24 WEEK DUKAN

28 October 2010

I started phasing in the consolidation phase of The Dukan Diet after about week 10 (or two-and-a-half months) on The Cruise Phase during which I lost  about 18.5 kg in total.

Today, after about 14 weeks of Consolidation (around the three month mark probably),  I am happy to report that I have maintained the loss as my daily weight measurement remains between 77 and 78kg, my BMI is maintained under 26kg/m2

I am enjoying red wine, and speciality breads mainly.  Pasta — which used to be a mainstay,  is rare — and forget chips (they are yuk!).  The odd rice portion has proved to be acceptable. It is a clever diet in that I lost about a stone a month (as the old timers put it), quickly over the summer, and then stopped by increasing carbs and starches.  It is a low fat for life regime, but the trick is getting consolidation right; it is the cure.

One stays on consolidation for 11 days per kilo lost, so I will be on this phase for 7 months, meaning I am not half-way yet.

It is long — deliberately long to re-educate your mind and body.  I am finding my body is sorting itself out, skin is tightening and tone is coming and going (it’s pretty weird actually).  The most interesting aspect is mental — the relationship with food, the likes and dislikes, the idea of rewards being food, the concept of “cheating”, the notion of “comfort eating”.

I am glad the social aspect is back; we have always enjoyed eating out, attending parties and weddings and office party season is nigh!

It is extremely difficult to explain that after months of low carbohydrates, the re-introduction is not as disastrous nor fantastic as expected; I simply no longer fancy the same things anymore.  I find it difficult to force myself to eat “treats”, and I actually feel sick when I eat too much bread or pasta — or even a cake!

Anyway, the weight-loss quarter is a distant memory as I can eat pretty much anything I want once a week, I am allowed bread every day, things like rice and pasta and more besides. I am enjoying my food tremendously, my taste-buds are honed and my life (and shopping basket) has changed forever!

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2 Responses to “24 WEEK DUKAN”

  1. Laurence Says:

    This is fascinating, it is an incredible weight loss. You seem to have kept the weight off for as long as you did the weight loss phase of the diet, so well done on not yo-yoing (so far any way). Congratulations and best of luck with keeping it off!!!
    Laurence

  2. Chubbs Says:

    No, it cannot work, and doesn’t work unless you are a celebrity with very little to lose in the first place (according to the Sun newspaper)!
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/health/health/3218316/Bad-breath-constipation-we-test-latest-fad-diet.html


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