Support for the Dukan Diet

My site provides free information and support to anyone who is following or considering following the Dukan Diet to lose weight.  In my posts you will find hints, tips and information as well as many Dukan Diet recipes suitable for the first two phases of the diet plan.  I also sometimes provide general information about losing weight, maintaining your ideal weight, eating healthily and exercising.

What is the Dukan Diet?

The Dukan Diet is a diet plan which has been developed and refined for over thirty years by Dr Pierre Dukan, a French nutritionist and doctor.

Describing the diet as “a planetary success” and as “the revolutionary weight loss plan that has taken the world by storm! ”  is obviously a little bit of sales hype on behalf of Dr Dukan, but his diet is certainly an international success as his Dukan Diet book has been published in 20 countries in 10 different languages.  I also know that visitors to my site come from all over the world.

Unlike many other diet plans that you may have tried in the past, the Dukan Diet plan not only gives you the tools to lose weight, it also helps you develop new healthier eating habits that will allow you to stay at your target weight forever.   There is nothing magical about the diet plan, although many dieters are astounded by the amount of weight they lose in the Attack Phase which is the first phase of the diet.




The Dukan Diet Phases

The Dukan Diet is a diet plan with four distinct phases.  The first two weight loss phases, Attack (Phase 1) and Cruise (Phase 2) are based on the use of 100 allowed foods thatPrawns  - A protein food on the Dukan Diet make the food you eat high in protein but low in sugar, fat and carbohydrates.  These 100 allowed foods are made up from a list of 72 low fat, protein rich foods and a list of 28 vegetables which are low in sugar and starches.  In Phase 3 – Consolidation you start to add back fruit, hard cheese and starchy foods until you reach the final phase Phase 4 – Stabilisation which you follow to keep off the weight forever.

The Dukan Diet of course wouldn’t be the Dukan Diet without the another main feature, the daily serving of oat bran!

What also sets the diet apart from many others is the fact that almost all of the 100 allowed foods can be eaten freely without restriction and that there is no counting of calories or carbs!

The Dukan Diet Site – Posts

The site has been set up using a standard blogging platform and the information is provided in individual posts.  If you want:

  • to read my latest posts you can click  “Posts” here or in the navigation bar above
  • to browse the topics posted you can look through my “List of Contents” page which lists and links to every post on the site
  • to look for a particular topic you can use the Search tool in the sidebar using a key word or phrase
  • To look for recipes start on my Dukan Diet Recipes page.

The Dukan Diet Site – Comments

It is the visitors which make this site special as the comments posted add another dimension.  In the comments sections you can read about the experiences of others and see the questions they’ve asked and the answers that have been given.  As well as being able to comment on each article or posting, I’ve put two posts on the site  just for your comments, these are:

Baked Egg Custard - a dessert for the Dukan Diet

  • My Dukan Soapbox – where you can post details of your successes, seek support when your weight loss plateaus or ask for advice.
  • Site Ideas, Suggestions and Comments – where you can make comments and suggestions in helping to develop this site. Your comments and suggestions are very important to me as I want this to be a site that you will return to again and again and that you will want to recommend to your friends.

All comments to the site are fully moderated and do not appear until I authorize them, so sometimes there can be a delay before they appear.

The Dukan Diet Site – Contact Page

If you would prefer to email me with your questions, suggestions or comments you can do this using the Contact page which can be accessed here or from the navigation bar

Official Dukan Diet Websites

I’ve also provided the links below if you would like to visit Dr Dukan’s own official websites in either the US or the UK.

US Site – dukandiet.com

UK Site – dukandiet.co.uk

Best wishes

Amber:)

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  • Jane on February 21, 2015

    Hi Amber,

    I just read through your answers to Amy. You are kind and precise and we all benefit!!! Just some feedback.
    My question today is: How much Textured Soya Protein (TSP) am I allowed as a vegetarian? Is it a considered a “tolerated” food?

