Support for the Dukan Diet

My site provides free information and support to anyone who is following or considering following the Dukan Diet to lose weight.  In my posts you will find hints, tips and information as well as many Dukan Diet recipes suitable for the first two phases of the diet plan.  I also sometimes provide general information about losing weight, maintaining your ideal weight, eating healthily and exercising.

What is the Dukan Diet?

The Dukan Diet is a diet plan which has been developed and refined for over thirty years by Dr Pierre Dukan, a French nutritionist and doctor.

Describing the diet as “a planetary success” and as “the revolutionary weight loss plan that has taken the world by storm! ”  is obviously a little bit of sales hype on behalf of Dr Dukan, but his diet is certainly an international success as his Dukan Diet book has been published in 20 countries in 10 different languages.  I also know that visitors to my site come from all over the world.

Unlike many other diet plans that you may have tried in the past, the Dukan Diet plan not only gives you the tools to lose weight, it also helps you develop new healthier eating habits that will allow you to stay at your target weight forever.   There is nothing magical about the diet plan, although many dieters are astounded by the amount of weight they lose in the Attack Phase which is the first phase of the diet.




The Dukan Diet Phases

The Dukan Diet is a diet plan with four distinct phases.  The first two weight loss phases, Attack (Phase 1) and Cruise (Phase 2) are based on the use of 100 allowed foods thatPrawns  - A protein food on the Dukan Diet make the food you eat high in protein but low in sugar, fat and carbohydrates.  These 100 allowed foods are made up from a list of 72 low fat, protein rich foods and a list of 28 vegetables which are low in sugar and starches.  In Phase 3 – Consolidation you start to add back fruit, hard cheese and starchy foods until you reach the final phase Phase 4 – Stabilisation which you follow to keep off the weight forever.

The Dukan Diet of course wouldn’t be the Dukan Diet without the another main feature, the daily serving of oat bran!

What also sets the diet apart from many others is the fact that almost all of the 100 allowed foods can be eaten freely without restriction and that there is no counting of calories or carbs!

The Dukan Diet Site – Posts

The site has been set up using a standard blogging platform and the information is provided in individual posts.  If you want:

  • to read my latest posts you can click  “Posts” here or in the navigation bar above
  • to browse the topics posted you can look through my “List of Contents” page which lists and links to every post on the site
  • to look for a particular topic you can use the Search tool in the sidebar using a key word or phrase
  • To look for recipes start on my Dukan Diet Recipes page.

The Dukan Diet Site – Comments

It is the visitors which make this site special as the comments posted add another dimension.  In the comments sections you can read about the experiences of others and see the questions they’ve asked and the answers that have been given.  As well as being able to comment on each article or posting, I’ve put two posts on the site  just for your comments, these are:

Baked Egg Custard - a dessert for the Dukan Diet

  • My Dukan Soapbox – where you can post details of your successes, seek support when your weight loss plateaus or ask for advice.
  • Site Ideas, Suggestions and Comments – where you can make comments and suggestions in helping to develop this site. Your comments and suggestions are very important to me as I want this to be a site that you will return to again and again and that you will want to recommend to your friends.

All comments to the site are fully moderated and do not appear until I authorize them, so sometimes there can be a delay before they appear.

The Dukan Diet Site – Contact Page

If you would prefer to email me with your questions, suggestions or comments you can do this using the Contact page which can be accessed here or from the navigation bar

Official Dukan Diet Websites

I’ve also provided the links below if you would like to visit Dr Dukan’s own official websites in either the US or the UK.

US Site – dukandiet.com

UK Site – dukandiet.co.uk

Best wishes

Amber:)

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  • Laura on July 26, 2015

    Hey Amber,
    is chicken ham allowed to eat in dukan diet? also what kind of other ham?
    Thanks

    • Amber on July 26, 2015

      Hi Laura

      Chicken ham usually contains honey or sugar so this wouldn’t be a suitable food. You are looking for ham that has a low fat content and no added sugars. If it contains any visible fat this should be removed as well.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Nick Brown on July 26, 2015

    Hi Amber, I’m back! I missed you, lol. You might remember me, but you might not.
    Anyway, I went off the diet but it wasn’t a complete disaster. My goal weight is 199 lbs. and I actually got down to 213 lbs. about 8 months ago. But then I started “slipping” and eating things that weren’t on the diet. And then I was on a lengthy stagnation and got very discouraged.

