I was approached a while ago to see if I was interested in checking out the Dukan Diet & a few of the products that go along with the diet. Well, of course I said, YES. I lvoe trying new things & this sounded very interesting to me. I was not interested in the diet, per say, but found the recipes & the philosophy of the Dukan Diet interesting. I am a foodie & like eating. I don’t do well when I’m limited, need to count morsels or calories, etc. So, the premise in the diet does seem doable!
The Dukan Diet does not count calories, but rather encourages you to eat real foods, including lean proteins, vitamin and mineral rich vegetables, and oat bran. All this combined with drinking plenty of water and daily walking is your key to success. In the book you can find a break down of the four phases along with food lists, meal plans, and some delicious new recipes to help you stay on track to reach your goal weight. By following these four phases you are sure to lose weight fast and keep it off for life. This diet is made to redesign your former eating habits into something new and exciting and help you permanently stabilize your weight. For my information you could go online to www.dukandiet.com.
While this all sounds amazing, for me, it always about making lifestyle changes, not simply quick changes that will never stick! This is healthy eating where you eat “as much as you like” of 100 foods – no starvation and no frustration.*
100 Foods Allowed on the Dukan Diet
“You don’t lose weight when you’re hungry”
During his research, Pierre Dukan identified 100 allowed foods that contain the essential nutrients for our bodies that have tremendous benefits and are rich in protein, low in carbohydrates and fat. You can eat as much as you want from the Dukan Diet food list during the four phases of the Dukan Diet.
68 Pure Proteins: Starting on the Attack phase
Beef tenderloin, Filet mignon – Buffalo – Extra-lean ham – Extra-lean Kosher beef hot dogs – Lean center-cut pork chops – Lean slices of roast beef – Pork tenderloin, pork loin roast – Reduced-fat bacon, soy bacon- Steak: flank, sirloin, London broil– Veal chops – Veal scaloppini – Venison
Chicken – Chicken liver – Cornish hen – Fat-free turkey and chicken sausages – Low fat deli slices of chicken or turkey – Ostrich steak – Quail – Turkey – Wild duck
Arctic char – Catfish – Cod – Flounder – Grouper – Haddock – Halibut and smoked halibut – Herring – Mackerel – Mahi Mahi – Monkfish – Orange roughy – Perch – Red snapper – Salmon or mmoked salmon – Sardines, fresh or canned in water – Sea bass – Shark – Sole – Surimi – Swordfish – Tilapia – Trout – Tuna, fresh or canned in water
Clams – Crab – Crawfish, crayfish – Lobster – Mussels – Octopus – Oysters – Scallops – Shrimp – Squid
Seitan – Soy foods and veggie burgers – Tempeh – Tofu
Fat-free dairy products
Fat-free cottage cheese, Fat-free cream cheese, Fat-free milk, Fat-free plain Greek style yogurt, Fat-free ricotta, Fat-free sour cream
Chicken – Quail – Duck
And Sugar-free gelatin
32 vegetables: starting from the Cruise phase
Artichoke – Asparagus – Bean sprouts – Beet – Broccoli – Brussels sprouts – Cabbage – Carrot – Cauliflower – Celery – Cucumber – Eggplant – Endive – Fennel – Green beans – Kale – Lettuce, arugula, radicchio – Mushrooms – Okra – Onions, leeks, shallots – Palm Hearts – Peppers – Pumpkin – Radishes – Rhubarb – Spaghetti squash – Squash – Spinach – Tomato – Turnip – Watercress – Zucchini
More foods allowed on the Dukan Diet:
SHIRATAKI : Unlimited starting from the Attack phase. The Konjac root from Asia (China and Japan) is satisfying, rich in fiber, stimulates intestinal transit and has virtually no calories. You can also find konjac in other forms, such as a powder or ‘flour’ and sometimes a gel. You can use any form for Dukan Cooking.
OLIVE OIL : starting from the Cruise phase. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, polyphenols and vitamin E (an antioxidant) – all essential for health. Limited quantity: 1 tsp
GOJI BERRIES : starting from the Attack phase. Limited quantity: Pure Protein days: 1 Tbsp , Proteins and Vegetables days: 2 Tbsps.
Members of Dukan personalized weight loss coaching have exclusive access in the slimming apartment to:
The 100 allowed foods: all their properties, nutritional qualities and associated Dukan recipes.
Information on tolerated foods and foods that keep you feeling full.
Hundreds of Dukan recipes and food tips
There are loads of foods listed, so seriously you shoud never feel deprived or hungry. I was sent The Dukan Diet Made Easy Book, along with Oat Bran Cookies & Chia Seeds.
You know I’m a chia seed lover! So, it was a no brainer that I wanted to try them. As for the Oat Bran Cookies, well… Benji likes them. I’m not a huge fan. They’re really sweet tasting to me. I love the crunch, but they’re a little too sweet. The book is straight forward, tells you how to follow the diet easily & has loads of tips to help you be successful on this journey. I am/was not interested in following the diet, however do like some of the recipes in the book. I like the high protein/low carb ratio it suggests. I am simply not interested in following something so rigidly. I’m always happy to learn about healthy, interesting, doable things & this is definitly one of them.
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