Dukan too high in Carbs?

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viennesish

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Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 02:26
I have been on Atkins for a while with good results but left with a few stubborn kgs hard to get rid off.
I have been on 20-25 Net Carbs, mainly from vegetables, and decided to give Dukan a try, as Low Carb seems to be the way to go for me.
So I started the day with the classic Oat Bran pancake (1 egg, 2 Tbsp low-fat cream cheese and 2 Tbsp Oat Bran). So far so good (quite good actually).
But when typing my food into Fatsecret.com I got shocked. The two mandatory spoons of oatbran apparently have 11g Net carbs?! And the Low-Fat Yoghurt you can eat loads of also adds up to the carb count.
I somehow dont get the point of depriving myself of all vegetables but then eating a higher amount of Net carbs than on Atkins with bran and yoghurts? Around 40 Net Carbs a day unless I completely skip the yoghurt even though it is allowed.
Anyone did the switch from Atkins and has some advise? Does Dukan work (better) for you? Thanks!
Lowcarbing my way through first Atkins and now Dukan, getting closer and closer to my target weight. Smile
11.11.2011 - 66.9kg - Started "New Atkins New You"
31.01.2012 - 63kg
12.03.2012 - 62.7kg - Switched to "Dukan Diet"
paperiniko

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Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 07:45
maybe the problem is that you do not eat enough carbs not the other way around.
It might help to vary diet composition and calories intake to speed up metabolism. Carbs calories, especially those coming from fruit, veggies and whole grains, are no worse than protein's unless one has some type of intolerance to specific foods.
Ioana13

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Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 14:33
During the Dukan Attack there are really no carbs or fat. You should use only one spoonful of oat bran. "Low fat" should be replaced by "Fat free" everywhere. Eggs are fine but egg whites are better. You must drink at least 1.5L of sodium free water. No salt, if you can...
Everyone loses weight on Dukan Attack if they follow it.
Please, buy the book and don't play it by ear...
EnriqueVA

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Posted: 05 Apr 2012, 19:30
Carbs require insulin,insulin stops lipolysis. Carbs from fruit, veggies and whole grains are better but in excess they will stop fat oxidization. My priority in nutrients start with fiber as the best, then protein, followed by fat, and the last/worst is carbs. Fat doesn't make you fat, carbs do, bc carbs stop fat oxidization.

That's why the most successfull diets include low carb combinations, increasing your metabolism, and burning more calories than you eat per day. I've been consistently losing weight since I started this in January without paying for any diet advice, Google is my friend.

I'm still playing with lower carbs and more exercise to lose the last few pounds I need to lose. After that I will continue to eat the same nutrient breakdown, and always keep carbs as low as possible.
paperiniko

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Posted: 06 Apr 2012, 05:44
I do not agree and I believe that there is no scientific backing for this claim, No major and seriously designed study has ever shown that calories from carbs are worse than calories from proteins or fats for the general "healthy" population. Short of serious hormonal imbalances (that affect a very small portion of the population),the macro splits have no relevant effect on the fat loss effectiveness only calories deficit has.
Nimm

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Posted: 06 Apr 2012, 06:21
EnriqueVA wrote:
Carbs require insulin,insulin stops lipolysis. Carbs from fruit, veggies and whole grains are better but in excess they will stop fat oxidization. My priority in nutrients start with fiber as the best, then protein, followed by fat, and the last/worst is carbs. Fat doesn't make you fat, carbs do, bc carbs stop fat oxidization.


While it's true that insulin does inhibit lipolysis, it's still overall energy balance that determines mass gain or loss. It doesn't much matter if you're burning fat instead of sugar, if you're replacing dietary sugar with dietary fat. 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.

Insulin - an Undeserved Bad Reputation

See also: Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates

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The principal finding is that the diets were equally successful in promoting clinically meaningful weight loss and the maintenance of weight loss over the course of 2 years. Satiety, hunger, satisfaction with the diet, and attendance at group sessions were similar for all diets. The diets improved lipid risk factors and fasting insulin levels in the directions that would be expected on the basis of macronutrient content.
Ioana13

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Posted: 08 Apr 2012, 19:04
paperiniko wrote:
maybe the problem is that you do not eat enough carbs not the other way around.
It might help to vary diet composition and calories intake to speed up metabolism. Carbs calories, especially those coming from fruit, veggies and whole grains, are no worse than protein's unless one has some type of intolerance to specific foods.


There are virtually no carbs allowed during Dukan Attack and very few during Dukan Cruise - mostly low-starch, low-fructose vegetables.
I agree that eventually, one will go back to eating the good carbs - during the Consolidation and Stabilization phases of Dukan. The original post was posing a question about Dukan: are there perhaps too many grams of carbs alloed in Dukan (presumably Attack)? The answer is simply "no". Anyone who says otherwise needs to read the book to convince themselves.
paperiniko

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Posted: 08 Apr 2012, 23:02
Ioana13 wrote:
paperiniko wrote:
maybe the problem is that you do not eat enough carbs not the other way around.
It might help to vary diet composition and calories intake to speed up metabolism. Carbs calories, especially those coming from fruit, veggies and whole grains, are no worse than protein's unless one has some type of intolerance to specific foods.


