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This one was taken last Christmas day on my yearly trip to Florida.





Coleslaw from DaVinci website

Raspberry Coleslaw

Rating: 4 of 5
                                                          Kath   From DaVinci website


  • 1/4 Cup DaVinci Gourmet Raspberry Sugar Free Syrup May be too much
  • 2 dashes Salt (for dressing) or none
  • 1/2 Purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 Green cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Green onion, shredded or chopped
  • Carrots, shredded for color
  • 1/2 Cup Red peppers, diced
  • 1/4 Cup Snipped parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Celery seed (for dressing)
  • 3 Heaping tablespoons Marge Mayo      1 tablespoon each of ff sour cream and ff greek yogurt plain, dash of vinegar, sweeten to taste, black pepper  I use apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup or to taste  Raspberry vinegar (for dressing)  or what ever you want



Toss all ingredients in a large bowl.


Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour over salad and toss.

Thank you Dukan Diet or Stay With Dukan Diet, It Works

Wow, I lost again today.

I started this August 2 at 206 lbs and did not lose a lb on attack.  Zero, Nothing, Nada.  Four days of terrible food, headaches, and being dizzy.  Four days of attack and then on the first day of  Cruise.  I was down five lbs.  Sis was calling me everyday.  She was having a plateau and was investigating every bite of food looking for hidden carbs.  I will move this along to skip the agonizing gaining five pounds, then hanging around 199 for most of the month and then the weight loss started showing up.  I have never cheated.  But I am not bragging.  I never loss anything on Atkins so I did not expect much from Dukan.   Again how could I give up or what with the great support my Sis was giving me.

Before Dukan Diet I was already on  a low sodium diet.  I did not eat  meat very much.   But I did try to eat it about once a week and if I was in a restaurant I had fish.  I was a french lentil gal.  I knew there would be no water loss.

Sis taught me an important lesson.  Always look at what you are doing.  Investigate.  Look for those hidden carbs.  Read that label.  Do you know that plain NF Greek yogurt has less carbs than plain NF yogurt?  Greek yogurt also has twice the protein.  I stopped buying all yogurt except NF plain Greek yogurt.

Today, I am 186.1 lbs.  It is unbelievable to me.  Twenty lbs down in one month.

Moral of the story.  Stick with it.  I do admit I blindly did so, questioning myself why I was spending so much money on red meat.  I put away my bread machine.  I missed by daily routine of homemade whole wheat bread in the morning with 1/2 tablespoon of  organic peanut butter on it.  I next move the collection of flour and white sugar in a cool spot in the kitchen (and hard to get at).

Twenty lbs in one month.  Sis says the hardest is yet to come.