Sunday, December 12, 2010

Beware of the low carb beer!

Being on the Dukan Diet you obviously became extra sensitive about your carbohydrate intake. This also means you get good at spotting all the new foods that are popping up due to the popularity of the Dukan diet and all the other low carb regimes.

Although the diet itself does not allow alcohol, most people tend to "sin" every now and again, and trying to make these not too naughty could lead to checking out the low carb beers.

Don't be fooled though, because as the article in the Sunday Morning Herald reveals their superiority seems to be only a myth.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mrs Middleton and the Dukan Diet

As usual the Daily Mail one day promotes something and another slanders it. So after the 3 article feature, here comes the not so positive review on the wave of interest for the royal bride:

Read article

Let's debunk just a few of the inaccuracies:

The bad news is that, for the first week or so of the diet, there's only three things on that list (vegetarians, look away now). Meat, fish and eggs - that's it.

Oh, wait, there's this whole food group called dairy that is missing... And there is the oat bran, it might be small quantities but it definitely can help diversify your meals.

Unlike the Atkins diet, the only meat allowed is lean and not fatty - which means rashers, ­bangers and burgers are out, too.

You can't have the bun in either diet, however you can have lean beef mince (or even better mince lean meat yourself), as well as make chicken or turkey patties.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Site updates!

While you enjoy the tasty goulash recipe we'd like to let everyone know about some new updates to the website.

Although most are not outright visible, among other things you can now share your own Dukan Diet recipes directly on the site! Check out the "new recipe" button in the top right corner of the website.

Also those of you who like to print out the recipes you'd be happy to know that printing any of the recipe pages should produce nicer results :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Interesting Dukan Stats

I didn't even realize how many answers our little poll questions have gathered until I saw this Urtak blogpost featuring our website!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

7 Days of the Dukan Diet Attack Phase

As our recipes are not sorted by meals just yet, we often get questions about example Dukan diet menus. If you are starting out or looking for some inspiration you can find a low carb and high protein meal plan for a week in the article below.

Example Menu For the Dukan Diet Attack Phase

Thursday, October 21, 2010

How the Food Makers Captured Our Brains

Wondering why some of the really unhealthy foods taste so good? This New York Times article might have some explanation for you.
A recipe for indulging: salt, sugar and fat, mixed many ways. But we can fight it.

read full article

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Another Dukan Diet article

Interesting video and article about the Dukan diet from the Australian

How is it that the French can devour as much cheese, crème, chocolate, bread and wine as they like and still maintain their slim fashion-fit figures?

Read the full article and watch the video

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The link between mattress stuffing and weight loss

A very amusing article about oat bran and the dukan diet.

During the first stage, the “Attack Stage,” you can eat unlimited amounts of pure proteins that have little or no fat. Plus a lot of water, etc. Period. Plus Dr Dukan’s secret weight loss weapon: oat bran. You start by eating 1 ½ tablespoons of oat bran a day and after the Attack Phase, you eat 2 tablespoons each day. I’ve never had oat bran and I didn’t know what people do with it.

The link between mattress stuffing and weight loss

Friday, September 3, 2010

Can a High-Fat, Low Carb Diet Beat Cancer?

Dukan Diet might not be high fat but it does share the low carb aspect of the diets mentioned in this very interesting article about starving cancer cells of sugar.

Can a High-Fat Diet Beat Cancer?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Michel Montignac has died

Michel Montignac, author of worldwide best-sellers on weight loss in the 1980s and 1990s, has died aged 66, French officials said Thursday.

Montignac, who died last weekend, developed a crash diet based on never eating "bad" carbohydrates at the same time as fats after suffering from obesity himself as a child and battling persistent weight gain.

French diet guru Montignac dies at 66

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

When Too Much Exercise Becomes a Problem

Beware of exercise obsession, too much of the good thing can be bad too!

read full article

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Chew your food and eat slowly

Chewing your food thoroughly and eating your meals more slowly has another benefit. It might shrink your waistline—and not just because you’ll have less bloating and indigestion. Eating more slowly gives your body a chance to tell your mind that it’s full, so that you stop eating before you go overboard.

read more

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Handy Measurement Conversions

As the recipes are coming from all over the world the measurements can be different. To help anyone needing to translate cups into spoons or grams or any other more familiar format you can use the handy little converter tool next to the recipe instructions.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Website Updates

After several enquiries about recipes for each phase there is now a quick way to browse through dishes for your phase. Check out our new tabbed Dukan Diet recipe list.

