Dukan Diet News: Update on Sweeteners for the Dukan Diet

When I was writing my post about Dukan Diet Oat Bran Chocolate Muffin Mix for Cruise  Phase I noticed that this product used a new sweetener that I not seen used before on the Dukan Diet, LoHan so I knew that I need to write a post updating everyone that this sweetener could now be used.

The information I’m providing below comes from the online chat of 24 February 2012 on the official US Dukan Diet Site.  The US site has a search facility which makes looking for information a lot easier!

Question : ……..Now my next question concerns the splendas, and the stevias, and the truvias, etc.   Someone asked me if they could make Iced Tea and add any of those and if there was a limit. ….. and should they ONLY use herbal tea to make Iced tea.  I did not want to answer them incorrect so I am turning to you for advice.  Thanks.

Answer: ……We highly recommend using herbal tea packets (not powders/mixes). The best ones for the diet are Japanese Green tea, Dandelion tea, Chickweed tea, and Ginger tea. You can use up to 6 packets a day of artificial sweeteners i.e. Splenda, Equal, Truvia, etc. But, you can have unlimited all natural sweeteners i.e.  Stevia and LoHan.

As you can see from the last two sentences Dr Dukan appears to have increased the amount of artificial sweeteners that is allowed from 8 teaspoons to 6 packets (which is the equivalent of 2 teaspoons) a day but also now allows the use of  unlimited amounts of natural low calorie sweeteners like Stevia and LoHan.

12 Responses to “Dukan Diet News: Update on Sweeteners for the Dukan Diet”

  • latanya on October 20, 2014

    Are you allowed to have John Soules steak or chicken strips.
    Thank you

    • Amber on October 22, 2014

      Hi Latanya

      The John Soules products do have added ingredients – if you are happy to overlook this you could use these foods. If you were following the Dukan Diet to the letter it would be a no.

      Best wishes


      • latanya on October 23, 2014

        Hi Amber, thank you for your response. I’m trying to follow the as it is written, therefore this product is a “no” for me. However, it was so rent l convenient.
        I truly appreciate your time.

  • victoria on October 15, 2014

    Is there any creamer I can use in my coffee liquid or powder? And what about breath mints like tic tacks? Thank u in advance

    • Amber on October 15, 2014

      Hi Victoria

      Sorry but I’ve never come across a suitable creamer for coffee and TicTacs aren’t suitable as they are made with sugar. Here is a direct extract from their site.

      The Nutrition Facts for Tic Tac mints state that there are 0 grams of sugar per serving. Does this mean that they are sugar free?
      Tic Tac® mints do contain sugar as listed in the ingredient statement. However, since the amount of sugar per serving (1 mint) is less than 0.5 grams, FDA labeling requirements permit the Nutrition Facts to state that there are 0 grams of sugar per serving.

      You are allowed up to 5 piece of sugar free candy or gum per day.

      kind regards


  • Sherry on October 8, 2014

    He’s referring to the volume of the sweetener powder, not the equivalent volume of sweetness listed on the packet. So if anything he DECREASED it.

  • Emma on September 11, 2014

    Hello Amber

    Are we allowed the sweetener called Sukrin ?

    Thank you in advance xoxo

    • Amber on September 14, 2014

      Hi Emma

      Yes you can use this product as it is a zero calorie sweetener.

      Best wishes


  • Giovana on June 8, 2014

    Hi Amber,

    A little confused. Above you say “Dr Dukan appears to have increased the amount of artificial sweeteners that is allowed from 8 teaspoons to 6 packets (which is the equivalent of 2 teaspoons) a day”. Does that mean that the new limit is from 2-8 teaspoons? Does 6 packets equal 2 teaspoons?

    Thanks for the clarification.

    • Amber on June 9, 2014

      Hi Giovana

      6 x 2 = 12 teaspoons.


  • Habibi on June 19, 2012

    Hi amber! Just wanted to ask can we use canderel sweetner on dukan?

    • Amber on June 19, 2012

      Hi Habibi

      There are three types of Canderel.

      Normal Canderel has aspartame as the main sweetener, Canderel Yellow uses sucralose and Canderel Green uses Stevia. All of them are zero calories so in my view are OK to use. There are other ingredients in these products but these also appear in other sweeteners which Dr Dukan has approved for use.

      Best wishes


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