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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  • Nikki on May 29, 2017

    Does anyone know of ice cream that is allowed?

    • Amber on June 3, 2017

      Hi Nikki

      Sorry I’ve never come across one.

      Best wishes


  • Bianca on May 5, 2017

    In the tolerated foods, when it says we came have 30gr low fat cheese 7% fat, is that 7% fat per serving (30gr) or for the standard 100gr? Fingers crossed it’s per serving.
    Cheers Bianca

    • Amber on May 5, 2017

      Hi Bianca

      Sorry – it is 7% of the food not the serving.

      Best wishes


  • Ezequiel on April 19, 2017

    Great post. I liked study of low carb.

  • Ruxandra on April 1, 2017

    Is Halo Top ice cream allowed in the Cruise phase?

    • Amber on April 8, 2017

      Sorry Ruxandra but no.


  • Menna on March 22, 2017

    Hello, I was wondering if this is allowed in small quantities –
    Walden Farms Low Calorie Chocolate Dip, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Fat Free
    Nutritional values
    per serving 30 g
    Energy (kcal) 3.9
    Protein (g) 0.01
    Carbohydrates (g) 0.8
    – of which sugar (g) 0.06
    – of which polyols (g) –
    Fat (g) 0.1
    – of which saturated (g) 0.01
    Fibre (g) 0.6
    Salt (g) 0.29


    Walden Farms Low Calorie Chocolate Syrup, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Fat Free
    Nutritional values
    per serving 30 ml
    Energy (kcal) 4.9
    Protein (g) 0.2
    Carbohydrates (g) 0.6
    – of which sugar (g) 0.03
    – of which polyols (g) –
    Fat (g) 0.3
    – of which saturated (g) 0.03
    Fibre (g) 0.02
    Salt (g) 0.09

    Thank you!

    • Amber on March 23, 2017

      Hi Menna

      I’d recommend having small amounts of both as your daily tolerated items.

      Best wishes


  • Catalina on March 7, 2017

    Hello Amber,
    Is Hershey’s sugar free syrup (strawberry flavor) tolerated item? INGREDIENTS: water, erythritol, glycerin, 2% or less of citric acid, xanthan gum, sodium citrate, artificial flavors, salt, sodium benzoate, preservative, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, zinc sulfate, vitamin E acetate, artificial color, niacinamide, biotin.
    I guess I listed them all 🙂
    0 calories.

    • Amber on March 8, 2017

      Hi Catalina

      It is zero calorie so it is Ok to use.

      Best wishes


  • Martina on February 17, 2017

    Dear Amber,
    I have a question about amount of tolerated foods. Because there are 2 portions of tolerated foods allowed – does that mean, that I can have 4 tolerated items per day if I use only 1/2 portions?

    • Amber on February 17, 2017

      Hi Martina

      Yes if you had 4 half portions that would work.

      Best wishes


      • Martina on February 18, 2017

        Dear Amber, thank you very much for your answer. For me this is very logical and also you have confirmed it, but the girls in the facebook group of which I am member of, are tearing me apart for this opinion…. They insist that only 2 items are allowed, not 2 servings… Is there anywhere I could verify this information officially? Thank you very much for your advice 😀

        • Amber on February 18, 2017

          Hi Martina

          Sorry I don’t know how you would verify this. To me it was a straight forward mathematical calculation. 4 halves equals 2 whole.

          Best wishes


  • Hannah on February 12, 2017

    I’m the cruise phase can I have bistro gravy?

    • Amber on February 12, 2017

      Hi Hannah

      Bisto isn’t suitable. The best I’ve found is oxo cubes. you could use cornflour(tolerated item) to thicken.

      Best wishes


  • Anna on February 3, 2017

    Hi amber can I have alpro soy chocolate desert on cruise phase it’s low fat st 5%

    • Amber on February 3, 2017

      Hi Anna

      Dairy or soy dairy has to be 2% fat or less. So this dessert isn’t suitable.



  • Kerry on January 16, 2017

    Sorry typing error is there a daily limit to the amount of Dukan bread you can have on the cruise phase

    • Amber on January 16, 2017

      Hi Kerry

      You need to restrict your daily serving according to the amount of oat bran the bread contains. For example you make a recipe in Cruise phase containing 4 tablesppons of oat bran – you are allowed 2 tablespoons of oat bran per day in Cruise so you could have half of the finished bread.

