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    flumpty
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    Hi All

    I’m on day two of the Dukan diet. Only came accross it at the weekend when I met up with a friend who had been on it and looked fantastic !!

    It originated from France and apparently is very well known in all of France, have you tried it ? and if so, how did you get on ?

    Any tips/advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated :-)

    Thanks


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    thomas16
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    For those that don’t know what it is..(and I didn’t)..

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/dukan-diet-review


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    sid
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    Lots in my office have been doing this. Quite rapid weight loss at the beginning seems to spur them on.

    But my how they bore me to tears with going on and on about it!! What they are allowed to eat or not allowed… they’ve all become obsessed!

    :lol:


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    gizmo
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    Been there, done that, got the T shirt. All of these diets work for a while. After the initial drastic water loss though it is like any other.
    Why can’t people understand that in order to lose weight and keep it off there needs to be a change of lifestyle. Eat anything you want but from a smaller plate. Get active but don’t overdo it and end up getting bored with it.
    It’s not rocket science.


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    Chanceux
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    Lots of postings about it on another forum, one of the mods has lost 10 or 20 kg on it.

    A guy in my diving club that was costaud but not to me overweight (no-one is if I use myself as the standard) lost I would say at least 15g during les vacances.

    I asked him discreetly and was pleased to hear he had in fact been using it as he looks so drawn now (by comparison) and has that grey pallor of the terminally ill.

    I lost 20kg many years back on the Atkins diet, nearly half has returned, from what I can judge they are similar but the Dukan tries to reduce the fat input.


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    flumpty
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    @gizmo wrote:

    Been there, done that, got the T shirt. All of these diets work for a while. After the initial drastic water loss though it is like any other.
    Why can’t people understand that in order to lose weight and keep it off there needs to be a change of lifestyle. Eat anything you want but from a smaller plate. Get active but don’t overdo it and end up getting bored with it.
    It’s not rocket science.

    Yep, people do understand this and you’re right, its not rocket science, but its easier said than done, like you’ve admitted you’ve tried diets, we all do.

    I’m only planning on being on the Dukan diet for 3 months up ie. until 14 May when I get married !!


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    typhoo
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    @flumpty wrote:

    Hi All

    I’m on day two of the Dukan diet. Only came accross it at the weekend when I met up with a friend who had been on it and looked fantastic !!

    It originated from France and apparently is very well known in all of France, have you tried it ? and if so, how did you get on ?

    Any tips/advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated :-)

    Thanks

    Bit more info per chance?


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    janes
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    I never diet. I’ve never needed to……………..until now. Well, not now exactly, but just before Christmas.

    I did Dukan, lost the required 8Kg in what seemed like no time, have reverted to normal eating (and I do mean normal eating, as in not depriving myself of food, but not stuffing my face) and I’ve lost a further 2Kg since.

    The only long-term change in my diet is that I now rarely eat bread, spuds or pasta (but if I fancy some, I have some) and I have oatbran porridge still every morning for breakfast.

    I’ve always eaten healthily and sensibly and never been what most would consider overweight, but as my weight had gradually crept up to a point where I felt uncomfortable in all my clothes, and I had no intention of going out and buying a whole new wardrobe, I decided to give Dukan a go. As a long-term thing, it seemed to me to be more sensible than many diets, as it allows you to eat practically anything but does re-educate you as to what and when you eat.

    I’ll let you all know when I’ve regained the 9Kg, but all indications tend to suggest that it won’t be anytime soon. And, BTW, eating smaller portions, walking 10Km a day and taking up cycling had had absolutely no effect on my weight, which is why I decided to give Dukan a go in the first place.

    Good luck, Flumpty.


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    flumpty
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    Ah Thanks Janes, good to know its worked for you and you’re still losing weight, well done !!!!

    Typhoo, if you mean more information about the Dukan Diet !? Their website is http://www.dukandiet.co.uk


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    maxspeed
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    @janes wrote:

    I never diet. I’ve never needed to……………..until now. Well, not now exactly, but just before Christmas.

    I did Dukan, lost the required 8Kg in what seemed like no time, have reverted to normal eating (and I do mean normal eating, as in not depriving myself of food, but not stuffing my face) and I’ve lost a further 2Kg since..

    Hi Janes.
    It’s been quite a long time since I bid thee the niceties of the day and I must say you look fantastic on it, if I have another long absence from the forum I’ll probably not recognise you at all :lol::wink:

    Merry Xmas… M.


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    helene159
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    I saw a programe about this a while ago, hardly revolutionary I thought. Protien, balanced meals yada yadda yadda, what I’ve had / been doing since childhood.


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    (Me, Saturday morning having watched SATC).

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    elinor
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    Hi Flumpty

    A friend of mine was spectacularly successful with the Dukan and lost 3 stones in as many months. Himintheshed and I also did it for a couple of months before Christmas and he lost a stone. I, s*ddit, felt like I’d been kicked in the stomach by a horse after a week and had to reintroduce some carbs and vegetables quite early on, although to be fair I’d also quit the weed on the same day I started so perhaps that had something to do with my reaction, I don’t know. I lost half a stone in a two months.

    I would advise taking a vitamin and mineral supplement, though. Himinthshed is blessed with sickeningly luxuriant hair at an age when most men’s barnet is no more than a memory (do I sound jealous?) and he was moulting quite badly after a few weeks. Stopped within a week or two of taking the supplements.

    Two great things about this diet are
    1. You get a very nice flat stomach very quickly (ie no bloating), and
    2. You DON’T FART!!!!! :shock::lol::shock:

    Good luck with the diet and very best wishes for your wedding


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    flumpty
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    Ah thanks elinor, and thanks for the tip about vitamins. Don’t want to be a bald bride haha.

    It’s early days but I’m feeling positive about the diet, not craving for veg …. Yet, but we shall see.

    Thanks for everyones posts, the positive and negative hehe :-)


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    janes
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    @maxspeed wrote:


    Hi Janes.
    It’s been quite a long time since I bid thee the niceties of the day and I must say you look fantastic on it, if I have another long absence from the forum I’ll probably not recognise you at all :lol::wink:

    Merry Xmas… M.

    True…If I was standing next to Beth Ditto, you’d now have a hard job working out which one was me. :lol: Welcome back, Max.


    The revolution is just a T-shirt away.... http://nowhereonthames.blogspot.com

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    I’m about to start it.

    I predict I will miss red wine. :cry:


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