It seems to be generally accepted that when you cut down on dairy while on this diet, you lose more weight. In fact, during the last month of phase 2, I cut out dairy completely to ensure I would lose the weight faster, and it worked.
Of course, when I went onto phase 3 I had a dairy-free-for-all the following week, I celebrated by eating as much yogurt as I could and eating snacks after supper.
I had decided I wouldn't weight myself once I got onto phase 3, but I did. On that 8th day I weighed myself and, to my surprise, had gained 7lbs. Woah.
Realising I need to make a change, so that in 110 days I wouldn't have gained back my 110lbs lost... I decided to start a little Dairy Challenge of my own.
So, after a week of following the challenge I am back down to almost my start weight for phase 3. So that means I have lost 7lbs in 7 days by following this Challenge. I really would like to continue, so I will chart my progress here and you can follow me along! :)
I am really not a person of great willpower, and I would use yogurt as a sweet treat, as an easy snack, and as a way to tell myself I was not being deprived on this diet. I will still eat my portion of cheese a day, since I am on phase 3 and it's important that I follow Dr Dukans instructions for this phase, but I will not touch any yogurt, no greek, plain, or flavoured. I will also be trying my best to not eat a single snack after supper, no food at all just water and diet pop. All this for 30 days.
Wish me luck!
March 4th - 170g of yogurt at my grand-mamans request.
March 10th - 2x 170g of yogurt at my grand-mamans request.
March 11th - 170g of yogurt at my grand-mamans request.
As I'm sure you can imagine, The Dairy Challenge kindof went bottoms-up after March 10th, I ate between 170g of yogurt and 340g of yogurt every day between March 10th and March 15th.
March 15th - End Date.
So I guess you could say I was successful for 22 days of the Dairy Challenge (with one cheat). I'm ok with this considering I originally only wanted to do this Challenge for 21 days. Also, I was on vacation begining the 3rd March and ending the 15th, so, all in all, a success.
Now to not go overboard while returning to my yogurt at home.
Maybe I will limit myself to only one 35 cal tub a day. Maybe I will restart another Dairy Challenge.
I'll keep you posted as always.