12th August 2011 at 09:19 #903654
I have reached the date for my target weight BUT I still have 5lbs to lose.
So I am going to do attack phase over next 4 days to see if this will help and add 5 extra days to the cruise phase.I have stuck to the diet, no temptations.
Anyone else had this problem?12th August 2011 at 09:27 #903655
gailParticipantJoined: 24 Mar 2004Location: Northern DordogneTotal posts: 621
Well done on your weight loss and for being so dedicated to the diet.
I wish I could stick to it more rigidly than I do! I have now lost 30lb so I am very pleased but it has been slow and a bit up and down. I can resist everything except temptation I only want to lose another 5lb so not too far away from goal.
Somewhere in times own space There must be some sweet pastured place Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow Some paradise where horses go For by the love that guides my pen I know great horses live again. Stanley Harrison12th August 2011 at 14:26 #903656
Sbcaddy, I reckoned that since Dukan is a Frenchman he’ll be expecting people to break the rules so I have done happily. I certainly do attack again if I’ve had a weekend of meals out involving bad carbohydrates and find it works.12th August 2011 at 17:50 #903657
Hi Flaneur & Gail,I would have accepted the 5lbs difference if I had cheated but just suprised knowing I’ve haven’t. I must get to my target so hoping adding attack phase now may do it.12th August 2011 at 19:12 #903658
The other thing to say is that I ignored what PD said about my ideal weight: I’m aiming to get my waist/height ratio to 50%, which means losing an extra 10 kilos. If you had less to lose than I did, then the variance might have been greater. I doubt a few extra days attack will do you any harm.
As I’ve mentioned before, my intention once I’ve achieved my target is to eat much more whole grains. Say 25% grains, 25% meat/fish, 50% vegetables and 33% wine.12th August 2011 at 21:33 #903659
Love your maths Flaneur!!!26th August 2011 at 15:37 #903660
madgeParticipantJoined: 17 Feb 2006Location: Charente 16Total posts: 97
Can someone give me some ideas as to what to have for Breakfast? along with my water.
Madge26th August 2011 at 15:54 #903661
Eggs, ham, tomatoes on PV days, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, yogurt with bran mixed in, …26th August 2011 at 16:32 #903662
niftyParticipantJoined: 17 Nov 2007Location: SW FranceTotal posts: 9999
My OH does not consider that I am overweight. I am sure that ideally I could do with loosing around 5kg.
In the past I have tried diets that simply avoid carbohydrates. They worked very well.
Increasingly, I suffer with arthritis and would like to loose a bit of weight as logic tells me that less weight on joints equals less stress. It also tells me that dieting the Duncan way may not be such a good idea for those concerned about their bones. It is not only bad for women
‘Decrease Bone Mass – As the initial phase of Dukan Diet is pure protein, that makes the diet ketogenic. And that can decrease calcium balance and increase risk of bone loss which is bad for women’.
From http://www.tcpersonaltraining.com/blog/ … -in-perth/
I have only just seen this thread and as I will not be sticking assiduously to any regime (other than laying off alcohol maybe). I have not bothered to read through it (so it may have already been mentioned) but I will say that anybody considering dieting might do well to ensure that their body receives all the minerals vitamins it needs.
Simply because some people swear by a particular diet it does no mean that it would suit everybody.
The best way to health is through a balanced diet.
http://niftyone.wordpress.com/ 'Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgement difficult'. Aphorisms Hippocrates26th August 2011 at 16:55 #903663
SpottyParticipantJoined: 02 Mar 2009Location: Spottyville sur Hoegaarden & 85 because the UK is a dump !Total posts: 5829
……… & plenty of exercise !
Je suis Spotty - FSM, he boiled for our sins !26th August 2011 at 18:36 #903664
I agree nifty. I have no intention of staying on the final phase for ever.
What I’m pleased with is being able to have the occasional day off, or even 2 weeks, and not wreck it entirely.
I find what you find: carbs are the killers. Pasta, pizza, spuds … all put lard on the belly.26th August 2011 at 20:04 #903665
snevMemberJoined: 20 Oct 2009Location: N/ATotal posts: 72
I make Dukan Bread – 2 tbsp oat bran, 1tbsp wheat bran, 1 egg, 1 tsp baking powder, 3 dessertspoons fromage blanc. I use lots of pepper but that’s my choice, you can use any other spice or herb you like.
I have silicone molds that are about the same size and shape as rice cakes, so I fill 6 of these with the mix, in the microwave for 3.30 minutes.
When they are cooked, take them out of the molds and let them cool.
I toast these and eat two for breakfast with cream cheese and smoked salmon or with eggs and bacon or home made chocolate spread.
The 6 breads can be eaten throughout the day.
Definitely best toasted!2nd March 2012 at 15:36 #903666
typhooParticipantJoined: 03 Nov 2007Location: Creuse/IndreTotal posts: 5371
All gone quiet on the diet front. How’s everyone doing? OH came of it about 6 months ago, but started again to-day, he is still 4k less than when he started it last year.2nd March 2012 at 16:32 #903667
ChanceuxParticipantJoined: 17 Mar 2010Location: PicardieTotal posts: 13130
Not the Dukan diet but just a change of lifestyle, healthy eating, regular meals and regular exercise, 3 keep fit classes a week:- stretching, musculature, abdos fessiers, 2 nights swimming pool sessions (dive training) and running 10K at least once a week.
I lost 27kg between February and September, I may have put back on 1kg as I didnt run for a few weeks but my weight can vary that much day to day.
I should add that I had been seriously overweight all my adult life and never ever been sporty, I had never run until this year and 5 weeks after the first attempt I ran a semi marathon non stop.
I now weigh what I did as a teenager and the most dramatic effects have been on my general health and fitness, I have blood tests done every January and I was astonished to see the results this year, my blood pressure and resting heart rate are now at a level of an athlete or child.
So long as I keep up this lifestyle there will be no more dieting or yo-yo-ing for me, I dont feel that I am missing out on anything, plus I can eat bad things once in a while if that is all that is available but I dont crave them.
I should add that the exercise has become like a drug and I become a little down if I am not able to do it for one reason or another, I would never have believed that I could become that type, when I say a little down it is probbaly still at a higher level than I have spent most of my life and i know all I need to do to be up again is to go for a run.2nd March 2012 at 16:48 #903668
I lost 27kg between February and September
Misprint? Or have you gone into negative mass and become TF’s resident black hole?
I’m still doing my version of it, on and off, but I had a period following Patrick Holford’s approach which I found pleasant and seemed rather healthier. Again it’s to do with GL – stabilising blood sugar – and limited calories.