Sandi B. lost 104 lbs*

  • Before


My Dukan story...


In late July 2011, my friend Lucy and I were in the bookstore in Abu Dhabi, where I was living at the time, and I was looking for diet inspiration. My friend Lucy encouraged me to buy the Dukan Diet book in Abu Dhabi, and I did, and I threw it in my luggage and ignored it for my entire time at home. Then I saw the picture of my big behind and put the book in my carry on. I read every single word of the book on the flight from Miami to London and then I read it again on the flight from London to Abu Dhabi.  In this moment it was like a light bulb went off!


Then I started doubting myself, was I setting myself up for failure? Then my brain kicked in and said, "um yeah... HEART FAILURE!". Starting August 20, 2011, I took it one step at a time, one day at a time and it took a while to notice the changes, but now they are undeniable. In the first 6 weeks of the program, I moved from Abu Dhabi to Hangzhou, China finding the foods I needed became a challenge, but I endured!


I started the Dukan Diet** weighing 255 pounds and calculating that Dr. Dukan's True Weight*** for me was 165. During the questionnaire it asks what you think your true weight should be, I answered 145. So I've compromised and made 155 my goal weight****. Today I weigh 163 pounds***! I've lost 92 pounds*** and feel great! I had purchased thirteen Dukan Diet books and had given them to friends and family.


I blog nearly every day about my journey at   http://flamidwyfe.wordpress.com, where I post my triumphs, my struggles, my daily food recipes and exercise routines**. The blog has kept me honest with myself and held me accountable, which is awesome. I cannot say enough good things about this program**.


I am healthier, and I run! In January, I started the Couch to 5K program, I was crying through each 45 second run on Day 1. I have now completed the 9 week program** and now run 5K five times a week! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dr. Dukan! Changing my life style through the Dukan Diet** has saved my life, again THANK YOU!




  • My favorite support Dukan food*****: Steak and onions with garlic stems
  • My Dukan treat: Fat Free Greek Yogurt with 2 Tbs of Bran and a sachet of Splenda.
  • My favorite form of exercise: Running 5K five times a week.
  • The nicest compliment I've been paid: Here in China, last month. A nurse I met last year when I came to do a 2-week training said: "I met the other Sandi last year". My reply, "the other Sandi?". "Yes, the fat Sandi"... I then showed her the picture on my iPhone with her and I last April... she was astounded.
  • What keeps me going: The support I get from my friends and family and fellow bloggers!
  • The advice I'd give to other "Dukanians": READ THE BOOK! Every single word and follow the diet to the letter. The 4 musts are essential. You MUST drink a minimum of 1.5 liters of water, you MUST weight yourself daily, you MUST take your bran and you MUST get a minimum of 30 minutes of walking in each day. You incorporate these MUSTS with the food plan Dr. Dukan set out for you, you WILL succeed!



*Testimonials and results are based on real client experiences reported to us; these results may not be typical for all dieters, they will vary. The client declares that the testimony is true and real. The Dukan Diet is not responsible for the results sought by the dieter.

#Photos provided by Dukan Diet dieters.


**The nutrition program and the weight loss program suggested by the Dukan Diet offers health and nutritional information and is designed for educational purposes only. It does not replace consultations with nutritionists, doctors, psychologists and/or other healthcare professionals. This program is not intended for people with diabetes dependent on insulin, who have eating disorders, problems with renal heart failure, depression, or for pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you suffer from any of these conditions, please visit a doctor, nutritionist and/or other healthcare professionals before starting any nutritional programs. Individual results may vary. Click to learn more.


***Results obtained by the dieter during the period proposed by the Dukan Diet depend upon the dieter’s weight loss history, heredity, morphology, physical activity, food intake, favorite foods, social and domestic environment, and finally motivation.


****The Dukan Diet Weight Loss Program is personalized and the information provided during the completion of the online form is the responsibility of the dieter. The Dukan Diet provides a Weight Curve according to the goals of the dieter, but the results achieved may vary with each individual.


*****The menus, recipes and tips provided by the Dukan Diet are merely suggestions, and you are free to use your own created menus.


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*Testimonials and results are based on real client experiences reported to us; these results may not be typical for all dieters. The client declares that the testimony is true and real. The Dukan Diet is not responsible for the results sought by the dieter.

#Photos provided by Dukan Diet dieters.