Weight: 9 st 2 (meaning a total loss of 4lb after 12 days on the Dukan Diet 🙂 )
Water: 1.5 litres plus 3 cups of green tea
Breakfast: 300 ml Fat-free vanilla yoghurt
Lunch: Prawn, turkey and ham omelette
Dinner: Stuffed turkey breasts (very tasty!)
Snack: 100 ml Fat-free vanilla yoghurt
Calories: 1368 Exercise: 30 min walk, 30 mins of Davina’s Cardio Box DVD!!
If you read my previous diet post you’ll know I recently started the popular Dukan Diet but had some difficulty sticking to it. My main problem has been finding interesting ways to create meals on the pure protein days, but after having a read of a few Dukan Diet blogs I’ve become more inspired and a lot more motivated. Today was a pure protein day and I managed to have three tasty and protein-packed meals and feel surprisingly full. Also upped my exercise by going Davina’ McColl’s Power of Three Cardio Box dvd. It’s so much fun and really got me sweating – while I felt exhausted afterwards I feel so much better now! Planning to do this and her other workouts three times a week and 1 hour of swimming as well.
I’ve also roughly planned my meals for the next three days (I think this is where I was falling down before). The key to succeeding on the DD is forward planning – know what you’ll eat and make sure you have a stocked fridge – the main staples I make sure I always have are turkey mince, chicken, ham, low-fat cottage cheese and yoghurt, eggs, onions and phillie extra light.
Also realised I made a major mistake when it comes to a key factor of the DD – oat bran. That’s OAT BRAN, not to be confused with porridge oats, which I’ve done for the last few days! Apparently oat bran is finer and made from a different part of the oat husk, and most importantly much much lower in evil carbs (speaking of carbs, I half expected to turn into a monster from carb-withdrawal but instead I’m finding much easier to live without them than I thought … although I still miss whole grain toast with my scrambled eggs!) I’ve been struggling to find oat bran in somerfield, but luckily Sainsburys seem to sell Mornflake Original Pure Oat Bran at £1.41 for 500g so I’m gonna try to grab that tomorrow so I can enjoy some guilt free porridge and have a go at these Dukan Gallettes that I keep reading about (I’ll let you know how they work out.)
Also decided I’m going to go against Dukan’s advice and weigh myself just once or twice a week instead of everyday, as my weight seems to fluctuate so much and its quite demoralising seeing it suddenly go up one day when it will just come down again a day later.
With the added exercise and my motivation up again I’m hoping to shift another 2lb and reach my first mini target of 9st by next week. Fingers crossed!!
Oh and here’s a really helpful link for interesting recipe ideas: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1311382/The-Dukan-Diet-just-got-better-Now-eat-gourmet-food-AND-stay-slim.html x