Dukan Diet Week 7

 Week 7 – Cruise Phase

In this report we talk about the start of the college football season and the inevitable impact on my program.

Monday, August 29, Day 43

Breakfast – Dukan pancake and coffee

Lunch – Chicken salad

Dinner – Grilled sirloin


Tuesday, August 30, Day 44

Breakfast – Dukan pancake and coffee

Lunch – Grilled fish

Dinner – Stuffed bell peppers.  Great entre in my wife’s repertoire and Dukan friendly when she doesn’t use rice to augment the stuffing.  This is something I could eat 2-3 times a week but it’s a little more effort intensive so I’m not complaining.


Wednesday, August 31, Day 45

Breakfast – Dukan pancake and coffee

Lunch – Chicken salad

Dinner – Omelet

Wife and daughter left town today… getting a head start on Tuscaloosa to enjoy some pool time, so I decided to make an omelet rather than reheat left overs.  Not as good as my wife’s but not bad.

I’m also realizing that I’m not following the strict every other day being protein only.  I’m not eating bad stuff but I’m violating the spirit of the diet.  I’ll need to tighten this up.


Thursday, September 1, Day 46

Breakfast – Protein shake

Lunch – Grilled Chicken

Dinner – Hamburger patty

I weighed this morning but only dropped about half a pound.  It’s still progress but very slow.  I’m eager for a good 2-3 pound drop in an upcoming weigh in.  I’m sure it’s out there.  But for now I’m hovering around 15 pounds with is nice, but I have my eyes set on 20 at this point.


Friday, September 2, Day 47

Breakfast – Protein shake

Lunch – Yogurt

Dinner – Omelet

I worked from home today… first time since my accident recovery week and the first time I’ve done so for no real reason in a long time, several months any ways.  Typically this would end up being a snack fest with multiple refrigerator raids.  The more I ‘program’ myself to follow this diet, the more I’m able to avoid such violations.

At the end of the day, I also drove 3+ hours to Tuscaloosa for the opening football weekend.  A long lonely car ride would also be another poor eating pitfall.  Again, mistakes averted.


Saturday, September 3, Day 48

Breakfast – Scrambled eggs and coffee

Lunch – 4 hamburger patties… they were small and I was hungry

Dinner – pot roast… everyone else enjoyed the potatoes and carrots.  I stuck with the roast.

A key item to point out here is that this was our first college football game of the season.  I usually have one huge soft drink per game, mostly for the souvenir cup… and sometimes for the mixing.  And always as we’re lounging in the condo watching football all day we’re snacking nonstop and I’m enjoying more than one cocktail.  All of this was avoided which was nice in that it saved money but it also saved countless empty calories.  Now, I’m realistic enough to realize that I’m subject to breaking the rules during a football weekend, or more than one, this fall, but everyone not toting a violation is gained ground.


Sunday, September 4, Day 49

Breakfast – Coffee, 2 small omelets and bacon

Lunch – Nonfat latte

Dinner – Grilled chicken

We had breakfast at a favorite restaurant in Tuscaloosa.  We heard that they had a good breakfast buffet so that pretty much sealed the deal.  It was ok, nothing special.  But I realized that made to order waffles are really one of my favorites when it comes to breakfast buffets.  Needless to say not having the waffle was why I decided to visit the omelet station twice.  The bacon – and omelets – were all more greasy than I’m currently used to.  I think that contributed to me essentially skipping lunch.  At the same time, I had tons of protein at the late breakfast so I never felt hungry.


The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever

Devised by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight, the Dukan Diet rejects counting calories and promises permanent weight loss while allowing adherents to eat as much as they like.