    Thank you,
    Jane

    • Amber on February 22, 2015

      Hi Jane

      Thanks:) You can use the TSP in unlimited amounts it is the starches and pulses that need to be restricted.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Vaness on February 20, 2015

    Hey Amber,
    I have started the dietthis week, kept the pp phase for 5 days, but I cheated today badly.
    what can I do help me? please give me some will to go on and throw this behind and stay strong

    • Amber on February 22, 2015

      Hi Vaness

      Everyone does this so don’t worry. Just carry on with the Dukan Diet as if nothing had happened.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • lily on February 19, 2015

    Hi, I am from sri lanka. I intend to follow this diet. I want o lose about 10 kilos. my goal weight is 67 kilos. the thins is in sri lanka it is very difficult to find the products. example like oat bran, i have asked a friend of mine to send some from abroad for now as for the fruits ( goji berries and rhubarb i have no idea what they are and we cannot get them in sri lanka ) also greek yoghurt or quark also we cant get so how can i make gellate or some thing,,i am worried i will lose the variey in my food, we can get chicken and fish though with skim milk and eggs.any idea for a pan cake?

    • Amber on February 19, 2015

      Hi Lily

      Certainly Amy who is from India has successfully managed to follow the Dukan Diet since August last year. Amy are you able to offer Lily any help?

      Perhaps your friend who is sending the oat bran could also send you some goji berries aka wolf berries?

      Once you have your oat bran you should be able to make the galette as you can very easily make your own Greek yogurt or Quark by straining ordinary yogurt through a cloth. Quark is strained longer than Greek yogurt.

      Perhaps you could occasionally spend a few days following the vegetarian version of the diet in order to get a little more variety into your food.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • lily on February 20, 2015

        Dear Amber, Thank you very much for your reply. Got my oat bran but way too expensive, I ll use it for now. today i am starting on attack phase 1st day. I will send you what i had the whole day by the end of the day, please check and let me know if i did right. also let me know how i can contact amy from india from this sight. also just to let you know i cant ask anything from the friend whom i asked oat bran. so I have to find other means, do you know of any other substitutes?
        I really appreciate your reply, thanks. also can i follow both the vegetarian version and the non vegetarian version at the same time?

        • Amber on February 22, 2015

          Hi Lily

          If you look at the comment from Amy you will see she has recommended a brand of oat bran called “” Bagrry’s Oat Bran” and she is happy to help.

          I wouldn’t recommend mixing and matching the two versions at the same time. I’d suggest a 5 day minimum.

          Best wishes

          Amber:)

    • amy on February 22, 2015

      hi Amber n lily
      ya i would luv to do so bt as nobodyelse have experience of dukan 2 till date, even im on my frst wk of dukan 2… hopefully i vl gv u feedback on tuesday evening for this right now difficult to say nething.
      n yes stuffs out in sri lanka n india r all same you can get oat bran by brand name of ” Bagrry’s Oat Bran” try to find out dis dear and also we have limited options to eat as compare to other countries. but nehow i managed n njoyed alot.

      • Amber on February 22, 2015

        Hi Amy

        Thank you for volunteering to provide feedback on the Dukan Diet 2 and to help Lily. I look forward to your first report on Tuesday.

        Best wishes

        Amber:)

        • amy on March 4, 2015

          hi Amber
          im on my third wk of dukan2
          in d frst wk my wt was same as i started
          in my secnd wk i came down to 400gms
          now lets c for third wk.
          my wt loss is slow i agree n im not at all tensed abt it its gud im not at all in rush.
          ppl following dukan2 shud make up their mind n accept this that it vl b slower than original dukan diet bt very very satisfying.

          one more thing i wud like to share that my sister who was on cruise phase in the mid only she switched to dukan2 with me n at the end of 2nd wk she lost 800gms i.e. 800gms in 2 wks., she has to reduce much more to go.

          Amber i want to ask u one thing my consolidation period is for 200 days and i have started dukan diet2 so i need to do third phase after dukan2 or this will b accounted as my consolidation period only.

          • Amber on March 4, 2015

            Hi Amy

            It is good that you understand that the Dukan Diet will provide you with a slower rate of weight loss. You are going to need a few weeks of transition so that you work out how you need to eat going forwards to prevent yourself gaining weight. How about a 50:50 mix of Dukan Diet 2 followed by the second half of the Consolidation phase.

