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Who can? Dukan!

First off, HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY to Danielle, one of my bestest friends in the world!!!!!! I love you! Can’t wait to celebrate 🙂

So I’m not sure if I’ve gone crazy, but I’ve given it a lot of though and I’m going to try the Dukan Diet. My mom is also doing it with me so we can motivate each other. I first heard about the Dukan Diet while watching Dr. Oz and of course it got my attention when they said you lose weight fast. It’s a low carb, high protein diet somewhat like the Atkins Diet. There are 4 stages to the Dukan Diet:

1. Attack Phase: This stage lasts anywhere from 1 to 10 days depending on how much weight you’re trying to lose. I’m going to be in this stage for 5 days. In the attack phase, there are 72 pure proteins that you are allowed to eat. These foods include things like lean beef, turkey, and chicken, fish, eggs, skimmed milk, fat-free cottage cheese, and non-fat yogurt.

2. Cruise Phase: In this phase, you eat the 72 pure proteins plus a list of 28 vegetables. Vegetables included in this phase are broccoli, celery, spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, and zucchini. The length of this phase depends on how much weight you’d like to lose. Stay on this diet 3 days for every pound that you’d like to lose.

3. Consolidation Phase: You start introducing other foods into your diet during this stage. You get to eat 2 slices of bread, a piece of fruit per day, 4 g of cheese per day, and 2 starches per week. You also get two celebration meals per week of whatever you want – pizza, mac and cheese, desserts, ANYTHING! Stay on this phase 5 days for every pound lost. There should be one pure protein day per week.

4. Stabilization Phase: This phase is to keep you aware of your body and eating habits. You are on this stage for life. You are allowed to eat whatever you want, but every Thursday should be a pure protein day like the Attack Phase.

During each of these stages you also consume oat bran everyday. 1.5 tablespoons in the Attack Phase, 2 tablespoons in the Cruise Phase, and 3 tablespoons per day for every day after that!

Exercise is also important during this diet. The Dukan Diet recommends walking 20 minutes per day during the Attack Phase and 30 minutes per day for the rest of the diet.

Of course with every diet, there are criticisms and skeptics. It’s going to be hard to go without carbs, sweets, and fruit for so long. But for me, the pros outweigh the cons.

Today is my official first day. So far, so good! I ate yogurt with oat bran for breakfast and I feel fine!

Since I’m going to miss my “bad” food, I binged hard yesterday 😛

Chocolate chips right out of the bag + turkey, cheese,& honey mustard hoagie = heaven!

I’ll see you soon, my loves 😛

I also went grocery shopping yesterday to prepare for this diet.

Look at all of this yummy protein!! Can’t wait to dig in and start creating some new recipes with this stuff 🙂

I can’t wait to see the results of this diet. I’m doing this to lose weight, but also get back on track. I’ve been eating very poorly while I’ve been home and I’m looking for a new start. I’m excited to share my journey and progress with all of you 🙂

Well, I’m going to go! Bradley Cooper (aka one of the most beautiful men in the world) is on Ellen right now! haha

Do you know anyone who has done the Dukan Diet?

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Long Time, No Blogging

Geez Louise! I have not written on here since my first post. Talk about slacking..! I keep telling myself I’m going to write a new post and then I never get around to it. I do read other blogs daily, though! And I’m definitely going to get into the blogging groove now 🙂

So much has happened since my first post. I don’t even know where to begin. This semester is almost over and it flew by! I have a lot of fun things to look forward to in the next few weeks that I will blog about when the time comes. I also want to share some things that happened in the last 2 1/2 months including my 21st birthday and my spring break trip to Southern California!

My 21st birthday was in January and it was a lot of fun! I got to spend the night with my best friends (minus a few), and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

My first drink 😉

And my fun flower cake that my cousins sent me 🙂

On to the next big event of this year: spring break!

My roommate and I always try and plan spring break trips and end up going home (we’re from the same place) and doing absolutely nothing. This was the plan until about a month before spring break when our friend from school asked us if we wanted to go to her house during break. She’s from San Diego, CA. How could we say no!? I’ve never been to the west coast and I was super excited. We ended up getting really cheap round-trip airfare from http://www.travelocity.com and it was a go!

We did so much in our short week across the country. We went to Viejas Casino and it was the first time I’ve ever been to a casino.. and I can’t say that I’m a fan. But that’s because I lost some money =P

We went to LA and Hollywood Boulevard!!!

And I played in the Pacific Ocean for the first time 🙂

We ate some awesome food too.. and I nabbed a few pictures:

There is so much more that I want to share, but this post is already so long with all of the pictures. (I’m a little picture crazy haha) But now it’s time for me to meet some new blog friends!! I’m so excited to join the blogging family and I can’t wait to read other blogs and make new friends =)

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