Long time no see.. I've been pretty busy, but not really. Hahah
Well, I wanted to talk about my current diet, the Dukan Diet. I heard about this from a family friend and was a little skeptical at first, but decided to try it anyways since nothing else seemed to be working for me. well, let me tell you; this diet is amazing. During the first phase I lost a total of 9 pounds, in 7 days.
Here are a few facts from the Dukan Diet site;
1. The ATTACK Phase : to jump start your weight loss.
The Attack phase consists of pure protein and creates a kick-start to the diet. During this phase, you can eat 68 high-protein foods that produce immediate and noticeable weight loss.
2. The CRUISE Phase : to reach your True Weight.
The Cruise phase adds 32 vegetables and will take you to your True Weight. In total, you can select from 100 Natural Foods. You will gradually but steadily lose weight by alternating Pure Protein days and Protein + Vegetables days. The average length of this phase is based on a schedule of 3 days for each pound you want to lose.
3. The CONSOLIDATION Phase : to prevent the rebound effect.
During this time you are at your most vulnerable, as the body has a tendency to quickly regain weight. The Consolidation Phase is designed to prevent the rebound effect by gradually returning previously forbidden foods in limited quantities and allowing for up to two “celebration" meals per week. This phase follows a strict timeline – 5 days per every pound lost in Cruise Phase. It is important to follow one other important step once the Consolidation Phase has begun - a pure protein day on Thursday.
4. The STABILIZATION Phase : definitely crucial, for life
The Stabilization phase is the rest of your life! You have learned how to eat healthier in the previous phases and have developed a pattern to follow. In addition, to keep your new slim body, you must follow these three simple but non-negotiable rules:
3 Tablespoons of Oat Bran per day
Walk 20 minutes daily and choose to take the stairs whenever possible
Have a pure protein Thursday, i.e. Attack Phase menu.
Most people will regain the weight they lost as soon as they reach their goal weight. The Dukan Diet method creates a complete program that goes beyond just the weight loss phases. Two phases are devoted completely to the maintenance of your True Weight: the Consolidation and Stabilization phases. The last phase, Stabilization, is probably the easiest but also the most
I have also started a FB group that follows my progress and recipes. Here is the link. Pam's Dukan Diet
Let me know if there area any questions.