Today, I started the first day of the Dukan Diet. I have been hearing about it in the press and finally purchased the book yesterday. My goal is to lose 50 lbs (23kg) by the end of July. For those who are interested I will be keeping track of my weight loss progress & food intake. The Dukan Diet seems to be a little more restrictive than Atkins but I am hoping it yields great results for me. For the first 5 days I will be doing the Attack Phase. This can be done between 1-10 days depending on your weight loss goal. There are 10 categories of which you can eat anytime and be combined in whatever manner, composing primarily of proteins. In brief, these are the categories: Cat 1 - lean meats (veal + beef) Cat 2 - offal (liver + tongue) Cat 3 - fish Cat 4 - shellfish Cat 5 - poultry (all except goose + duck & no skin!) Cat 6 - smoked turkey, dried beef Cat 7 - eggs Cat 8 - non fat dairy products (yogurt, cottage cheese, fromage frais) Cat 9 - 1.5 litres of water daily (mandatory) Cat 10 - 1.5 tablespoons oat bran More detail is available in the book or if you're interested, let me know and I'll expand. Day 1 Food Intake: I've had a busy day so did not eat much. For lunch I had 2 beef burger patties (less than 15% fat) & some mini-hot dogs. For a snack I had 1 yogurt. I've been drinking a lot of water. Dinner will be chicken breast + another yogurt. So far haven't experienced any hunger but mainly because of the busy day. I have tried to find oat bran in the local supermarkets and haven't, so I will have to order it from online & wait. That might take a couple of weeks, so I will have to do without until then.