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Dukan diet - emergency post Christmas fat!

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WentworthMillerMad Sun 06-Jan-13 12:45:35

I am back again! My Christmas started in November and I have gained a full stone. Ouch!
Started Dukan on 3rd January and it has been hard, hard work breaking the habits of chocolate and wine and bread and so on......
I know I can lose a stone in a month if I attack and stick with it.
Anyone fancy joining me? Could really do with the help!

PastaDee Mon 14-Jan-13 17:56:31

Sounds really interesting wentworth. I'll look into that as I think I'm only going to stick at Dukan for January. It is very restrictive.

In a panic about next weekend as we are staying at inlaws. Will be impossible to stick faithfully to the diet. confused

WentworthMillerMad Mon 14-Jan-13 17:42:42


Briffa is a low carb diet allowing some fruit, nuts and red wine in moderation!
The book is brilliant and DH has lost 2 stones on it. V sensible long term plan!

PastaDee Mon 14-Jan-13 07:41:00

Held off weighing myself all weekend as I knew weight loss would start to slow.

Lost 1.5lb since Friday morning which gives a total of 8lb. Hurrah!

Drywhiteplease Sat 12-Jan-13 19:07:57

Predictive text has gone bonkers!!!
I meant " what is briffa ?"

Drywhiteplease Sat 12-Jan-13 19:06:56

Well done wentworth what Israël briffa i keepsake hearing it mentioned. Is it the fasting diet?

WentworthMillerMad Sat 12-Jan-13 18:50:19

Another 1lb off today - 11st 10 now - about a stone to go to feel really good. Feels doable! Home made curry tonight without wine!
Switching to briffa in about 10lb time!

Drywhiteplease Thu 10-Jan-13 21:06:00

It's so hard if you're dieting alone....good luck pasta

PastaDee Thu 10-Jan-13 20:46:13

I've only just finished Attack so I don't think I'm quite at the celebration point yet sadly! He's supposed to be doing it with me but now he is saying that it will be fine if we have a night off!

Tandoori chicken is a great idea. At least I won't have to watch him eat a yummy takeaway and cook something for myself.

Gilbertwasthebestcat Thu 10-Jan-13 20:18:57

Right will forget the sausages then! I like the pate idea will try that next week.

Drywhiteplease Thu 10-Jan-13 18:40:28

pasta chicken tandoori would be ok but without rice which is a bit boring.......unless its a celebration meal

Drywhiteplease Thu 10-Jan-13 18:38:41

Gilbert there's a tuna/cottage cheese/oat bran "muffin" recipe that I used to make that you can keep in fridge and take to work. Bit rubbery but filling.
Lunch.......I keep cooked chicken in fidge at all times and make sauces with natural yogurt......( mint, chive, pesto,Dijon mustard...obviously not all at the same time )
I also make smoked mackerel or smoked salmon "pâté" with total 0% fat and spring onions/lemon juice to eat on galettes (I used to make a batch and keep in fridge and pretend it was bread to spread on)

Sausages are not allowed....but a lot is.

PastaDee Thu 10-Jan-13 18:32:55

I'm 6.5lb down now and have finished attack. DH is trying to convince me we can have an Indian takeaway tomorrow evening as a treat..... Now he has set me thinking about it angry

greenfig Thu 10-Jan-13 15:45:38

Should think they are too much fat Gilbert. How about tuna, ham, eggs, cottage cheese? Cold chicken is good to have in the fridge. I ate loads of smoked mackerel with wasabi & pickled ginger 1st time round & can't stand even typing it nowgrin

Gilbertwasthebestcat Thu 10-Jan-13 12:45:41

Talk to me about sausages please. Allowed or not? Can they be that bad? I struggle with lunch and thought cold sausages would be quick and easy. Down 1lb today and not feeling hungry so hopefully going in the right direction now.

greenfig Thu 10-Jan-13 09:20:53

Well done to you, keep up the good work! I find I tend to relax a bit as I see some progress then get despondant as scales go back up so keep it up!
I'm down a lb this morning but it is all WAY too slow for me sad

WentworthMillerMad Wed 09-Jan-13 20:39:54

Another 1lb down! I hardly dare say but that's 8lb in a week! Wow! I really did pig out over Xmas.
Did an 30 min speed walk, now having a hot sugar free ribenna.
Am in the zone, hope it lasts!

greenfig Wed 09-Jan-13 12:56:13

Can I join? I lost 1 1/2 st on Dukan about 2 years ago & have maintained pretty well since with healthy eating & exercise. However, I relax during hols & the Christmas podge is 7lbs!!!! & not moving fast enough. I would like to lose by Feb 1/2 term as off on hols. Am doing 6w6p too. Will read through the thread, all support greatly welcome & given(smile)

PastaDee Wed 09-Jan-13 12:49:36

I think I'm going to struggle the first time I feel really tired.... That's when the sugar and comfort food cravings kick in!

Gilbertwasthebestcat Wed 09-Jan-13 10:18:57

Wow 6lbs in 4 days is just the inspiration I need to hear right now as I have poorly DS who is up in the night and grumpy through the days which means I am shattered and craving bread, cakes etc etc for energy. I think DS is about to have a nap and I might just join him. It will keep me out of the kitchen if nothing else!

Aspiemum2 Wed 09-Jan-13 08:47:11

Wow that's ace, that's the kind of weight loss I need. Thanks for the inspiration smile

PastaDee Wed 09-Jan-13 08:28:40

I'm 6lb down in just 4 days and my jeans definitely feel looser. This is going to be my last day of attack thank goodness!

I'm starting to crack. I was desperate to lick the knife I used to make DD peanut butter on toast which is disgusting really. To my warped mind it would count if I did that rather than eat the square she rejected!

Aspiemum2 Wed 09-Jan-13 08:08:43

Ahh, no caffeine?? Really? It's the kids I feel sorry for......

BlackAffronted Wed 09-Jan-13 07:48:14

Aspiemum, when I low carb, it really helps with my PCOS symptoms, and your energy levels go back up after the first week. In your frist week you experience "carb flu" which is yor body making the switch to fat burning. You have to be brave to stick this out, but it is so, so worth it! People are dropping 6/7lbs in their first week over in Bootcamp smile

Good luck to the rest of you too, carbs are evil grin

Gilbertwasthebestcat Wed 09-Jan-13 06:23:49

Had a blip yesterday and was not surprised to see scales hadn't shifted . Focussed today and going to do attack till the end of the week as I am not working and it's generally easier at home. I just need more willpower !

WentworthMillerMad Tue 08-Jan-13 21:12:46

Hi aspie, my sister does Atkins. She loves it and it really works.

I hear you on the toast.....over Xmas I was having 2 white crumpets with butter and small bowl Cheerios. I now have low fat yog and berries.
I wonder why I gained a stone! ! ! ! Ha ha ha

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