Can I Eat Pork in Attack & Cruise Phases of the Dukan Diet?
If you’ve read the post immediately prior to this one – Are there 68 or 72 Pure Protein Foods on the Dukan Diet? you will have found that lean center-cut pork chops, pork tenderloin and pork loin roast are on the list of allowed foods in the US but that they don’t make it on to the UK list. Does this mean that you can’t have pork in the UK – well not if you are careful in choosing the pork that you will be enjoying.
To explain in the UK there are several different cuts of pork and the fat content ranges from a very acceptable 1.3% to well over 25%. To demonstrate I’ve taken the the nutritional information for various pork products from Tesco.com and listed them below with their fat content.
- Pork Medallion Loin Steaks 400 g have 1.3 g of fat per 100 g
- Pork Stir Fry 500 g has 2.4 g of fat per 100 g
- Fresh Diced Pork Topside 500 g has 2.4 g of fat per 100 g
- Pork Fillet has 2.6 g of fat per 100 g
- Extra Lean Pork Mince 500 g has 4.7 g of fat per 100 g
- Pork Shoulder Steaks 700 g have 10.4 g of fat per 100 g
- Lean Pork Mince 750 g has 10.9 g of fat per 100 g
- Pork Mince 850 g has 14.2 g of fat per 100 g
- Pork Steaks 1 kg have 16.1 g of fat per 100 g
- Pork Loin Steaks 600 g have 16.1 g of fat per 100 g
- Pork Chops 2 Pack have 21.7 g of fat per 100 g
- Pork Ribs 700 g have 22.5 g of fat per 100 g
- Everyday Pork Shoulder Joint has 23.6 g of fat per 100 g
- Everyday Value Pork Belly Slices have 26.3 g of fat per 100 g
The first five of the pork products listed above have less than 10% fat content and would be fine to enjoy in the Attack and Cruise Phases of the Dukan Diet. The next two two are just the wrong side of 10% so should only be eaten as a last resort but all others should not be eaten at all.
I’ll be looking to add some suitable pork recipes to the site in the next couple of weeks such as Grilled Medallion Loin Steaks Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce so you might want to keep checking back!