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Dukan Diet Too Expensive? Tips on Saving Money on groceries

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Please share your money-saving ideas and tips.  Not every tip will help everyone but let’s share!!

August 6, 2012   Day 12

Current weight:    182.6 lbs

Daily loss:    0.8 lbs

Total loss:    13.8 lbs

Wt. to go:    28.6 lbs

Food intake

Oat bran cookies 2 with coffee

Chicken breast

Greek yogurt one cup

Dukan recipe French Toast with 3 slices of Canadian bacon.

Oat bran in custard with splenda on top

Food prices are rising.

#1  TIP ON SAVING MONEY ON GROCERIES ON THE DUKAN DIET

I went to buy eggs at Costco the other day and found they were a dollar higher than 2 days earlier.  Yes folks one day $1.79 for 18 eggs and then up to $2.79.  I did not buy them because I had to get over my shock and then do some math.  Eggs increased from  10.4 cents each to 15.5 cents each.  Shaken I went to Aldi’s to get some mushrooms for 69 cents and eggs there cost 99 cents per dozen  ( 8.3 cents each).  This week Aldi’s egg price is 69 cents/dozen ( 6 cents each).  I am looking at eggs since they are the cheapest source of protein available.  Six grams of protein for one egg is a lot of protein is your biggest bargain available.    At Costco 15 1/2  cents delivered 6 grams of protein and at Aldi’s  15 1/2  cents gives me 15 grams of protein.

The Dukan diet is a high protein low-fat diet.  Egg whites are the least expensive complete protein and lowest fat protein food available.

My sister hates eggs but buys organic eggs to eat.  She makes Floating Island with regular eggs and never complains about the eggs.  She loves custard and never complains the cheap eggs I use and oh she likes the stuffed eggs.  I add extra egg whites to anything I can.  Explore egg recipes with a new eye.

The best idea at the right time I ever got was from my friend Sandi who told me I should put a couple of hard-boiled eggs in my pocket when I leave the house and have not control over lunch time.  I do not care for hard boil eggs but like them much better than greasy salty food that I can get stuck eating  sometimes.  Sandi loves Chinese tea eggs and you can find her recipe for them at her website.

Nutrition Facts of eggs

The Egg White

According to the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC), the average egg contains about 6.29 grams of protein, 3.6 of which come from the egg white. In addition to proteins, other nutrients found in the egg white are riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B12, calcium, iron, copper, zinc and sodium. Of the 72 calories in an egg, the white comprises around 17.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/41005-much-protein-egg-whites/#ixzz22ojcXDoq

One large 2 oz. whole egg without the shell contains 6 g protein. Of this protein, 3 g is contained in the egg yolk and 3 g in the egg white.

Additional nutritional information for one large egg without the shell, according to Kathleen Mahan in “Krause’s Food, Nutrition, & Diet Therapy,” includes 75 g water, 80 calories, 6 g fat, 274 mg cholesterol in the yolk, 1 g carbohydrate, 28 mg calcium, 90 mg phosphorus, 1 g iron, 65 mg potassium, 69 mg sodium, 55 mg zinc, 260 IU vitamin A, 0.04 mg thiamin, 0.15 mg riboflavin, a trace amount of niacin, 0 mg ascorbic acid and 24 mg folic acid.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/250456-how-much-protein-does-1-egg-have/#ixzz22oUKwf9T

Dukan Diet Rebound Day 11 Medical Issues How to avoid cheating

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August 5, 2012    Day 11

Current weight 183.4

Daily loss:   2 lbs. since day 7

Total loss:    14 lbs

Wt to go:   29.4

Food for today

Two Oat bran cookies

Chicken leg and thigh dipped in Coconut syrup (sugar-free)

Skim milk 1 1/4 cup pineapple and Coconut SF syrup

1 cup of roasted veggies with olive oil and herbs

1 cup of Fat Free Greek Yogurt

Some of us have medical issues.  If you are older or have medical issues before you start the diet, talk to your Dr about it.  It is a high protein, low fat, low carb diet.  This diet is not for everyone.  What your Doctor advises is the most important thing.  He may instruct you to modify the diet to better fit your health status.  Doing the coaching program would be the best way to modify the program.  Again this diet is not for everyone.  Check with your Doctor.

I have special medical needs that changed the amount of Oat Bran I have daily.  Also my health needs have changed the amount of olive oil I consume.  At the present time the pain in my back and knees remind me to stay on the diet.

