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    jaybird
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    Hi all

    Last September I decided after looking at a recent photo that something must be done…not really much faith in the diets that claim miracles…(ok but they never last) I just gave up bread & potatoes and got a smaller plate….works slowly.. but the weight stays off even if you have a hiccup like Christmas (not giving up the roasties) and now I can eat a bit of both, keep the smaller plate and just think before I eat anything…..made a big difference.

    Jaybird

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    janes
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    Odd, isn’t it? As I think I said before…Walking four miles a day every day and cycling the same amount, eating smaller meals, then fostering a dog for the whole summer and taking him on 3 walks a day, every day, eating small regular meals: total weight loss, Zip.

    A couple of months on Dukan, 3 days at the start on pure protein, and the same amount of exercise as before (minus the cycling – who cycles in the snow?) and lo, I am 9 Kg lighter. And eating as before once again.

    Well, the last bit is a lie, because I’ve just had a bout of food poisoning from a dodgy omelette and probably lost another kilo or so, chalking up only my fourth bout of food poisoning in my life, ever…..spookily all of them encountered in France. Which considering I’ve lived, worked and eaten in places as diverse as from Algeria to Zanzibar takes a bit of explaining! :lol:


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    stewartp
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    Location: La Rochefoucauld (16)
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    9 days into Dukan, dropped below the 80kg today with nearly 4 kilos gone.

    Nice to see my old friend mister skinny face looking back at me from the mirror!


    'How can you say, "We are wise, for we have the law of the LORD," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely? Jer 8:8
    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. Groucho Marx

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    thomas16
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    LOL I’m on Day 2 and struggling already as I’m not a big meat eater. Yesterday, I had boiled eggs, porridge (not sure if I was supposed to eat the oats dry or not but I chose to cook them in skimmed milk), trout and almonds (just cooked en papilotte with herbs and lemon juice)…but I was peckish all day…..and I cheated and had a glass of dry white with the trout.

    Today…I’ve had porridge so I’m full at the mo. Will have scrambled (in microwave) eggs for lunch then salmon fillet (probably cooked like the trout) for tea. Luckily, as OH is away there are no temptations in the house like Twix or bread….but I really miss fruit and green veggies already!

    Not sure what I weigh as my scales are dodgy but my clothes tell me I need to loose a few Kg :roll:


    #903403
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    @stewartp wrote:


    Nice to see my old friend mister skinny face looking back at me from the mirror!

    Not for me, yet.

    Ted: “You know Dougal, I woke up and looked in the mirror and saw an old grey man with a fat face staring back at me.”

    Dougal: “Who was that then, Ted?”

    (Names and descriptions changed to protect the guilty.)


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    pip
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    Location: Just outside Ely & Segur le Chateau in the Correze
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    Wife and I started on Sunday so today is fourth day of Attack.

    Never very keen on yoghurt before the diet, now fed up with the stuff but Fromage Frais is OK, found some quark which is OK with tinned tuna, and have even eaten cottage cheese which I considered to be related to Polyfilla.

    Really miss veggies, roll on Friday. :roll:

    As the weather is diabolical we’re using the excercise bike – had forgotten how it worked – and 20 minutes on it seems like 2 hours!!

    However, we both discovered to our amazement this morning that the scales tell us we have lost 8 or 9lb already.

    That is good encouragement to keep at it.

    It is though, the most expensive diet I’ve ever come across. Beef, veal (not that I’ve used any), most fish and certainly all shellfish are hellish expensive. Guess that’s the cost of being piggish for the last few years.

    I actually find drinking so much fluid the most difficult part. I never used to drink enough before the diet. Thank God Coke Zero and the like are allowed and coffee and tea count as well.

