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Dukan Diet Forgives Burn Calories No Exercise

Day              88                       PP                                171.0                                                                                                       October 28, 2011

Daily Loss:      1.5   lbs
Total Loss:    35
Wt. to go:      17

I broke a barrier but the ups and downs of checking the scale every day is so tedious.  It will go up because of two things.  Firstly, that’s what happens to me.   I retain water or what ever and there is nothing I can do about.    And finally, I went off the diet and had a normal meal.  I will not talk about the contents of the meal but it satisfied one thing.  I miss complexity in my diet and variety.

But today is a new day and the diet is still on.  I will do 2 pp days since I am coming from 2 pv days.

Breakfast:     One tablespoon crepe recipe, coffee

Lunch:     One tablespoon Oats in Custard

supper:      Pork and onions

Snack:     Yogurt

According to Dr. Dukan, 1,400 calories a day is burned covering our metabolic requirements and  over half is used to keep our core at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

We are starting winter and the cold air is here.  According to Dr Dukan,  if we lower the temperature to 72 degrees Fahrenheit  you will burn an extra 100 calories.  (Same of running for 20 minutes.)

Suck on 5 to 6 ice cubes a day and burn 60 calories.  Eating cold food is easy if we make icy NF milk shakes flavored with NS flavoring.  If you can stand a cold shower for 2 minutes you would be a cold fool.

Drink your water icy cold.  Yes, I can do this.  I can put ice cubes in my second cup of coffee.  If you are cold outside, walk faster. I like to wear a scarf around my neck and it helps me tolerate the cold.  So long as the back of my neck is warm I am happy.  In The Dukan Diet book on page 120, Dr D has an outline a 420 calorie burning plan utilizing the cold.

I do recall living though a cold winter alone with only a wood stove and during cold snaps (18 degrees fahrenheit).  I had a difficult time eating enough food to maintain my weight.  When I moved to an apartment house I had to change my eating habits drastically despite being in a three floor walk up.






Dukan Diet More on Diet Soda Sis’s Ginger Fish Recipe

Day 85         PP         172.5                October 25, 2011

Daily Loss:  No Loss    No Gain
Total Loss:     33.5   lbs
Wt. to go:      18.5    lbs

Breakfast:     Bran in custard, coffee

Snack:     Yogurt, Pork and onions (leftovers)

Lunch:     Tofu fries, Bran in custard

Dinner:     Hamburger (2 ounces) with onion, Chicken tender in gingerale with onions.  Yogurt

On October 23, 2011, this blog talked about diet soda and the rules (you can drink diet soda) and recommendations (limit diet soda to one a day).  I was a bit floored since I was under the impression that Dr Dukan said was an advocate of diet soda.  Remember I went out to and bought a case of diet soda.  (I rarely drink soda.)

I went back to reread the section where he talks about diet soda, (page 34 in The Dukan Diet USA version).  Basically he states diet sodas are great “allies” when no more than one calorie per glass. He discusses diet sodas in three paragraphs.  He never gives any indications we should limit diet sodas, I suggest you read the October 23 entry of this blog and Dr Dukan’s writings on diet soda so you can decide for yourself.

Looking for different tastes on pure protein day?  My sister raves on about her fish cooked in ginger sauce.  I finally tried it and yes it is very good.  Now I can eat frozen fish.  The dish can be adapted to a fry pan.

Sis’s Ginger Fish

1 fillet of fish like tilapia

1/3 cup Diet gingerale

Freshly finely grated ginger to taste (I use ½ to 1 teaspoon)

Soy sauce small dash

Black pepper to taste

Set oven 350/185.  Grate ginger into gingerale and allow to sit for 15 minutes or so.   Place fish in baking dish that will allow the fish to be almost covering the fish somewhat.  Drain gingerale mixture, discarding the grated ginger.  Add soy sauce to gingerale and pour over fish. Add black pepper to taste.  Bake until fish is cooked, using the 12 to 15 minutes per inch rule.  Yes, it is  Pure Protein recipe.

Da Vinci coupon code and Dukan Diet Friendly Recipe

September  9, 2011

Da Vinci recipe and coupon code.

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I have not tried this recipe.  I wanted to show you that the newsletter has other items that may help.

Sugar Free Cherry Cheese Pie

This is a delicious no-bake treat. Try this recipe with your favorite DaVinci Sugar Free Syrups.



In a large bowl, soften cream cheese and add the ricotta. Beat until smooth with a mixer and set aside. In a smaller bowl add DaVinci Gourmet Vanilla and Cherry Sugar Free Syrups, Splenda, and gelatin. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir until gelatin dissolves – about 5 minutes. Add gelatin mixture to the cheeses and beat with mixer until smooth. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until firm – about two hours. Cover in fridge over night.

Tip: I have tried this recipe with the following flavors: Cherry & Almond, and KAHLUA®. Just make sure you use 4 Tbsp. of DaVinci Gourmet Syrup.


8 servings

Stay on Dukan Diet with More on Flavors

Dukan Diet Flavor Drawer

I had to showcase my favorite, peach.  The white top jars are flavors  Sis sent to me which include caramel, vanilla, cherry, chocolate, raspberry and  much more.  I also have my balsamic vinegar,  my cinnamon with splenda mixture, cocoa,  other flavorings that are not Dukan Diet approved  ( I am still working on reading labels looking for hidden carbs).  Please note my spray bottle of olive oil.

I keep all the stuff together for fast use and also to give me ideas.   It helps me stay on track.  I have options are so very important.  Choices is what helps a person stick to it. The Dukan diet can feel so narrow.

I keep all my measuring spoons and cups together for easier cooking.  I kept my rasp handy for grating lemon or limes, and I kept my funnel and whisk in the same area.  I have a vanilla bean there some where  (I love cool custard and have always made mine with skim milk).  So nice. Custard can be made into a drink (very Southern),  pudding, and best of all frozen.

Not pictured is my assortment of sf  jello.  I used them before I got my flavorings.  Oh and I love my jello made with half greek yogurt.  Love those treats.