Hello learned friends I have a query. Before starting Dukan I tried to get an appt with the dietician at GP surgery who was on leave. She returned and rang me today. I told her I no longer require her services as I have commenced this diet and am doing fine. She said the NHS would never recommend cutting out a major food group for a diet long term and it could cause potential health risks to me. She suggested writing a daily food diary for her to check in six weeks to see whether the diet is deficient in vits/mins. I said I would but in fairness when I think about colleagues diets who are not doing weightloss e.g. breakfast sugary cereal, lunch white bread cheese savoury sandwich, pack of crisps, can of fizzy and a bar of choc, snacks more fizzy with biscuits, dinner fast food plus enough alcohol to put them in a nightly coma then this way cant be that bad surely? I will make sure I vary the veg and take my supplements so is my dietician just reading from her college book that says 'thou shalt eat thy carbs and be very hungry and feel a failure when you eat a choccie bar whilst sobbing with the humiliation?'