Dukan Diet Food List

If you are considering following the Dukan Diet then you will be expected to eat only foods which appear on the approved food list. There are 100 listed foods that would have been the main diet of Paleolithic hunter-gathers and which you will expected to adhere to through the first three phases of the Dukan Diet with a couple of exceptions.

The first phase only allows you to eat low-fat protein meals for between 5 and 10 days at which point you move into the second phase. During Phase II, you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want from the approved food list, but under the guidelines of eating pure protein (PP) one day and protein plus vegetables (PV) the next day, altering meals as such throughout this phase.

At Phase III of the Dukan Diet, you continue to eat foods from the list, but one or two servings of starchy foods and two celebration meals can be added per week. However, you commit one day a week to eating strictly a PP diet. Once you reach Phase IV, you can eat whatever you want as long as you follow a few simple rules.

Following is the approved Dukan Diet list of 100 foods.

The Dukan Diet List of 100 Approved Foods

During the first three phases of the Dukan Diet, you can eat as much as you want of the foods from this list as long as they are designated under the guidelines of each phase.


  • Beef steak
  • Fillet of beef
  • Sirloin steak
  • Roast beef
  • Rump steak
  • Tongue
  • Bresaola, air-dried/wind-dried beef
  • Veal escalope
  • Veal chop
  • Kidney
  • Calf’s liver
  • Pre-cooked ham slices (without any fat or rind)
  • Pre-cooked chicken and turkey slices (without any fat or rind)
  • Fat-reduced bacon
  • Game (venison, pheasant, partridge, hare, grouse)
  • Rabbit/hare


  • Bass
  • Cod (fresh)
  • Crab/ocean sticks (surimi)
  • Dab/lemon sole
  • Dover sole
  • Grey mullet
  • Haddock
  • Hake
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Mackerel
  • Monkfish
  • Plaice
  • Pollock/Coley
  • Rainbow trout/salmon trout
  • Red mullet
  • Salmon
  • Smoked salmon
  • Sardines
  • Sea bream
  • Skate
  • Swordfish 39
  • Tuna
  • Turbot
  • Whiting
  • Fish roe (cod, salmon, herring, nitillet)


  • Calamari/squid
  • Clams
  • Cockles
  • Crab
  • Crawfish/crayfish
  • Dublin Bay prawns
  • Lobster
  • Mediterranean prawn/gambas
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Prawns
  • Scallops
  • Shrimps
  • Whelks


  • Chicken
  • Poussin
  • Chicken liver
  • Guinea fowl
  • Ostrich
  • Pigeon
  • Quail
  • Turkey

Non-fat Dairy

  • Non-fat cottage cheese
  • Non-fat fromage frais
  • Non-fat Greek yoghurt
  • Non-fat quark/non-fat yoghurt
  • Skimmed milk

Vegetable Protein

  • Tofu


  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli/purple sprouting broccoli
  • Cabbage (all types including white/red/Savoy/cauliflower/Chinese leaves/kohlrabi/kale/Brussels sprouts)
  • Carrot
  • Celery/celeriac
  • Chicory100 Natural Foods That Keep You Healthy
  • Courgette
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • French beans/string beans/mangetout
  • Leek
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Palm hearts
  • Peppers (sweet)
  • Pumpkin/marrow/squash
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Salad leaves (all types including lettuce/rocket/watercress/alfalfa/curly endive/sorrel)
  • Soya beans
  • Spinach
  • Swede
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip