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Newbie with an admission

#1
Hello everyone, I am new to this forum so please forgive any daft questions I may ask as there may be plenty to come! :rolleyes:

Anyway, I need to admit something at the risk of getting shot down in flames so here goes......

I started the Dukan diet on the 18th to lose weight before I go away for a week as I intend enjoying lots of unhealthy food when I go away.
:eat:

There you go, said it, just thought I would be upfront about it. :D

I was 9st 5lb on the 18th and weigh 8st 13lb today, I know that doesn't sound a lot to some but I am only 5' 1", maybe 5" really but I like to add that extra inch. :)

As my username says, I don't want to be fat and fifty (Nov), I know I have no choice about the fifty bit but at least I can do something about the weight. Plus my 12 old pats my tummy and says 'Can I have a ride on that Harry!', see the knitted character on the Harry Hill show on YouTube. :D

Anyway, I won't be drinking a lot when I go away as I don't drink much now, can't take it, too old!

We will be having take aways though as we will be self catering in a flatlet and going back early because of the dog, so always get take aways plus they are a treat for us as we can't really afford them much normally.

The question I want to ask is, when I come back I assume I will have put a few pounds on. I can't see it being a lot as we will be walking miles each day.

When I come back I am assuming it is just a case of starting again from scratch at the Attack Phase?

Thanks ;)




 
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#2
you don't need to start the attack phase again you can just do a couple/three days of PP only. BUT your BMI is already in the healthy range. Dukan is predominantly for people with a lot of weight to lose with a high BMI
 
#3
you don't need to start the attack phase again you can just do a couple/three days of PP only. BUT your BMI is already in the healthy range. Dukan is predominantly for people with a lot of weight to lose with a high BMI
Thanks for the info Jezzebell.

I must admit I have skipped a lot of the paragraphs in the book as they didn't apply to me.

My BMI was just on the border line when I started so I thought this would be ok for giving me a quick start before the hols.

Two good things that have come from using this diet for nearly two weeks, the total loss of my sweet tooth that was my downfall and the difference in my skin and hair.

So at least some good has come out of it, oh and the lbs that I have lost so far.

;)
 

Atropos

Gold Member
#4
This does not sound like a good plan at all!

Dukan makes a significant change to the way your body works - that is why a long consolidation period is needed to gradually stablise the weight loss.

By swinging from one extreme to the other you risk triggering a long period of yo-yoing weight - and could well end up bigger than ever!

Just don't take that risk.
 
#5
This does not sound like a good plan at all!

Dukan makes a significant change to the way your body works - that is why a long consolidation period is needed to gradually stablise the weight loss.

By swinging from one extreme to the other you risk triggering a long period of yo-yoing weight - and could well end up bigger than ever!

Just don't take that risk.
Thanks Atropos.

This may have kicked started me into getting my harris in gear regarding eating more healthy foods, ie the oatbran that I have been having daily of course and the wheatbran that I bought yesterday to make the toffee muffins.

Plus it has got me into the habit of taking the dog for longer walks which is good.

I will drop this diet at the end of next week anyway but will just have to be more controlled with what I eat in future.

Cheers.

I will still browse the Dukan forum though as you have some great recipes on here.

Off to have another look at the book to see what I have missed.

;)
 

wkdstepmum

Silver Member
#6
Dontwanttobefatandfifty *phew, long username* I totally understand. I'm not technically overweight but I don't think it matters whether you have a few pounds to lose or a few stone, if you're not happy and not at your fighting weight it's still an issue!
I find Cruise is just a basic low-carb, healthy eating plan, moderating what goes in and what comes out and upping your exercise from 20 to 30 mins per day. It makes sense so I don't see the harm in it. You'll be walking lots on holiday, not drinking and if you make fairly sensible food choices and don't just have a blow out going back to cruise afterwards wouldn't be dangerous as far as I'm concerned. Of course, everyone else will most likely disagree! But there you go! x
 

Ela ine

Likes to post, and eat.
#7
Good Luck! x
 
#8
Dontwanttobefatandfifty *phew, long username* I totally understand. I'm not technically overweight but I don't think it matters whether you have a few pounds to lose or a few stone, if you're not happy and not at your fighting weight it's still an issue!
I find Cruise is just a basic low-carb, healthy eating plan, moderating what goes in and what comes out and upping your exercise from 20 to 30 mins per day. It makes sense so I don't see the harm in it. You'll be walking lots on holiday, not drinking and if you make fairly sensible food choices and don't just have a blow out going back to cruise afterwards wouldn't be dangerous as far as I'm concerned. Of course, everyone else will most likely disagree! But there you go! x
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Thanks wkdstepmum.

Flippin' eck! You are right about the user name. I wanted something different as I have different names for different forums.

Won't make that mistake again, it's too bloomin' long! :eek:

I went for my health check about 3 weeks ago and the nurse said I was a kilo above what it said on the pc for my height but not to worry about it, I didn't need to lose any weight.

However, if you have a bit of a podge and bigger boobs than you are used to (only a few inches but I hate having big boobs - that is big to me, not to everyone else), you don't feel comfortable.

Eating on holiday consists of chinese or indian takeaways really (we normally buy 3 courses but eat half one night and the other half the following night), so at least I can choose healthy 'ish' dishes at the indian, not sure about the chinese.

We walk an average of at least 5 miles a day when away so I am sure that will work some of it off.

