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1st day on Dukan diet - any tips? Anyone want to join me? :)

Latest post at 06/09/2011 09:08:37
Hi all,
Have decided to take the plunge after the summer indulgence and try the Dukan diet! Today will be my first day - I think I have about 4-5 days of the attack phase and then onto the 2nd phase. I dont know very much about it at the mo (although I have bought the book so I just need to get around to reading it now) but I have the list of foods for the 1st and 2nd phases so I presume that will get me through until I know more...Any tips or recipes that you would like to share would be greatly appreciate though!

Anyone want to join me? We could start a weight loss sharing thread for motivation!
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LIL

Latest post at 06/09/2011 09:17:06
do it via the website - it's easier.
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Latest post at 06/09/2011 09:21:11
Hi
Check out the Health and Fitness Forum as there are several Dukan threads there.
Carrefour is great for fat free yoghurt and fromage frais.
Lulu's has fat free sour cream and a fat free dairy whip (like an artificial cream) which people either love or hate! I love it mixed with natural yoghurt - it makes a creamy custard like desert.
Sugar-free Jelly crystals are also great to add a little flavour to natural yoghurt.
Spinneys usually has rhubarb. I found Goji berries in the Organic cafe but to be honest I wouldnt bother with them. They are v expensive and don't really add much flavour.
You can find Oat Bran in quite a few supermarkets but it's best to buy it when you see it as it isn't alwasy in stock.
Hope this helps.
Good Luck!
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Latest post at 06/09/2011 09:21:42
I'm keen to learn more about this diet - its supposed to be one of the best ones - any advise on where I can do my research to prep up?
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Latest post at 06/09/2011 09:26:40
www.dukandiet.co.uk and buy the book - it's only Dhs70 or so.
there are a good few websites too. its very like atkins in the first few days but then you can incorporate certain vegs etc. no fruit though which will be an issue I think.... will give it a go and see anyway!
Thanks for the tips ladies - keep t hem coming
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LIL

Latest post at 06/09/2011 09:49:45
Hi LIL,

Before I got pregnant , was on the Dukan diet for 4 and half months and went from 63kg to 51.9kg its a great diet and the results are amazing ... I changed my eating habits completely from being a complete carb-a-holic...

The best advice I can give is to always have everything prepared on what you will have for breakfast , lunch and dinner so as not to be tempted. Snack food - surimi sticks, crab sticks, turkey, chicken - stick some fat free philli on these and roll them up , fat free yogurt and oat bran (can find the oatbran in spinneys), sugar free jelly, coke zero - this saved me , boiled egg, turkey bacon, turkey/chicken sausage, meat balls, tuna and prawns in dukan mayonaise, fat free ice cream. Check the sodium content also on some foods as they can be very high and not suitable for the dukan. I did start drinking alcohol after week 4-5 and found it didnt make much difference with the weight loss. You will feel tired and may get headaches for the first week ... this does pass. Stick with it ! Start working out after the first week go for some walks then build up from there.


Good Luck ! Big Grin ....
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Latest post at 06/09/2011 10:08:49
Hi lucky4uitsme,
thanks for the tips! havent noticed the sodium rule yet? Where did you manage to source fat free philadelphia? Have seen low fat but never fat free I dont think? And fat free ice cream in places such as the well known parlours? am not so much of a carboholic so am hoping that this wont be too difficult especially once I get past the attack phase. i think breakfast may be an issue but will check out different recipes.
thanks again! would LOVE to lose 11kgs!!!!!
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LIL

Latest post at 06/09/2011 10:41:06
I paid for it, and never actually went ahead with it. The meals food they want you to eat sound horrendous so gave up - I went back to weight watchers instead!
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Latest post at 06/09/2011 11:07:02
I agree pollydxb - the initial days arent very nice. I think I will buy the recipe book to give me a few more ideas rather than eating the same thing.

For you experienced Dukaners, I had been advised just 3 days on the attack phase - would I lose more weight by staying on this phase longer or would it be best to go onto the next phase after the first 3 days? Also, for the cruise phase, did you alternate 1 pp day and 1 pv day or did you have consecutive days of each?

