Reader Mindy B. Lost 49lbs on The Dukan Diet!

As you know, I lost 18 pounds in 8 weeks on the Dukan Diet. I have been easily maintaining my new weight through the 4th and final phase of The Dukan Diet. I feel like I have a whole new lease on life!


Side by side comparison of June 18th at 128 pounds till August 11th at 110 pounds.

Upon reading about my success, it encouraged a lot of other women to try The Dukan Diet, which absolutely thrills me. I am so glad to be an inspiration to women and help them on their quest to happiness and health.

One of our winner’s of the Dukan Diet Prize Packs Giveaway wanted to share her story of weight loss with you lovely ladies as another example of how GREAT the Dukan Diet works!

Mindy says:

I started following the Dukan Diet on August 13, 2012. As of today, my total loss is 49 lbs!!!!

The diet is so easy to follow and I am never hungry. My standard breakfast of choice is non-fat Greek Yogurt with 1 tablespoon of Goji Berries and 1-2 tablespoons of oat bran. I keep the berries and oat bran at my desk at work, and bring the yogurt, which I purchase in bulk on sale, from home. When I have to eat lunch on the run, I feast on a package of smoked salmon. I frequently have a grilled salmon fillet that I get fresh from the counter at Whole Foods. When I am having a celebration with my family, I bring non-fat Ricotta cheese for my dessert. The only measuring or limits are really the oat bran and Goji Berries. After the first week, I was not even missing bread or sugar.

The biggest trick is to make sure you are never hungry. Keep snacks at work that you can turn to in order to avoid temptation. Eat as much as you need to of the permissible foods to prevent hunger. Always keep a variety of permissible proteins and veggies on hand. Drink the water, and know that there will be days where there are fluctuations in the wrong direction that are likely related to a need for more fiber. Just keep following the diet and drink more water and do not miss the oat bran, and you will get past it.

The products are quite helpful but not at all required. I make a sort of turkey chili with ground turkey, crushed tomato, coriander and cumin, and the Shirataki noodles. I served it to a friend who is not on Dukan, and she love it!

This diet has been so easy to follow and so easy to stay faithful to, and the results speak for themselves. In addition to the weight loss, my overall health has improved, and suggestions of one of my doctors to eliminate fried and fatty or greasy foods was already being addressed.

I highly recommend Dukan to anyone who is serious about losing weight in a healthy manner.

Thank you so much to Mindy for sharing her on-going success story with us! I hope this inspires you to reach your weight loss goals! I encourage you to purchase the book The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever and give it a try!


Mindy gave us permission to share her success story with our readers.

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On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…


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Pictured: Yummie Tummie Mid-rise Skinny Leg Jeans in sz 28

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I lost 18 pounds in 8 weeks on the Dukan Diet and now you can too!

We teamed up with our beloved Dukan to offer our readers a chance to win ONE of THREE Dukan Diet Prize Packs (pictured below)!!

Each bag retails for $55+ dollars and includes the following items:

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I am SO excited about the Dukan Diet and I had so much success with it. I lost 18 pounds in 8 weeks and it was honest to goodness, the easiest diet I have ever been on. And the most effective. I not only got down to my pre-pregnancy weight, I got down to the weight I was when I got MARRIED 8 years ago! I feel like a whole new person. I am totally sold on the Dukan Diet and I know you will be too once you try it!

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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.

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Dukan Diet Personalized Weight Loss – Day 44

I DID IT!!! I finally reached my weight loss goal this past week!!!!!!! OMG I’m SOOO HAPPY!!!

I wanted to lose weight for almost two years and just didn’t have the dedication or motivation to actually DO it. I tried to eat good and exercise, which helped me lose around 1 pound a month, but I wasn’t getting serious results and I was really discouraged. I am SOOOO thankful that Dukan Diet approached me about reviewing this diet because I never would have heard about it otherwise and I would still be unhappy with my weight.

I’m not totally in love with my body right now. I’ve had two kids and pregnancy was not kind to me… BUT I can finally fit back into all my favorite clothes and I look GOOD in my clothes instead of looking… well… uncomfortable. All those days where I wanted to give up and I wanted to quit because people were waving pizza and ice cream in my face… well it paid off!

