I can Dukan - ninja's diary

Discussion in 'Dukan Diaries' started by Dietninja, 12 May 2014.

  1. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    *WARNING* adapted dukan within. Do not read if you are a purist...my version may upset you* (otherwise all welcome!)

    I've been fasting quite successfully but fell off the wagon big time last week and I want to change it up a bit. I've had success on low carb before but never Dukanned. Day 1 is today and I have (according to the Dr) 6 days on attack before I can have a vegetable...seems like a long time without veg...

    Here's the plan for today.

    B - skinny latte, 1 tin tuna
    L - 2 chicken breasts with cottage cheese
    T - steak with an egg on top, galette
    Last edited: 15 May 2014
  2. jenny_belte

    jenny_belte Well-Known Member

    best of luck :) x x
  3. LeahB

    LeahB Well-Known Member

    Good luck with your journey :) the good thing about attack is it makes us crave veggies so much! You will never look forward to a vegetable quite the same again haha xx
  4. Super Nana

    Super Nana Active Member

    Good luck ! I've just done a week - 5 days attack and 2 cruise and now finding it quite easy - mind you I've not really experimented with proper cooking yet having mainly roast meats last week but may venture out this week !
  5. Shelly_Belly

    Shelly_Belly Well-Known Member

    Best of Luck! wishing you a great first day (drink loads of water!! ;) )
  6. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    Thank you v much for your kind wishes! A very warm welcome :)

    Today has been fine...better than I expected. I stuck to my plan but only drank 2 litres water. Hope that's enough.

    I also fitted in 25 mins of an exercise DVD...T25 alpha cardio.
  7. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    Day 1..12/5

    B - large skinny latte, 1 tin tuna
    L - 2 chicken breasts with cottage cheese
    T - steak with an egg on top, galette

    Ex: T25 alpha cardio
  8. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    Plan for this week:
    Mon - (12.12.5) attack 1/6; T25 cardio DONE :)
    Tues - (12.8.5). attack 2/6; 2.7 mile run DONE :)
    Wed - (12.6.5) attack 3/6; abs; arms; legs
    Thurs - attack 4/6; 3 mile run
    Fri - attack 5/6; abs; arms; legs
    Sat - attack 6/6; 3 mile run
    Sun - pv ; rest
    Last edited: 14 May 2014
  9. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    I'm intrigued by your breakfast. I find tuna so dry on its own so wonder how you manage to eat a tin of the stuff on its own! Each to his own of course! Your exercise plan is impressive!
    Good luck
  10. Bonkers

    Bonkers Well-Known Member

    Hi Dietninja

    Subscribing ... good luck to you xx
  11. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    Re tuna: I put white wine vinegar on it - hope that's allowed...I'd normally have balsamic but figure that's a bit too sugary. It's not the best thing in the world but convenient!
  12. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    13th May - day 2 of attack

    B - smoked salmon (about 150g), large skinny latte
    L - large chicken breast, small 0% Greek yoghurt, black coffee
    S - small skinny latte
    T - beef steak topped with a fried egg, galette


    Ex - v slow but hilly 2.7 mile jog

    Had a little wobble around lunchtime. Was really hungry and a bit shakey before lunch but as I was teaching I couldn't snack. I vowed to quit but fortunately got distracted and felt better after lunch.

    Not drunk enough water - need to improve that.

    I can also see this diet being quite expensive. On the look out for reduced meat I can freeze!

    Need to remember...pure protein isn't for life! There are other phases, this is a means to an end...
    Last edited: 13 May 2014
  13. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    Prep for the next few days....2 roasting bags of chicken thighs, skinned. One is cooking in my new thai spice mix and the other is plain ready to be put in curry powder & yoghurt :)
    Last edited: 13 May 2014
  14. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)


    B - smoked mackerel fillets with lemon & black pepper, egg white (left over from my daughters breakfast...first time its ok to eat off their plates!) Skinny latte
    L - chicken thighs with thai seasoning, plain 0% Greek yoghurt
    T - a little left over smoked mackerel, bison burgers with an egg on top, galette

    The chicken thighs smelt so yummy as I got them ready to take to work...V garlicky, mmmm

    I'm finding this diet easy in the mornings so far, I feel slimmer, I'm not hungry and the moving scales make me firmly motivated first thing.