    Two months ago I had to move to a new place across town and under the stress I started up again eating fast food and that’s where I am now. About two months ago my scale broke (please no obvious jokes. It broke because it got knocked around in the move, lol). I didn’t weigh myself until a couple of weeks ago and with all my clothes on and after a meal I weighed 236 lbs.

    Now I am happy with that, I thought it would be much closer to my old starting weight of 258 lbs. but I was so busy with the logistics of the move that I must have eaten sparingly. So I am not happy with weighing 236 lbs. but it could have been a lot worse. I am going to go on the Dukan Diet 2 within the week.

    Well that’s where I’m at. I expect I’ll be using you and this site for help. I hope you are doing OK, I’ll see you around. Good luck. Have a nice week.

    Nick Brown

    • Amber on July 26, 2015

      Hi Nick

      Yes I do remember you and it is good to hear from you again.

      I’m doing OK at the moment and hope you are too.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Adriana on July 14, 2015

    Hello Amber,
    Are soy hot dogs (veggie hot dogs ) allowed? Thank you

    • Amber on July 26, 2015

      Hi Adriana

      These products usually contain lots of artificial ingredients which also includes various types of sugars so would be best avoided. If you have a particular make You’d like me to check out just let me know.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Seth on July 14, 2015

    Good afternoon,

    Are chicken thighs allowed on any of the phases?

    Thanks,

    Seth

    • Amber on July 26, 2015

      Hi Seth

      Yes you can have chicken thighs in all phases of the Dukan.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Ghaya on July 12, 2015

    Dear Amber
    I used to be able to shop for Dukan products on their UK official website. Now, and for the last 3 months, I keep getting a message to say that the site is being “maintained” and that they will contact us when available. Any idea why it is taking such a long time?
    Kind regards
    Ghaya

    • Amber on July 26, 2015

      Hi Ghaya

      Sorry I don’t have any connection to Dr Dukan so don’t know what the problem is.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Vanessa on July 2, 2015

    Hi Amber
    I just wondered where you can buy aspartame in England? Or are products like Candarel the same? Candarel has 1.4% Aspartame in it, is this what the recipes refer too when they say use Aspartame?
    Also, I can’t find reduced/non fat cocoa powder anywhere in English supermarkets, do you have any ideas? Or can i use products like Options drinking chocolate powder which advertise themselves as only 40kcal a cup?
    Your help always appreciated!
    Vanessa

    • Amber on July 5, 2015

      Hi Vanessa

      Any calorie free sweetener is fine to use – Dr Dukan has moved away from his insistence that only aspartame can be used.

      If you want to stick rigidly to the rules you are probably only going to be able to buy this product via the Internet using the Dukan Shop or other online shops https://mydiet-shop.co.uk/cocoa/109-defatted-cocoa-powder-100-g-1-fat.html. The Options option would be a bending of the rules but if it makes following the diet more enjoyable you are more likely to stick to the diet.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • Vanessa on July 7, 2015

        Thanks again Amber!

  • Judith on June 28, 2015

    Hi, do you think sparkling water is ok to drink on the diet, instead of normal water? Thanks! Judith

    • Amber on June 28, 2015

      Hi Judith

      Sparkling water is fine to have.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Laura on June 27, 2015

    Hey Amber,
    restarting the diet again this Monday after I gained some weight lately. Wish me good luck and above all good will.
    Kind regard, Laura:)

    • Amber on June 28, 2015

      Hi Laura

      I wish you good will and good luck.

      Take care

      Amber:)

  • Vanessa on June 26, 2015

    Hi Amber
    I am on Day 12 of Dukan diet, i.e. just cruising along in Cruise phase! I have lost about 6 lbs already which is great.
    However, on Sunday I am going to an event where I know I will be drinking alcohol (and quite a lot of it!!) I will probably be drinking prosecco and gin & slimline tonics. I know this is against all the diet rules but I always knew I would have to break them on this day! Can you give me any advice on how best to limit the damage?!