Writing about the diet every few days or every week has really helped keep up my motivation. Sharing my results with you and getting positive and encouraging feedback has been incredibly helpful as well.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could lose 15 pounds in just 5 or 6 weeks. It’s like a miracle to me. I had actually gotten rid of most of my “skinny clothes” after having baby #2 because I never thought I would ever be able to get back into them. Now I’ve brought out the box of size 2/4 pants and am doing cartwheels over the fact that they FIT!


Weight Loss Chart


Starting Weight: 128 lbs
Goal Weight: 114 lbs

(FYI! In case you are new here and haven’t read my older posts, please take note that I am PETITE! I am 5′ 21/2” tall. I weighed between 100 and 110lbs most of my adult life before having children. My doctor has approved my weight loss goal of 114 lbs.)

Attack Phase:

  • Day 1 – I weighed in at 127.8 lbs (12 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 2 – I weighed in at 125.0 lbs (10 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 3 – I weighed in at 124.2 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 4 – I weighed in at 124.2 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)

Cruise Phase:

  • Day 5 – I weighed in at 123.2 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 6 – I weighed in at 123.2 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 7 – I weighed in at 124.0 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 8 – I weighed in at 124.6 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 9 – I weighed in at 124.0 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 10 – I weighed in at 123.2 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 11 – I weighed in at 123.4 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 12 – I weighed in at 122.0 lbs (7 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 13 – I weighed in at 121.8 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 14 – I weighed in at 121.6 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 15 – I weighed in at 121.6 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 16 – I weighed in at 121.8 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 17 – I weighed in at 121.8 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 18 – I weighed in at 120.8 lbs (5 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 19 – I weighed in at 120.6 lbs (5 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 20 – I weighed in at 120.2 lbs (5 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 21 – I weighed in at 119.6 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 22 – I weighed in at 119.2 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 23 – I weighed in at 119.2 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 24 – I weighed in at 119.2 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 25 – I weighed in at 118.2 lbs (3 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 26 – I weighed in at 117.2 lbs (2 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 27 – I weighed in at 116.6 lbs (1 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 28 – I weighed in at 116.6 lbs (1 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 29 – I weighed in at 117.6 lbs (2 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 30 – I weighed in at 115.4 lbs (.04 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 31 – I weighed in at 115.4 lbs (.04 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 32 – I weighed in at 115.6 lbs (.06 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 33 – I weighed in at 115.4 lbs (.04 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 34 – I weighed in at 114.4 lbs (at goal weight for best friend’s wedding!)
  • Day 35 – I weighed in at 114.6 lbs (at goal weight)
  • Day 36 – I weighed in at 115.2 lbs (.02 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 37 – I weighed in at 115.4 lbs (.04 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 38 – I weighed in at 115.4 lbs (.04 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 39 – I weighed in at 115.2 lbs (.02 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 40 – I weighed in at 114.6 lbs (at goal weight)
  • Day 41 – I weighed in at 114.4 lbs (at goal weight)
  • Day 42 – I weighed in at 115.4 lbs (.04 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 43 – I weighed in at 114.8 lbs (at goal weight)
  • Day 44 – I weighed in at 114.8 lbs (at goal weight)

I can’t seem to stay within my “goal” weight range. The Dukan Diet recommended a goal weight of 114lbs for me. I personally would prefer 110lbs since that is where I am comfortable and feel the best. I am waiting to hear back from my Dukan Coach to see what I should do next. If I should stay on the Cruise Phase for one more week or if I have to move on to the “Consolidation Phase”.

(Click here to read about the 4 Phases of the Dukan Diet.)

The reason why I haven’t written a new post since Day 30 is because I’ve just been bouncing back and forth between 115 and 114 and it really wasn’t that exciting.

On top of that, I haven’t been wearing my Zaggora Hot Pants as faithfully as I should be. I’m only wearing them every other day or so and you’re supposed to wear them daily for 2 weeks. I’m going to try to do better this week so I can let you know by the end of the week what I think about these hot pants. While I haven’t seen significant loss in inches or weight from wearing them last week, I HAVE noticed (and so have several other people) that the skin of my thighs is a lot smoother. No more visible cellulite! That’s made me want to wear SHORTS which is one of the reason why I haven’t been wearing the Hot Pants every day! :-P I’m just hanging around the house today though, so I have them on!!!!