I do not cheat on the diet.  The cookies help.  I last year I would spurge on yogurt with sugar-free flavorings (pineapple and coconut).  Oh I loved the frozen drinks with skim milk, dry non fat milk, bit of yogurt, SF syrups of chocolate and hazelnut and tons and tons of ice.  I have a list of favs including peach with touch almond flavoring.  I am sure you could think of some tasty ones.  My sister taught me how to make floating island this year.  Spurge on Dukan diet,  save cheating on something else.

Dukan Friendly Oat Bran Cookie Recipe

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RECIPE

DUKAN OAT BRAN COOKIE ALABAMA

Oven 350 degrees F

Ingredients:

6 Tablespoons oat bran

2 Tablespoons sweetener  ( I use Splenda type sweetener)

1/2 to one teaspoon of cinnamon

1 to 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons Greek yogurt Fat Free

2 or 3 medium egg whites

(Black strap molasses 2-4 drops  Optional)

Mix dry ingredients together.  Mix egg whites ( I froth them first) and yogurt. (I dip small fork tines into the molasses – just barely touch it.)

Combine dry and wet ingredients. If too much liquid let stand a few minutes or add one tablespoon of oat bran.

Spoon out 6 cookies (or 7 if you added more oat bran) on a cookie sheet that is  covered with silpat or foil.

Bake 350

Toaster oven  bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Conventional oven bake 12 to 14 minutes or golden brown.

Using My Fitness Pal ,  here are the calories, fat, protein, sodium, carbs and fiber.  See bottom for the symbols..

Egg White –  2 Egg White 34 0 8 0 0 0
Oat Bran, Dry 6 tbsp 135 3 6 0 24 6
Kirkland – Costco – Greek Yogurt (Non Fat), 34.05 g 21 0 4 14 2 0
Rumford – Aluminum-Free Double Acting Baking Powder, 0.5 tsp. 0 0 0 220 0 0
Generic – Splenda – Granulated (With Carb Count), 6 tsp (same as 1g or 1 packet) 9 0 0 0 6 0
Symbols  c  f  p  s  c  f

Each cookie has 33 calories, 1 g of fat, 3 g protein, 39 mg sodium, 5 g carbs. 1 g fiber approximately.

Total: 199 3 18 234 32 6
Per Serving: 33 1 3 39 5 1

Sis adds 1 teaspoon of dutch cocoa.

I urge you to try different flavorings.  Thank you all dukaners for the original recipe.

Restart of Dukan Diet Day 7 12 Lbs loss I eat too much oat bran

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August 1, 2012    Day 7    Restart of Dukan Diet

Today is a PV Day… Protein + Veggies

Current weight:  185.4 lbs

Daily loss:    gain .4 lb

Total loss:    12 lbs

Wt to go:    31.4 lbs

Please be aware that I violate the oat bran rule to prevent the problems that caused me to drop the Dukan diet last year.

Food for the day

2 slices turkey bacon (4 g protein)

Coffee with 2 oat bran cookies  (6 g proteins  10 g carb)

Oat bran in custard   (19 g protein  15 g carb )

Slice tomato with 3 slices bacon  (6 g protein )

One boiled egg white  (4 g protein)

1 cup of cooked/wilted spinach

8 ounces Fat Free yogurt  (24 g protein)

Two cups of roasted veggies  (cauliflower, tomato, onions, mushrooms with olive oil and herbs)

One  97% fat free kosher hot dog boiled to death   (to lower sodium and fat) (6 g protein and 3 g carb)

1 oat bran cookie    (3 g protein 5 carb)

I did not figure out the net carbs.

I must have a cholesterol test tomorrow.  If it does not come out well he will insist I increase my medication.  I do believe I will have oat bran and take those extra calories to get my cholesterol down.

I will pack breakfast of 1 kosher hot dog with mustard sauce, one cup of oats in custard  and two hard-boiled eggs  and tons of water.  And if the Dr is threatening to increase my medication, I will try to keep my intake of vodka down.  Better bring cookies.

New product or new to me discovered.  It is ” true lemon ” packets.  “NO calories  No carbs”.  One packet equals 1 lemon wedge.  Oh, it is so good in Greek yogurt with splenda ( 3 packets of each).  Best treat.  It is described as “cold pressed and crystallized lemon”.  Please read the label carefully.  I plan to make frozen pops out of it.