There is also a second update to the site - the "Dieting" page now includes a list of interesting articles, some of which have been mentioned before. The newest addition includes a guide to cooking without fat.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

More good news about low carb diets!

Low carbohydrate diets have been all the rage recently and it looks like they might be a bit more than just another passing diet fad. It turns out that limiting your carb intake as a weight loss strategy instead of eating low calorie meals can increase your good cholesterol reducing your risk of hear disease.

Read more here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Eating meat makes you smarter!

There seems to be more benefit from eating a protein based diet than just great weight loss. It looks like going from raw food to meats, and cooked food has allowed our brains to grow, making humans smarter!

Read all about the history of meat eating, brain growth and high energy protein diet in the "Food For Thought: Meat-Based Diet Made Us Smarter" article.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Pancakes without oat bran

Time for our weekly update and this weeks highlight is the recipe for pancakes without oat bran.

This is great if you need to make wraps for take away - and with no oat bran there is no daily limit.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

9 Diet Tweakments

You don't have to change your habits by much to speed up your weight loss. Check these 9 handy tips from Helen Foster at Fabulous:

1. Take your time
2. Stop the sugar
3. Get up, get on up!
4. Leave three bites behind
5. Get your afternoon oats
6. Have a mushroom Monday
7. Forfeit the fizz
8. Eat your steak rare
9. Draw the curtains


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dukan Diet phases explained

You can now find a description of the first two Dukan Diet phases with allowed foods and rules explained.

1. Attack Phase
2. Cruise Phase

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dukan Diet Recipe book in English coming soon

Good news, the official Dukan Diet book has been doing really well even before it's official release. And now as some might have already noticed the recipe book to follow the diet guide is already up for grabs (pre-orders for now) on Amazon:

Order now!

The Dukan Diet

Monday, May 3, 2010

New recipes and homepage update

Checkout the new recipes added this week:

- Egg Paste
- Dukan Bread

We also have a fancy new homepage!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Know your sweeteners

An interesting comparison of sweeteners over at Doug-on-diet blog.

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Diet Taking The Celeb World By Storm

The articles keep on coming. This time it is Elle, again looking at celebrities and their interest in the Dukan Diet.

"J-Lo, Gisele and Gossip Girl's Jessica Szohr are reportedly big fans of the Dukan diet, which is already a hit in France with over 1.5 million women."

Read the full article here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

More Press Coverage

After the initial article in the Daily Mail (which definitely got A LOT of people interested in the Dukan Diet) there were two follow-ups:

The Dukan Diet: Put your fat cells on a revolutionary weight-loss plan

The Dukan Diet: Want to stay slim forever? Eat whatever you want - except on Thursdays

And finally today the Mirror joined in with the following celebrity focused article:

Jennifer Lopez's secret diet that helped her shed baby fat

Monday, April 19, 2010

Daily Mail Article About the Dukan Diet

The Daily Mail had an extensive article about the Dukan Diet posted today. It's a great little resource to check out before the official Dukan book comes out in the UK next month.

Today, more than 1.5 million French women swear by its dramatic - and long-lasting - slimming results.
Politicians, film stars and high-profile models, including Gisele Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez, live the Dukan life, all of them seduced by its promise of the ultimate dieters dream - permanent slenderness while eating what you like.
Now this great French dietary secret is coming to Britain, with the launch next month of an English version of the Dukan Diet.
Unlike so many other diet fads that have come and gone, this plan is designed to get inside the head of the inveterate dieter.

Read more:

Read the online version of the article here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 soon to be interactive

This month's newsletter is just going out. Enjoy some of our newest recipes including instructions for hard and soft boiled eggs.

We're cooking up some exciting features behind the scenes - pretty soon you'll be able to add your own recipes to our collection, so do stay tuned!