Today’s Outfit

Top: Marika Dry Wik Tee $28
Pants: Zaggora HotPants $72
Shoes: Reebok EasyTone Sneakers $60

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Dukan Diet Personalized Weight Loss – Day 30

I can’t believe it’s already been one month since I started the Dukan Diet! It doesn’t seem like I have been on a diet that long. “Time flies when you’re having fun!” ??

Today is my biggest success so far. I finally reached 115 pounds!!!!!!!!!!

Please join me in a happy dance at this time…

I was all happy this weekend because Saturday (day 27) and Sunday (day 28) I weighed in at 116.6 lbs both days. Yipeee! Then all of a sudden yesterday, Monday (day 29) I got on the scale and it said 117.6 lbs! ACK! I thought for sure I’d hit another horrid plateau right before my goal! Luckily today, God rewarded my efforts and I weighed in at 115.4 lbs!

Stop! Wait! Hear that? Yup… it’s the Hallelujah chorus.


Weight Loss Chart


Starting Weight: 128 lbs
Goal Weight: 114 lbs

(FYI! In case you are new here and haven’t read my older posts, please take note that I am PETITE! I am 5′ 21/2” tall. I weighed between 100 and 110lbs most of my adult life before having children. My doctor has approved my weight loss goal of 114 lbs.)

Attack Phase:

  • Day 1 – I weighed in at 127.8 lbs (12 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 2 – I weighed in at 125.0 lbs (10 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 3 – I weighed in at 124.2 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 4 – I weighed in at 124.2 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)

Cruise Phase:

  • Day 5 – I weighed in at 123.2 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 6 – I weighed in at 123.2 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 7 – I weighed in at 124.0 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 8 – I weighed in at 124.6 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 9 – I weighed in at 124.0 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 10 – I weighed in at 123.2 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 11 – I weighed in at 123.4 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 12 – I weighed in at 122.0 lbs (7 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 13 – I weighed in at 121.8 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 14 – I weighed in at 121.6 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 15 – I weighed in at 121.6 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 16 – I weighed in at 121.8 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 17 – I weighed in at 121.8 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 18 – I weighed in at 120.8 lbs (5 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 19 – I weighed in at 120.6 lbs (5 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 20 – I weighed in at 120.2 lbs (5 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 21 – I weighed in at 119.6 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 22 – I weighed in at 119.2 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 23 – I weighed in at 119.2 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 24 – I weighed in at 119.2 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 25 – I weighed in at 118.2 lbs (3 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 26 – I weighed in at 117.2 lbs (2 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 27 – I weighed in at 116.6 lbs (1 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 28 – I weighed in at 116.6 lbs (1 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 29 – I weighed in at 117.6 lbs (2 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 30 – I weighed in at 115.4 lbs (.04 lbs over goal weight)

Once I get down to 114 lbs or less, I can start the “Consolidation Phase”.

(Click here to read about the 4 Phases of the Dukan Diet.)

I’M ALMOST THERE Y’ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

My goal this entire time was to get under 120 lbs before my best friend’s wedding on July 21st. I not only got under 120 lbs but I might just make it to my goal weight of 114 lbs by the end of the week, which is just in time! Please keep your fingers crossed for me!!!


I made another recipe from the The Dukan Diet Cookbook: The Essential Companion to the Dukan Diet today that I actually bothered to photograph for you gals. I actually altered the recipe a bit so it’s not exact from the cookbook, but it’s pretty close…

I present to you, my Salmon Tuna Cakes!

Now that’s just totally Pinterest worthy, ain’t it?

Not only did I get my two kids (5 years old and 23 months old) to eat it, but I got my super, SUPER picky husband to eat it too! I put soy sauce on mine, my husband ate his with horseradish sauce and the kids ate their’s with ketchup. Yum!

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Dukan Diet Personalized Weight Loss – Day 26

When I set out to lose weight and share my journey with my readers, I did not expect to receive more hate mail than encouraging notes… Apparently people’s perception of being HEALTHY has been totally skewed by the enormous amount of overweight and obese people in this country. I didn’t think I would need to keep explaining that I am NOT trying to be anorexic. I am not trying to lose an absurd amount of weight and look like a runway model. I am simply trying to get HEALTHY and be at a HEALTHY weight for me and my body.