            I’m glad that the Dukan Diet 2 is working out so well for you and your sister:)

            Take care

            Amber:)

  • Nick Brown on February 17, 2015

    Hi Amber, I just read about the Dukan Diet 2 that you posted.
    Right now I’m in the Cruise phase of the original diet and I have 17 more pounds to lose. Can I switch over to this new version of the diet to lose the remaining 17 lbs?
    Nick Brown

    • Amber on February 18, 2015

      Hi Nick

      Yes you can

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • Nick Brown on February 19, 2015

        Yippee, thanks for the tip Amber

        Nick Brown

  • Amy on February 13, 2015

    Hi amber i hv few ques regarding consolidation phase :

    1) how to introduce the food items allowed during this phase. Is that mean we can eat all the allowed items as listed in post everyday.
    Or does it mean introducing each item day by day ,taking one item for few days and then introducing second n sooo on.
    2)wholemeal bread is what?? Is it wholewheat bread or wholegrain bread or something else Easily available in Indian market.
    3)is chappati/roti (called in India) made up of whole wheat allowed to have and if yes how many and is that mean it is included in starchy food. Bcuz alone chappati or roti can not be eaten.
    4)in celebration meal one starter is allowed-can it be in variety in little quantity making it in same quantity as allowed or only one single starter is allowed??
    In main course does it mean having one dish only or can it can main dish (gravy one) be taken with rice or noddles??
    In dessert Gulab jamun (famous in Indian sweet dish) or ice cream allowed???
    N any other drink (lemonade/any mocktail as u suggest) instead of wine as we dont consume alcohol????
    5)im v fond of movies but since im on diet did not see ne movie culprit is popcorn. So popcorns without butter will be in which category?????

    • Amber on February 15, 2015

      Hi Amy

      The answer to your first question is a little long! Dr Dukan altered the Consolidation Phase so that it became the Nutritional Staircase that was used as the base for the new Dukan Diet 2. In the original books you divided the Consolidation Phase in two and added all of the foods at the beginning of each phase. If this is how you would like to do this this will be fine.

      The information below in an unedited extract from Dr Dukan Official US site – http://www.dukandiet.com/low-carb-diet/4-phases/consolidation-phase

      “BASE: the 1st and 2nd steps are represented by the unlimited 100 allowed foods (Proteins and Vegetables), plus 1 serving of lamb and roast pork weekly. You are now allowed to use uncured cooked ham, and are not limited to extra lean.

      Add the following foods to this base in ascending order:

      Additions in the first half of Consolidation

      A serving of fruit every day
      2 slices of whole grain bread per day
      1.5 ounces of hard rind cheese
      1 serving (cooked cup) of starchy foods every week
      1 celebration meal per week

      Additions in the second half of Consolidation
      2 servings of fruit every day
      2 slices of whole grain bread per day
      1.5 ounces of hard rind cheese
      2 servings (cooked cup) of starchy foods every week
      2 celebration meals per week”

      The problem is that Dr Dukan doesn’t explain how to add the foods in ascending order. I’ve interpreted ” add the foods in ascending order to mean

      Divide the first half of Consolidation into 5
      From day 1 add the fruit
      1/5th of way into first half add the bread
      After 2/5ths add the cheese
      After 3/5ths add the weekly starchy food
      After 4/5ths add the weekly Celebration Meal

      Divide the second half of Consolidation into 3
      From Day 1 increase to 2 pieces of fruit each day
      After 1/3rd increase to 2 starchy foods per week
      After 2/3rds increase to 2 weekly Celebration Meals

      In addition every Thursday each week must be a PP day where no extra foods are eaten.

      As an alternative you could switch to follow the Dukan Diet 2 – http://thedukandietsite.com/5552/more-detail-on-the-seven-steps-of-the-nutritional-staircase/ and you may still lose a little weight.

      To answer your other questions

      2. Wholemeal or wholewheat bread is a bread eaten in US and European countries. I doubt if you will find it in an Indian market.
      3. You could have 2 small/1 large Chappati/roti made from wholewheat to replace the bread.
      4. You could have more than one food for your starter or main course – it is the serving size that matters. No food is off limits so you can have Gulab jamun or ice cream. Have a small drink of your choice but try to limit the calories if you can.
      5. I’d treat the plain popcorn as a serving of starchy food but try not to do this every week!