    I've also noticed a positive change In my kids diets....because I'm eating it, they're already eating more plain proteins, oily fish and eggs which will hopefully fill them up and leave less room for junk.

    On the downside, the little red devil on my shoulder starts whispering in the evening, and I know I'm going to start feeling carb withdrawal and less energy on my runs. I run with a much faster friend on Thurs eves and I'm dreading it...(might get out of it this week!)

    But, that said, at the end of today I'll be halfway through attack, and in only 2 days I have dropped 6lbs. I know most is water but I definitely feel less bloated, and my jeans belt does up an extra notch....:)
    Last edited: 14 May 2014
  15. tryin again

    tryin again Well-Known Member

    Evenings are when I find dukan harder too. I make sure I've always got egg custard made or some rhubarb and yogurt so that I can fill up on that. Obviously it's not chocolate or crisps, my usual nightly nibble, somehow it makes me feel like I'm having a treat though. Well done on the first 2 days, 6 lb is great, you should be in for a really good first weeks loss :D
  16. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    If its anywhere near your first week I'd be delighted :)
  17. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    Made my first successful dukan cookie today...It was nice to have a different texture but it was v dry...need to add more skimmed milk. I loved the cinnamon taste though. Once I've perfected it I can see it becoming a staple :)
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  18. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    I seemed to eat more today....i hope the eat as much as you want of allowed foods is true!
  19. Dietninja

    Dietninja Diet whore...:)

    Ok, so im off...ive done 3 days of attack, i love the diet, its great...its not you, its me etc etc!

    But...I wanted to run! Sad I know, I thought I'd prioritise weight loss over running but this week I realised my social life revolves around running! Never realised that before! Being a single mum I don't get out in the evenings much, so tend to run with friends before and after work, and now works easing off and the weather is glorious....on Iow carb I don't enjoy running and I can't keep up with my partners. I was dreading my runs but hate to cancel :( today for example, I went out twice! Once at 6.30 am with one friend, then after school I did 4 miles (some cross country - glorious weather and great fun!) with another friend. Its also how i get my tan! Im just not as willing to give it up as I thought!

    What I liked about dukan (and I think really did like it, would totally recommend it to anyone who didn't want to exercise..
    - never felt hungry
    - dropped 6lbs in 3 days...will keep you posted to see how much comes on because of water.
    - soooo much more enjoyable than vlcd
    - I love meat!!! More than I realised!
    - I felt more on control than on atkins...because of the lower fat intake I felt I wasn't taking in too many cals, and was less likely to binge. Even today when I've come off it, I haven't done my usual eat everything in sight then start my new diet tomorrow. Mainly because I'm just not hungry so in control.
    - it's not actually no fat (which people seem to think it is) because it allows whole eggs, oily fish and lean meat
    - I tried new low fat seasonings and spices in just 3 days ;)
    - ease of cooking....stir fry, grill, griddle, fry, all v easy
    - the oatbran, well documented to be filling and have health benefits
    - made me eat more oily fish as an alternate to meat
    - v clear rules

    What I didn't like
    - eating cheap poorly sourced meat because I couldn't afford that quantity of decent meat.
    - lack of veg, although that changes after the first few days.
    - eating more artificial sweetener.

    So things I'm taking forward from dukan
    - eat more protein! Lots of lean protein!
    - only carbs at breakfast unless it's a running day, and definitely no bad carbs (except for the cheat day!)
    - oatbran for breakfast :) particularly on work days when it's easy & filling.
    - cut down on fat
    - lots of water

    I may well be back. I have to try and find a diet I can sustain whilst running but if I binge again I'll be back. One thing I can say about dukan is it's completely taken away my desire to binge (usually it crosses my mind at least once a day, but even coming off dukan I haven't been tempted :) ) so if I'm struggling, I'll come back

    So au revoir and good luck to all of you who made me feel so welcome! My diary continues on the juddd forum as I'm sort of fasting and can be found here....

  20. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    I'm sorry you're leaving although I perfectly understand your reasons for switching from Duane. did you consider moving to phase 3 without gala meals, for instance? It would give you more carbs yet give you the structure of quite a strict still diet.

    Up to you of course and hope you'll not be a stranger. Several of us aren't on Dukan any longer but I like it here...

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