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    Dizzy, light headed & no energy?

    I've heard all of these symptoms are quite common at some stage of Dukan,

    However.... I have successfully got down to my true weight twice previously and have never experienced dizziness or light headed or energy less?? The opposite in fact, full of energy....

    Im day 6 (3 attack day 3 of cruise) and I have pretty much felt like this since day 1

    Im even on PV day today and eaten loads of veg!

    Any ideas? Anyone else felt like this? And does it go eventually?

    Xxxxx
    Start: 11st 9.6lbs
    Week 1: 11st 2.6lbs - 7.0lbs
    Week 2: 11st 5.0lbs + 2.4lbs (holiday)
    Week 3: 11st 1.0lbs - 3.8lbs
    Week 4: 10st 13.4lbs - 1.6lbs
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    Week 6: 10st 8.2lbs - 2.4lbs

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    Hello there,

    Gosh yes that doesn't sound good at all... Are you eating enough protein, I wonder? Care to post a full menu? Hope things have improved for you since you posted this (sorry for delay but weekend etc!!)
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    Start weight: 141K (March 2002)
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    Discovered Dukan diet Nov 2007 at 71.1K. Have been coached on French official site.

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    Diet: Dukan/Paleo/Intermittent Fasting
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    Start Date: 10 May 2012
    Start Weight: 60kg
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    Yes, it doesn't sound normal, so I wouldn't think it's dukan. Are you drinking enough water? Dehydration can sometimes cause headaches or dizziness. I have a couple of vitamin tabs (the effervescent ones) each week when fasting or on dukan, so that might help? And as Jo said, make sure you're eating enough, especially on attack.
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    * dukan start weight: 60kg
    * dukan end weight: 55kg
    * maintained at 56kg (with some ups and downs!)
    2013
    * weight crept up to 58/59kg
    * got down to 56.4kg in September
    * back up to 59kg by end of year
    2014
    * back at pre-dukan weight and time for an intermittent fasting intervention!
    23/6: 59.8kg
    30/6: 58.3kg
    14/7: 57.6kg
    4/8: 56.5kg
    currently hovering around 57kg and pretty happy with my weight, but plan to continue IF for another month or 2 at least.


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    Diet: Dukan
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    Goal Date: 23/10/2014


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    Thank you both for your replies!

    i managed to resolve this thankfully! I upped my protein & bought some multi vitamins and felt back to normal again.

    Back on track today after a holiday ...gained 2.4lbs so could have been worse!!

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    Start: 11st 9.6lbs
    Week 1: 11st 2.6lbs - 7.0lbs
    Week 2: 11st 5.0lbs + 2.4lbs (holiday)
    Week 3: 11st 1.0lbs - 3.8lbs
    Week 4: 10st 13.4lbs - 1.6lbs
    Week 5: 10st 10.6lbs - 2.8lbs
    Week 6: 10st 8.2lbs - 2.4lbs

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    Diet: Dukan/Paleo/Intermittent Fasting
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    Start Date: 10 May 2012
    Start Weight: 60kg
    Current Weight: 58.05kg
    Goal Weight: 55kg
    Goal Date: 1 September 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 23.1
    Current BMI: 22.4
    Goal BMI: 21.2


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    Weight to Lose: 3kg
    % Lost 3.25%
    Good to hear that, Andi.

    I also used protein powder when I was on dukan, especially when I was gymming a lot (although I know the good doctor is not a fan). But with so many dukan foods needing the fridge, I found it very difficult to find quick protein snacks I could use before a workout, so keeping a tub of whey protein powder handy at the office was a great help.

    Good luck!
    * dukan start weight: 60kg
    * dukan end weight: 55kg
    * maintained at 56kg (with some ups and downs!)
    2013
    * weight crept up to 58/59kg
    * got down to 56.4kg in September
    * back up to 59kg by end of year
    2014
    * back at pre-dukan weight and time for an intermittent fasting intervention!
    23/6: 59.8kg
    30/6: 58.3kg
    14/7: 57.6kg
    4/8: 56.5kg
    currently hovering around 57kg and pretty happy with my weight, but plan to continue IF for another month or 2 at least.


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