Dukan Diet {Week 16}

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Dukan Diet | 0 comments

That’s right! Now that I’m back on the normal diet, it’s time to start blogging my progress again. It has been a little rough getting back on the normal Dukan diet but not as rough as when I first began. I’ve got more experience with what I can eat now, so I’ve been a little more prepared. Still, I miss fruit and bread and carbs and chocolate.

When my mom decided to start the diet, she signed up for the online coaching. It’s been a boon to me because she shares the recipes she gets with me! I haven’t tried any of them out yet but plan to this weekend. I also want to try making some of the sauce recipes in the book. Eating meat by itself or with Dijon is getting a bit old already.

Speaking of Dijon, I experimented with adding some to canned tuna with some lemon juice you cam make with your juice machine selection, and it was pretty tasty. I was honestly surprised. I think it’d be really good eaten wrapped in some lettuce on a PV day.

When I was researching the Dukan Diet, I really liked seeing sample menus from people on the plan. So, just in case you’re interested, here’s what I would eat on a pure protein (PP) and on a protein + veggie (PV) day.

Pure Protein

  • Breakfast
    • 3 eggs, scrambled
    • Oatbran galette with cinnamon mixed in and sugar-free syrup on top
    • 2 turkey sausage patties
  • Snack
    • Fat free cottage cheese mixed with sugar free orange Jell-o
  • Lunch
    • 2 hamburger patties with reduced sugar ketchup, fat free cheese and dill pickle slices
    • non-fat light flavored yogurt from Kroger
  • Snack
    • Low fat deli turkey meat
  • Dinner
    • Pre-seasoned pork tenderloin, baked
    • Plain non-fat Greek yogurt with vanilla extract and stevia
Protein + Veggies
  • Breakfast
    • 3 eggs, scrambled
    • Oat bran galette with cinnamon mixed in and sugar-free syrup on top
    • 2 turkey sausage patties
  • Snack
    • Baby carrots
    • Sliced red and yellow peppers
    • Low fat deli turkey meat
  • Lunch
    • Salad with grilled chicken, tomatoes and Dukan balsamic vinaigrette
    • Sugar free Jell-o
  • Snack
    • Cottage cheese mixed with sugar free orange Jell-o
  • Dinner
    • Stir fry chicken with garlic, ginger, reduced sodium soy sauce and mixed veggies
    • Dukan chocolate pudding

So there you have it. I hope this gives you a better idea of what is ok to eat on the Dukan Diet. Dr. Dukan recommends only eating 2 eggs a day if you have problems with cholesterol, but since I don’t, I go ahead and have 3.  I forgot to mention that I drink about 3 cans of Diet Coke a day, usually one cup of coffee with stevia or sugar-free caramel syrup and non-dairy creamer and lots of water. I’m not sure if the non-dairy creamer is kosher for the diet, but it doesn’t have any fat or sugar listed on the nutrition facts so I figured it would be ok.

As you can see, this isn’t a diet where you have to measure out your portions or restrict the amount of food you eat, which is what I love about it. Everything I listed can be eaten in as large a quantity as you like except for the carrots because of their starch content. Dr. Dukan even says in his book that to make up for the things you can’t eat, eat as much as you want of the things you can.

I like to eat a big, filling breakfast, and when I eat cottage cheese, it’s about 8 ounces at a time.  I’ve noticed that my appetite decreases a bit over time, though, so I won’t eat such large quantities once my body has adjusted. That’s a good thing for my grocery bill. 🙂

In case you’re wondering, here are a couple of pictures to show how much I’ve lost.

Here I am at my heaviest, around 191 pounds:

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And here I am last weekend at 168 pounds:

 

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The last two photos were taken by my very talented sister, Candice. I’m pictured with my super skinny and lovely other sister, Savannah, in the first and with my mom in the second. Everyone thinks my mom’s skinny enough as she is, but she still wants to lose some weight.

I tried on my anniversary dress to see how different it fit, and it could’ve been taken in by at least 3 inches, maybe 4. 🙂 By the way, Lex is wearing the same onesie in all the photos. You can see how much he’s grown– not that much but still a little!

Thanks for stopping in, and feel free to ask me any questions about the diet in the comments.

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