The Dukan Diet is growing ever more popular in Europe and elsewhere. With this increasing popularity so do the questions about this plan mount up. Some of these questions focus on the menu of the diet and especially the beverages which are allowed. The question of coffee, tea, and alcohol seems to be one of the common ones that has many people wondering. Because these drinks are so common in day to day life, it is no wonder that it’s something people wish to know before they begin this weight loss plan.
Let’s begin with tea and coffee. You can drink coffee on the Dukan Diet is all the phases of the program. Tea as well. However, you must take care not to turn these beverages into a calorie trap. You can’t sweeten your tea or coffee with sugar while on the diet. This is strictly forbidden.
So, you can still have your cup of java but it will have to be pretty plain to avoid sabotaging your own results. During the final phase of the diet, this may be slightly different and I’ll get to that in a moment…
Alcohol is a slightly different matter. Alcoholic beverages are very rich in calories and they’re not allowed on the first two phases of the Dukan Diet.
However, you can drink alcohol as part of the 2 free weekly meals you get on the third phase of the Dukan Diet, the consolidation phase.
On the fourth phase of the diet, the one that’s dedicated to maintaining your weight loss into the future, you can eat what you like for 6 days out of the week. Only on the 7th day are you supposed to eat just protein. This means that you can have alcohol and coffee (sweetened) during this phase. I wouldn’t go overboard and stuff myself with anything but you can indulge yourself a bit more.
Good luck on the Dukan Diet.