Maxxy - any veggies are fine - I was so excited about carrots! That was in my plan for my first day of maintenance.
I also lost in phase 3. They tell you that you will gain, but there are many here who did not.
It's all up to you. I often do have 3 snacks a day, and sometimes fruit more than once, but not every day. It's just a process of figuring out what works for you. Try different things and see how it goes. I find it's easier to eat healthy when I eat frequently. If I have a healthy snack, cookies and junk I don't need are easier to resist.
Reached goal on 11/26/12!