Thursday, April 12, 2012

Week 1 (3rd April 9 April) - Cruise Phase PP+PV

Some useful facts copied from some other blog before I start my ranting!

Once you finished the Attack Phase the next goal is to achieve your target weight. This is done while on the Cruise Phase – an alternating rhythm of pure protein days and vegetable & protein days.
A healthy weight loss is about two pounds per week. It can seem slow after a successful attack phase, however this speed is better for long term results – for example your skin has time to shrink not leaving empty flabs behind.

Cruise Phase Rhythms

  • 5PP + 5PV
    The original rhythm alternating every five days. However as five days is a long time it is considered to be tougher to follow and requires higher motivation.
  • 1PP + 1PV
    Dr. Dukan now prefers the one day rhythm, as it often has similar effects to the 5/5 one, while it is easier on the dieter.
  • 2PP + 5PV
    This rhythm is better for people who are older, and/or weaker and don’t have many pounds to lose. The weight loss will be slower using this method though than the other two above.

Vegetable and Protein days

Allowed vegetables include:

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Courgette
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • French beans
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Salad leaves
  • Sorrel
  • Soya beans
  • Spinach
  • Swede
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip
Allowed in moderation are carrots and beetroot.

Cruise Phase Diet Rules

You can now increase the oat bran intake to 2 tablespoons per day.
Another suggested change is increasing from 20 minutes of exercise to 30 minutes of brisk walking per day.
Just because you are allowed vegetables do not eliminate protein produce from a PV day. After all it is called Protein & Vegetables not Pure Vegetables for a reason.


So, during Cruise Phase..I must say...I have cheated a few time (not with did not follow the PP & PV stricly but instead I have ended up with more PV days then PP days!!  Veggies is really my thing!  so my status as of now is below...not too bad..1kg a week is quite good...but for Week 2 i should increase the exercise and stay with PP and PV days I need to weight at least 67.3 by next Monday! Wish me luck... :)

Current weight - 68.3kg
Weight Loss - 0.9 kg

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