TIA!
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LIL

Latest post at 06/09/2011 11:35:24
LIL wrote:
I agree pollydxb - the initial days arent very nice. I think I will buy the recipe book to give me a few more ideas rather than eating the same thing.

For you experienced Dukaners, I had been advised just 3 days on the attack phase - would I lose more weight by staying on this phase longer or would it be best to go onto the next phase after the first 3 days? Also, for the cruise phase, did you alternate 1 pp day and 1 pv day or did you have consecutive days of each?

TIA!


If you don't have a lot to lose, you should only do the 3 days as suggested. Your body will get used to it and it hinders the overall effect. I lost about 10kg on it starting in Feb and haven't gained back a pound with regular eating now so I do believe in the method! Good luck and if you have any other questions, let me know!

As for the boredom, yes it does set in but there are a lot of different things to eat - curries, roasts, and because of the dairy, its a big help. When you do the Protein-veggy days, it feels like such a treat!
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Latest post at 06/09/2011 11:51:46
thats fantastic Xmas baby - well done you! I would ideally like to lose about 8kg but have set my goal at 6kg for the moment and will see how that goes. I have a couple of events coming up in the next month or so though so I think its going to be difficult to stick to but I just cant keep putting it off forever!

When you go into the cruise phase, did you go 1pp day and 1 pv day or did you do, for example, 2 or 3 pp days and 2-3 pv days? which do you recommend and which is most effective you think? I eat quite similar to the pv days already as it is so I dont think it should be toooooo difficult apart from cravings and my favourite grape beverage at the weekend LOL!
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LIL

Latest post at 07/09/2011 15:06:44
Quick question for those in the know - how did you satisfy your sweet cravings on your pp days? I have tried the oat bran with sweetner and have just tried fat free yoghurt with sweetner but its just not doing the trick! Might try a hot chocolate with sweetner now....uurrgghhhhh....
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LIL

Latest post at 07/09/2011 15:48:42
LIL - natural yoghurt with vanilla essence and sweetner or sugar free jelly - coffee - coke zero etc etc.....good luck
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Latest post at 07/09/2011 15:53:40
the best advice I can give you? read the book, then mark pages...you honestly will be further ahead if you understand the whole thing including the what to eat, not to eat and the little notes he puts in the book. He suggests a diet drink (I use coke zero) lots of ice and it works. One a day though and you can have fruit yogurt but plain is recommended. Sugar craving will lessen with time.

You are only on day 1 so just do it, do not try and fix your sugar cravings, just go with it and it will pass. Lots and lots of water and make you pancake in the morning unless you are a nighttime eater then make one to snack on later in the evening, they keep in the fridge, add lots of herbs etc. anyway, read the book, take the time
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Latest post at 09/09/2011 13:33:00
can u have Laban or Labneh (fat free) during attack phase?
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Latest post at 09/09/2011 13:59:27
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Latest post at 21/09/2011 14:20:31
Hi, I started Dukan yesterday, have lots to lose, but am excited to hopefully do it! Good luck to everyone else on it :-)
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Latest post at 22/09/2011 21:40:33
A friend of mine mentioned this a few months back....sounds very interesting.

I'm not sure whether I can stick to it, but I would like to lose a fair bit.

How are you finding it so far?
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Latest post at 24/09/2011 00:43:38
I'm not finding it too bad really. On day 12 today and have lost nearly 4 kgs! The food is unexciting and functional really but I get too easily tempted to overindulge in nice stuff so for me it's better. I don't feel hungry in the least which is a great advantage. The best recipe I've had so far is the chicken tikka.
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Latest post at 24/09/2011 01:03:17
pollydxb wrote:
I paid for it, and never actually went ahead with it. The meals food they want you to eat sound horrendous so gave up - I went back to weight watchers instead!


is there a WW here?
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Latest post at 24/09/2011 01:10:38
hmmm I've read the whole thread now and you ladies are selling it to me Big Grin

can I just ask if you are cooking this for just yourselves or cooking the same meal for the family?

