Dukan Diet Tolerated Foods

As you get to know more about the Dukan Diet you find out that there are some tolerated foods that you are allowed in addition to the 72 low fat, high protein foods used for the Attack Phase and the 28 vegetables added in the Cruise Phase for the Protein and Vegetable (PV) days.  I’ve already written one post on the topic “What Else Can You Eat and Drink on the Attack Phase?”.

This post will give you details of some additional tolerated foods that you can use during the Cruise and Stabilisation Phases.  You could use them in the Attack Phase but this isn’t recommended as it will reduce the great weight loss benefits you will get from the this part of the diet.  On the other hand if you are a chocoholic like me and by having one or two Low Carb Creamy Hot Chocolate Drinks in the Attack Phase you are able to stick to the diet, not losing that extra pound may be a price worth paying.  The important thing to remember about these extras is not to over indulge, because if do you won’t lose as much weight or you might not lose any weight at all.  It is common sense really, you just limit yourself to two of these ” extras”  in sensible quantities you can add still further to the variety of dishes that you can enjoy.  This will make it much easier for you to keep to your diet and get to your target weight.

  • Low Carb Cocoa Powder

This is my “I couldn’t do without it” extra and you are allowed one or two teaspoons per day. The information on the amount allowed is a little unclear at the moment as I’ve been told you are only allowed one teaspoon per day but the information in the Dukan Shop says you can have two teaspoons.  It is important to use the right sort of cocoa powder as they aren’t all the same, you are ideally looking for a product which is 100% cocoa powder with no added sugar and some of the fat removed.

Dr Dukan has his own reduced fat cocoa powder that you can buy via his online shop but in the UK the most popular with Dukaneers seems to be Tesco Value Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (250g).  I’ve also had a quick look to see what products I could find in the US and I found Ah!Laska’s Baker’s Cocoa which is organic, kosher and fat free and Wonderslim Pure Fat-Free Cocoa Powder.  If you can’t get the reduced fat sugar free version you could half the amount used as an alternative.

  • Fruit Yogurts

You can eat as much zero fat, no sugar yogurt as you want on any day of the Dukan Diet provided it is either plain or flavored with coconut, vanilla or lemon.  As a tolerated addition you can have up to two fruit yogurts per day but these still need to be no sugar varieties.  If you have two fruit yogurts this counts as both your “extras” for the day.

  • Cornflour (Corn Starch) or Soy Flour

This might not seem to be that exciting or appetising as you don’t eat flour by itself.  However when you add it to the other ingredients you can have on the Dukan Diet it starts to give you some tasty added possibilities.  One of the simplest is a gravy made from a low fat stock cube with a little flour to thicken.  Add this to your meat and vegetables and you’ll forget that you are on a diet!  You are allowed up to one tablespoon a day.

  • Custard Powder
You can have a tablespoon of traditional custard powder as one of your tolerated item as this made from cornflour (corn starch), salt, vanilla flavoring and coloring.  You can’t have the instant or ready made version though.
  • Red or White Wine

If you are hoping that you’ll be able to drink this I’m going to have to disappoint you as you have to use this wine in cooking.  You can use up to 30ml per day and you have to cook with the lid off to make sure all the alcohol evaporates!

  • Low Fat Cheese

You can have 30 grams of low fat cheese and low fat means less than 7% fat.  30 grams isn’t a lot but again you can use it with other foods to give yourself some new meals to enjoy or you could just enjoy it as a snack or use it to turn your burger into a cheeseburger, minus the bun of course!

  • Rhubarb

This can be a very welcome addition if you like fruit or if you are suffering from constipation.  You can have 100 grams of stewed rhubarb sweetened with sweetener on PP days and unlimited amounts on PV days.

  • Goji Berries

The coaches on www.dukandiet.co.uk have now just started to advise to treat the goji berries as a tolerated item.  In the online chat of 12 August 2011 “sonja” provided the following reply

Hi Krisskossi and welcome to the chat! Goji berries are considered as a tolerated now but you can have these both on your PP and PV days…

  • Other Extras
  • 1 plain soy yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of extra lite cream cheese (less than 3%)
  • 150ml of soy milk
  • 1 glass of gaspacho on PV days only
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 50 g of spiced goat sausage
  • 100 g of  poultry sausage
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar free tomato ketchup
  • 2 additional tablespoons of oat bran on top of your daily allowance (This has now been withdrawn by the Dukan coaches.  Here is an extract of the online chat of 11 September 2011

Q : Hi Sonja, i am feeling guilty i had 2tbls oatbran for my porrige this morning then 2 more late afternoon, i am only spose to have 2 a day is it a big no no or will it be ok :-(A : Hi! How are you today? Well this is not a big deal but now as you may know there is no more tolerated oat bran intake. Then try not to have more than your daily intake now and it will be fine. Have a very nice Sunday!)

404 Responses to “Dukan Diet Tolerated Foods”

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  • Nancy on February 10, 2018

    Is red wine vinegar ok during cruise phase?

    • Amber on February 10, 2018

      Hi Nancy

      Red or white vinegar is fine to use in cooking in Cruise.

      Best wishes


  • Corina on February 3, 2018

    Hi Amber

    Could you please tell me what kind of sugar alternatives we can eat on ducan diet and what would be the best brands? Also what protein powder brands are best to use on ducan diet and how much per day we are allowed to use?

