It's been 4 weeks of doing the Dukan Diet and I've lost 9lbs so far. I'm still feeling great. I'm still doing alternating PP and PV days and I've gotten into a great routine. I start with oat bran in the morning. I mix 2 tbsp of oat bran with 3/4 cups of lactose free skim milk and microwave it for 2 minutes and let it cool for at least 5 minutes. As it cools, it expands and becomes creamier. I've grown quite a liking to it. In the first couple of weeks, I was also eating a 2-egg omelette for breakfast but this past week, I didn't even need that. I have been taking Metamucil capsules every morning and sometimes even at night when I remember but constipation hasn't really been a problem. I am enjoying the unlimited protein and veggies. Every night, I eat 1 serving of fat free yogurt for dessert to end my day.
The positive reinforcement that I get each morning when I weigh myself is amazing. I can't believe it. My clothes fit me better and I feel great. I don't have any carb or sugar cravings. I don't really have the urge to reach for that slice of bread or whip up a batch of cookies so despite the limitations of this diet, it has actually been very liberating. My plan is to continue Phase 2 until the end of Aug and then reassess how I feel. I'm supposed to lose a total of 20lbs to reach my true weight. If I haven't reached my true weight by then, I may just proceed to Phase 3 or I may continue Phase 2 until I reach my true weight. So 11lbs more to go!