    • Amber on June 28, 2015

      Hi Vanessa

      The best way to limit the damage is to limit the amount of no value alcoholic calories you drink. Try to drink mainly slimline tonic with only the ocaasional gin. On Monday just get back to the diet as if nothing had happened but it might take a little while for the impact of the event to work through your body.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Mary on June 26, 2015

    Hey Amber,
    I’m on the attack phase of the dukan diet,only 4 days left.
    I recently had a surgery so I have to remain in bed for 2 weeks or more and I wont be able to perform exercise.
    Is that going to slow down the weight loss?

    • Amber on June 28, 2015

      Hi Mary

      Being inactive will definitely reduce the amount of calories you need each day so unless you compensate for this your rate of weight loss will slow down.

      Hope you are soon feeling better.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Ellie Penner-Bright on June 11, 2015

    Hi Amber,

    I’m young (in my early 20s) and lost about 2 stone in a few months when I first began the diet. I stopped for a while, and am beginning it once again this week. I read online that seaweed is an acceptable food during the attack phase but there were no quantities mentioned. It would be nice to have this with my seafood sticks (mimicking sushi) with some soy sauce but I dont know how much I am allowed. Can you advise?

    Thanks,

    Ellie

    • Amber on June 16, 2015

      Hi Ellie

      Eating seaweed in the Attack Phase is not in any of the books that I have. I’m aware that it was added as a vegetable but not as a condiment. I’d therefore recommend waiting until a PV day in Cruise before having this treat. Remember to limit yourself to 8 crabsticks a day as they are quite high in carbs.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Eri on June 9, 2015

    Hi Amber,

    I’m on day 2 of the attack and I have a question before I mess it up: Is PGX fiber supplement allowed in this phase, and in the rest after the attack?

    Thanks :)

    • Amber on June 16, 2015

      Hi Eri

      Unless you are taking this supplement on the recommendation of your doctor it would be better not to take it as it contains saturated fat.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Kara on June 3, 2015

    Hi Amber,

    I just started the attack phase. I drink a lot of water, but i like to have it infused with various things. Often times I put slices of cucumber in or slices of lemons. Is this allowed? I know the diet says no lemon juice…but I’m not squeezing any of the lemons’ juice into the water – just chucking whole slices in. Same question goes for the cucumbers: I am not actually eating the veg, so is it ok then to have it in the water for flavour?
    Thanks for your help!

    • Amber on June 6, 2015

      Hi Kara

      Offically the answer is no but it my view both are fine used just to flavor to water.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Anne on May 7, 2015

    Hello Amber
    I was wondering if Walleye is a Dukan approved fish? Thanks
    Anne

    • Amber on May 9, 2015

      Hi Anne

      Walleye is fine to have as is any type of fish.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • lu on May 7, 2015

    am I allowed cool whip on cruise phase?

    • Amber on May 9, 2015

      Hi Lu

      Sorry it isn’t allowed as it contains fat and sugars.
      The ingredients are
      WATER, CORN SYRUP, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL* (COCONUT AND PALM KERNEL OILS), HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, LESS THAN TWO PERCENT OF SODIUM CASEINATE (FROM MILK), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, XANTHAN AND GUAR GUMS, POLYSORBATE 60, POLYSORBATE 65, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BETA CAROTENE (COLOR).
      CONTAINS: MILK.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Katerina on May 6, 2015

    Hello Amber. I am on the first day of my attack phase. I am muslim and soon is coming Ramadan (18.7.) and I should be that time on the cruise phase. My true weight should be reached on 30.7. which means after 12 days of Ramadan. How should I carry on after Ramadan? Should I go again for the attack or the Dukan diet 2 will be the solution? Thanks for the answer.

    • Amber on May 6, 2015

      Hi Katerina

      Try to stick the the Dukan as best you can through Ramadan and then go back to the CRuise phase until you reach your target weight.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

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