The Dukan diet is a diet in four phases. You can think of it as truly four diets followed one after the other. The great success of the Dukan diet is down to the fact that it’s creator, French nutritionist Dr. Pierre Dukan, recognized that over the time of a diet the requirements of the dieter change. For example, most people are aware that a major problem with diets is the piling on of weight after the diet is over. The third stage of the Dukan diet is a diet to cover this period, ensuring that all the weight lost is not regained. In this article, I am going to be looking at snacks that can be enjoyed during all four phases of the diet.
People on the Dukan diet rarely feel hungry or crave food. Since it is a high protein and low carbohydrate regime, the need to snack is not an urgent one. However, snacking is not all about being hungry. We do snack when we feel hungry but we also snack when we’re bored or just because the people we’re with are having a snack. At home, a quick and easy treat could be a few slices of thinly sliced beef with mustard. Or, you could enjoy a few surimi sticks (crabsticks). What you are not allowed, if you’re on the diet, is a bag of potato chips or a handful of nuts.
This is only really a problem if you are out and you want to eat a snack. It’s not impossible, by any method, to carry around some sliced chicken, a non-fat yogurt pot, or some surimi but it isn’t that functional. In addition, if you are snacking with friends, you want to be eating snacks similar to theirs.
My solution to this problem is to buy yourself a bag of beef jerky or biltong. If you have the choice, biltong is much more Dukan diet friendly since it contains less sugar. Both are obtainable in bags similar to the ones potato chips come in and both are as easy to carry around as a bag of chips. More importantly, they contain much less fat, sugar and salt than potato based snacks. Jerky and biltong are delicious to eat too.