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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  • Cassie on September 12, 2014

    Hi there,

    I am curious is anyone else on the Cruise phase has experienced what I am experiencing.

    I am bouncing around a bit as far as my weight. When I weigh myself after a PV day, I am find that I have gained .5 – 1 lb, but when I weigh myself after a PP day, I have dropped as much as 1.5 lbs.

    Is this normal to be heavier after a PV day and then lose it plus a little more after a PP day? It would be less concerning if I just stayed the same, but if this is normal – so be it.

    Thanks.

    • Amber on September 14, 2014

      Hi Cassie

      This is a very common occurrence as protein is diuretic and vegetables have the opposite effect. All the yoyo-ing is just water.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Maya on September 11, 2014

    Hi Amber,
    I am in the Cruise phase and I found a recipe for Dukan style bread which looks promising, and it includes powdered milk. Before I run out to buy, what should I look out for in the ingrediants table?
    Thanks

    • Amber on September 14, 2014

      Hi Maya

      If you give me the link I’ll check it out for you.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Michelle on September 6, 2014

    Hello Amber
    Can you tell me if fat free reddiwhip is ok it’s less that 1g suger only 5 cals for 2 tbs
    I put it in my suger free cocoa and on my suger free jello
    Thanks michelle

    • Amber on September 14, 2014

      Hi Michelle

      From photos I’ve found from Google it looks as ifber:) this product contains sugar which would put it outside of the rules for the Dukan. It will need to be a personal choice as to whether you bend the rules and contain to enjoy this product.

      Best wishes

      Am

  • biba on September 3, 2014

    Dear Amber,

    First of all, thanks a lot for this site. Its very informative and helpful. I wish I had seen it earlier.

    Secondly, this is the third time that I am following the Dukan Diet and all the time it has been successful. So for all who are following the Diet, persevere, and you will achieve your weight goals and maintain the weight.
    I am following the diet again, just to manage the 2 kg gain courtesy of vacation feasting.

    However, I am not pure vegetarian but am neither fond of meats, dont like eggs and do not prefer water based tuna, and the PP days are frustrating me to the point that I only take milk and oat bran. N this doesn’t help with weight loss.

    Would you have a solution for this? Can the veg version b used on the pp days. I have already reached my weight goal, have 2-3 days more days to Cruise along.

    • Amber on September 5, 2014

      Hi Biba

      I think more to the vegetarian version would give you much more variety in the food you are eating.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • biba on September 14, 2014

        Thanks a lot Amber.

        Just a small query on the veg version. Are we restricted to only a single portion of starches/pulses, for the day or the pulses, starches can b taken in unlimited portion, similar to taking meats or sea food.

        • Amber on September 14, 2014

          Hi Biba

          Yes you can have more than one portion a day but exercise some caution with the starches/pulses eaten or you may not lose weight. They do not have the same qualities as the non vegetarian protein foods.

          Kind regards

          Amber:)

  • Megan on September 2, 2014

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the great site…so helpful. I’ve just finished my attack phase and thought I would share a tip for those who need a bit of sweetness to get through.

    For a treat every evening (only if i had been good the entire day) I made some miwadi blackcurrent (no sugar added) jello(diluted it 1 part to 5) and then mixed this with a small no fat yoghurt as a dessert. Really hits the spot and kept me sane! Although not strictly for the attack phase, the reduced calories and ‘treat’ aspect is the only thing that kept me on track. A reason to be good all day;)

  • SophiaM. on September 1, 2014

    Hi Amber,
    in the consolidation phase,can you eat fruits like figs,grapes,melon,watermelon?

  • 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?
    Thanks,
    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

      Amber:)

  • 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

      Amber:)

  • 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 Amazon.com.
    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

      Amber:)

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