    Thank you

    • Amber on February 10, 2018

      Hi Corina

      You can can any calorie free sweetener of your choice. There are no best choices. Protein powder is not an allowed food so it should not be used on the Dukan. Dr Dukan is an advocate of real food.

      Best wishes


  • Rosario on January 6, 2018

    Hi, I found the information in http://www.mydukandiet.com that almond milk is allowed as long as it is unsweetened and has less than 3g of fat.
    That will make a difference in my desserts and white coffee ; very happy!

    • Amber on January 8, 2018

      Hi Rosario

      The mydukandiet.com is like my site not affliated to Dukan Diet site. There is nothing on the Dukan Diet official site that advises that almond milk is allowed.

      One of the main reasons I started this site was because of all the incorrect information that existed.

      Best wishes


  • Marilena on January 3, 2018

    Hello and Happy New Year!!
    Please inform me, can we consume “Tolerable” foods in Dukan 2??
    I mean during the weight loss period and not during the conservation period.
    Also, is olive oil tolerated food item?
    Thank you in advance

    • Amber on January 4, 2018

      Hi Marilena

      You can have two tolerated foods each day in Cruise Phase – the second phase of the Dukan.

      Olive oil is not a tolerated food you can have up to one teaspoon a day in any phase.

      Best wishes and a Happy New Year to you too


  • Maria on December 16, 2017

    Hi, can you have spelt Coffee in the attack phase? That is Coffee alternative made of pure spelt. Thanks.

    • Amber on December 20, 2017

      Hi Maria

      Sorry but Spelt Coffee isn’t suitable to use on the Dukan.



  • celestia on October 25, 2017

    can one have coconut aminos on dukan instead of soy sauce?

    • Amber on October 29, 2017

      Hi Celestia

      Coconut aminos is higher in carbs and calories than soy sauce so it woulsn’t be a change I’d recommend.

      Best wishes


  • Kem on October 12, 2017

    Hi Amber, I am fiending for half & half in my coffee but the fat free one lists “corn syrup” as the second ingredient. I feel like this is worse than just having some half & half in my one cup per day. Could I get away with indulging? Or should I just suck it up & forgo the coffee in general? (Drinking it black is not an option :O )

    • Amber on October 14, 2017

      Hi Kem

      You may be able to work your diet around one cup and have this as a daily tolerated item. Fat free products are quite often high in sugar to compensate and sugar free often means no white sugar but lots of other sugars!

      Best wishes


  • Paula Mendez on October 5, 2017

    Wanted to know if pepper plant hot sauce is allowed on attack phase? It says its sugar free and ingredients are pretty much jalapeño puree, olive oil and some more puree.

    • Amber on October 7, 2017

      Hi Paula

      You could use this sauce as it is a zero calorie food but don’t be fooled zero calories doesn’t mean no calories. For example Zero calories drinks are defined as having a calorie content of up to 4 calories per 100ml. So a 330ml can could have 12 calories and still be defined as zero calories.

      On the days you use it I’d forgo your teaspoon of oil to compensate.

      Best wishes


  • Trish on September 17, 2017

    Hi Amber have been on Dukan for a month but sad to said had a lapse that has lasted 5 days so I go back and start attack phase again would really appreciate your advice thank you Trish

    • Amber on September 18, 2017

      Hi Trish

      Repeating the Attack Phase so quickly could be counter productive. Following a very low calorie diet for too long can damage your metabolism. Just put your lapse behind you and carry on with Cruise.



  • Mary on September 16, 2017

    I am on the cruise phase. Can I have fresh beets.

    • Amber on September 18, 2017

      Hi Mary

      Yes beet is on the list of allowed vegetables.



  • Ingrid on August 9, 2017

    Can I have rice wine vinegar on the cruise phase?

    • Amber on August 9, 2017

      Hi Ingrid


      Best wishes


  • Anna Mouratidou on August 5, 2017

    Hello Amber.

    Is there a free day in the second phase of the diet?



    • Amber on August 5, 2017

      Hi Anna

      No – the Celebration meal isn’t added under Consolidation.



  • Marjorie McCormack on July 23, 2017

    Hi Amber can you use stock cubes on the attack stage of the diet?

    • Amber on August 5, 2017

      Hi Marjorie

      I’ve struggled to find suitable stock cubes, the best I’ve found is OXO although it does contain small quantities of unpermitted foods. Yes you can use stock in the Attack phase.



  • Noof on July 22, 2017

    Hello .. Ive been eating tofu almost everyday with lite soy sauce is it ok ?

    • Amber on August 5, 2017

      Hi Noof

      Try to eat a more varied diet eating just tofu with soy sauce is not a good idea.



  • Sue on May 31, 2017

    Hi there Amber 🙂

    I was just wondering whether we’re allowed sugar free, fat free chocolate Jell-o pudding? And also how about birds eye spicy chicken but is quite high I think however I cannot keep Amy other chicken down : (

    Per grill (92g) oven baked provides:

    Any help would be very much appreciated 🙂

    • Amber on June 3, 2017

      Hi Sue

      Jello pudding doesn’t contain sugar but it does contain sugars so this is why it doesn’t make it to the list of allowed foods.

      The Birds Eye Spicy Chicken is also not allowed. It contains breadcrumbs oil and various other ingredients which make it unsuitable. 100 g of plain grilled chicken breast has 151 calories, 3 g of fat and no carbs. 100 g of the Spicy Chicken contains 259 calories, 13 g of fat and 20 g of carbs.

      Kind regards


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