Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dukan Diet - end of week 2

Yesterday was the end of week 2.  I lost another 3lbs this week for a total of 8 lbs.  So far so good.  I have been alternating PP and PV days with very little deviations.  I don't feel hungry which is great.  I can eat all the meat I want, even on PV days.  I'm drinking lots of water.  I'm eating 2 tbsp of oat bran every morning.  I microwave it with about 3/4 cup of skim milk and it's very creamy.  I eat fat free yogurt for dessert.

This week, I am going to a Brazillian steakhouse which is all you can eat meat.  I will be able to eat unlimited meat and not feel guilty about it!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dukan diet - end of week 1

I did 4 'attack' days and now i'm in the 'cruise' phase of alternating pure protein (PP) and protein+vegetable (PV) days. I've lost 5lbs this week and I have 15lbs more to lose to get to my target weight. I've been feeling good. I'm eating and drink water a lot so I never feel hungry. I started taking Metamucil to get things 'moving' but I don't feel any discomfort or bloating so I'm not too worried...for now. My clothes are fitting better. I wore a fitted t-shirt to work today and didn't have to suck in my tummy. I look forward to the PV days so I can have a bit more variety.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Dukan Diet

I was at the library last week and saw this book called The Dukan Diet Cookbook.  I wasn't specifically looking for a diet book but this one caught my eye because of the delicious dish of shrimp on the cover.  So I borrowed it from the library and started reading it when I got home.  I started to consider trying the diet myself after reading so many positive reviews online.  So on Saturday July 7, I decided to start Day 1 of the Attack Phase.  I've never been on a fad diet because I know they can be bad for your health but I'm kind of tired of carrying 10 lbs of excess baby weight.  I've been walking to work most days for 8 months and running 5K one to three times a week for 4 months but I haven't lost any weight.  According to this plan, I have 20 lbs to lose to get to my 'true weight' (incidentally it's the same amount I weighed at my wedding) and it's going to take me 6 months to get there.

During the Attack phase, you can only eat lean proteins, e.g. eggs, chicken, beef, fish, tofu; 1.5 tbsp oat bran, and fat free dairy products.  You can eat as much as you want - awesome!  So I went out and stocked up on chicken, fish, smoked salmon, tofu, fat free yogurt, skim milk, and oat bran.  Today is Day 4 of my Attack Phase and I've lost 3lbs.  I don't feel hungry, I don't miss the carbs, and I can already see my muffin top starting to shrink.  The only problem is constipation... Other than that, so far so good.  

Tomorrow I start the Cruise phase which is alternating days of protein and protein + low carb vegetables.  I can now eat 2 tbsp of oat bran and I can still eat fat free diary products.  Can't wait!  We'll see how long I keep this up.