Having lost 45 pounds on the Dukan Diet, I jumped at the opportunity to try sample containers of his organic oat bran and shirataki noodles.
The Dukan Diet requires daily oat bran. When I first started on the diet, I had some trouble finding oat bran that was palatable, even mixed with yogurt or another creamy food. I eventually found a few brands I like, but Dukan Diet Organic Oat Bran beats them all. It not only tastes delicious but also feels smooth rather than gritty in my mouth and doesn’t seem to contain large, rough chunks of bran husk.
I also enjoyed the Dukan Diet shirataki noodles, a rice substitute that’s free of gluten, calories and fat. The translucent shirataki noodles are sometimes called yam noodles because they’re made from a type of yam. They mostly consist of a type of fiber called glucomannan.
Similar to regular white rice, shirataki noodles don’t have much flavor on their own, but absorb the flavor of food served with them, such as a stir-fry or soup. Per the package instructions, I rinsed the shirataki noodles and briefly heated them in the microwave.
I ate the shirataki noodles in soup, and they tasted very similar to rice to me and seemed similar in texture. If you miss having some sort of rice or noodle in your soup, shirataki noodles could help. They’re also simple to prepare and don’t require any stove time.
You can find a number of recipes on the Dukan Diet Web site, including several that use the Dukan Diet Shirataki Noodles, like Dr. Dukan’s Noodle Soup and Shirataki Frittata.
If you’d like to try the Dukan Diet, you’ll want to buy one of his books, such as his newest one, The Dukan Diet Made Easy. Following the plan seems daunting at first, until you read the whole book and get going.
If you have any questions about following the Dukan Diet, feel free to comment below, and I’ll try to help.