Have your cheesecake, and diet too

April 5th, 2011 § 9 comments

Just three weeks ago, two friends and I began the Dukan diet.

I’ve lost 15 lbs… and I still get to eat desserts like this:

To put things plainly, the Dukan diet focuses on a strict lean protein and vegetable regime – you can eat as much as you want, but you can only eat foods from a list of 100 lean proteins and vegetables that are low in fat, sugar and carbs. ย That’s it – no other foods are allowed.

I’ve combined this new diet change with regular jogging and trips to the gym – and I’ve truly never felt better.

And, luckily for people like me with an incessant sweet tooth, non-fat dairy products are included in the list of allowed proteins: meaning that a little low-fat cocoa powder and a dash of sweetener can turn nonfat creamcheese into the perfect treat:

Sidsel jokingly asked me the other day, “What’s this diet about? ย You can only eat desserts?” (See my recipes for Carrot cake Cupcakes here or Cinnamon Rum Pudding here to see why that’s a logical assumption.)

The answer is: yes and no. ย I haven’t showcased the less interesting Dukan meals here on the blog yet – aka the hard boiled eggs with salt and pepper, the chicken breast salads and tons of asparagus that I eat regularly – instead I’ve just shared the fun, sweet recipes that have made it possible for me to cut fat, sugar and bread out of my diet completely for the last three weeks.

The Dukan Diet book will be released in the US later this month, so you can get the skinny from Dr. Dukan himself if you want to.

Otherwise, I hope it’s okay with you if I continue sharing my experience with this diet here on the blog – as well as the yummy recipes that make it a little more fun ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo luvs

PS – Here’s theย recipe for the Dukan Chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake seen above.

§ 9 Responses to Have your cheesecake, and diet too"

  • Tanja says:

    That was one of the best Dukan desserts so far. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I will try the sponge cake again, but with less sweetner.

    By the way – when i was texting you about the sponge cake, my iPhone’s autocorrect suggested “spongebob” ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Hi Alexandra,

    Fellow Dukan dieter here, stopping by to say hello.

    Your cheesecake looks delicious! Thanks for including the link to the recipe. I’ve found lots of ideas on there. Congrats on losing 15 lb! Keep it up!

    -Nanette

  • karen amarotico says:

    Lovely photo! I may try that tonight… it looks yummy.

    Guess what? I have purchased another Kitchenaid Mixer! Yes, that makes 3! But I plan to move one soon to another kitchen (as soon as that’s a go).

    I’d send a photo, but you know what they look like… and this one is a soft yellow color. Cool.

    xxoo,

    Mom

  • Tonya says:

    Just so I understand, this Choc/Van cheesecake requires no baking? I found the instructions a little vague. Thanks ~

    • Alexandra says:

      Hi Tonya!

      Nope, there is no baking required for this cheesecake. It sets with gelatin instead of with heat. All you need to do is mix the gelatin with hot water before adding it to the cheese mixture!

      Note: Definitely use pasteurized eggs with this recipe!

      Let me know if you have further questions!

      xxx

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