      Best wishes


  • Carmella on January 16, 2017

    Hi Amber,

    My boyfriend and I are due to finish a 9 day stint on Attack and move into the Cruise phase on Wednesday 18th but I’m a bit confused about how many tablespoons of Oatbran we’re allowed on this phase? We’ve been having 1 tblsp on Attack and I thought it was 2 tblsp on the Cruise?

    Thanks 🙂


    • Amber on January 16, 2017

      Hi Carmella

      Hope it is going well – it is much easier to diet together:)

      It is 1.5 tablespoons in Attack and 2 tablespoons in Cruise. (Some time ago Dr Dukan allowed 2 further tablespoons in Cruise as a tolerated food but stopped this as it was slowing weight loss).

      Best wishes


  • Robin on January 13, 2017

    Can I use coconut flour instead of corn flour in the cruse phase?

    • Amber on January 14, 2017

      Hi Robin

      Coconut flour is much higher in calories than corn flour so it would not be a suitable swap.

      Best wishes


  • Sue on January 12, 2017

    Hi Amber,
    Am I allowed V8 juice in the Cruise phase?

    • Amber on January 13, 2017

      Hi Sue

      I’d restrict yourself to 1 glass a day but yes you can have this drink in Cruise.

      Kind regards


  • Grazia on January 4, 2017

    Hi I noticed you are a fan of this diet and very prepared . It s the only diet who works with me and I love it 😍 anyway your recipes are the best I found really! I was wondering if I can substitute the fat free Greek yogurt with skimmed milk to make the bread because I prefer the taste x thanks! X

    • Amber on January 5, 2017

      Hi Grazia

      Thank you for your lovely comments:)

      If you use yogurt you may need to add a little water to get the right consistency.

      Best wishes


  • Jenny on December 19, 2016

    Hi Amber,
    Thank you for this wonderful site. I was thinking of buying the oat bran chocolate muffin mix from the online dukan shop but I dunno not know which phase of the diet is it appropriate for and are ingredients in the diet acceptable for the cruise phase? Thank you, Jenny.

    • Amber on December 20, 2016

      Hi Jenny

      You used to be able to have oat bran products in addition to the daily serving of oat bran but I see this product now states “One muffin provides your daily allotment of oat bran in the Cruise phase in a convenient form.”

      Best wishes


  • Carmella on November 26, 2016

    Are there any granola’s allowed if I can not get my hands on the Dukan Bran?

    • Amber on November 27, 2016

      Hi Carmelia

      There are no substitutes for oat bran but you don’t need to use the Dukan brand.

      Best wishes


  • JR on November 22, 2016

    Hey there,

    Would one or two of De Bron’s Almond Cookies be allowed in attack phase?
    Each cookie contains 2 gr of fat and ~3 gr of carbs.

    • Amber on November 22, 2016

      Hi JR

      Sorry no.

      Best wishes


  • Annie on October 28, 2016

    Hi ! Can I eat seweet potato on cruise faze?

    • Amber on October 30, 2016

      Hi Annie

      Sweet potato isn’t a permitted vegetable so can’t be eaten in Cruise.



  • Feely on October 19, 2016

    Hi Amber

    I was wonder if Tesco Healthy Living Hot Chocolate 300G is OK to have vs tesco value.

    Typical values per 100g: Energy 78kJ/19kcal

    Whey Permeate Powder (Milk), Dried Glucose Syrup, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (21%), Dried Skimmed Milk, Maltodextrin, Coconut Oil, Flavourings (Milk), Salt, Stabilisers (Guar Gum, Carboxymethylcellulose, Disodium Phosphate), Anti-caking Agent (Silicon Dioxide), Sweetener (Sucralose)

    Typical Values Made as directed Each serving (11g)
    100g contain made with 200ml
    hot water contains
    Energy 78kJ (19kcal) 165kJ (39kcal)
    Fat 0.2g 0.5g
    Saturates 0.1g 0.3g
    Carbohydrate 3.2g 6.7g
    Sugars 2.1g. 4.4g
    Fibre 0.6g 1.3g
    Protein 0.7g. 1.4g
    Salt 0.1g 0.2g

    • Amber on October 19, 2016

      Hi Feely

      Dr Dukan recommends a low Fat reduced sugar free cocoa powder. Hot chocolate powder isn’t quite the same thing but at 39 calories a serving you could replace these for your 2 tolerated foods.



  • Christine on October 18, 2016

    Can I have oatmeal for breakfast? Want to start the attack phase.

    • Amber on October 18, 2016

      Hi Christine

      Sorry – no oatmeal isn’t the same as oat bran.



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