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • amy on February 16, 2015

        hello Amber
        in Indian market wholewheat bread and brown bread is available. is brownbread allowed or should i go for wholewheat bread?

        thank u soooo much dear.
        yes now im on consolidation phase. Thanx Amber once again.

        • amy on February 16, 2015

          sorry amber one more thing , i was reading tolerated food items, are they allowed in consolidation phase??

          • Amber on February 16, 2015

            Hi again

            Try to limit them as you are now adding in extra foods. As you want to follow the 7 Step Nutritional Staircase how about having 2 tolerated items on Mondays and Tuesdays and say 1 on Wednesdays and Thursdays with none on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and see how this goes?

            A:)x

        • Amber on February 16, 2015

          Hi Amy

          Wholewheat is better than brown bread.

          A:)x

      • amy on February 16, 2015

        hi amber, i hv read dukan diet 2, seven steps of nutritional staircase, n im so excited n happy to see this. i hope all d dukan diet followers will like this. seriously this entirely diet dukan diet is life saver for fat depressed people like me.

        i liked this 7 steps of nutritional staircase.

        So my ques is , as i have 200 days to give to consolidation phase so it means im have do this 7 nutritional staircase as same as it is given in the link u send me for 200 days, m i right amber ?? then after 200 days stabilization phase.
        plz correct me if im wrong.

        QUES) And for new beginner , one has to start from attack phase going on to cruise then consolidation/7 steps of nutritional staircase then stabilizing stage

        or direct starting this dukan diet 2 , 7 steps in nutritional staircase from very frst day till target weight is achieved.

        thanks in advance. plz correct me.

        • Amber on February 16, 2015

          Hi Amy

          Yes you can do the 7 step nutritional staircase as your Consolidation for 200 days but I made this suggestion specificially for you as you still want to lose a little more weight but Stabilisation is followed for life to keep your weight stable. I’d suggest developing a permanent weekly eating habits based very closely on the 7 steps. The restrictions of Monday and Tuesday will help balance out the excesses of the other 5 days. I’ve never been a fan of Dukan Thursdays preferring to use a different day of the week. Stabilisation is all about eating whatever you want but in a controlled way – if you eat whatever you want without any control the weight will just pile back on again.

          You don’t have to have an Attack Phase with the 7 Steps but there is no reason not to include one if preferred, so the choice is yours. There is a Consolidation Phase to follow but having followed the 7 Steps to reach your target weight I’m assuming it will be the normal phased Consolidation.

          Best wishes

          Amber:)

          • Amy on February 17, 2015

            Hi Amber
            Thank u sooooo much
            Luv u always

          • Amy on February 17, 2015

            Hi Amber
            I want to ask u regarding dukan 2, 7steps staircase, can i shuffle the days according to my convenience
            Or it is mandatory to follow in the same sequence as mentioned.
            Actually im getting prob in managing it, because in normal consolidation phase one can manage having starchy food and celebration meal according to outings.
            I hope u got my point.
            Thanks Amber in advance

          • Amber on February 17, 2015

            Hi Amy

            The Dukan Diet 2 – 7 Step Nutritional Staircase is a new way of following Dukan so I’ve got no information or experience of people changing/shuffling the sequence of the 7 day routine. Certainly Dr Dukan intended for it to be followed in order adding in each additional food group but if you want to mix and match the days you could try it and see what happens. Provided you follow a program that using all 7 steps every 7 days I don’t see why it shouldn’t work.

            Best wishes

            Amber:)

          • Amy on February 18, 2015

            Ohk thanx dear
            I vl try
            N vl update u my experience.

