So I read The Dukan Diet book again (up to the end of the Attack phase) and it’s all coming back to me. You wouldn’t believe how much stuff you forget when you have a lot of new stuff to learn….such as a whole new language and culture >.<
Now that I have refreshed my knowledge starting the Dukan Diet again is sounding a lot less scary than it was a week ago. I was really hesitant to start again when I thought of just eating protein…but it’s really not that scary, in fact, it’s a little exciting.
I swear my body is even excited after I made my decision (my ankles are looking less puffy 😛 )
Since I have been off the diet there has been a !huge! insurgence of DD blogs, websites and forums, which is fantastic for anyone who is on or beginning the diet. I have spent ages yesterday and today clicking around and finding LOTS of delicious recipes that I can’t wait to try. Then again, I’m looking forward to a steak with a little mustard on the side for dinner 🙂
I hopped back on the official Dukan website and re-calculated my goal weight. Some of the figures are different from the first time….such as my starting weight and my goal. Ok, here it is….I currently weigh 92kg. That was hard. I have eaten whatever I want for the past 6 months, and it shows. I am still 7kg down from my heaviest weight, but it also means that I have put back on around 13kg. It is appalling. Please let me be a lesson that you don’t have to learn yourself. If you sound like me, or relate to me in any way, please DON’T STOP the diet until the end (well since it never really ends….just don’t stop at all ^.^ ) I am the typical obese person that Dr. Dukan talks about that can’t survive without the strict structure and constant on-the-ball-ness of the Dukan Diet. But I’m here and I’m open and honest about it.
On a more positive note, phew, let’s talk about my goal 🙂 I entered my goal weight into the survey-thingy as 65kg. I don’t know if that’s possible but it feels more achievable now that I’m starting at a lower weight. The online calculator said that my goal would be 68.9 kg. Here is the run down…..
I don’t plan on joining the coaching as I feel I have received enough support from family and friends (yes that’s you) without spending the extra $$.
I’m planning to start Dukan 2.0 on Monday….exciting!
After completing the Attack Phase of the Dukan Diet, I wanted to reflect on how I felt the first phase went.
- Feeling full – Eating Protein makes you feel fuller for longer, so I found that I had much less of an appetite on the AP.
- Feeling healthier for not eating fatty foods – I read in the Dukan Diet book, something along the lines of ‘how can you expect to lose your own fat, when you are eating the fat of another animal’ (not a direct quote). That really stuck with me and it something that has popped into my mind often this past week.
- Surprisingly no withdrawals from sugar.
- Hardly any cravings for other foods.
- Enjoying an allowed glass of Coke Zero now and then (and actually drinking less than I normally would).
- Seeing results instantly…the best motivation!
- Eating only protein is quite a bit more expensive than also having vegetables in your diet.
- Getting over the first hurdles of eating out with family and friends, and having to think about the Dukan Diet and how you can make it suit you.
- Some days I got stuck in a rut of eating the same things over and over. You need to remind yourself about having variety in your diet, otherwise you could easily get bored.
- Not regularly going to the toilet as before starting the Dukan Diet.
This is by no mean a comprehensive list, so please add in the comments other things you would add to either Pro’s or Con’s for the Attack Phase of the Dukan Diet.
I first heard about the Dukan Diet on Today Tonight and after watching the article was a bit suss…due to the amount of ‘fabulous’ diets they have on there, so I decided to do a bit of research into it myself.
I headed down to Angus and Robertson for a copy of the book, but of course they were sold out. I put a copy on order and did a bit of research on the internet. After my book came, I read it very quickly and found it to be an easy and informative read.
After doing lots of reading about the Dukan Diet, on many websites I decided that I would give this a go whole heartedly. The date was set that I would begin, Saturday, July 3rd.
I was going to post up all of the information about how to undertake this way of eating, but instead I have put some links in the side bar so if you’re interested you can check it out for yourself.