Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 1 of the Attack Phase

September 26th, 2010

I'm starting this blog to hopefully help me stay on the Dukan Diet and maybe help others too.

"The first phase on this diet plan is called the Attack Phase. This is a purely protein consumption phase. You have all protein for 3--10 days. The book explains how to determine whether you need to follow this phase for just 3 days or the full 10. It depends on how much you need to lose.
As this is an all protein phase, your food chocies basically amount to: beef, chicken, other poultry, low fat or no fat dairy products, seafood, and fish. As you can imagine, this is not going to be an easy phase to go through due to the low range of food choices."

I started the Attack Phase yesterday. I am going to try and do the full 10 Attack days, but at least do 7. It wasn't too hard. I was not prepared to start yesterday and only had lunch meat and fat free cottage cheese to eat until 5 pm when I got back from the grocery store. So I was super hungry at 5 pm needless to say.

This is what I ate the first day (take in consideration I was pretty much starving all day and could have ate a lot more):
9 am: 2 cups coffee with fat free creamer and splenda
          4 oz of roasted turkey breast
11 am: 1 cup fat free cottage cheese
5 pm: 8 oz smoked salmon (yummy!!)
          2 oz fat free cream cheese
7 pm: 1 & 1/2 pieces turkey bacon
          6 oz chicken breast
          1 oz cream cheese
          .5 oz gorgonzola (I know it's not a fat free cheese, but it was in the already fridge and the chicken needed the flavor, trust me!!)
           8 shrimp
8 pm: 4 oz sugar free jello
          1 cup of fat free greek yogurt
          1.5 tbs of oat bran (you have to eat this everyday, it's not too bad mixed with the yogurt)
A TON of water

Calories: 1304 Protein: 208 g Fat: 29 g Net Carbs: 41 g (10.4 from oat bran) Sodium: 3465 mg

But..... When I weighed myself this morning I lost a whopping 5.4 lbs!! I checked it over and over and it said the same thing.

Side effects noticed so far:
Frequent trips to do #1 in the restroom
Small headache at night

Here is a picture of me at my starting weight (sorry it's blurry! Wow my arms look horrible!!!):


  1. Woah, so you lost 5.4 pounds on the first day?
    I just got the book from the library a few days ago, but I'm starting the diet in September. Cheers for you. :)

  2. Congrats on such a great loss on the first day, girl!
    I am also trying to follow the diet. Check me out at
    I'd love to chat with you about your methods :)

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