My Dukan Soapbox

This page is for you to post details of your successes, seek support when your weight loss plateaus or ask for advice.

614 Responses to “My Dukan Soapbox”

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  • Kathy on March 23, 2017

    Hi Amber

    I am on week 2 and in the cruise phase. I lost 6.4 lbs in the attack phase and gained 1.5 as soon as I started the cruise phase. So far I have only lost .2 of the gained weight. Is this normal? I keep wondering if the weight loss will kick back in. I have 50 lbs to lose. I am so frustrated.

    • Amber on March 23, 2017

      Hi Kathy

      Look at your weight loss since you started rahther than a week at a time. You are already 10% of the way to your target Keep believing in the Dukan.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Elyn Aviva on March 16, 2017

    Hi Amber–new question. I’m trying to find an acceptable low-fat cocoa for the Cruise phase. The one I bought is organic Rapunzel cacao: low fat cocoa powder, 11% cocoa butter. 100 gr., 333 kcal; fats, 11g; carbs, 15g; sugar, 0.3g; fiber, 35g; proteins, 28g. A single teaspoon is 2grams (I weighted it), but I can’t figure out if this is too high in fat/carbs. I tried to compare it to what Dr Dukan’s Online Shop offers but I can’t figure it out. Help!
    BTW–I’ve lost 4 lbs in 5 days in the Attack phase–I am so excited. I haven’t been able to lose weight in several years.
    Thanks for your help.

    • Amber on March 16, 2017

      Hi if a teaspoon is 2g this would have a little under 7 calories so this will be fine:)

      Thanks

      Amber:)

  • Elyn Aviva on March 10, 2017

    Thank you SO much for this site! I’m about to start the diet and have a few questions, and I didn’t find answers when I looked in the posts…. First, can I continue to use psyllium husk powder to keep my bowels moving? Second, I think cider vinegar is allowed–is it recommended on a daily basis, and if so, how much? Third, can I use no-fat sheep’s milk yogurt, not cow’s milk Greek, that has under 7 grm carb/100 grm? Thank you so much! I await your replies with great eagerness and hope.

    • Amber on March 10, 2017

      Hi Elyn

      It is a yes for the psyllium husks but be careful you are not having it as part of a sugary drink. Apple cider vinegar is also ok but Sheeps milk is too high in fat to be suitable.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • Elyn Aviva on March 11, 2017

        Thanks for your quick response–I take the psyllium in water, no sugar. You are SUCH a resource!
        Please, can you confirm about the sheep’s milk yogurt? The label reads per 100 g, Cal, 36; fat, 0.1g; carbs, 2.6g; proteins, 6.1g; salt, 0.1g. Isn’t that within the numbers you posted for acceptable yogurts? BTW, I live in Spain (Girona, Catalonia) and so far can’t find any organic no-fat Greek yogurt, so I was hoping the no-fat sheep’s yogurt would work. I eagerly await your reply.

        • Amber on March 12, 2017

          Hi Elyn

          The nutritional information I found for sheep’s milk showed it to be very high in fat but this looks fine.

          Best wishes

          Amber:)

          • Elyn Aviva on March 14, 2017

            I’ve been scanning labels–some no-fat sheep cheese is high in fat–but this particular brand isn’t. Thanks again for”being here” as I begin this project!

          • Amber on March 16, 2017

            🙂

  • Oksana on March 5, 2017

    Amber you doing a great thing here. Have a nice page with loads of help. Sorry if my question is not in a right place here. I moved to USA, Texas. Have a problem with finding products. Need to find FROMAGE, if anyone can tell me which corner should I go to buy lol… one more question for you Amber, help me to understand, skim milk, no fat milk…. any milk in US have sugar 12g … To make homemade milk products the sugar will only increase…. that’s crazy…..

  • Dara on January 29, 2017

    Hi Amber-
    I have restarted Dukan after gaining back 20 pounds and I can’t seem to lose! I did a 7 day attack phase and lost only 2 pounds. During 2 weeks of Cruise, I have neither lost or gained. I am feeling frustrated. The first time on Dukan, the weight just melted away.
    Any advice?
    I have a very active job-ususally get 5,000-10,000 steps a day just from working. Should I add more exercise?
    Thanks

    • Amber on January 29, 2017

      Hi Dara

      Your body is likely to be in a very different place than when you did Dukan the first time. If you strictly follow the Dukan and increase your level of exercise you should find that the weight loss follows.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

      • Dara on January 29, 2017

        Do you think I should start over? Do a few Attack days, then Cruise? Or, should I just stick with PP/PV and increase my exercise?
        Thanks again,
        Dara

        • Amber on January 30, 2017

          Hi Dara

          Stick with it and up the exercising. Dr Dukan very strongly advises against re-doing the Attack phase.

          Kind regards

          Amber:)

  • Liz on January 24, 2017

    Hi. Are you still running this site? Are you also still doing dukan? Thanks!!

    • Amber on January 24, 2017

      Hi Liz

      Due to personal reasons I was unable to spend the time needed to answer questions for a while. Things are now back to normal again.

      I use Dukan to maintain my weight and almost every day enjoy oat bran porridge for breakfast.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

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