Dukan Diet News: Dukan Diet Updated for Vegetarians

I popped onto the UK Dukan Diet Site last night to check out the online coaching chat and have now got some really great news for all Vegetarian followers of the Dukan Diet as Dr Dukan has refined his guidance and there are now more foods you can eat.

On the chat vivek1804 asked virginie what proteins vegetarians eat on the Dukan Diet and whether kidney beans, black beans or pulses are considered high in protein. Virginie advised that vegetarians can eat:

  • Eggs
  • Tofu
  • Silken Tofu
  • Plain Quorn
  • Quorn Spicy Light Bites
  • Quorn Roast Light Bites
  • Textured Soy Protein

She also advised that low fat dairy products could be replaced by low fat no sugar added plain soy milk product but the biggest surprise to me was that shethen said

“Furthermore, you can replace any PP food by the following items :

  • 100 gms of wholegrain cooked starches (quinoa, amarante, brown rice, etc) = 1 serving (PP)
  • 100 gms of cooked pulses (chickpeas, lentils, etc) + 50 gms of cooked starches = 1 serving (PP)”

These changes are certainly going to make following the Dukan Diet a whole lot easier for vegetarians but before any meat eating Dukan Dieter decides to give up meat so they can follow the vegetarian version of the Dukan Diet virginie also warned vivek1804 that the weight loss when following this version of the diet can be slower!

Later in the chat virginie advises liviazig that Seitan is also totally allowed.


61 Responses to “Dukan Diet News: Dukan Diet Updated for Vegetarians”

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  • Susie on November 29, 2017

    Is there a separate book I can buy for vegetarians

    • Amber on December 2, 2017

      Hi Susie

      I’m not aware of any. Sorry.



  • Carolina on April 6, 2017

    Hi Amber, i’m ovo lacto vegetarian, and here in my country (Brazil) the are plenty of soy protein options. I’d like to know if i can have them during this program. ( Which phases, portions..)

    PS: Even tho some of the products contain canola oil, i could only imagine it’s a very small portion, since the total fat value is very low.

    *Vegan Meat – 400gr
    Ingredients: Plain tomato juice, Textured Soy Protein, natural condiments, onion, light salt, pepper, garlic, Hydrolyzed soy protein. ( Gluten free, conservatives free)
    Nutritional content: 50g portion Energetic value: 17,4kcal/ Carbs: 1,0gr/ protein: 3,1g/ Total Fat: 0g/ Dietary fiber:3,1g/ Sodium: 235mg

    *Soy Sausage 400g
    Ingredients: Wheat gluten, canola oil, wheat fiber, wheat flour, plain soy flour, hydrolyzed soy protein, corn starch, soy lecithin, natural condiments, black pepper, light salt. ( conservaties free)
    Nutritional content: 40g Portion : Energetic value: 43,3kcal/ Carbs: 1,8g/ Protein: 4,9g/ Total fat: 1,9g/ Dietary fiber: 2,5g/ Sodium: 143,2mg

    *Soy Bolognese 400g
    Ingredients: Textured Soy Protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, canola oil, salt, onion, garlic, tomato concentrated pulp, natural condiments.
    Nutritional content: 50g portion: Energetic value: 35kcal/ Carbs: 4,8g/ Protein: 3,6g/ Total fat: 0,2g/ Dietary fiber: 2,1g/ Sodium: 401mg

    *Soy Hamburguer 280gr
    Ingredients: Wheat Gluten, Canola oil, wheat fiber, wheat flour, Textured Soy Protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, garlic, onion, natural condiments, defatted chia, black pepper, light salt.
    Nutritional content: 70g portion: Energetic value: 80,3kcal/ Carb 4,4g/ protein: 8,2g/ Total fat: 3,3g/ Dietary fiber: 3,1g/ Sodium: 257,6mg (conservative free)

    *Mayo 330g ( Zero sodium/ Zero Calories/ Zero sugars)
    Ingredients: Water, vinegar, Pasteurized egg whites, extra virgin olive oil, potassium chlorite, onion, whey protein, garlic, corn fiber, xantan gum, guar gum, sucralose.
    Nutritional content: 12g portion/ Carbs 0,7g. There are no significant amounts of energy value, sugars, proteins, fats and sodium.

    * Mustard 350g ( Zero sodium/ Zero Calories/ Zero sugars)
    Ingredients: vinegar, corn fiber, mustard, potassium chlorite, turmeric, white pepper, onion, polidextrose, xantan gum, sucralose, Acesulfame potassium.
    Nutritional content: 12g portion: Dietary fiber: 2,5g
    There are no significant amounts of energy value, sugars, proteins, fats and sodium.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Amber on April 8, 2017

      Hi Carolina

      *Vegan Meat – 400gr – Yes on PV days due to vegetables

      *Soy Sausage 400g – No contains non permitted foods such as canola oil, wheat fibre and flour, soy flour.

      *Soy Bolognese 400g – Yes on PV days – oil having minimal impact.

      *Soy Hamburguer 280gr – No contains non permitted foods such as canola oil, wheat fibre and flour.

      *Mayo 330g ( Zero sodium/ Zero Calories/ Zero sugars) – Zero calorie OK

      * Mustard 350g ( Zero sodium/ Zero Calories/ Zero sugars) – Zero calorie OK

      Best wishes


  • Hardik Bhilota on December 18, 2015

    Hi Amber,

    I am vegetarian and follow Indian cuisine. Can I have Tofu in attack-phase with home made recipe which includes one tea spoon vegetable/olive oil and garlic onion and tomatoes?


    • Amber on December 20, 2015

      Yes you can Hardik


  • Katherine on July 9, 2015

    Hi Amber,
    Can we have olive oil and tonned milk?

    • Amber on July 11, 2015

      Hi Katherine

      You can have 1 teaspoon of olive oil each day and double toned milk could be used if skimmed milk isn’t available. Double toned milk has a fat content similar to semi-skimmed milk. Single toned milk has a higher fat content so shouldn’t be used.

      Best wishes


  • Lusia on May 19, 2015

    Hi Amber,

    Your dedication, kindness and patience are admirable. Congrats on the hard work.

    I’m ovo lacto and have just finished the attack phase mostly on eggs and dairy as protein source. I am starting on the nutritional staircase (I miss fruit too much) and was wondering if there’s anything you can add to us vegetarians on this extra approach.


    • Amber on May 21, 2015

      Hi Lusia

      So far I’ve not got any information for vegetarians on the Dukan Diet 2. Sorry:(

      Kind regards


      • Lusia on May 28, 2015

        Hi again,

        I’m fairly happy with the Staircase. In total I have already lost three kilos, am feeling quite energetic and have been experimenting in the kitchen. : D

        The thing is … I didn’t eat all the extra bread (only one slice on Sunday) nor any of the wholemeal carbs allowed last week. I didn’t miss any of that which was a suprise to me. I ate the fruit, the cheese and did enjoy my celebration meal, though.

        Would you say this might become a problem in any way?

        • Amber on May 31, 2015

          Hi Luisa

          This isn’t a problem at the moment as on Cruise the weight loss phase of the original Dukan Diet you don’t eat any wholemeal carbs apart from oat bran.

          Best wishes


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