Can I Eat Tofu in the Attack Phase of the Dukan Diet?

This is another question that I know that visitors to the site are asking because this is the question they typed into Google to reach the site. Yes, you can eat tofu in the Attack Phase and all other phases of the Dukan Diet.


If you are a vegetarian,  Dr Pierre Dukan has devised a specially adapted version of his Dukan Diet that you can follow.  The proteins that a vegetarian can eat on PP days (pure protein days) or on PV days (protein and vegetable days) are as follows:

  • soya steaks
  • tofu
  • dairy products
  • eggs

You also need to eat two tablespoons of lentils every day but on PV days in the later stages of the diet you can eat unlimited amounts of lentils. The amount of oat bran eaten is also increased for vegetarians to four tablespoons per day.

The lack of variety in the foods that can be eaten make the Dukan Diet much more difficult to stick to for a vegetarian.

16 Responses to “Can I Eat Tofu in the Attack Phase of the Dukan Diet?”

  • Eleo on March 8, 2015

    Dear Amber

    What about soy drink?

    On the UK Dukan website, only a glass of soy drink is allowed. However, the content of soy drink is the same what of pure tofu, just with much more water. How then tofu is unlimited and soy drink limited?

    Also, the smoke tofu I found is without sugar, just seasoning as basil . Does it mean it is allowed?

    What about soy yogurt?

    Thank you for all your precious help.

    Eleo

    • Amber on March 15, 2015

      Hi Eleo

      There is a difference between solid and liquid food. Solid food takes longer to digest and you can drink a lot of calories if you aren’t careful. If you can’t eat dairy you can replace milk and yogurt with soy products. If you are having it in addition to dairy products 1 glass/1 yogurt equals 1 tolerated item.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Mel on April 26, 2014

    Hi Amber,
    I’m not vegetarian, but I love tofu, and I had some, but when I checked the nutrition information, it has 6.3% fat in 100g, but I though I shouldn’t have much fat in attack phase, or is that ok?
    I had also 2 other questions, which is are the Konjak nuddles in any passes allowed?
    And Salmon? As I keep reading different informations about it, in dukan websites.

    Thank You for your help,
    Mel

    • Amber on April 27, 2014

      Hi Mel

      The fat content in the tofu you’ve eaten is fine. Some of the protein foods that are included do have higher fat content but they are included because of their healthy oils. However the thing to do is to eat as many different foods as you can so that these foods make up a small part of your diet overall. This post should help you understand a little more about Shirataki/konjac noodles. http://thedukandietsite.com/1798/shirataki-noodles-on-the-dukan-diet-or-other-low-carb-diet/

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • muzeyyen on January 16, 2014

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
    COULD SOY FLOUR BE USED FOR
    COOKING
    THANKS

    • Amber on January 16, 2014

      Hi Muzeyyen

      I’m sorry but soy flour isn’t an allowed ingredient.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

      • Mary S on January 5, 2015

        Soy flour is listed in the US edition of the cookbook as an alternative to the cornstarch on the Tolerated Items list–one tbs/day starting w/ Cruise. That’s probably too small an amount to be helpful but it’s there.

        • Amber on January 7, 2015

          Hi Mary

          Thanks for this information

          Best wishes

          Amber:)

  • Cherry on September 15, 2013

    Hi Amber,

    What with all the meat in the diet I really enjoy eating tofu for a change – which also includes SMOKED tofu. However, I feel as if this might not be allowed. Could you help me clear my doubt? Thanks!

    Cherry

    • Amber on September 15, 2013

      Hi Cherry

      You are right, the smoked tofu had added sugar which increases the carbs so it would be best avoided.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Ambrosia on June 3, 2013

    Hi Amber:

    Is tofu and other soy products such as bean curd sheets, dried tofu sheets, soy noodles, silken tofu etc allowed in unlimited quantities on attack and cruise (PP/PV) days?

    I see for the above mentioned items that the ingredients are simply soy bean, calcium hydroxide and water. Their fat content vary — but given Dr Dukan allows tofu for vegetarians on Attack phase, I am wondering if all that I have mentioned here are equally allowed for non-vegetarians and if so, can they be combined with non-veg foods on PP days Attack and PP/PV days Cruise.

    I look forward to hear from you. Thanks! And thanks you for your very helpful advice!

    • Amber on June 3, 2013

      Hi Ambrosia

      Tofu is one of the unlimited pure proteins for the “normal” Dukan Diet so you will be fine to have these foods and you can combine any allowed foods as you wish.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • N on August 24, 2011

    Thanks for such a quick response! My one other question (though you mightn’t know the answer) is do boca burgers constitute “soya steaks”? I’ve never heard of them before so I’m not sure what Dr Dukan exactly means by them.

    • Amber on August 24, 2011

      Hi N

      Here’s the link to Boca’s site http://www.bocaburger.com/our-products.aspx. You can see the ingredients for each product and they are mainly soy based. Dr Dukan does adapt his diet to allow different foods and products.

      Amber:)

  • N on August 23, 2011

    Are the tofu/ soya products able to be consumed unlimitedly? Thanks for this, I’m vegetarian so this is good news to me. Do you have a link to where Dr Dukan said this?

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