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 -

UK Site -

Best wishes


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  • Nick Brown on August 29, 2014

    Hi Amber,
    is it bad to eat more than the amount of oat bran recommended for each phase? I’m in the cruise phase and I’ve been eating my two tablespoons per day but lately I’ve been eating two or three more tablespoons later in the day as a snack with no calorie brown sugar in the form of gruel. What do you think?
    Nick Brown

    • Amber on August 29, 2014

      Hi Nick

      It isn’t in the rules but is it impacting on your weight loss?

      Best wishes


  • Nick Brown on August 29, 2014

    The barbeque sauce recipe in the main text of the Dukan Diet Book is delicious and easy to make. Excellent over beef and chicken.

  • Karen on August 28, 2014

    Hi Amber,

    I have been on the diet for over a year and lost 15 lbs (US). Unfortunately, once I hit the consolidation phase, it seems to fall apart for me. I am now up 5.5 lbs. Where should I begin? SHould I start with a 3-5 day attack or just go back to cruise for a while? I am so frustrated. When I hit phase 3 it seems like the salty stuff is what really hooks me. So frustrating!!!

    • Amber on August 29, 2014

      Hi Karen

      You can start again with a 3 day Attack phase before moving to Cruise. Try to work on a strategy to help you cope with your salty cravings – banning items from your cupboards, having other snacks available and so on.

      Kind regards


  • Nick Brown on August 27, 2014

    Hi Amber. I just wanted to share something. I discovered three cookbooks by Dr.Dukan and I want to tell everybody what they are.
    All three can be purchased off of
    The first (in random order) is “The Dukan Diet Cookbook. 350 Simple and Delicious Recipes”. It has recipes for every phase.
    The second is “The Complete Dukan Cookbook. Over 300 delicious new recipes”.
    The third book is a little tricky. It is strictly dessert’s but the majority of recipes call for fat free ‘fromage frais’ and fat free ‘quark’. Now I had never heard of these things. I did a search online for substitutes for these and it led me back to this site!! So anyone can read up on acceptable alternatives here. But the book is :
    “The Dukan Diet : Desserts and Patisseries”
    It has more than 100 recipes for desserts.
    All three books are written by the doctor.
    So there you go Amber,
    Nick Brown

    • Amber on August 29, 2014

      Hi Nick

      Thanks for sharing this information and for the plug for my site!

      Best wishes


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