Grissini and Milk on Protocol

Are you in P3 and struggling? Do you gain when you eat dairy or a slice of bread? We believe the milk and Grissini (or Melba) are an important element in Dr. Simeons’ protocol and if you avoid it on P2, it could  P3. Here’s why!

If you are not reintroducing dairy or this type of starch due to gluten or lactose intolerance this does not apply to you. This is if you want to one day enjoy cheese, yogurt, cheesecake and not worry! Or if you want to have a slice of bread at the Outback or eat a sandwich at Subway and not have wild gains.

I talk a lot about grissini because that is what I ate. You need to watch the Melba toast as many have hidden ingredients

If you want to have a slice of bread at Outback or eat a sandwich at Subway and not gain, you should stick the grissini or Melba.

Keep in mind it’s about the dairy, not the milk – so the more whole the milk is, the better. If you get low-fat or 2% you are not going to be getting enough real dairy as you would with whole milk to help introduce other dairy items later. And drinking whole milk doesn’t bring in a bunch of additives. I never drink milk, I love my coconut or almond milk now, but I do eat dairy such as cheese, yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, etc. So, if you want to eat any dairy in P3 and stabilize, have the 1 Tbsp milk in P2.

If you did not do milk and/or grissini in P2 and are struggling with stabilizing in P3, you can slowly introduce it. So, remove all your dairy and go back to 1 Tbsp a day for a few days then increase it slowly. And if you choose or decide you are need to do another round and add it in you will see a much smoother P3 next time.

Here are a few creative ways you can add it in.

Crush the grissini (or melba) and mix in some italian seasoning with my ground beef to make a nice hamburger patty or use it to coat fish or chicken.

Cinnamon Chicken with Melba Toast

100 grams of chicken
1 serving Melba toast crumbs
½ cup chicken broth or water
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cardamom
1/8 tsp. curry powder
Dash of garlic powder
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Stevia to taste

Mix Melba toast crumbs with ½ of the dry spices in a small bowl. Dip chicken in broth and coat with Melba spice mixture. Lay in shallow baking dish. Add broth and mix in remaining spices.

Top the chicken with the rest of the Melba spice mixture. Bake chicken at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.


  • Add it to your coffee or tea
  • Add to your favorite recipe – soups, chili, etc. mixing it with water.
  • Make your dressing creamy by adding milk

Creamy Dressing

1 Tbsp. MCT oil
1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
3/4 – 1 tsp. LCM Sassy Vinaigrette
1 Tbsp. milk

Mix all together and enjoy



  1. Bcspas4u on June 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I am on round 3 of P2. My first round I released 30lb. my second round I released 27. I did not do mild or grissini on either of those rounds. My first P3 was super easy, and my second round P3 was very difficult (it was around TOM). So, with this 3rd round I decided to add the milk and grissini to make P3 a little smoother.The first couple of weeks, the weight flew off- I lost at least .8 each day, then  I tried the milk and grissini for two weeks and during that time I stalled completely. Yesterday, I omitted both the milk and grissini, and released a whole pound – have you heard of anyone else having a similar issue with the milk and grissini on P2??? 

  2. Lisa on August 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Hi, I am on R1P2D21 and plan to go the whole 6 weeks. I had terrible craving for coffee yesterday and remembered I could have a tiny bit of milk on P2, so I had a few sips of a latte (expensive few sips but did the trick). Anyway, I like cheese and dairy in general (definitely a milk in my coffee girl) and plan to have an occasional latte in P3 and beyond. Question/issue – this morning my weight was up about a half pound! I didn’t drink as much h2o as I was supposed to (busy day, hence the need for coffee) but had another properly measured milk dose again today. Is it ok to introduce the milk mid phase and will I begin to lose again once my body is over the new food mini shock? Thanks

    • admin on August 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      yes it is fine to use your milk portion for your coffee. The gain is not likely even related to that. It was likely from not getting your water in or a hormone bounce

  3. julie on February 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    would half and half be better than whole milk? it has less sugar

  4. Sierra on December 3, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Sugar free almond milk looks to be within the parameters of some other HCG approved foods. I crave my lattes and switched long ago off MILK to Vanilla sugar free almond milk during P3 and beyond. Now since I find myself in O2 for a 2nd round and after what I have read on other forums, I may get brave and try putting almond milk in my coffee. I also ate riced cauliflower last nights and I eat broccoli with no issue. Does anyone has any experience with sugar free organicalmond milk on P2?

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