Dukan Diet 5 Winning Secrets July 31,2012

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July 31 2012  Day 7  Pure Protein

Current weight:   185 lb

Daily loss:    0.9  lbs

Total loss:    12.4  lbs

Wt to go:    31  lbs

Disclaimer #1:  My nephew had his first child yesterday and I am so happy and excited.  Little Joseph Charles.

Disclaimer # 2:  About the 12.4 lb 7 day loss, I do not believe either.  I know if I went to the doctors tomorrow it would show a 2 lb loss.  I expect that.

These winning secret work.  I will start of with 5 secrets today.

1.  The most important thing is to read the book.  “The Dukan Diet” book.  I read the USA version.

2.  Read part of the book every day.  The most successful dieter will tell you start again from the       beginning to the end each time you read it.  The more weight you need to lose the more important it is to do this.  I learn this from my friend Sandi.

http://flamidwyfe.wordpress.com/author/flamidwyfe/

3.  Use the Buddy system.  My sister was on the Dukan Diet and talking about it all the time.  I wisely started the diet knowing both our odds were better if we dieted together.  This was long distance 3 months after the USA version of  “The Dukan Diet” book was printed.  Feedback is needed. Give good supportive feed back.  More on the buddy system later.

4.   Use your free on-line resources as much as possible.  The Dukan Diet websites are great.  Get your target weight from there.  (Coaching is now available from the US site. It was not available when I started round 1.  It is available for a reasonable fee.)  Dukan Diet also has a fab facebook page that is worth checking out daily.  (Join free facebook for access.)

5.  Water, Water, Water.  To get the best results drink the advised daily fluid intake in the form of water.  This is a protein diet and in order for the protein thingy (read the book for protein thingy process) You must drink water.  I try to time fluids around food intake.  If you can not drink water, I strongly recommend you get approval from your Doctor to go on this diet.  I drink more than the recommended water but that is up to you.  Too little or Too much water can cause problems for any one.  You know your body.  If you are unsure go to a Doctor. Or better yet join coaching.

Food today so far

Coffee with Cookie 1 T oat bran cookie

1 cup of smooth move

3 slices of turkey bacon

Cup of oat bran in custard (1 egg and 1 egg white)

I drumstick chicken

Later:  one or two hamburger with SF catsup and slice raw onion,

Snack available:  Yogurt or another cookie

I thought I published this last night.  I guess I was too tired.  Sorry Folks.

July 30 2012 Dukan Diet Secret to Winning

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Dukan diet revisited

July 30, 2012  Day 6  PV

Current weight:    185.9  lb

Daily loss:    0.8  lb

Total loss:    11.5  lb

Wt to go:     31.9   lb

I  will be happy when I can say 30 lbs to lose otherwise I call it 30 ish lbs.  My weight this morning is not accurate.  I only remember I did not gain, think I saw a 5 there.  Last year I had difficultly remembering to weigh  myself.

Winning and losing go hand in hand.  If you do not try it is worse than losing because you deprive yourself of the chance of winning.

Always remember it is a numbers game.  You must lose some in order to win.  Failure is opportunity to win.  Must embrace failure to move forward.

Food for the Day.

2 cookies (2 T bran) with coffee

6 slices of bacon 12 small grape tomatoes with Sis’s mayo. ( tablespoon Greek yogurt, 2 to 3 dashes of Bragg’s Apple cider vinegar,  pinch of sweetner,  black pepper and salt)

Chicken breast

cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes oven roasted with fines herbs and (too much?)  olive oil, salt and pepper

1o ounces of Greek yogurt

too many tiny dukan cookies
I am embarrassed to report I fell asleep early.  I just need lots of rest.  So hot here.

Day 5 Dukan diet Restart French chef is what I need – send cook and maid home.

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July 29, 2012  Day 5  Protein and Vegetable day

Current weight  186.7

Daily loss:    l lb      Yes I gained it yesterday and it is true.( Things come out in the ‘awash’.

Total loss:    10.7

I have got to check on Protein counts but thank you Sandi.  I did not get to do much today.  My boiled egg was squashed when I sat on it today.  Grabbing on the run does not work.

I will repeat a PV day tomorrow since I did not do well on veggies.

One T Oat bran cookie with black coffee. .

One custard with oats 1 T

1/2 hamburger from yesterday( I forgot I did not eat)

Two fists (size) of steak with mushrooms and onions, 6 grape tomato, a bit of meat saved for tomorrow

Nice bowl of Greek yogurt one cup 20 g protein

Hope to get a cookie in tonite

Able to buy turkey bacon, eggs expensive due to drought but snagged some for soy eggs.