So I started the Dukan diet today.
I have gradually gained about 2 stone in the last five years or so, and have just crept into the overweight BMI category. I don’t have scales at home because ordinarily I am of the belief that those numbers just make you unhappy, but it’s got to the point where I do need to keep a check on my weight.
I went on the weighing scale at Boots and these are my current stats:
Weight: 9st 13lbs
Body fat: 35.6%
Dukan reckons my true weight is 8st 1lb, which sounds about right. It recommends four days of attack, and 82 days of cruise, so by 9th November I should be down to that weight.
I am a pretty fussy eater, and the diet looks pretty easy to follow in that I won’t be trying to eat stuff I hate but difficult in that it will be super boring.
Today was my first day, and I hadn’t had a chance to go proper shopping so I had some ham for breakfast. I accidentally ate one sweet I was offered at work, because I completely forgot I was doing this. I didn’t have time for lunch because it was busy at work (I know, I know), and then after work we went to the pub (a tradition after our super busy day once a month). I had a diet coke, and my boss ordered us all chips to share as usual and I successfully turned them down.
I have just cooked two plain chicken breasts, and I’m planning on having my oat bran with some skimmed milk a little bit later.
I am probably going to do attack for a fifth day, because I think I haven’t really done today properly in skipping a meal and eating that sweet! I also had some sugar free chewing gum to stop craving sweets, and I think I chewed it too long because it just totally disintegrated in my mouth?! This has never happened to me before and I have no idea what that was all about.
Right now everywhere I look in the house delicious things are calling me (chocolate shortcake on the counter, prawn crackers and crisps in the cupboard, leftover pizza in the fridge) but I am feeling pretty inspired right now so hope I can successfully resist for the next three months!