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Lemon question

Red Heart

Back on the Dukan wagon!
S: 12st0lb C: 9st7lb G: 8st13lb BMI: 25.1 Loss: 2st7lb(20.83%)
I am a bit confused about the use of lemon on Dukan, so for the past few weeks I've not used any.
Now I know I cannot have lemon squash/cordial but my question is regarding juice.
When the book says you can use lemon juice, does that mean only from a fresh lemon or am I able to use concentrated juice from a bottle? (the sort of Jif lemon stuff that is used on pancakes etc).
Also, when I have a diet coke can I have a slice of lemon in it? Not to eat, but it just looks so much when it's there! :cool:

Sorry to start another thread with a question. Shame there isn't a sticky thread just for quick questions so that I don't keep clogging up the board with my silly questions! :eek:

Thanks xx
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S: 14st6lb C: 13st6lb G: 10st11lb BMI: 28.6 Loss: 1st0lb(6.93%)
Hi Red Heart, no questions are silly questions!

It says on page 72 of my book:
"Lemons can be used to flavour fish or seafood, but cannot be consumed as lemon juice or lemonade, even without sugar, because although sour, lemons are still a source of sugar and are therefore incompatible with the programme's first two phases, the Attack and Cruise phases"

I interpreted this as meaning, a squeeze from a fresh lemon in your cooking is ok, but no bottled lemon juice, cordial etc. However, if you look on page 178, there is a recipe for Lemon Chicken which uses juice and zest of two lemons.:confused:

I guess the answer is, if you squeeze it yourself from a lemon, it's ok for cooking. Maybe that means a tiny slice in your coke is ok too, but it might be that the cooking of the lemon does something to the sugars...I don't know!

Red Heart

Back on the Dukan wagon!
S: 12st0lb C: 9st7lb G: 8st13lb BMI: 25.1 Loss: 2st7lb(20.83%)
Thanks Coco.
Was hoping I could have a slice in my diet coke when out as it looks better! :eek:.
I suspected the small bottles of juice aren't allowed but wanted to check.
No idea on limes, though.

Right best get off for my 30 min walk before it rains...

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