Dukan Diet Update: Can You Drink Alcohol on the Dukan Diet
Regular visitors to my site will know that I check out the official Dukan Diet sources to keep my knowledge of the Dukan Diet up to date. One of the sources where I get my most up to date information is from the online coaching chat that are held several times a week.
One of the areas which I know that many people find hard is that they are not allowed to have any alcohol whilst in the Attack or Cruise Phases of the diet. In the past when replying to comments I’ve always explained that the official advice is that all alcoholic drinks are off limits in the weight loss phases of the Dukan Diet. I’ve copied one of the recent Q & As from the online chat of 21 March 2012 which confirms this advice. However if you read the second Q & A from yesterday evening’s chat you’ll see that there has been a slight shift.
Question and Answer from Dukan Diet Online coaching chat of 21 March 2012
Question : Hi, I have recommended the diet to two of my friends. They would like to know if any alcohol such as vodka, is allowed during the diet. For example, one of my friends wants to start the diet on Sunday and will be on the cruise phase when she is going on holiday in May and July respectively. In May she has a boat trip for 10 days and is therefore concerned about alcohol consumption during her trip. Please can you let me know what the position is in relation to alcohol and the phases, such as the cruise phase (which is when she is on holiday). Many thanks in advance.
Answer: Welcome! In general, alcohol is not allowed at all during the cruise phase. Alcohol is actually one of the worst lapses to do as it greatly deteriorates almost all of your accomplishments and takes a long time to recuperate. Have a great day!
It is a great shame that the coach didn’t mention the adaptation of the Dukan Diet that can be followed whilst on holiday which is a variation of the Consolidation Phase and does allow one alcoholic drink each day.