;)
 

wkdstepmum

Silver Member
#9
Oh you can pick healthy food at the Chinese too! Chicken and mushrooms or beef and mushrooms might be okay if you don't have the fatty chips or carbs... Have to agree re: large or small losses, every pound I lose makes it easier for me to move, less weight on the knee I hurt in an accident, people with big boobs can have back pain which is eased by weight loss...It's about more than the BMI and BMIs don't take into account these things or bone density or build or anything! Do what feels right for you, you're not starving yourself and you're being sensible!
 
#10
Oh you can pick healthy food at the Chinese too! Chicken and mushrooms or beef and mushrooms might be okay if you don't have the fatty chips or carbs... Have to agree re: large or small losses, every pound I lose makes it easier for me to move, less weight on the knee I hurt in an accident, people with big boobs can have back pain which is eased by weight loss...It's about more than the BMI and BMIs don't take into account these things or bone density or build or anything! Do what feels right for you, you're not starving yourself and you're being sensible!
Well we don't have chips, I will have to forget about the prawn crackers and choose something like you rec.

Cheers.
 

Maintainer

** Chief WITCH **
#11
I can regain 7K in a week (yes kilos not pounds...) when "off diet".
 
#12
Gosh, that's a lot but I suppose everybody's different, some people gain faster than others etc
 
#13
I can regain 7K in a week (yes kilos not pounds...) when "off diet".
I don't tend to put a lot on normally, I think the most I weighed was when I was pregnant, about 10st.

Even if did have a takeaway every night on hol which I won't be, I only tend to put on half a stone over the week.

I guess it is all of the walking and the fact that I never like to sit down, I'm always on the go.

As Doctor Dukan said in the book, the person who was at the desk he went to and stood up all of the time was slimmer than the other two who sat down all day.
 
#14
Me too, it's taken me years to gain the weight I need to lose and I've never weighed more than 154 and that was pregnant and eating everything!!! I guess genetics etc might have a part to play too but being active does keep the weight down!
 
#16
Well an update on the outcome of the holiday weight.

I was 8st 13lb on the morning that I went away, 9st 4lb on the morning after we arrived home.

So basically put on 5lb over the week but we did have a couple of take aways and ate out everyday.

Anyway, I went back to Dukan eating on the sunday, weighed myself this morning and I am 8st 10!

Eight pounds in one week and I have been eating non stop.

I have found that certain things have made me either stall or not lose as much and certain things seem to make me lose more.

Crabsticks, won't be buying those again as they made me stall.

Not eating enough protein, no good, didn't lose as much.

Muller light, didn't lose as much if eating half of one of these.

Eating lots of steak mince made me lose more weight ( made into large flat burgers and eaten like cookies ie by hand when pottering about the house).

Standing up most of the day certainly helped lose more weight.

Eating a Dukan gallete, made the Dr Dukan way and eaten after a meal has helped too.

My ideal weight is given as 8st 6lbs for my height and bone structure and I am 4lbs off that.

I will settle for 8st 8lbs so I only have a couple of pounds to lose.

Then I will probably just watch what I eat but still use some Dukan ideas ie the oatbran, walking, pp day on a thursday etc.

;)
 
#17
Then I will probably just watch what I eat but still use some Dukan ideas ie the oatbran, walking, pp day on a thursday etc.

;)
I strongly recommend that you follow the Dukan consolidation rules rather than just "watch what you eat" - you saw for yourself how quickly weight can pile back on once you are off plan, and having a framework to follow for a time after you reach goal weight really, really, really helps to stay on track.


Consolidation is lovely - all the protein and veg you want, plus a little fresh fruit, cheese and wholegrain bread 6 days a week (not to mention the famous gala).
 
#18
I strongly recommend that you follow the Dukan consolidation rules rather than just "watch what you eat" - you saw for yourself how quickly weight can pile back on once you are off plan, and having a framework to follow for a time after you reach goal weight really, really, really helps to stay on track.

Consolidation is lovely - all the protein and veg you want, plus a little fresh fruit, cheese and wholegrain bread 6 days a week (not to mention the famous gala).
Thanks Atropos.

I think you said that you thought I shouldn't really be doing Dukan with so little to lose, that is why I thought about just watching what I eat.

I know exactly why I put on 5lb in a week, total pig out on holiday, fish and chips, 3 course indian, 3 course chinese, McDonalds and a carvery meal.

We have a takeaway once a month normally and my downfall was chocolate and crisps, mainly chocolate.

I didn't touch the stuff for 3 weeks before I went away and did not have any desire whatsoever to have any.

Oh, I was good in one way on hol, took my oatbran and bought some low fat greek yoghurt to eat it with and did walk at least 4 to 5 miles a day.

God knows what weight I would have been without the exercise.

:D
 
#19
Thanks Atropos.

I think you said that you thought I shouldn't really be doing Dukan with so little to lose, that is why I thought about just watching what I eat.

:D
One of the reasons Dukan isn't recommended for those with less to loose is precisely because once you start Dukan it is a long term commitment, and all 4 stages need to be followed to prevent yo-yo weight-loss weight-gain.
 
#20
One of the reasons Dukan isn't recommended for those with less to loose is precisely because once you start Dukan it is a long term commitment, and all 4 stages need to be followed to prevent yo-yo weight-loss weight-gain.
That's ok then, I will stay with Dukan as it def works, I don't feel hungry and love the oatbran.

:D

It's amazing how this way of eating can change you from this :17729:to this :eatdrink023:in no time at all!

:)
 


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