Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How to cook Broccoli?

Turns out it does matter how you prepare broccoli before you eat it... For best cancer fighting advice when it comes to foods like broccoli, cauliflower, etc. checkout this interesting article.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Oat Bran Guide

The book is almost done - all you wanted to know about oat bran and loads of Dukan friendly recipes. Here's a sneak peak at the book cover:

"The Oat Bran Guide"

Thursday, July 28, 2011

More Real Life Stories

Some people don't like these, but I do enjoy reading about other people's success on the Dukan diet. Especially if they aren't 100% perfect - just show's that even just using parts of the program can help :)

The Dukan Diet: a sceptical dieter is converted

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dukan Court Case Lost

Well so it seems Dr. Dukan lost in court, base on this BBC article and one in the Independent.

Despite this I still stand by the diet. From my own experience (and that of all my friend and family who have tried it) it only encouraged us all to eat better, and be more choosy about what we put in our mouths.

Like the lorriman's comment in this article says the "norm" does not like change or even a challenge. I'd really like to see proper studies done in the low carb field. Or maybe a bigger crack-down on all the sugar and fat laden sweets as well as read-meals with zero nutrition that are cheap and available everywhere.

Lastly, on a side note, I find it quite amusing how they all these articles mention that eating high protein can increase fat intake. Well, maybe if you are talking in general, but how did they miss the massive part of the Dukan diet that says everything should be LOW FAT!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dukan vs Cohen

The news has pretty much exploded over the Internet recently. The two doctors are going to court over libel.

Personally I find the negativity towards the Dukan diet shocking. Most people who rush to diets aren't eating many vegetables in the first place, so the fact that they start cooking and trying the veggies from the allowed list (there are PLENTY of those available) should be a reason to celebrate, not complain.

Check out this article and video at ABCNews for some details on the lawsuit.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dukan Diet for over a year

An interesting article reviewing Katherine's experience with the Dukan diet.

This time last year I started the Dukan diet, which has recently been touted as the eating plan behind Pippa Middleton's behind. Tragically, I have yet to morph into the kind of creature who could upstage the bride at the Wedding of the Century, but I still stand by it.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs

The new article now available to everyone:

11 Ways to Serve an Egg

And funny enough May happens to be the International Egg Month :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Low Carb & High Fat against diabetes

Although the Dukan Diet is focused on low fat it does share the low carb aspect of the diet mentioned in this interesting article about reversing kidney damage in diabetic mice:

A controlled diet high in fat and low in carbohydrate can repair kidney damage in diabetic mice, according to US scientists.

The study, published in journal PLoS ONE, showed a "ketogenic diet" could reverse damage caused to tubes in the kidneys by too much sugar in the blood.

In the UK around a third of the 2.8m people with either type 1 or 2 diabetes go on to develop kidney damage.

Diet 'can reverse kidney failure' in mice with diabete

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dukan in the States Video Intro

Now that the Dukan diet has reached the States there's quite some information popping up everywhere. Here's a nice introductory video to the diet:

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quick tips from Dr. Dukan

Short but interesting read about the Dukan diet and it's main points in the article titled "The Dukan Diet: Like Atkins, only healthier" from

"1. Add oat bran to your diet. This fibre-packed cereal is Dukan's secret weapon.

2. Always eat breakfast (bonus points if it’s protein). Countless studies show that nibbling on something first thing in the morning results in lower calorie consumption throughout the day. Plus breakfast eaters have less trouble maintaining a healthy weight.

3. Drink lots of water — before, during and after all of your meals.

4. Get enough sleep. You’re less likely to give in to cravings after a good night’s rest.

5. Never take an escalator again. This is why the French have an easier time staying trim: They’re active at least 20 minutes a day"

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Are you borderline diabetic?

Obesity and diabetes often go hand in hand so some of you might find this article about pre-diabetes quite interesting:

People who have higher-than-normal blood glucose levels that aren't quite high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes have pre-diabetes. In the past, individuals with pre-diabetes would have been considered "borderline diabetic."

Who's at Risk?

Over 50 million Americans over the age of 20 have pre-diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. If you have any of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including uncontrollable factors like age and race, and/or controllable risk factors like obesity and physical inactivity, then you are also at risk for pre-diabetes.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Exercise in small chunks

Nice little article about the benefits of short exercise sessions (10min) and how even if you don't have a lot of time during the day you can still get fit:

Forget the "all or nothing" mentality when it comes to exercise. Fitness does not live or die by 60-minute workouts; there is middle ground. Short spurts of exercise, when they accumulate, have been shown to share similar benefits of longer workouts.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Good and Bad Carbohydrates

Although on the Dukan diet you are meant to have barely any carbs, you will need to reintroduce them at some point - a lot of the third phase (consolidation) is exactly about doing that in a safe way.

However very often banning of carbohydrates means some people start thinking they are all evil, which is not necessarily the case, as this article explains.

Some people will assume that all carbs are bad because of the bad rap they’ve gotten over the years, but that couldn’t be farther form truth. There are some carbs out there that are actually beneficial to your health and I’m going to point them out in this article.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The treacherous weekends!

Stumbled upon this interesting artcle recently:

Tips for a Healthy Weekend

Recent studies indicate that we tend to take in more calories on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The exact number varies from an average of 85 calories per weekend day to 115, and while that may not seem like much, it adds up. A pound is 3,500 calories, so 345 extra calories a week will lead to nearly a pound after 10 weeks — or an extra five pounds over a year.

It's very surprising how relaxing your diet on weekends can have such a huge impact on your weight loss (or weight maintenance as well!).

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Final Phase Description

Finally all the Dukan diet phase description articles are here:


and the newly added:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What we sometimes don't realize...

Browsing through interesting articles I stumbled across this comparison of various items containing 300 calories:

What Does 300 Calories Really Look Like?

The recipes are not really geared towards the Dukan Diet but it is an interesting read nevertheless..