Can You Eat Chickpeas and Hummus (Houmous) on the Dukan Diet?

I’ve decided to answer to two questions in this post, because although nobody has asked whether you can eat chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and hummus (houmous) in one question, to me they are both connected as chickpeas are of course one of the main ingredient in hummus.

The reason I think that so many people think that chickpeas and hummus might be allowed on the Dukan Diet, is because chickpeas are a low fat food that is considered to be a good source of protein.  These two properties do mean that chickpeas are often a part of other weight loss programs, but although chickpeas do have these two healthy attributes they are also very high in carbohydrates and because of this they don’t make it to the list of 100 Healthy Foods either as a protein or as a vegetable.

This means that you cannot eat chickpeas or hummus in either Attack or Cruise Phases of the Dukan Diet and you would only be able to eat them in limited amounts in the Consolidation Phase either as part of your Celebration meals or as one of the two portions of starchy foods added each week in this phase.

Can You Eat Chickpeas and Hummus (Houmous) on the Dukan Diet?

  •  Attack Phase
  • Cruise Phase
  • Consolidation (but only in limited quantities)
  • Stabilisation (unlimited excluding Dukan Thursday Pure Protein days)

3 Responses to “Can You Eat Chickpeas and Hummus (Houmous) on the Dukan Diet?”

  • on September 9, 2014

    Sh….t, I just ate about 4 tablespoon and almost licked the blender!

  • Aly on June 6, 2014

    For how long can I proceed dukan diet?

    • Amber on June 6, 2014

      Hi Aly

      You follow the weight loss phases of the Dukan until you reach your target weight so there is any time limit.

      Kind regards


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