FAQ: Can I have Miso Soup on Dukan Diet Attack Phase

Miso soup or misoshiru is a very popular Japanese dish which is now enjoyed around the world and the great news is that it can be enjoyed in all phases of the Dukan Diet.

It is also very nutritious as the miso paste from which it is made is an excellent source of healthy fatty acids, minerals, dietary fiber and protein.  Miso paste is not a complete food by itself but when combined with the other ingredients in miso soup it becomes a complete food. There are two main types of miso.  Red miso which is actually a dark reddish brown which is usually the strongest flavored and the more popular white miso which is a sort of yellow-brown.

I’ve posted a recipe for Miso Soup here and the video below also provides a recipe and shows just how simple making miso soup is.  Just remember that if you want to eat miso soup in the Attack Phase or on Pure Protein days you need to leave out any vegetables such as the wakame seaweed and daikon radish. You can either put the vegetables in servings for others or save them to have in your serving of miso soup on a PV day.  The scallions/spring onions are allowed on any day as they are classed as a condiment. On PV days you might also want to add a few different vegetable such as mushrooms, julienne of cabbage or carrots.


18 Responses to “FAQ: Can I have Miso Soup on Dukan Diet Attack Phase”

  • Kim on June 15, 2017

    I really dislike plain water, can I drink lemon water?

    • Amber on June 16, 2017

      Hi Kim

      Lemon should only be used in cooking so the strict answer is no. A lemon has 17 calories and 5 carbs so it might upset your weight loss if too much lemon juice was used.

      Kind regards


  • Sherihan on March 9, 2017

    Can I eat plain chicken soup wizout any fat in the attack phase?

    • Amber on March 10, 2017

      Hi Sherihan

      Home made or shop bought. If shop bought can you provide a list of the ingredients and the nutrirional information.



  • tat on November 11, 2015

    there is an instant wakame miso soup that has 66% soy bean paste,wakame seewed, salt water and it says sugar….. with a count of 29 cal per serve…. can we have it on PV days?? i am sure not on PP due to wakame . Each pack is 18 grms with3.1 sugars….. As some hamand surimi we are allowed do also have sugars with no specification i though these would be ok…. can u clarify this…. it is so hard to find anything in Australia and we have no access to the online shop due to custom regulations….. arrggg

    • Amber on November 19, 2015

      Hi tat

      Avoid the soup due to the sugar and limit yourself to 8 crabstick/surimi a day.

      Kind regards


  • mel on February 7, 2015

    Hi is this okay,yukata miso paste
    Soya beans 23%
    Salt.are the only ingredients

    • Amber on February 7, 2015

      Hi Mel

      As far I can tell miso pastes contain rice or other starchy ingredients which wouldn’t normally be allowed but as Dr Dukan allows the use of miso soup mix in this recipe http://www.dukandiet.co.uk/other-menus/go-crazy-for-soup I’d say that you can use this product.

      Best wishes


  • Mittie on June 3, 2014

    Hi Amber,

    Jus wanted to enquire, is butternut allowed on the vegetable days of the dukan diet? the copy of dukan book i have is silent with regards butternut..

    • Amber on June 3, 2014

      Hi Mittie

      It is listed at # 19 Pumpkins, Squashes and Marrows in the list in my book, so yes you can have Butternut squash.

      Best wishes


  • Nami on April 3, 2014

    Hi, Amber
    Is the miso soup I mentioned below allowed?

    • Amber on April 3, 2014

      Hi Nami

      Sorry I must have deleted my reply instead of posting it. I need to know what the ingredients are to work out what is providing the carbs before I can advise whether it is suitable.

      Kind regards


  • Nami on March 31, 2014

    Hi, Amber
    The nutritional information of the miso soup I have is:
    Energy 23kcal
    Protein 1.5g
    Fat 0.7g
    Carbs 2.6g
    Sodium 588mg
    Table salt 1.5g
    I think this is for one sachet of miso soup … maybe, or maybe for 4 sachets? Sorry, I tried to translate it from japanese. So, is this miso soup allowed?
    Thank you!

  • Paul on July 3, 2013

    Wait, I’m pretty sure that the original Dukan book lists soy beans as being too high in fat to be considered a pure protein source. Doesn’t that rule soy products (of which Miso is one) out of being acceptable in the attack or cruise phases?

    • Amber on July 3, 2013

      Hi Paul

      The information about Miso soup being allowable came from one of the online coaching sessions. If you look at the official recipe on the UK Dukan Diet site for Chicken Noodle Soup you’ll see it uses miso soup mix if desired to replace chicken or vegetable stock. http://www.dukandiet.co.uk/other-menus/go-crazy-for-soup

      Hope this helps.

      Kind regards


  • Tania on March 18, 2013

    Hi Amber,

    Are we allowed this miso soup?


    Thanks in advance!


    • Amber on March 18, 2013

      Hi Tania

      A purist dukanista would say no as it has added sugar but by my reckoning a sachet has just 18 calories so I can think of far worse things you could be eating.

      Best wishes


    • Rachel on June 18, 2014

      I love Miso Soup.

      Nom nom nom.

      I want to have it for lunch.

      HELP ME

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