That said……..

I am truly excited to be getting so close to my goal weight. My results with The Dukan Diet have totally blown my socks off. I did not expect to be able to lose this much weight, this quickly, after 2 years of being overweight. It feels AMAZING to put on a pair of pants and not only have them not be tight and digging into me, but so loose than I can’t wear them and have to go down a size. Hallelujah!

So here’s an update on my loss since Day 23.


Weight Loss Chart

Attack Phase:


Starting Weight: 128 lbs
Goal Weight: 114 lbs

(FYI! In case you are new here and haven’t read my older posts, please take note that I am PETITE! I am 5′ 21/2” tall. I weighed between 100 and 110lbs most of my adult life before having children. My doctor has approved my weight loss goal.)

  • Day 1 – I weighed in at 127.8 lbs (12 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 2 – I weighed in at 125.0 lbs (10 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 3 – I weighed in at 124.2 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 4 – I weighed in at 124.2 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)

Cruise Phase:

  • Day 5 – I weighed in at 123.2 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 6 – I weighed in at 123.2 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 7 – I weighed in at 124.0 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 8 – I weighed in at 124.6 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 9 – I weighed in at 124.0 lbs (9 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 10 – I weighed in at 123.2 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 11 – I weighed in at 123.4 lbs (8 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 12 – I weighed in at 122.0 lbs (7 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 13 – I weighed in at 121.8 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 14 – I weighed in at 121.6 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 15 – I weighed in at 121.6 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 16 – I weighed in at 121.8 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 17 – I weighed in at 121.8 lbs (6 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 18 – I weighed in at 120.8 lbs (5 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 19 – I weighed in at 120.6 lbs (5 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 20 – I weighed in at 120.2 lbs (5 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 21 – I weighed in at 119.6 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 22 – I weighed in at 119.2 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 23 – I weighed in at 119.2 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 24 – I weighed in at 119.2 lbs (4 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 25 – I weighed in at 118.2 lbs (3 lbs over goal weight)
  • Day 26 – I weighed in at 117.2 lbs (2 lbs over goal weight)

(Click here to read about the 4 Phases of the Dukan Diet.)

I lose two pounds in the last 3 days! Whoo hooooo!!! I’m down to 117.2 lbs! Just a couple more pounds to get to my goal weight of 114lbs! My goal was to get down to 114 before my best friend’s wedding on Jul 21st and it looks like I might reach that goal!!!!!!!!!

I was getting nervous for a few days there, sitting at 119lbs! A 4 day plateau isn’t too bad though and I think it was because of my period. I got over that plateau much faster than I did the one I hit from Day 3 to Day 11 when I just fluctuated between 123 and 124lbs for a while… That was a little discouraging, but the important thing is to NOT GIVE UP.

Luckily, I’m starting to enjoy making some of the neat little recipes in the The Dukan Diet Cookbook: The Essential Companion to the Dukan Diet. I don’t always feel like making something fancy (nor do I have the time) but when I do, almost every recipe I’ve made has come out superb. Except the turkey meatloaf… that was… not awesome…

 

OH, I should mention I have started to review Zaggora Hot Pants. I’ve been wearing them for 3 days now and I have definitely noticed an immediate difference that I KNOW is not just from the diet…

I mentioned on Day 19 of my diet that I wasn’t seeing a significant or dramatic loss in inches. I lost like 2 1/2 inches around my waist, 2 inches around my hips and a little less than an inch off each thigh from Day 1 to Day 19. Now in just the past 3 days of wearing Zaggora Hot Pants, I’ve lost an additional 2 inches from my waist, 3 inches from around my hips and 2 inches from around EACH thigh! Holy crap. I lost almost 3 pounds too…

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. Woah! I’m excited because after only wearing them for 3 days I’ve lost almost a whole pant size. I’ve worn/tried out lots 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 better than liposuction! I can see a difference in the appearance of the SKIN on my thighs too.

Such a bizarre item, but it’s working so well. Apparently Denise Richards likes them too…


Please leave a comment and let me know if you are on your own weight loss journey, as I would love to offer you a little encouragement! It’s so much easier if you have positive people around you, supporting your hard work and efforts rather than sticking pizza in your face!!! (Remember misery loves company…)

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