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YAMEL4 SparkPoints: (5,846)
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10/1/13 2:21 P

I really don't have a lot of weight to lose, but I've been gaining weight in my belly in the last 5 years and HATE it. I started Dukan 3 weeks ago, have lost 6 lbs, and would like to lose 5 more. I did the attack phase faithfully, am now in the Cruise phase, and completely cheat on the weekends! I have not gained any weight back. Diet and (a LOT) of exercise did not bring these results. It actually has been significantly reducing my belly fat! I'm pretty happy with the results.

MERMARINA SparkPoints: (4,205)
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9/24/13 11:42 A

I've tried it, with a significant success, but gained it all back...Now I have been trying to combine Dukan and Spark People website, and hopefully once I get to my target weight, I will sign up for coaching for maintenance, which is apparently one thing I need to learn to do :)

KELLY_NZ Posts: 1,749
9/21/13 5:16 P

Ooh all the best 1Nonna... let us know how you are going!! :) emoticon

1NONNA Posts: 21
9/6/13 9:52 P

Starting my Dukan Diet tomorrow...signed up for the coaching. My friend lost about 20 pounds. I had not seen her in two months and could not believe all the weight she lost. Soooo now I am going to try. Wish me luck as I do to all of you trying to lose weight.

LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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8/26/13 5:33 P

I read about this diet and it is just that, a fad diet. You will lose serious weight but if you are not serious about following the diet, you will gain it back.

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8/26/13 9:08 A

Ladies if you want a great list try thishttp://mydukandiet.com/cooking/ingredi
ents/

KELLY_NZ Posts: 1,749
8/15/13 4:22 A

I have tried Atkins before.. and actually did really well... until I decided I didn't need to finish the programme... so I "did my own thing".. grrrr @ me!!

Now this Dukan diet has grabbed my attention.... am going to start looking into it more

MAVEN_JANNA Posts: 2
7/23/13 11:42 A

p.s. I'm setting small goals on my weight loss ticker to help buoy my spirits. :)

MAVEN_JANNA Posts: 2
7/23/13 11:41 A

I need support right now. I've been on Sparkpeople for a very long time and did lose weight using the balanced diet approach. I have yet to meet my ultimate goal. My goal weight is very sensible and, as it happens, the same on the Dukan diet recommends. So I thought I'd give it a try.

I just finished the attack phase and I am only down 1.5. I lost two pounds the first day then regained and lost to come to only 1.5 pounds down. I was PERFECT...seriously. I also found it easy to follow. I was meant to lose 5.4 pounds. I realize it is an estimate, but it's not an outrageous number for the start of a diet.

I am moving forward with the hopes that incorporating veggies will help me move down the scale. I am glad to see this message board on sparkpeople. Good luck to everyone!

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7/17/13 12:31 P

Just started Phase 1 yesterday - down 1.2 lbs this morning. So far it's been very easy to follow. I love my oat bran in my low fat yogurt as my snack.

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7/1/13 1:15 P

Ugh! So disappointed in my weight loss this past week. I'm gaining! No gain during 3 weeks of vacation and then I try to return to the P/PV program and am not losing I admit I've been "cheating". My willpower seems to have vanished. Will try to get things under control on this Monday!!

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6/22/13 4:35 P

starting today,hows it going so far?

DUBUQUER SparkPoints: (136)
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6/16/13 12:19 P

Good luck with the Dukan diet. The first phase is the most difficult but definitely worth it as you will lose weight! My vacation went well and I returned w/o a weight gain! Am returning to a P, P/V schedule and hope to continue to lose.

BRIANAGRACE222 SparkPoints: (3)
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6/16/13 9:27 A

hiii! i'm new on sparkpeople! i'm still trying to figure out how it works (:
buuut i searched "dukan diet" and here i am! i am starting tomorrow 17 june 2013 and i am looking for a buddy!


Edited by: BRIANAGRACE222 at: 6/16/2013 (11:25)
DUBUQUER SparkPoints: (136)
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6/12/13 11:58 A

You're welcome. I have been on vacation since 5/26 and am having a bit of a problem keeping to the protein/veggie every other day routine. Will be interested in what the scale shows when we return on this Saturday! I intend to do a few days or a week of protein only to get back inn the swing of things. This diet works (!) and I want to continue the second phase until I reach my weight loss goal. Good luck starting the diet. The first week or so is somewhat difficult but you WILL lose weight and that's the incentive to stick with it!


