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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.

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.

DAY 3 Dukan Diet Restart 10.5 in three days ??

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Daily loss:    4.8 lbs

Current weight:    186.9 lbs

Total loss:    10.5 lb

Wt to lose:    32.5 lb

The first time I did Dukan diet,  it was almost 2 weeks before I saw any loss.  So why do I see on restart 10.5 lbs wt loss,  one year minus 8 days later??  Most important I will not fool myself into thinking  “Wow” one quarter the way there.

First everyone is different.  I learned, after weighing every day last year for 90 plus days, I have a pattern of weight loss.  I could go 2 weeks without any loss and then it would be a few days of lots of great progress and then nothing, no loss and even some gain.  My pattern.

I am doing great if I lose 6 to 8 lbs a month.  That is the bottom line.  It does not work out faster than that.

But still 10.5 pounds in 3 days.  This year I started cold.  Last year I was on a 1200 calorie a day diet before Dukan and that influenced my body. ( It was hard to give up peaches, blueberries, and mostly dry creamer for my coffee.)

I never cheated.  I recorded what I ate to help me stay accountable.  And I will do the same this year.

I will miss the support of my sister who started Dukan a month before I did last year.  We could diet together  a thousand miles apart.  My diet buddy.  Sis is in Ireland this summer, studying Irish this summer.  Eating Irish cooking of her ‘House Mom’ who sounds like a good cook who serves healthy food the old fashion way.

I still have her support thru her recipes and advice.  I just need to read last year’s blog.
Also a great support was my friend Sandi who I found on the internet. I was so discouraged with 20 and 30 year olds, complaining how hard it was to give up the beer or what ever.  How hard and what a struggle.  Wanting to be 110 when their healthy weight is 124.
Dear Sandi was found !!!  Someone who had some life experience.  Someone managing to be on dukan with a hot plate only.  Living in Dubai and later China who had little access our abundant American market.  Never complaining, cleverly sourcing out things like fat free yogurt and other things.  She had to lose more than a few vanity pounds to lose also.  Sandi has reached her goal and is doing the diet to its completion.  Blogging faithfully every day.  Winning awards for it as well.  Here she is http://flamidwyfe.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/i-can-dukan/

or Just google:  Flamidwyfe dukan

My meals                                                                                                          All  coffee black.

Coffee with dukan cookies (about 1/2 tablespoon of oat bran) 7 am and repeated at 3 pm.

Coffee with Oat Bran in custard.  One egg, one T Oat Bran.

2 cups of frozen defrosted vegetables with apple cider and splenda.

2 cup of shredded green curly cabbage with 2 slices of Canadian bacon one kosher hot dog (97%FF)

Lean beef size of tight fist ‘fried’ with ,one teasp bourbon, spry of olive oil, spring onion.

2 cookies to get the curly cabbage taste out of my mouth. ( 1/2 T Oat bran)

Lessons learned:   Wine, booze, still does not help the taste of beef, better save till off dukan.   Curly green cabbage does not cook down.  It is very tough and bitter tasting.  Buy regular green cabbage.
Call for recipes:  cooked cabbage. ( I love it but no fat please and no fruit.)