  • amy on February 13, 2015

    hi Amber.
    i hv lost 20kgs from 89kg to 69 kg. but despirately want to reduce to 64kg. i hd asked u this earlier also about this, im still on cruise phase. im 5’4″ tall 27yrs. but this 69 to 64 journey is hitting me like nething. im not able to touch even round 68kg. everytime its 68.6kgs.
    i did 9 days attack phase in the beginning. plz tell me should i do attack phase for these kgs left and hw many days for attack phase if u allow me to do. then i will do consolidation phase. im struck to this weight since 1-1.5 month.
    plz amber tell me sumthing to get to 64kgs.
    9-10 yrs back i used to weigh myself 60kg its not that my body memory is 69kg.
    n yes im following dukan diet since 20th aug.2014

    • Amber on February 15, 2015

      Hi Amy

      You’re asking me to do or say things that I can’t. You may have weighed a lot less when you were 17 or 18 but your body’s memory of your weight doesn’t go back that far. Your body’s memory has you weighing much more than 69 kg and now it is resisting strongly any further fall in body weight. You need to consolidate at your current weight and then go back to Cruise in a couple of months time to lose those last few kgs.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

      • Amy on February 15, 2015

        Hi Amber,
        Thank u sooo much
        I vl surely follow ur advice.
        Sorry too.
        Plz ans to my few consolidation phase related ques.
        Thanks in advance
        U r truely my life saver.

        • Amber on February 15, 2015

          Hi Amy

          I was just having a drink of tea before answering your longer question so don’t worry:)

          A:)x

  • Jane on February 13, 2015

    Amber,

    Now that I have re-started the program to lose the final 3-4 kg’s, do you recommend 3 days of PP days and then the alternating PP PV days? I followed the alternating PP days with PV days for almost a year. Also, as a lacto vegetarian who does not consume eggs, I stuck to Dr. Dukan’s original choice list from his book: Tofu, low-fat milk, yogurt and cottage cheese for protein sources, and oat bran for carb source, and then the choice of his vegetables. I now consume 3 tablespoons of oat bran a day. Do you think this is fine?
    Thank you for taking the time to read this.
    Jane

    • Amber on February 13, 2015

      Hi Jane

      Three days of PP to start and then alternating PP/PV will be OK. If you don’t want to add in the additional vegetarian foods and eat the foods you’ve listed that is fine but using some of the additional foods every now and again might help make things a little less tedious.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Martina on February 11, 2015

    Hi Amber,
    Thank you for your website and your advises. I am four weeks into Dukan diet and I lost 5 kg. My question is if you don’t mind I am an extreme pear shape body do you think I will lose in my lower body,too. I have 50 lbs to lose. On top I am size 12 and on my lower body 16-18. I go 5 days per week at gym for 45 min to one hour. I am on cruize phase and I do 2PP-1PV-2PP-2PV cycle.

    Thank you again
    Best wishes
    Martina.

    Thank you again

    • Amber on February 11, 2015

      Hi Martina

      You will lose weight in your lower body but your general body shape will remain pear shaped. Unfortunately you can’t chose where you will lose weight from.

      You are over doing the number of PP days in your Cruise rythmn, your week has 4PP/3PV. The number of PV days should be equal or greater than the number of PP days. If you want to follow a fixed 7 day cycle it needs to have 3 days PP and 4 days PV.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • Martina on February 11, 2015

        Thank you Amber for your answer.

        Regards, Martina.

      • Martina on February 11, 2015

        Sorry again for bothering Amber. Is it going to give me the same results 4PV -3PP rythm on cruise phase?

        Thanks o lot.

        • Amber on February 13, 2015

          Hi Martina

          A 4PV/3PP rhythm is going to be marginally slower than one which balances the number of PP to PV days exactly such as 1PP/1PV or 5PP/5PV. You could alternate weeks of 4PP/3PV with 3PP/4PV. I must admit I think the 4PV/3PP is the easiest to follow as it allows you to have a weekly routine. I also think that 2PV days at the weekend is helpful as it gives you that little bit more flexibility with meals.

          Best wishes

          Amber:)

          • Martina on February 13, 2015

            Thank you Amber,

            You are so helpful.
            Have a nice weekend.

            Martina.