KELLYTHEFIT0710 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/10/13 11:21 A

Thank you all for your posts...I am doing a low carb diet right now and I just heard about the Dukan diet yesterday. I'm definitely going to check it out! emoticon

DUBUQUER SparkPoints: (136)
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5/6/13 12:15 P

Thank you for the tip about recipes. I do have the Dukan Diet book as well so will start experimenting! I found the key to weight loss on this program is eating enough protein and drinking tons of liquids. Diet drinks and tea are acceptable as part of the water requirement. I started on April 19th at 187# and am down to 174.9 today! Very pleased!

HONOURIA Posts: 1,324
5/4/13 9:26 P

I have been through this diet and lost quite a bit of weight. Just google "Dukan diet recipes" and you will get lots of recipes. There are quite a few sites.
Good luck.

CHANTAL_BRISTOW SparkPoints: (0)
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4/29/13 4:14 A

I do agree that there is no need to count calories. I am on the crusing phase and I do not lose any more so cannot move on to the next phase. I don't feel hungry either and have sometimes to force myself. I think because the crusing phase is much longer than anticipated, my body is bored...

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4/28/13 7:59 P

I don't count calories at all. In fact, it says in the diet plan that you don't have to count calories, just eat as much protein as you like. I wouldn't increase your food intake if you aren't hungry. Sometimes I have to remind myself to eat, because often times I'm not hungry either. It's important to keep eating protein though. I just finished the "attack phase" and lost 9.2 pounds. Added veggies today and my system is having a little trouble getting used to them! Good luck!!

LADYFISCH Posts: 661
4/28/13 5:59 P

Question? Is anyone checking their calorie count? I was curious how many calories I'm getting and was surprised to see it was just shy 800 calories and I'm not hungry. I log after each meal or snack. Should I increase my food intake? I'm finishing my 3rd day. I was on vacation last week and was afraid to get on the scale. Was at my Moms and started this the last day of my stay there. She had done the plan with good results. I had the book on my iPad and read it on and off but got serious on Friday after eating way to much on vacation.

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4/21/13 8:09 P

Thank you so much for the Dukan Diet Food List. I'm on the 3rd day of the Attack Phase--2nd attempt. I did lose successfully, but didn't stick with the plan and have been on a plateau for a couple of months. The website for the food list is excellent and I will consult it carefully the next few days. Good luck to you too!

ANT1832 Posts: 4
4/21/13 1:21 P

I'm starting the Dukan Diet again as well. My advice is to make sure that you plan your meals in advance and only keep foods that are on the approved food list around. Here's a good Dukan Diet food list www.dietreviewsdigest.com/dukan-diet/dukan
-diet-food-list/


Good luck!

CHANTAL_BRISTOW SparkPoints: (0)
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3/7/13 8:20 A

I have read a lot of negative messages about Dukan Diet. I cannot disagree with any of them as they are personal. I can only go by my own experience which is a good one. Motivation is the key to anybody wanting to change their nutrition habits. Sparkpeople or not, Dukan or not, if we can't help binging on what is not healthy anyway, what is the point of trying all "diets" in the world? It starts with what is in our cupboard and what goes in our mouth. Non meat eaters have fabulous protein products such as pulses (lentils, beans, etc). I have learnt to like meats when I did get married. My weight may go down slowly because I eat a lot of yogurts (greek style with Splenda alternative sugar added to them). But I am not hungry, I eat well. I have a more sedate energy rather than a heratic one. The Dukan pancake is so filling in the morning. I have a smoked mackerel and a yogurt with that pancake and I am okay for the day. I must make sure I do not skip meals too much as I don't feel hungry. I am very glad I started that diet, and I would encourage those who want to go on it to decide whether they are serious about "dieting" or not before starting.

