Cruise Phase


I thought I would put a little bit more info on here about the Cruise Phase of the Dukan Diet, which I am currently on (and probably will be for quite a while).

How long will I be on Cruise? Approximately 6 months. Read on for the mathsy version…

This depends on how much weight you want to lose. I can expect to be on the Cruise Phase for 3 days per ‘pound’ I want to lose. This figure changes depending on your circumstances and past dieting history. Since I want to lose a total of 28kg (62 pounds), that would make it 186 days (just over 6 months). You can work out your goal weight and all of this information at the official website.

What is different about Cruise?

As well as eating Protein, you can add vegetables, but not every day. You can do this in a number of ways: by having 5 Pure Protein (PP) Days followed by 5 Protein Vegetables (PV). I have chosen to have 1 PP day alternating with 1 PV day. The book goes into detail about why this is ok so long as you have 15 PP days and 15 PV days in a month. Obviously the best way to get all of this information would be to buy a copy of the book so you can have the facts right in your hands when ever you want them.

What Vegetables can you have?

The book says that you can eat all cooked or raw vegetables and lists some in particular. I will put some here that I am really looking forward to. (I’m not going to write the whole list as I think that may be copyright)

  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Leek
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Capsicum
  • Pumpkin
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes

The following veggies are not allowed at all during the Cruise phase:

  • Fresh or dried peas, beans and lentils
  • Avocado
  • Corn
  • Potatoes
  • Rice

Will let you know how I go when I finally get to eat veggies after my self imposed PP days 🙂



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