  • Jane on February 11, 2015

    Hi Amber,

    You have helped me previously while I followed the Dukan Diet strictly for about 8 months when I lost a considerable amount of kg’s and was one kg short of my goal weight. But I never followed it through to the consolidation phase. Since then I have put on about 2 kg’s. I have been eating more sugar, and recently I have had a real craving for peanuts. I follow the vegetarian version of the diet, but not with the starches. I stick to the program of lacto vegetarian and tofu with 3 tablespoons of oat bran, and the recommended vegetables. I have two questions:
    1) why am I craving peanuts, and what can I replace this craving with?
    2) should I restart the diet from the attack phase and carry through to the consolidation phase?
    I would very much appreciate your guidance at this stage. I see that I have not kicked the emotional eating habit yet.
    With great appreciation for your work,
    Jane

    • Amber on February 11, 2015

      Hi Jane

      Peanuts are not just high in protein they are high in fat and unless you are eating unsalted peanuts they also contain salt so it is more likely that you body is craving the fat or salt than protein. As you are following the vegetarian version how about trying some spicy roasted chickpeas/garbanzo beans?

      As you don’t have a large amount of weight to lose you could use the Dukan Diet 2 which is easier to follow but gives a slower rate of weight loss or you could follow the original Dukan Diet from the very beginning. Whatever version you chose it is really important to follow through to the Consolidation phase as this is the phase that helps you learn how to eat to maintain your weight.

      It is good that you’ve acknowledged your emotional eating but this is something which you are probably going to need professional help to tackle.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • Jane on February 12, 2015

        Hi Amber,

        Thank you so much for your immediate reply! How kind you are. Thank you for your tips. I agree with you that I need to carry the program to the consolidation phase. So this is my next step. My emotional eating is not extreme, it is just the usual level: when dieting becomes tedious then one craves something extra. But I think the root of the problem is that I did not follow it to the consolidation phase and then the stabilization phase. I kept trying to reach my goal weight. Thank you for the inspiration to carry through. You are a gem for so many people. An angel in disguise!
        Sincerely,
        Jane

  • kim giuliani on February 4, 2015

    Hi Amber!

    Thank you for all your help thus far. I was wondering, what “version” or phase should I be doing if I started working out at the gym for 3 days per week? (by gym I mean a series of muscle exercices with dumbells and machines plus a cardio work-out) The trainer, who has never heard of Dukan even though I’ve explained it to him briefly, is concerned that I may have a hard time if I don’t consume any fast sugars (ie:fruit) or slow carbs (bread, quinoa, rice, etc). What do you think?

    Thanks!

    Kim

    • Amber on February 5, 2015

      Hi Kim

      Your trainer is right, the lack of carbs in the Dukan Diet can make intensive exercise very difficult. The new version of the Dukan would certainly suit this better as you eat 2 pieces of fruit 5 days out of 7, 2 slices of bread 4 days a week, plus 2 servings of starchy foods.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • kim giuliani on February 8, 2015

        Thank you so much for all your help and sound advice!

        All the best to you 🙂

        Kim

  • Dana on February 4, 2015

    Hi, I am redoing the diet and today is my 13th day, I’ve done 6 days attack and today is a PV day. I have never done workouts with diet and this time I am going to the gym and doing daily at home exercises, so I was expecting good results. But here comes the surprise, I only lost 1.5kgs in the attack phase, had my period which ruined the numbers and after it and until now I have lost nothing, just those 1.5kgs from the attack phase. I was frustrated when I saw the scale today and thought maybe my body is getting used to low calories and needs a push to fasten its metabolism, I just finished my Nescafé and had a small kitkat with it 🙁
    After all this talking what I want to say is, is it normal to have weight stagnation this early? And what should I do to lose weight again? I am really doing my best with the diet and the gym and water intake.

    • Amber on February 4, 2015

      Hi Dana

      A period of stagnation can happen at any time, even on the Attack Phase. There are so many factors that influence weight that getting to the bottom of the problem can be difficult. However the two most common reasons after not following the diet correctly are water retention and/or constipation. Do you think that either of these could be the culprit?

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Urmila on January 27, 2015

    Can I take 100 g cooked starch four time in a day

    • Amber on January 27, 2015

      Hi Urmila

      It is best to try and put some structure into your eating pattern if you can so that you develop good eating habits that will help you maintain your weight in Stablisation. This would normally be 3 meals a day plus a mid morning and mid afternoon snack. Is there any reason why you are looking to have 4 meals a day?