CRISTY602 Posts: 33
3/7/13 7:49 A

I agree Chantal_Bistrow! emoticon

Edited by: CRISTY602 at: 3/7/2013 (07:51)
CRISTY602 Posts: 33
3/7/13 7:47 A

I finally started this diet. Bought the book again! This is day #5 on the attack phase. The scale has gone down 9 lbs. (which brings me back to my ticker weight). This is the least healthy diet I've ever tried, and I am not a big meat eater. I thought I could get away with the alternative sources of protien, but so very little variety made that impossible for me. That said, I have lost 9 lbs. the first four days, and the diet is designed to show a giant loss to motivate you to stay on the plan. This morning after weighing, I am most certainly motivated to continue to follow this plan. I get to add veggies in a day or two, and I am so looking forward to that! I feel as though I'm learning a new and different way to eat. I cooked a big turkey on Sunday, and it's been turkey and tofu for four days now! The Dukan galette is good and surprisingly filling. I put a thin slice of deli ham on it and an over-easy egg for a yummy breakfast.

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2/19/13 6:25 A

I started dukan diet on 31/12/12 and from 56 kg I am not 50.7. I want to come down to 45. I have the extra help from www.dukanaute.com for new recipes. Unfortunately it is in French. BUT for those who know basic French they should be able to decipher the recipes easily. They are good, and I have been able to diversify my food intake which makes the diet more pallatable if that was needed. the pure protein days are fine, but the protein-vegetables are my plateau days where I don't move an ounce down, sometimes I do the other way. But I want to succeed as there is my beloved nephew's wedding in September and I want to get in a dress I have not been able to wear for too long (12 years). Keep sharing with others your experience, it is helpful to find that you are not alone in it. emoticon . I also walk on a treadmill (unexpensive motorised one) 20mn after each meal, which makes me walk for one hour each day.

Edited by: CHANTAL_BRISTOW at: 2/19/2013 (06:29)
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2/7/13 6:17 A

Thank you very much for your help. I gree that this diet is not the healtiest i ve been on it a famew times and i always drop because of the protein phase . This time is it important that i stay on .. I wish alot of luck and hope you pass the plateau , try eating normal for one day then going back to 2 days protein, a friend did that and she went back to loosing . Good luck

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2/6/13 3:22 P

I buy the Quaker Oats oat bran. It's in the cereal section of the grocery store. Also have purchased oat bran from a health food store.
I started the Dukan diet on Dec. 1st; stayed on the Attack phase for 7 days until I couldn't look at another piece of protein!! I lost 20 pounds in the first 6 weeks, but have been at a plateau since then. It's still hard to have the protein only days, but adding veggies helps tremendously to avoid monotony. I am missing fruit and not due to start adding that as well as cheese and bread until Easter! This diet is not the healthiest I've been on, but the most effective so far.

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2/6/13 12:07 P

Hi ladys i just wanted to ask you what oat bran do you get and from whare . Thanks

KEYTEE Posts: 20
1/25/13 10:00 A

Hi, i have started Dukan method about 5 days ago. Seems to work fine for me. I did try to loose weight before with sparkpeople, but i found it hard to find products to keep my protein in balance with the rest. i managed to keep 12 kilos off by exercising. But i cannot do sport for a year now and i have got my weight back. That's why i fell for Dukan's. So far i am on my 4-th day and i make my chicken breasts interesting making a new "sause" every time, which i choose from the book. Also i have a 150 gr of fish every evening that is always cooked differently, but without fat. This keeps me going. Drinks come in handy and ease my sweet tooth. And, finally, yes! i eat smaller portions.
Never seen carb free noodles around my place. I should try it once i find some.
Take care and good luck!

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1/22/13 8:20 A

Hey! I am also starting back again today  How much are you aiming to lose altogether? This morning I had a boiled egg and my Oat bran and this afternoon for lunch I have had 6 prawns and a slice of ham with some Quark. What do you do with your fish and chicken to keep it interesting? Are you finding yourself eating much smaller portions? Have you tried the carb free noodles/pasta? They are quite expensive but I highly recommend them. I’d love to keep in touch and find out how you’re getting on. Good Luck!! x

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1/22/13 8:09 A

I have done the Dukan Diet before and am starting it again today. I was over a year ago when I did it the first time. I love it and found it very easy to follow. I do phase one (pure protein) just for about 2-4 days. It is amazing how much better I feel and the weight drops within 2 days. Then I alternated days between pure protein and protein and veggie. I lost 10 pounds pretty quick and maintained it. However, over the holidays I gained it back from traveling and not working out and eating right, so I am starting again today. This morning I had ham and egg whites. For lunch probably chicken bites from Schwann's. Dinner will probably be fish or chicken again. Lots of water and the protein fills me up! Good Luck!