There are virtually no carbs allowed during Dukan Attack and very few during Dukan Cruise - mostly low-starch, low-fructose vegetables.
I agree that eventually, one will go back to eating the good carbs - during the Consolidation and Stabilization phases of Dukan. The original post was posing a question about Dukan: are there perhaps too many grams of carbs alloed in Dukan (presumably Attack)? The answer is simply "no". Anyone who says otherwise needs to read the book to convince themselves.


yes I did understand that, although I will admit that I am not familiar with the Dukan diet other than knowing it is low-carb.
I was just arguing that if that does not produce the desired effects it might be that the low-carbs approach does not work at all in this case and it might be helpful to change approach to kick off the fat loss.
liv001

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Posted: 09 Apr 2012, 08:03
Dukan is different than Atkins
I think viennesich if you want to do it you just have to buy into its principles and let Atkins go.
I do the Atkins diet but I have read about Dukan
And yes plenty of carbs in the attack phase in the form of oat and low fat/no fat dairy
But the diet also cuts down on fat and calories drastic

I don't know if the way to lose those last few ponds is to go on a diet that is unrealistic for you.
If you want to maintain weightloss it may be better to try to work with the food choices that you like or trust
For me this will always be high fat and low carb (pretty non Dukan really)
viennesish

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Posted: 11 Apr 2012, 05:24
Thanks everyone for your input!
I have sticked to Dukan and it is going quite well. Smile

Also I enjoy eating Yoghurt and the fact that I don't have to write all my food down anymore.

Ioana13 just to clarify, I have bought the books and done my research before starting Dukan. It sounds like there are literally no carbs involved.
However fatsecret.com allows you to monitor the exact Net Carbs you are consuming, so there are no assumptions here, just facts.
I have sticked to the rules of first Atkins and then Dukan "by the book".
The total amount of Net Carbs from small amounts of oatbran and low/no-fat dairy on Protein only days (e.g. Attack) is simply higher than the Net Carbs I have consumed with the vegetables and fat dairy on Atkins.

But the combination of low carb and drastic reduction of fat and therefore calories compared to Atkins has still done the trick for me. All the best to all the Atkineers and Dukanians!
Lowcarbing my way through first Atkins and now Dukan, getting closer and closer to my target weight. Smile
11.11.2011 - 66.9kg - Started "New Atkins New You"
31.01.2012 - 63kg
12.03.2012 - 62.7kg - Switched to "Dukan Diet"
lwhite1203

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Posted: 07 Jun 2015, 21:10
I did Dukan, strictly! Never cheated once. The day that we (husband too) hit 6 months, I was down 51 pounds and he was down 53. STICK WITH IT!

I started a baking business and put all but 20 pounds back on. I started back 5 days ago and am down 3.7 pounds.

howzat4u

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Posted: 07 Jun 2015, 21:40
lwhite1203 wrote:
I did Dukan, strictly! Never cheated once. The day that we (husband too) hit 6 months, I was down 51 pounds and he was down 53. STICK WITH IT!

I started a baking business and put all but 20 pounds back on. I started back 5 days ago and am down 3.7 pounds.

just to point out that this topic was started over 3 years ago, chances are they aren't even doing now what they were then Smile

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pedroguillem

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Posted: 20 Jan 2016, 20:31
paperiniko wrote:
I do not agree and I believe that there is no scientific backing for this claim, No major and seriously designed study has ever shown that calories from carbs are worse than calories from proteins or fats for the general "healthy" population. Short of serious hormonal imbalances (that affect a very small portion of the population),the macro splits have no relevant effect on the fat loss effectiveness only calories deficit has.


Yes there IS scientific literature, a lot!. Maybe "worse" is not the best word to describe calorie sources... Energy is energy... no doubt.. but your body simply performs a different biochemical process for each type of energetic molecule you ingest.

Yes.. Carbs and Protein have 4 calories per gram and Fats have 9 calories per gram.. but the body speaks a rather different language to each. The metabolic pathways the liver uses to break down energy molecules vary depending on their chemical composition.

Glycolisis is the standard metabolic path for breaking down glucose (sugars/carbs), while B-Oxidation is the path for breaking down tryglicerids (fats).

Atkins, Dukan, and EVERY other high-protein diet works because FAT is what makes you FAT... if you deprive yourself from carbs your liver boosts B-Oxidation and inhibits the Glucolytic path (no sugar or insulin available)... so you force your body to drain its own fat reserves to keep you alive!!.

There is also an PRIORITY in which biomolecules are consumed by by the body.. being:

1-CARBS
2-FATS
3-PROTEIN.

Long story short.. you HAVE to be out of sugar in order to burn your FAT reserves, which is exactly what you do when excercising.

So yes.. there IS a "difference between calories", not as in the physical meaning of energy, but on how you use them and which is best for loosing weigth.

Biochemistry explains nutrition, not Martha Stewart.



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