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VID of the week
The easiest diet of all the ones I’ve tried
My name is Elif, I'm 23 and I'd like to give you the motivation to start or even carry with the Dukan diet programme...
My Dukan story...
I didn't really have any weight problems when I was in my teens. I was 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighed just under ten and a half stone.
Over time what with going out and the combination of eating lots of good food as well as "junk food" I had got up to 13 and a half stone.
In 2007, I threw myself into a hyper-protein diet which worked very well at the time (I went down to 12 and a half stone) but very soon I became disillusioned. I wasn't able to stop putting weight back on and a year later I realized that I had ended up weighing 14 stone and 4 pounds.
I felt desperate and this was what made me do something about it so mid November 2008 I decided to sort out my weight once and for all, and I started the DUKAN diet in January 2009... weighing 13 stone and 3 pounds!
I had heard about Pierre Dukan "who work miracles with his method" from a girlfriend who had used it. So I bought the books "The Dukan Diet" and "The Dukan Recipes: My diet in 350 recipes" and I subscribed to the web site.
At the start, I looked at the VIDs saying to myself "well of course, they are only going to put the people on the site that they want to show us"... "It's easy enough to only show the positive aspects".
Well, having been put to the challenge, I can tell you that it's all true. At any rate for the first two phases (since for the time being that is all I know). The only thing is that you have to be motivated and you have to stick at it!
Even if at times you put a few ounces back on, you have to tell yourself that they will go again. You have to see the big picture and not get bogged down with the diet's progress day by day.
Between January and May, I lost 2 stone and 12 pounds without any effort and without feeling hungry and I also gained by getting into sport.
Before the Dukan diet, the least physical effort left me exhausted. Now I enjoy cycling, swimming, walking and going up stairs. Feeling like this is great!!!
And what is truly fantastic is being able to wear the clothes you like, without agonizing over what to wear or spending hours in the shops trying to find the right size.
This diet has been a real revolution; both physically as well as mentally. I recommend it to the people I know who want to lose a little or a lot of weight because in my opinion, of all the diets I've tried it's the less frustrating one and the easiest one to stick to.
- My favorite support Dukan food: Surimi or Bresaola
- My Dukan treat: DUKAN crêpes and meringues
- My favourite form of exercise: before cycling, now swimming - wearing a swimming costume is no longer a problem
- The nicest compliment I've been paid: "Wow, you look gorgeous!"
- What keeps me going: my weight curve that keeps going down and my new clothes
- The advice I'd give to others "Dukanians": you've got to see your weight progression as a whole and not just go from one day to the next, it's quite normal to put a little bit back on from time to time