Dukan Diet Phase 1: 15 Key Points of Dukan Diet Attack Phase

Although I have written quite a few posts already about the Attack Phase I wanted to write one which summarized the key points of the first phase of the Dukan Diet in a format that will be easy to read and understand.


15 Key Points of the Dukan Diet Attack Phase 

  1. Oat Bran – Eat 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of oat bran each day, preferably in one serving.
  2. Water – Drink a minimum of 1.5 liters/litres of water daily
  3. Exercise – Walk briskly or exercise for at least 20 minutes a day.
  4. Fat Free Dairy Products – Try to have less than 1 kg of fat free dairy products or 700g if using soy/soya “dairy” products.
  5. Permitted Proteins – Eat as widely as you can from the permitted list of 72 protein foods .
  6. Additional Extras – Make full use of the additional items which are allowed.
  7. Nothing Else – Do not eat anything which is  not listed as a permitted protein or an allowed additional item
  8. Sodium – Try to keep your salt intake down to prevent water retention.
  9. Wheat Bran – Use the optional 1 tablespoon of wheat bran allowed each day to help avoid constipation.
  10. Meals – Eat three meals a day plus a mid morning and mid afternoon snack.
  11. No Missing Out Meals –  Do not be tempted to skip meals.
  12. No Added Sugars or Starches – Ensure that the food that you are eating has no hidden sugars or starches
  13. Weigh In – Weigh yourself once a day first thing in the morning before breakfast but after going to the bathroom
  14. Vitamins – Take a daily general purpose multi-vitamin tablet
  15. No Extension – Do not be tempted to extend the Attack Phase beyond the recommended number of days.

188 Responses to “Dukan Diet Phase 1: 15 Key Points of Dukan Diet Attack Phase”

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  • Rae on January 10, 2018

    Hi how much fat free yoghurt can you eat for breakfast?

    • Amber on January 11, 2018

      Hi Rae

      If you stay within the daily 1 kg limit for dairy for the rest of the day there is no limit.

      Kind regards


  • Saida on November 17, 2017

    Hi Amber , can I start attack again after few days on 2nd phase? Is almond milk unsweetened allowed?

    • Amber on November 26, 2017

      Hi Saida

      No the Attack phase is too restrictive to be repeatred so quickly. And no almond milk is not allowed.



  • Hunter on October 31, 2017


    I am gluten sensitive. What do I do about the oat bran and wheat bran?

    • Amber on November 4, 2017

      Hi Hunter

      You would leave these out but there are gluten free versions of oat bran available.

      Best wishes


  • nellie on October 17, 2017

    I started dukan I did attack phase and I used peanut butter only a tablespoon three times a day to beat cravings I used fish and chicken as well for 10 days and followed 5:2 diet then I didcphase 2 I ate protein and veggies for three weeks I was stuck on how I could continue I chose to use 16:8 diet on my phase 3 I made mine 14:8 and eat the proper meals on dukan phase 3 im amazed within 2 months my weight has dropped thanks

    • Amber on October 22, 2017

      Hi Nellie

      I’m glad the Dukan worked for you:)



  • Lindsey on August 22, 2017

    I’m on the Attack Phase, if I ate two small brownies do I need to start this phase over or just work out more tonight?

    Thank you!

    • Amber on September 16, 2017

      Hi Lindsey

      It doesn’t work like that. If you cheat you don’t punish yourself. You just carry on as if nothing had happened.



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