Tips and Recipes for the Dukan Diet Attack Phase
You'll find below some tips and recipes for the Dukan Diet. The information provided will help anyone already on the diet or who is thinking about starting Dr Pierre Dukan's highly successful weight loss formula the Dukan Diet. This diet is based around the principles of eating a diet which is low in fat and carbohydrate but high in protein.
Dukan Diet Tip 2 - Use Spices to Spice up your Food
Dukan Diet Tip 1 - Be prepared and think ahead.
It is important to drink a lot of water each and every day, and buying bottled water can be very expensive so if you need to drink tap water but like it cool from the refrigerator you need to keep a couple of jugs full of water in your fridge.
You also need to make sure you will have enough water to drink when you are away from home. If you don’t know whether or not you will be able to get water you will need to carry your own water with you.
Dukan Diet Tip 3 - Be organised and keep temptation at bay
If possible stock your fridge, kitchen cupboards and shelves with the correct foods for the stage you are at.
Please remember that this article and my other articles about the Dukan Diet are written to provide general information and they are not intended nor should they be taken as a recommendation or endorsement of the Dukan Diet. Anyone with medical problems of any nature should see and consult a doctor before embarking on any diet or exercise program and even if you have no known health problems, it is still advisable for you to consult your doctor before you make any major changes to your lifestyle.
Dukan Diet Tip 4 - Pick your time.
The Attack Phase although short is quite extreme as you will only eating protein for between 2 and 10 days. So If you suffer from PMT, or regular migraines try to avoid starting your diet at this time. Also if you will have an extremely stressful period at work or at home try to wait until things are a little calmer and don’t start your diet immediately following an illness as you must give your body time to recover.
Plan your Attack Phase for a time when it will be easy for you to eat just protein. It might be worth taking a few days off work.
Tip 6 for the Dukan Diet - Drink Plenty of Water
Dukan Diet Tip 5 - Don’t go Cold Turkey
You may experience Carb cravings during the protein only Attack Phase. Reducing the level of carbohydrates you eat in the three or four days preceding the start of the Attack Phase
Dukan Diet Tip 7 - Plan for trips away or eating out
If you are in the Cruising Weight Loss Phase and need to travel but will only be away for up to five days adjust your pattern so that you eat Proteins and Vegetables while you are away as this will be easier. This planning ahead will also help if you are going out for a meal.
Tip 9 for the Dukan Diet - Use Mustard to add Variety
Dukan Diet Tip 8 - Enjoy your food
If this diet and lifestyle plan is going to be successful you will be following it for the rest of your life. If you aren’t enjoying what you are eating you are going to find sticking to this diet very hard. In the early stages this may need some effort and creativity but remember that you can use vinegar and all herbs and spices freely as well as a small amount of mustard.
Dukan Diet Tip 10 - Read my Hub
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As I said you will need effort and/or creativity or a little help from your friends or from wherever you can get it to give yourself the greatest chance of success. I must admit that I don’t think I would have ever thought of using grilled flat mushrooms as the bun for my burger.
Following the Dukan Diet doesn’t mean that yummy desserts are the thing of the past as I found a very easy recipe which you can flavor differently to ring the changes.
Yummy Dukan Dessert (for four people)
- 6 free range egg yolks
- 16 fl oz fat free/skimmed milk
- ¼ tsp cornflour
- Artificial sweetener
- The flavoring of your choice such as coffee or vanilla
- Add the cornflour to the egg yolks and whisk well
- Gently heat the milk in a saucepan and add your flavouring and sweetener of choice
- When the milk is warm add the egg mixture and keep stirring until the mixture thickens sufficiently to stick to the back of the mixing spoon
- Pour into the individual dishes or dish of your choice
- Place in the refrigerator until set.
Dukan Diet Recipe - Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate
I also found a quick and delicious recipe for Hot Chocolate.
Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate
- 1 heaped tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 heaped tablespoon of fat free/skimmed milk powder
- Artificial sweetener
- 1 mug of fat free/skimmed milk
- Add the cocoa powder and milk powder to your mug
- Mix to a smooth paste using a small amount of the milk
- Whisk in the rest of the milk into mug
- Place in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Sweeten to taste
More Dukan Diet Recipes
I realised that this hub had far more tips than recipes so I decided to do something about this. I started to gather recipes from far and wide but I ended up with so many that they wouldn't fit into just one hub.
I listed all the recipes in one capstone hub Dukan Diet Recipes and then provide you with a link to one of the four other hubs in which the recipes can be found. I've categorised the recipes I've collated into the following hubs
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