For just over a month I have been sticking to the Dukan Diet and I want to tell you a little about the benefits I have seen.
First, I know it's not the healthiest way to lose weight. Got it. Weight Watchers has been proven as one of the best methods of weight loss around. Done it. Hated it.
The fact is that I have gained so much weight that something drastic is what I needed. Something with a beginning, middle, and end where I could look at dates, markers, and know if I stick to I will see results.
And I have, almost immediately.
When I first started I was surprised to find a number less than 10 pounds from the last time I stepped on a scale. That was a nice way to start.
To date I have lost 26.3 pounds and I feel great.
What is crazy is what it has done to my bg.
Here is the Dexcom report for August.
As you can see I was all over the place! My average bg was 218!!
And now check out September.
There is always room to improve but my average bg was 136 so far for the month. So crazy!
I would never suggest anyone do this diet since it is strict and you have to be extremely motivated to stick to it! Everyone should find what works for them what ever that may be.
For me, this diet makes sense in my life. One thing I love is the opportunity to try new foods and to cook! I have been playing with spices and different things to enhance the taste of foods and it has opened my eyes up to lots of possibilities.
As an example, cauliflower mashed "potatoes" is an awesome alternative to actual mashed potatoes. I would have never tried that before this diet. I love it.
I'll keep you up to date on what I am doing but figured I should wait at least a month to tell the world.
Have any of you tried Dukan? Any other diets? I would love to hear and hopefully support one another in our efforts.
For PWD's it's tough enough always hearing what I should and shouldn't eat. When you are dieting it is twice as bad! I would love to hear how you deal with "those" people too. The "Diet Police."