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Judy Ham on January 23, 2015

    Hi Amber
    If you have been on the dukan diet successfully and lost lots of weight but didn’t do the consolodation phase and gained a few kilos- will it still be beneficial to redo the dukan diet and start from the attack phase again? Will the diet still work for me if I go back on it?
    Thank you!
    Judy

    • Amber on January 26, 2015

      Hi Judy

      The Dukan will work the second time around but it will be slower and one of the main reasons is that you have less weight to lose. I’d recommend starting from Attack and completing Consolidation this time around. This phase is very important as it helps you understand how much you can eat without gaining weight.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Urmila on January 22, 2015

    Can I take soya chunks or some low fat dairy product like cottage cheese made up of skimmed milk with 100 grams of cooked starch on one p p serving

    • Amber on January 22, 2015

      Hi Urmila

      Yes you can add other protein foods to cooked starches on the vegetarian version of the Dukan.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Urmila on January 22, 2015

    Hi amber, is 100 grams of cooked starch include 1/4 cup ofuncooked wheat flour or rice flour pls reply

    • Amber on January 22, 2015

      Hi Urmila

      Wheat flour or rice flour are not acceptable cooked starches.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • kim giuliani on January 22, 2015

    Hi amber! Do you know anything about the Dukan Diet 2?? It’s a “softer”, more flexible version of the original Dukan Diet and is meant for people with little weight to lose, who are in no immediate rush and have no medical problems, also for those who have succeeded with the Dukan Diet but have put on a little bit of weight. If I have 35 lbs to lose, would that fall into the little weight category, or am I kidding myself? 😉

    • Amber on January 22, 2015

      Hi Kim

      The Dukan Diet 2 is a 7 day diet that uses Dr Dukan’s “Nutritional Staircase”. It is a good way to lose up to 10 pounds and the diet is a mix of Attack phase (day 1). Cruise Phase (day 2) and a phased Consolidation phase (days 3 to 7).

      I wouldn’t recommend this diet for your circumstances. Using the full Dukan Diet will give you the benefit of establishing changed eating habits that will help you lose weight more speedily and to understand how to eat to maintain your weight in the long term.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Mary on January 21, 2015

    Hi Amber,
    I’m goong to start the dukan diet this monday but I still wanted to ask you if I could change some things in it.
    For example, I don’t really fancy oatmeal, can I replace it with whole grain cornflakes? If not, what can I replace it with?
    Also, can I take pineaple to ear as a snack at school?
    Or maybe low fat fruit yogurt? Activia yogurt?
    Thank you 🙂

    • Amber on January 21, 2015

      Hi Mary

      There is no substitute for oat bran and this isn’t the same as oatmeal. If you don’t want to follow the rules it would be better to use a different diet plan that gives you more flexibility over the foods you eat. If you are under 18 I’d recommend discussing your proposed weight loss program with your doctor before starting.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • ayse on January 19, 2015

    Hi amber,
    I was 155 week ago, now 149.9 (atack)
    Is this normal?I was expecting more feeling disappointment

  • Sammy on January 18, 2015

    I’m in cruise phase, can I do 2 days PP and then 2 days PV or must it be 1/1 or 5/5 rythme ?

    • Amber on January 18, 2015

      Hi Sammy

      If you want to do 2PP/2PV that is fine. You can’t do more than 5 days PP in a row and the number of PP days should not exceed the number of PV days.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • sara on January 15, 2015

    Hi, restarting the diet after a few months of bad eating lol, and im just curious if flax seed mill is allowed, i checked the nutrition info and it doesnt have many carbs? could i use it for baking approved muffins and such?

    • Amber on January 17, 2015

      Hi Sara

      It isn’t one of the foods included by Dr Dukan in his diet.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

      • Mary S on January 25, 2015

        Flaxseed meal is on the tolerated list–amt is 1 tsp/day; admittedly can’t do much w/ that (muffins etc).

        • Amber on January 26, 2015

          Hi Mary

          Thanks for this information. Do you have an up to date list of the US tolerated item you could share?

          Best wishes

          Amber:)

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