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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  • Urmila on January 27, 2015

    Can I take 100 g cooked starch four time in a day

    • Amber on January 27, 2015

      Hi Urmila

      It is best to try and put some structure into your eating pattern if you can so that you develop good eating habits that will help you maintain your weight in Stablisation. This would normally be 3 meals a day plus a mid morning and mid afternoon snack. Is there any reason why you are looking to have 4 meals a day?

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Judy Ham on January 23, 2015

    Hi Amber
    If you have been on the dukan diet successfully and lost lots of weight but didn’t do the consolodation phase and gained a few kilos- will it still be beneficial to redo the dukan diet and start from the attack phase again? Will the diet still work for me if I go back on it?
    Thank you!
    Judy

    • Amber on January 26, 2015

      Hi Judy

      The Dukan will work the second time around but it will be slower and one of the main reasons is that you have less weight to lose. I’d recommend starting from Attack and completing Consolidation this time around. This phase is very important as it helps you understand how much you can eat without gaining weight.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Urmila on January 22, 2015

    Can I take soya chunks or some low fat dairy product like cottage cheese made up of skimmed milk with 100 grams of cooked starch on one p p serving

    • Amber on January 22, 2015

      Hi Urmila

      Yes you can add other protein foods to cooked starches on the vegetarian version of the Dukan.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Urmila on January 22, 2015

    Hi amber, is 100 grams of cooked starch include 1/4 cup ofuncooked wheat flour or rice flour pls reply

    • Amber on January 22, 2015

      Hi Urmila

      Wheat flour or rice flour are not acceptable cooked starches.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • kim giuliani on January 22, 2015

    Hi amber! Do you know anything about the Dukan Diet 2?? It’s a “softer”, more flexible version of the original Dukan Diet and is meant for people with little weight to lose, who are in no immediate rush and have no medical problems, also for those who have succeeded with the Dukan Diet but have put on a little bit of weight. If I have 35 lbs to lose, would that fall into the little weight category, or am I kidding myself? ;)

    • Amber on January 22, 2015

      Hi Kim

      The Dukan Diet 2 is a 7 day diet that uses Dr Dukan’s “Nutritional Staircase”. It is a good way to lose up to 10 pounds and the diet is a mix of Attack phase (day 1). Cruise Phase (day 2) and a phased Consolidation phase (days 3 to 7).

      I wouldn’t recommend this diet for your circumstances. Using the full Dukan Diet will give you the benefit of establishing changed eating habits that will help you lose weight more speedily and to understand how to eat to maintain your weight in the long term.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Mary on January 21, 2015

    Hi Amber,
    I’m goong to start the dukan diet this monday but I still wanted to ask you if I could change some things in it.
    For example, I don’t really fancy oatmeal, can I replace it with whole grain cornflakes? If not, what can I replace it with?
    Also, can I take pineaple to ear as a snack at school?
    Or maybe low fat fruit yogurt? Activia yogurt?
    Thank you :)

    • Amber on January 21, 2015

      Hi Mary

      There is no substitute for oat bran and this isn’t the same as oatmeal. If you don’t want to follow the rules it would be better to use a different diet plan that gives you more flexibility over the foods you eat. If you are under 18 I’d recommend discussing your proposed weight loss program with your doctor before starting.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • ayse on January 19, 2015

    Hi amber,
    I was 155 week ago, now 149.9 (atack)
    Is this normal?I was expecting more feeling disappointment

  • Sammy on January 18, 2015

    I’m in cruise phase, can I do 2 days PP and then 2 days PV or must it be 1/1 or 5/5 rythme ?

    • Amber on January 18, 2015

      Hi Sammy

      If you want to do 2PP/2PV that is fine. You can’t do more than 5 days PP in a row and the number of PP days should not exceed the number of PV days.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • sara on January 15, 2015

    Hi, restarting the diet after a few months of bad eating lol, and im just curious if flax seed mill is allowed, i checked the nutrition info and it doesnt have many carbs? could i use it for baking approved muffins and such?

    • Amber on January 17, 2015

      Hi Sara

      It isn’t one of the foods included by Dr Dukan in his diet.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

      • Mary S on January 25, 2015

        Flaxseed meal is on the tolerated list–amt is 1 tsp/day; admittedly can’t do much w/ that (muffins etc).

        • Amber on January 26, 2015

          Hi Mary

          Thanks for this information. Do you have an up to date list of the US tolerated item you could share?

          Best wishes

          Amber:)

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