The Dukan Diet is probably the most popular diet plans in France. It is a protein-based diet created by French nutritionist and dietician, Pierre Dukan. Although Dukan has been promoting his diet for more than 3 decades, its popularity has grown since 2000. The Dukan Diet Book states have assisted 5 million French persons lose weight. And singer Jennifer Lopez and model Giselle Bundchen are reported to get lost their post-pregnancy weight on The Dukan Diet.
The Dukan Diet Food List
The diet is based on a summary of over 100 allowed foods, along with four specific ground pillars also called phases: attack, cruise, consolidation, and stabilization.
The attack phase is designed to allow dieters to rapidly lose 2 to 3 kilograms in 2-7 days by kick-starting their metabolism. Dieters can eat just as much as they want of 72 protein-rich foods.
The cruise phase is made to allow dieters to more gradually achieve the weight they target by consuming protein-rich foods with the addition of 28 specific vegetables. The length of this phase is usually computed as 1 kilogram of weight loss every week, but this is based on specific personal conditions.
The consolidation phase is made to help in preventing any future massive weight gain. During this phase, fruit, bread, cheese and food made of starch are reintroduced into a normal diet, leaving two celebratory meals per week as guided with the plan.
Finally, within the stabilization stage, dieters may basically eat anything they want with out gaining weight by following a few rules: proteins day once per week, eating oat bran every day and creating a commitment to “take the stairs”. Based on Dukan, dieters shall follow this last phase for the rest their lives to avoid regaining weight.
The Dukan diet tells followers to drink at least 1.5 litres of water every day.
It suggests oat bran on the grounds that it provides fibre, making you feel full, and may lower cholesterol.
Pierre Dukan told Le Figaro last week that people following his diet need to take multivitamins during the first two phases.
Bad breath can result whenever the body burns its own fat, rather than food.