The first phase of the Dukan diet consists of 2-7 days of a pure protein diet and I'm aiming for 5 days. It should be interesting as I'm not a huge meat eater and I'm a carb junkie.
It wasn't until dinner time on day one that I started to panic, all day at work I had been drinking plenty of water and merrily eating chicken and 0% fat yogurts and I wasn't even feeling peckish. But at dinner I looked at my steak and 2 measly gherkins and thought, there is no way this ever going to fill me up - where are the potatoes, where is the salad and where is the steak sauce for crying out loud? To my surprise, I ate the steak very purposefully savouring every mouthful and when I finished I felt satisfied, not full exactly but I definitely felt like I had eaten a decent meal. Plus I still had the essential oat bran gallate to come.
Woke up on day two feeling sprightly, despite supposed lack of energy I should be experiencing from lack of carbs and was intrigued to hop on the scales. The book says to weigh yourself every day - which is not something I'm in the habit of doing as it's usually bad news. I wasn't expecting any change because I lose weight very slowly, but sure enough I'd already lost 1.5lbs! That would normally take me a week to lose at weight watchers.
Now before you try and burst my bubble, I know it's probably just water weight, but it's an encouraging start to somebody who wants to lose weight quickly. Yay me!
My next challenge is having a guest over for dinner (I'm determined not to let it affect my social life). Have to cook 2 separate meals and avoid looking like a total weirdo!