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    Diet: Dukan Diet
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 10th Feb 14
    Start Weight: 12st4.4lb
    Current Weight: 11st12.4lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7.7lb
    Goal Date: 30 April 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 26.2
    Current BMI: 25.3
    Goal BMI: 22.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st6lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st4.7lb
    % Lost 3.48%

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    Hi, I've decided to start Dukan today. My first goal is to lose one stone for my hols in just over a month. Can I ask if anyone has any tips. So far I'm sticking to the programme fine, I did do Dukan before but didn't have as much weight to lose. I have a question on portion control, I know that if I'm to lose the weight I cant be eating copious amounts of protein. Does anyone have a benchmak for whats an acceptable amount to eat in one day/thanks guys and look forward to being in touch.

    Joanne
    start weight 78.2 kg
    16/2/14 75.5kg




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    Diet: Self devised
    Height: 1.68m
    Start Date: 01/03/2002
    Start Weight: 141kg
    Current Weight: 68.3kg
    Goal Weight: 68.0kg


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 50
    Current BMI: 24.2
    Goal BMI: 24.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 72.7kg
    Weight to Lose: 0.3kg
    % Lost 51.56%
    Hello Joanne (from one to another...),

    I remember reading once that the rule of thumb would be to eat at least 1.5 x grammes of protein to your current weight in kilos. So at around 78.5K, you'd need to be eating around 118g of protein minimum per day, and some would say 2.0x. Obviously way above the recommended amount of protein for a balanced healthy diet.

    In reality, few actually calculate and I couldn't even find this rule when googling it so it must have come from French forums at the time I did the diet in its original form.

    Don't worry unduly. Eating too little can cause a slow loss... Perhaps post your menus and we can let you know?

    x
    Joanne
    Start weight: 141K (March 2002)
    Target weight reached: 67.5K (December 2003) - healthy eating
    Maintained until Feb 2007 when I quit smoking and regained 13K

    Discovered Dukan diet Nov 2007 at 71.1K. Have been coached on French official site.

    2011

    High: 79.5 (Jan)
    Low:
    66.5 (May)
    2012
    High: 80.6 (Nov)
    Low: 71.6 (Feb)
    74.5K got married Sept 2012
    2013
    High: 84.9 (Jan)
    Low: 76.3 (Oct)

    2014
    High: 85.2 (Jan)
    Low: 68.9 (3 July)

    Target 68.0K

    6/1: 85.2
    13/1: 81.6
    17/1: 80.1 (change of weigh in day)
    14/2: 77.7 (and we're OFF again!)
    14/3: 75.6 (stopped Dukan about here)
    11/04: 73.2
    13/05: 70.4
    20/05: 70.4
    02/06: restart after holiday and two day binge!
    06/06: 72.4
    13/06: 73.3 (oopsie)
    17/06: 71.8
    24/06: 70.1
    3/07: 68.9 (then holiday... aaaah!)
    24/07: 72.8 (thought it'd be worse but have walked MILES recently to compensate dinners out!)
    31/07: 70.4
    06/08: 69.3
    12/08: 68.9
    29/08: 68.3

    Dukan Jan 6-Mar 17... now healthy eating and walking lots

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    Diet: Dukan Diet
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 10th Feb 14
    Start Weight: 12st4.4lb
    Current Weight: 11st12.4lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7.7lb
    Goal Date: 30 April 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 26.2
    Current BMI: 25.3
    Goal BMI: 22.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st6lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st4.7lb
    % Lost 3.48%
    Hi Joanne, First I wanted to say to you what an amazing loss, wow, I'm in awe, you must feel fantastic. Thank you for your feedback, Ive been having far too much protein, I took the plan literally and have been eating far too much.

    My typical day has been:

    Breakfast egg while and diet cottage cheese frittatas - 3-4 small ones cupcake size
    Lunch: Turkey mince cakes(tukley mince, ginger, lemongrass, oat bran allowance and one egg and corriander) 3-4 cup cake size
    Dinner, savoury mince(with stock cube, woustershire sauce and small amt of passata), ive been eating 400g here which I realise is far too much

    think I need to drastically reduce the protein, it will be easier when I'm finished attack phase but I need to start it now so thank you for the feedback
    start weight 78.2 kg
    16/2/14 75.5kg




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    Diet: Self devised
    Height: 1.68m
    Start Date: 01/03/2002
    Start Weight: 141kg
    Current Weight: 68.3kg
    Goal Weight: 68.0kg


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 50
    Current BMI: 24.2
    Goal BMI: 24.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 72.7kg
    Weight to Lose: 0.3kg
    % Lost 51.56%
    Thank you for your kind words but the big loss was ooooh 11 years ago and it's been a struggle ever since!
    Sorry - my poor explanation wasn't very clear. We're not talking grammes of weight but ooooh how do I explain it. See here on this link (List of foods by protein content - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) different foods have different amounts of protein.
    So, say, 400g mince (get the lowest fat possible...), at 25g protein per 100g weight, that would count 100g... Even if your lunch was the same, and your breakfast half that, you'd be at 250g protein, which wouldn't be unusual for this diet.

