The only things you should avoid on P3 are sugary and starchy foods. Read through to the end to find a great solution to satisfy your sweet tooth! Now let’s deal with the sugary first and I will touch base on starchy foods on the next blog. The sugars that should be avoided are those sugars in cookies, cake, pie, candy, cupcakes, frosting, soft drinks, corn syrup, kool-aid, processed food, energy drinks, fruit juice, honey, yogurt, donuts, cookies, pudding, maple syrup, brownies, canned fruit in heavy syrup, ice cream, cool whip, boxed breakfast cereals, breakfast bars, granola.
As much as possible no sugar! And please it is very important to read labels of the food you are going to buy, especially when they come in package.
And remember, you’re avoiding starches too. Almost all packed or processed foods today contain high fructose corn syrup or some other kind of sugar. Allow me to name a few of those sugars that are found in processed foods;
- Brown sugar
- Corn syrup
- Demerara Sugar
- Free Flowing Brown Sugars
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Invert Sugar
- Maple syrup
- Muscovado or Barbados Sugar
- Powdered or confectioner’s sugar
- Rice Syrup
- Sugar (granulated)
- Turbinado sugar
OK, so now that you know all those sugars to avoid, here’s the solution we promised: Stevia. It’s natural, many times sweeter than sugar, and has no calories. You can find it at any health food store. WARNING! It’s really strong! Just a quarter of a teaspoon is enough to sweeten any single serving, such as a cup of coffee or bowl of cereal etc. So get yourself a container of Stevia, and when you just have to sweeten something up, it’s a guilt free solution!
Ideally, if you have followed the HCG drops diet protocol properly, your sugar cravings are dramatically reduced by now.