The Dukan Diet is one of many different ways to lose weight quickly. How does it work? We’ll show you how.
Dr. Pierre Dukan developed the Dukan Diet – a special kind of a low carb diet with two important aspects: reducing carbohydrates and eating more proteins and vegetables. Dukan also developed a unique online diet coaching program that helps you to maximize the effectiveness of the Dukan Diet.
How does the Dukan Diet work?
The Dukan Diet contains four different phases: Attack Phase, Cruise Phase, Consolidation Phase, and Stabilization Phase. It helps you determine your True Weight, based on health and dietary history, and family factors, so you have a realistic and healthy goal for your weight loss.
First Dukan Diet Phase: Attack Phase
The Attack Phase of the Dukan Diet is also known as the Pure Protein Phase. During this phase, you can only eat unlimited natural animal protein and have 68 varieties to choose from. You can supplement that with 1.5 tablespoons of oat bran. This phase can last two to seven days depending on your age, the amount of weight you want to lose, and the number of diets you have done already.
Second Dukan Diet Phase is Cruise Phase
The second phase of the Dukan Diet adds 32 non-starchy vegetables to your menu. During the Cruise Phase, your weight loss should partially stabilize by supplying your nutrition slowly with some carbohydrates. The length of the Cruise Phase depends on how much weight you want to lose but generally lasts about three days for each pound you want to lose.
Third Dukan Diet Phase: Consolidation Phase
After the first and the second phases you are very vulnerable to quickly regain your weight. In order to avoid this yo-yo effect, they designed the Consolidation Phase. During this phase you should add some more previously forbidden foods to your menu. But you should still pay attention to the quantity of food you consume. Also, you are now allowed to eat two so-called “celebration” meals per week. These liberties are combined with one strict rule: Thursday is a pure protein day. You stay on the Consolidation for Five Days per every pound you have lost during the Cruise Phase.
The last Dukan Diet Phase: Stabilization Phase
The fourth phase lasts the rest of your life! Now it’s up to you, to stay disciplined and keep up the healthy eating that you have learned in the previous phases. Be sure you have a pure protein day each week to maintain the benefits.
Critique of the Dukan Diet
The Dukan Diet can help you lose weight in a short period of time. But you shouldn’t limit your menu too much because a varied diet is very important for your health! So should you give the Dukan Diet a chance? If you have a lot of weight to lose and have the discipline to stick to the plan, it’s worth a shot. Just be sure to consult a doctor if you’re not feeling well on this dietary plan
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