (collards, mustard, kale, ect.)
  • Radicchio
  • Endive
  • Herbs
  • Bok Choy
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Sea Vegetables (Nori, ect.)
  • Cabbage
  • Mushrooms
  • Jicama
  • Avocado
  • Cucumbers
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Peppers
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Jalepeno Peppers
  • Summer Squash
  • Scallions or green onions
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Leeks
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Fennel
  • Onions
  • Okra
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Celery Root
  • Turnips
  • Water Chestnuts


  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Plantains
  • Potatoes
  • Yams
  • Most Winter Squash (especially acorn and butternut)


  • Strawberries
  • Cranberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Apricots
  • Plums
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Guava
  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Papaya


  • Bananas
  • Mango
  • Watermelon


  • Milk
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Sour Cream


  • Sweetened Yogurt
  • Low-fat yogurt (unless it is greek yogurt)


  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Most hot sauce (sugar free)
  • Verde
  • Pico
  • Some salsa (sugar free)
  • Most peanut butter (sugar free)


  • All salad dressings with added sugar
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Tomato Sauce with added sugar
  • Honey
  • Agave

This is a large Phase 3 Food List, but there are other things allowed on Phase 3. Keep in mind that you want to focus on low-carb and no sugar foods. If you are reading the ingredients of something that isn’t on this list and it has no added sugar, no flour, and if it less than 10 carbs per serving, generally it is safe for Phase 3.

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