I lost 18 Pounds in 8 Weeks on The Dukan Diet!

I started The Dukan Diet on June 19th. Just 8 weeks later, I’ve lost 18 pounds!

I did a photo shoot on June 18th, wearing a pair of size 28 Yummie Tummie Slimming Jeans. They were a little bit snug and looking back now I think I must have been poured into them… I put them on today and was so amazed at how BIG they are on me now! I decided they would be perfect to show you some before and after pictures!!

Here is a side by side comparison of June 18th at 128 pounds and today, August 11th at 110 pounds.

More pictures…

You can clearly see I lost at least 10 pounds just on my hips, thighs and butt. The biggest loss in inches, was definitely my butt…

When I started, my measurements were:

  • Waist: 31 inches
  • Hips: 37 inches
  • Butt: 42 inches
  • Thighs: 24 inches (around each thigh)

And now, my measurements are:

  • Waist: 24 inches
  • Hips: 32 inches
  • Butt: 35 inches
  • Thighs: 18 inches (around each thigh)

That’s epic.

I can contribute this success to Zaggora Hot Pants as well, which I wore for approximately 3 weeks out of the 8 weeks I was on the diet.

About Zaggora Hot Pants

Women lose weight 4x faster wearing HotPants™! Specially designed with Celu-Lite technology fabric lining, HotPants™ enhance your natural body temperature to warm you up in the areas you want to target most (thighs, bum, and legs).

Tested at the Chelsea School at Brighton University, HotPants™ are proven to use your body heat to increase energy expenditure before and after exercise by raising your core body temperature by up to 18%. Since you’re heating up and your body is using more energy, you are burning more calories; calorie burn increases by 26% in the hour after exercise with HotPants™ too. As we all know, as you burn calories, you lose weight.

It says to wear them for 2 weeks to lose up to 2 pant sizes. I was super excited to find that I lost a whole pants after just THREE DAYS of wearing them. I’ve worn/tried/reviewed a lot of clothing items that promised to burn calories and make you lose inches, but this is the FIRST TIME I have ever seen anything like this actually work. I’m really impressed. It’s seriously better than liposuction! I can see a difference in the appearance and texture of my skin as well. No wonders why celeb Denise Richards wears them.

I never thought losing weight would be so easy as it has been on the Dukan Diet. I would HIGHLY recommend this diet to anyone who has some will power. If you can commit to sticking with this diet, no matter what, you WILL see amazing results. If looking good and feeling good about yourself is more important to you than 5 minutes of pleasure for you tongue, then you can totally do this diet successfully!

I don’t think I would recommend this diet to someone who gives into temptation easily, has an extremely busy lifestyle and is prone to giving in to temptation. If that describes you, then you might be better off trying Sensa. If you love food and can’t imagine giving up anything that you love to eat and looking good isn’t more important to you than FOOD, then the Dukan Diet would be a little difficult for you. I mean, you could do it, but you would seriously need some will power!

I would also recommend doing a 3 or 5 day juice fast like Ritual Cleanse. This can help reset your bad eating habits and get your system ready for a change.

The diet really isn’t that hard to stick to and some of the food is really yummy! A couple days ago I made a ginger chicken stir fry that was soooo delicious!

Instead of stir-frying in oil, I used low-sodium organic chicken broth to cook the chicken in, then I added the spices, then the peppers and mushrooms. After everything was cooked, I added 1/8 tsp of cornstarch to thicken the broth and turn it into a sauce. It was soooo yummy. I used fresh shredded ginger and organic ginger powder as well. Even my husband liked this one!

I urge you to check out The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever and The Dukan Diet Cookbook: The Essential Companion to the Dukan Diet.

If I can do it, so can you!!!!!!!

Disclaimer: I received the Dukan Diet book, the Dukan Cookbook, Dukan Organic Oat Bran, Dukan Stevia and Dukan Cocoa Powder to review on The Fashionable Housewife. I have NOT received compensation for posting about the diet! Posting about my weight loss is entirely my choice. I am not being paid to review the Dukan Diet or to lose weight. (Unfortunately!) This is raw footage into my personal weight loss experience, I just received the books and a couple Dukan products to “review” which is helping me on my own personal journey. Please email me or leave a comment if you have any questions/concerns!

About The Fashionable Housewife

Sarah-Jean Ballard is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Fashionable Housewife blog and Founder of Fashionable Media. Housewife, mother, homeschool teacher, Birth Doula and entrepreneur who's mission it to help moms just like you look and feel GREAT! Other interests include positive intactivism, natural birthing and healthy eating. www.sarahjean.com

  • http://jessanywhere.blogspot.com/ Jessica

    I will have to read up on this one, you look amazing in those jeans!

    • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

      Hi Jessica,

      Thank you! I love these jeans so I’m kinda sad they don’t fit anymore! Hoping I can snag a pair in a smaller size soon. Super comfy.

      Click on this link to read all my posts about this amazing diet. I am totally convinced it will work for almost anyone!


  • http://www.afewgoodygumdrops.com A Few Goody Gumdrops

    You look amazing but you did before the weight loss. You look fab in both pics. I also lost 20 pounds but on a calorie diet. The problem with these all these diets is keeping the weight off. Whatever diet you are on must become a lifestyle and once you start to deviate the weight begins to return and a lot quicker than it took to loose it. Fortunately for you….you look good in both side by side pics!!!! I am back to starving….the only thing that works for me but I reward myself with cupcakes! Xo

    • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

      Thank you Betsy! I feel so much better now though!!!!

      Yes, the diet definitely HAS to become your new lifestyle. With this particular diet, you have to have ONE day, every week where you eat ONLY lean proteins and non fat dairy products. It’s the secret to the diet and staying thin forever. You should try this diet because it’s SO much easier than starving… That’s what I used to do too…. You can try just eating lean proteins whenever you are hungry. Chicken and fish are my snacks…. Protein helps you lose water weight and burns fat. And makes you feel full!

      I do miss cupcakes a little bit, but every once in a while I have ONE BITE of things I miss and just having the taste is satisfying enough so that I don’t have to binge.


  • http://amominredhighheels.com Tammy

    Look at you girl! AWESOME!!! So proud of you!! Congrats :)

    • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

      Thanks so much! So happy!!!!!!!!! :-)

  • John

    WOW. You look HOT. Congrats on the weight loss. IT’s amazing what we can do when we set our mind’s to it.

    I’ve been eating a paleo diet and lost 10 lbs in the last few weeks. Sounds like it’s similar to the Dukan diet.

    • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

      Thanks! :-)

  • http://www.stylelifefashion.com Kim West

    Wow! I cant believe you lost a lot of pounds in 8 weeks! Did you have to ask a doctor if you could start right away ? I am so excited to get that book and also try it on my own!

    • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

      I checked with my doctor just to be sure this was ok for me because I am still nursing my 23 month old son. If you have any health issues, I would check with your doctor first, quick phone call. Otherwise, GO FOR IT!!!! It’s the BEST thing I ever did for myself!!!!! You won’t regret it!!!!!!

  • http://mybudgetfriendlyfashionista.blogspot.com Marcy

    Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog today and I’m extremely interested in more info about this diet! What exactly does this diet consist of? Is it just certain things you can and can’t eat or is there an exercise plan also? I have the Zaggora Hot Pants also! But I’ve been slacking on wearing them (it’s been too hot) I would definitely love to hear more about this diet, I’ve been busting my butt with a trainer for 3 months and STILL haven’t lost any weight! I’ve fluctuated 2-3lbs. I’m getting so frustrated and don’t know what to do anymore! My family is all very over weight, so it’s a constant battle of the genes to stay at a somewhat healthy weight. Any info would be helpful. I’ve checked out the website, but it was very vague until you’ve paid for it. I want to see what I’m getting myself into before I spend $75.

    Thanks :)

    • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

      Hi Marcy,

      The Dukan Diet is similar to Atkins. You start off with proteins and non fat dairy products for the first week. It’s easier than it sounds! The hardest part for me was the carb cravings, which subsided after the first few days. After that, you go to phase two which consists of said proteins and non fat dairy along with vegetables and you alternate these two back and forth for several weeks during which time you drop all the weight. Once you’ve reached your “true weight” as calculated by Dukan, you move on to phase three which makes your body memorize that weight. You can eat fruits and some grains, etc that are added into your diet mainly so you stop losing weight and don’t waste away. That’s the phase I’m in right now.

      The exercising is really simple and I did more than was required most days… I have a stair stepper in my basement that I used at least 4x a week. The main recommendation is walking 25-45 minutes a day which was easy for me as well because I put my son to nap in a stroller and walking him daily is already part of my routine! If you have a personal trainer, I would definitely keep that up while on the diet!

      You’re SUPPOSED to wear the HotPants while it’s hot out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That makes them work even better!!!!! I wear a loose skirt on top so it doesn’t look like I’m running around in spandex and I just leave them on all day long, regardless of what I’m doing. They definitely work, you just have to WEAR them!! lol

      DO TAKE THE PLUNGE!!! At least buy the book if nothing else. Although the coaching is very affordable… less than $5/week. I highly recommend this diet, esp if nothing else is working for you. Nothing else was working for ME! But this diet changed my life. I am soooo happy now and it’s been easy to maintain my new weight, even with occasional slip ups. You just have to love being “skinny” more than you love food!!!!!! It’s so worth it…

      Let me know if you have any more questions! I would be happy to chat with you!