JULIJULINN Posts: 289
12/30/12 9:42 A

If you can't find Dukan specific recipes, try recipes labeled as Atkins friendly.

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12/26/12 11:28 P

Hi cristy don't worry i have drop the diet after 2 days but i met an old friend that started 2 month ago and is now 17 kilos lighter .. To my bigest surprise !! If she was not a friend i would not beleive but yes she did it i could not reconize her .. I made the decision to start after the hollidays when the kids go back to school !!!well this my news would lOve to hear from anyone with good or bad experiences.

Edited by: SUEFAITH1 at: 12/26/2012 (23:30)
CRISTY602 Posts: 33
12/14/12 6:30 P

And here I am two months later and still 'considering' the dukan diet. I even bought the book (though never opened it) and an expensive pound of oat bran, both of which I've given away. I am heavier and less active than even 2 months ago. I keep checking in every day, though. I don't know.

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12/14/12 4:47 P

Hey cristy good luck i started today i have the book if you're intersted

Edited by: SUEFAITH1 at: 12/14/2012 (16:47)
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11/3/12 5:25 A

Hi,
How is ur weightloss going with Dukan diet. hope there has been some progress

CAPABLE1 Posts: 37
10/23/12 3:13 P

I just started today on the Dukan Diet. I have been contemplating the start of this eating plan for awhile because my Friend and her husband have done very well on it for almost a year now. I'm very impressed with their weight loss. My problem is my busy lifestyle and the easy way out to just eat on the go, also to be accountable for my actions if I do mess up. Good luck on your journey, hope to hear from you and how your new adventure is going! Good luck!

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CRISTY602 Posts: 33
10/10/12 11:56 A

I am considering this diet, anyone want to 'buddy up' or reveal pros and cons from experience?

ONLY_CHILD Posts: 71
8/16/12 7:36 A

I started the Dukan diet this morning!

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8/8/12 11:03 A

Dukan is about eating protein and water in the first week. Callled attack phase. U can check onlinr there are 4 phase

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
8/8/12 10:40 A

No one has told me what this is....I am wondering how safe it is because of info from the internet, but no one has told me anything here

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8/8/12 3:58 A

Just started the dukan diet on 6th of aug 2012. I hope i stick to this

HARIKA5 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/14/12 10:49 P

Hi, i started this diet on july 12 thursday, my weight was 181.4 pounds, and i lost 4 pounds.
from the last 3 days. I lost 3 lbs on the 1st day and nothing on the second day, and lost 1 lb on third day.so i was thinking if i am using wrong recipies.

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
4/16/12 11:21 A

I have never heard of this diet. Is it similar to Atkins?

BETHANYESR Posts: 15
1/30/12 1:32 P

Today is my first day of the Dukan Diet. Is there some sort of support group? Not that it has been so amazingly difficult the first day that I need support yet...I just haven't seen much discussion about this diet/lifestyle change.



BLENA80 Posts: 19
1/12/12 6:03 P

Thanks...

It's so hard not to cheat on the first couple of days. I'm on day 4 now...it's not as bad as how it was at the beginning... My friend was on it and lost 20lbs... I'm just hoping to be able to combine it with Spark plan since it's important to do a change of life style instead of always going back and forth between so many diets.

RETURNTOTHIN Posts: 2,974
1/12/12 8:56 A

I was not aware of this diet, and just looked it up... altho it is high protein, it is very low fat, therefore you would have to bake, roast or fry in broth to keep the fats down. the web site is full of ideas.... I just made eggplant yesterday, but had to use fat, I'm going to try it his way... clever ideas to use when one feels like they just must eat, very interesting...
Lois

BLENA80 Posts: 19
1/11/12 9:47 P

I'm on the Dukan diet first phase.. does anybody have a great recipe I can follow. Cheers

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