I've done diets in the past where I've just cooked for myself and abandoned my own boring healthy meal to scoff the rice/pasta, as it looked so much more tastier.....rubbish willpower
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Latest post at 14/10/2011 11:01:12
I lost about 9kg on this diet, then when I was just short of Consolidation i went to the UK for 3 weeks, I found it hard to stick to the consolidation rules when eating out, visiting friends, staying with family etc, and 3 Kgs crept back.

I re-started the dukan on Sunday and already I have lost 2.5kgs!! I am alternating PV &PP after a 3 day attack and have decided to go a little lower than before as my body shape has changed since pregnancy and what was an acceptable weight for my frame before doesnt look so good now so I intend to lose a further 3kg before consolidation. I am a huge Dukan fan, only downside is that I have no energy for Zumba, but once I have made it to consolidation this will change
edited by jenna7jenna on 14/10/2011
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Latest post at 03/12/2011 16:53:36
Hello Ladies!

I am a Dietitian and Nutrition Expert and i work here in Dubai. I see that you are quite concerned about your diets.
a lot of diets exist but you should know but not always the same things work for everybody.
the best formula to maintain a healthy diet is to have all kinds of healthy food in moderation, without cutting on any kind of nutrient.
Again i tell u there are few exceptions! BUT please do not fall for the fad diets, because not everything u read online is reliable! Ask me if anything.
Healthy Regards to all!
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Latest post at 09/01/2012 13:39:18
i started 5 days ago with 3 days of attack and am now in my cruise- ive already lost 5 pounds and most of my cravings are gone. Ive tried many diets and i seem to find this one quite easy
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Latest post at 09/01/2012 18:55:56
This is my second day on this diet...I am pretty happy bcoz we could eat anything we want except carbohydrates....yes I do feel hungry at times and I am a great lover of rice....but I would say that I am loving it...discovering a lot of new, easy and yummy recipes which I am trying out everyday....I would happy to get to know some recipes in this forum...hmmm I just dont like water much..i know it sounds a bit weird....so I am thinking how I can increase my water intake...I just dont like its taste....how can I flavour it....the other issue is that I dont do any excercise neither walk....i live in a beautiful place Arabian Ranches which has great walking areas and parks but my issue is cats...I have great phobia towards animals mostly with cats...I just cant stand the sight of a cat...i totally freak out...any suggesstions to improve this condition...looking for some great suggestions...
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Latest post at 09/01/2012 23:06:21
teenachandy2011 wrote:
This is my second day on this diet...I am pretty happy bcoz we could eat anything we want except carbohydrates....yes I do feel hungry at times and I am a great lover of rice....but I would say that I am loving it...discovering a lot of new, easy and yummy recipes which I am trying out everyday....I would happy to get to know some recipes in this forum...hmmm I just dont like water much..i know it sounds a bit weird....so I am thinking how I can increase my water intake...I just dont like its taste....how can I flavour it....the other issue is that I dont do any excercise neither walk....i live in a beautiful place Arabian Ranches which has great walking areas and parks but my issue is cats...I have great phobia towards animals mostly with cats...I just cant stand the sight of a cat...i totally freak out...any suggesstions to improve this condition...looking for some great suggestions...


Hi teenachandy2011, if you are interested in more Dukan recipes I'm selling my Dukan Book plus the recipe book>
You can reply to this msg if you'd like them then I can leave my contacts!
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Latest post at 29/01/2012 18:46:38
Hi AzaniaKhayaLam,

I am interested in buying the books.

my email ID maryamjhussain at yahoodotcom

thanks!!
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Latest post at 02/04/2012 18:38:57
This diet really works ladies!
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Latest post at 03/04/2012 13:33:56
in the P day of the cruise phase, is it 1 1/2 TBL spoons of oat bran or 2?
Thanks
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D-J

Latest post at 04/04/2012 14:24:33
one and a half...
try mixing it with one T of palin ff yoghurt,sweetener,pinch of salt and a egg...beat all together and bake like a pancake...its delishhh!
I sometimes put a t of sf jam on..roll up and eat!
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