    Pip

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    Sort of unofficial forum here: http://dukan-diet.info/dukan-forum/inde … &board=4.0


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    janes
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    I didn’t find it particularly expensive, Pip…only bought the same sort of meat and fish I would normally buy, and ate plenty of chicken and egg-based stuff (chicken I would normally eat, eggs rarely) and bought more expensive lower-fat mince than I would normally buy. Also quite a few bags of mixed seafood stuff – squid, mussels, prawns – as a base for Thai soups which were good and filling. Established that a Dukan galette dry fried in a pan makes a good enough subsitute for a tortilla and then ate chicken fajitas with the rest of the family, no problem.That, and coming at this late stage to the realisation that the 0% fat spray “oil” is great for pan-frying, saw me through. I discovered quark, which I’d never eaten before, and liked it a lot, and whilst I was ecstatic to get back to veg after 3 days, the rest was bearable.

    Neighbours in France fed me last Thursday – long after my Dukan-fest was over – and we had a normal midweek supper for them: oysters and then a whole steamed fish. Would have fitted nicely into my diet if I was still on it. Probably won’t be doing the oyster thing in the UK…

    BTW – no relationship between the oysters and the food poisoning!


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    #903407
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    That’s the trick, I think: using a bit of ingenuity and imagination. Thai soup sounds good. I also saw someone made a “naan” using the oatbran mixture with coriander and garlic.


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    pip
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    @janes wrote:

    I didn’t find it particularly expensive, Pip…only bought the same sort of meat and fish I would normally buy, and ate plenty of chicken and egg-based stuff. . .

    I guess the reason I find it expensive is that I am eating more meat than I usually would. Often I would eat meals in the week that were largely carbs i.e., pasta and rice.

    We can’t eat many eggs according to the diet as we are both type 2 diabetics so have to be careful about the cholestrol.

    But it will get back more to normal next week with the addition of veggies.

    Pip

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    janes
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    True, then, it’s tricky. I guess I am lucky having always had low cholesterol, low BP and so on. Hate eggs, though…they’re not really my food of choice.


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    anniefish
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    How are you all doing?


    #903411
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    janes
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    Been off Dukan “proper” now since January. Weighed myself this morning and have lost a further 3lb in the last month. This, despite slowly ploughing my way through a mound of biscuits I made the other day, going out for a curry on Saturday, and eating lots of dried apricots yesterday which is probably a Bad Thing. Now eating the same meals I was eating before, but not getting the urge to graze aimlessly between meals. Total weight loss since I started Dukan in November: 18lbs. Only wanted to lose a stone…..


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    stewartp
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    Good woerk Janes!!

    I’m running a lot again, 6ks most days, 10-12 on the weekends. As a result I am completely washed out and have no energy. This makes me Mr Grumpy.

    But no problem yet sticking with the diet.

    First few days the oat bran was disgusting. Now in the mornings I really look forward to my nose bag!

    Other strange side effect (I don’t know if I have already mentioned this) we have leftovers!


    'How can you say, "We are wise, for we have the law of the LORD," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely? Jer 8:8
    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. Groucho Marx

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    thomas16
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    What bran (brand name) did you buy Stew and where did you get it…I’m struggling as the Gerblé Son D’Avoine I have doesn’t seem to match other people’s descriptions of the bran, and also makes crap gallettes :cry: I’m quite enjoying it now eaten like porridge and it fills me up for ages. I feel a bit thinner (tight jeans ain’t as tight as they were) but will have to buy some new scales.

    I’m drinking loads of water, chewing gum (which I hate), eating lots of eggs, yoghurt and fish/sea food…..moules marinieres and garlicy crevettes several times. Had some pan fried liver and shallots splashed with raspberry vinegar last night which was yummier than expected, but drew the line at fois de veau. Lots of moroccan spiced chicken legs are cooking as we speak…but nearly choked on steak the other day so I’m giving beef a miss. I’m snacking on surimi (and I never used to snack :roll: ). I take doggies out for brisk walk twice a day, and am also painting and decorating part-time so don’t do any other excercise.

    Enjoyed the diet recipe book as the recipes are a variation of French recipes so felt comfortable with them…

    Good luck all….looking forward to the veggies next week!


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