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It’s been 13 days so far on the Dukan Diet and I’m doing really well. So far I’ve lost 8 pounds!! Can you believe it? 8 pounds in less than 2 weeks! That’s just over 3 and a half bags of sugar. Seeing the pounds drop off has really kept me motivated and determined to complete the diet.

The last six days have been:
Energy levels: medium – high 
Mood: positive Cravings: it’s still the demon sugar 
Skin and hair: small breakout but hair is fine

On Saturday, I went to a Nigerian/Ghanaian wedding and those of you out there who are Nigerian or Ghanaian know the kind of culinary temptations I was faced with. Fried plantain, Jollof rice, Egusi soup and pounded Yam, Waakye, the list was endless. Luckily I had MoHair on hand to keep me in check. She absolutely refused to let me have any of the puff puff or chin chin on the table, in f act she was so militant with me I wanted to slap her; especially when she asked me to pass her the puff puff! In the end I went for the Egusi soup, salad and fish and a very small amount of grapes. I also had to be careful of the sparkling non alcoholic wine that was freely flowing, that stuff is pure sugar. I ended up drinking a small sip of it during the toast and stuck with bottled water the remainder of the time. It just goes to show that with some determination and a trusty older sister, you can get through serious temptation whilst on this diet.

I’m currently in Cruise phase of the diet which involves me alternating pure protein days with protein and vegetable days on a 1:1 ratio. Whilst I’m glad to be able to eat something other than meat, eggs and yoghurt, I still have to be careful. Potatoes (obviously), corn and peas are still off the menu and my favourite vegetable, carrots have to be eaten in moderation. I will remain in the Cruise phase until May 2012.

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  1. Well done T on your loss so far. All d way girl.

  2. Good job! I probably would have lost it at the wedding, lol.

  3. I would like to start this diet as a Nigerian I am wandering what I am going to eat if I cannot eat rice, pounded yam and plantain? Please advise on the kind of foods you were able to eat on this diet?

    Many Thanks

    • I have to confess, though I’m Nigerian I’m not really into Nigerian food so this wasn’t a major issue for me. I eat a lot of chicken and meat but grilled or baked not fried naija style. I also eat a lot of vegetables, salads, yoghurt and eggs too.

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