    Your menu looks fine to me. They do advise to drink plenty of water... and, since I see you're an adventurous cook, you might find some nice things (muffins, cakes, pancakes) you could do with your oatbran allowance to liven things up a little.
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    Joanne
    Start weight: 141K (March 2002)
    Target weight reached: 67.5K (December 2003) - healthy eating
    Maintained until Feb 2007 when I quit smoking and regained 13K

    Discovered Dukan diet Nov 2007 at 71.1K. Have been coached on French official site.

    2011

    High: 79.5 (Jan)
    Low:
    66.5 (May)
    2012
    High: 80.6 (Nov)
    Low: 71.6 (Feb)
    74.5K got married Sept 2012
    2013
    High: 84.9 (Jan)
    Low: 76.3 (Oct)

    2014
    High: 85.2 (Jan)
    Low: 68.9 (3 July)

    Target 68.0K

    6/1: 85.2
    13/1: 81.6
    17/1: 80.1 (change of weigh in day)
    14/2: 77.7 (and we're OFF again!)
    14/3: 75.6 (stopped Dukan about here)
    11/04: 73.2
    13/05: 70.4
    20/05: 70.4
    02/06: restart after holiday and two day binge!
    06/06: 72.4
    13/06: 73.3 (oopsie)
    17/06: 71.8
    24/06: 70.1
    3/07: 68.9 (then holiday... aaaah!)
    24/07: 72.8 (thought it'd be worse but have walked MILES recently to compensate dinners out!)
    31/07: 70.4
    06/08: 69.3
    12/08: 68.9
    29/08: 68.3

    Dukan Jan 6-Mar 17... now healthy eating and walking lots

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    Diet: Dukan Diet
    Height: 5ft3in
    Start Date: 13-02-12
    Start Weight: 14st0lb
    Current Weight: 10st13lb
    Goal Weight: 10st5lb
    Goal Date: 16-09-13


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 34.7
    Current BMI: 27.1
    Goal BMI: 25.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 3st1lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st8lb
    % Lost 21.94%
    Hi Joanne good luck on your journey. My tip would be keep plenty of boiled eggs at hand for nibbles and eat as much white meat ie, chicken turkey as you wish just jazz it up with the sauces etc, off the recipe thread. Plan all your meals for the week ahead, drink plenty of water to flush out the fat xxx
    February 13-02-12 start
    WEEK 1 = -9LB WEEK 17 = -.2LB 21-10-12 TW DAY WHOOOOP 10.7llb
    WEEK 2 = - 2.2LB WEEK 20 = + 4LB 19-11-12 10.5lb
    WEEK 3 = -2LB WEEK 21 = -3.2 -------------------------------------------------------
    WEEK 4 = -1LB WEEK 22 = - 5.8 ILL Weight on 01-01-13 10st 6LB
    WEEK 5 = -3LB WEEK 26 = - 2.6LB Weight on 16-02-13 10S 6LB
    WEEK 6 = -1LB WEEK 27 = +1 Weight 16-03-13 10ST 6LB

    WEEK 7 = -2LB WEEK 28 = STS Weight 24-08-13 10st 7lb6oz
    WEEK 8 = STS WEEK 29 = -3LB Weight 28-09-13 10st 7lb
    WEEK 9 = -2LB
    WEEK 10 = -2LB
    WEEK 11 = -1LB
    WEEK 12 = -3.4LB
    WEEK 13 = 1.2LB
    WEEK 14 = STS
    WEEK 15 = -1.6LB TOTAL LOSS SO FAR = 2 ST 7.6LB
    WEEK 16 = -1.2LB

    'Accept that your new weight is right for you and not something you have to battle with to protect' quote by Sara

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    Diet: Dukan Diet
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 10th Feb 14
    Start Weight: 12st4.4lb
    Current Weight: 11st12.4lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7.7lb
    Goal Date: 30 April 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 26.2
    Current BMI: 25.3
    Goal BMI: 22.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st6lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st4.7lb
    % Lost 3.48%
    Thanks Sididd, great advice, so far so good
    start weight 78.2 kg
    16/2/14 75.5kg




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    Diet: Dukan Diet
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 10th Feb 14
    Start Weight: 12st4.4lb
    Current Weight: 11st12.4lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7.7lb
    Goal Date: 30 April 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 26.2
    Current BMI: 25.3
    Goal BMI: 22.5


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st6lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st4.7lb
    % Lost 3.48%
    Ahh thanks Joanne, thats much better, so far so good one week in, congrast, looks like you has a really good week too
    start weight 78.2 kg
    16/2/14 75.5kg








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