Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 1 of the Cruise Phase

October 4th, 2010

I've decided to switch to the Cruise Phase now... because I miss veggies!!! Weird, I know.

"In this phase of the Dukan Diet, days of protein only are alternated with days of protein and vegetables. The types of vegetables allowed in this phase are limited to those that do not contain starch such as lettuce, spinach, celery, cucumber, asparagus and tomato. Vegetables can be consumed raw, steamed, or in soups and stews.
This phase is followed until you reach your target weight. Dieters can expect to lose up to two pounds a week on this phase."

I am going to do 2 PP days and 2 PV days instead of just one and one. 

What I ate:
9 am: 1 cup greek yogurt 
         1.5 tbs of oat bran
2 pm: 6 oz grilled chicken breasts
         2 light laughing cow cheese
         1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese
3 pm: 2 oz of jack cheese
7 pm: Jason Deli's salad bar (estimated):
         2 cups of spring mix
         3 cups of fresh spinach
         .25 cup of red onion
         6 tbs of ranch dressing :( 
         .5 cups of fresh mushrooms
         1 cup of broccoli sprouts 
         8 kalamata olives
         3 green olives
         2 oz of feta cheese
         1 oz of shredded cheddar cheese
         .5 cups of shredded jack cheeses
Calories: 1805 Protein: 123 g Fat: 110 g Net Carbs: 48 g (10.4 g from oat bran) Sodium: 3804 mg 
So I guess not too bad... The fat is a little high so I need to stop eating ranch and full fat cheeses. I am not surprised that I didn't lose any weight. Still at a 9.2 lb lost total. Hope tomorrow I lose some!! 


  1. You're doing such a good job! Well done! :)

  2. Hey LizzyBeth :) Don't forget that when you start eating veggies again that you still have protein as the main focus of the meal, or at least a lot of protein....and like you pointed out, watch out for all of that cheese! :P
    Good job so far hon xo

  3. Hey LizzyBeth, how are you going? Haven't heard from you in a while?? xo

  4. Well done Lizzy Beth.
    I love Ranch and we can't get it here - probably a good thing because when I visited my brother in the States last year I would go to the shops and but loads of celery and ranch dressing and scoff it all. The weird thing is that you can't get table celery here either, only soup celery which is thinner and not crunchy.

    Hope your Cruise is going well.

  5. Hey, I thought we don't need to count calories during Dukan diet :-)

  6. you definitely don't need to count calories! good luck on the diet. seems like you dropped off your blog...well, if you need people to support you and great recipes, go to http://dukanitout.com and find out FB page too. soooo many cool people to help you with a successful diet!

  7. I didn't think cheese was allowed at this state

  8. Step away from the cheese! It's too high fat. You won't be successful if you eat that much. I love cheese too but its the devil!!!!!

  9. Lizz, I am curious is ranch dressing really ok in Dukan?If so, I will add it too cause I love it so much

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