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