As all Dukaners know, the Dukan Diet oat bran allowance is a key component of the diet. In the Attack and Cruise stages of the diet, oat bran is the only carb allowed, providing a satisfying treat as you push your way through the diet.
What is the Dukan Diet Oat Bran Allowance?
The amount of oat bran you can eat depends on which stage of the diet you are in.
In the first phase, the Attack phase, you should eat 1.5 Tablespoons of oat bran per day.
In the second phase, the Cruise phase, you should eat 2 Tablespoons of oat bran per day.
In the third phase, the Consolidation phase, you should eat 2 Tablespoons of oat bran per day.
In the fourth and final phase, the Stabilization phase, you should eat 3 Tablespoons of oat bran per day.
It is important to note that Dr. Dukan recommends eating exactly the prescribed Dukan Diet oat bran amount per day. No more, no less. That means that once you reach the stabilization phase of your diet, you should expect to eat 3 Tablespoons of oat bran per day for the rest of your life!
Why oat bran? Oat bran is proven to reduce cholesterol and help prevent diabetes. In addition, Dr. Dukan notes in his book that dieters are better able to stick with the program if allowed this small amount of carbs each day. Finally, oat bran can absorb up to twenty-five times its volume of water. This helps keep you feeling full and can also fight against constipation.
There are several great recipes utilizing oat bran, including the famous Dukan Diet Oat Bran Galette, Oat Bran muffins and Oat Bran Pancakes. If you’re looking for something super easy, stir oat bran into a serving of nonfat yogurt or nonfat milk and sprinkle with artificial sweetener. The oat bran will help bulk up the dairy and will make it a tastier treat.