Dukan diet is a diet based on a protein diet, which is designed by French physician nutritionist and dietitian, Pierre Dukan.
Keep reading to understand why this diet has become an absolute hit in weight loss.
Dukan’s method of feeding promotes a diet that was practiced by primitive people at a time when they had to hunt for their food. This diet includes about 100 components of which 72 are of animal and vegetable origin 28.
You can eat as much as you want, as long as you use only these 100 foods.
Dukan Diet consists of four phases: attack, cruise phase, the phase of consolidation and stabilization phase.
The Attack Phase
At this stage you will experience a drastic loss of kilograms. For 4-10 days you can lose 2-3 pounds, a thing that accelerates the metabolism.
In the first phase one can not eat nothing but protein determined by diet, and can eat all you want without bothering to measure weight or to count calories.
Can eat beef, fish, chicken, eggs, soy, fresh cheese, but not things that contain added sugar.
Attack phase allows only half a tablespoon of oat bran a day as the only source of carbohydrates.
Sam Dukan explained that oats is very high in fiber, it effectively removes hunger, because in contact with liquid its volume is increased by twenty times.
In the first phase you should drink 1.5 liters of water every day.
The Cruise Phase
At this stage of the diet you can add 28 foods of plant origin, but only vegetables because fruits are not allowed.
The second phase lasts depending on the needs of the individual, and at this stage you need to lose a pound a week, which means that if you need to lose 15 kg, the second phase should last about 15 weeks.
Vegetables and meat can be consumed in unlimited quantities, unless they contain starch, which means that the carrots, corn and peas are prohibited while spinach, green beans and lettuce are good to go.
During this phase, you can eat the same amount of protein as well as during the first phase, while the water intake of 15 liter a day remains in use.
The Consolidation Phase
The third phase is to ensure that we will not bring back the already lost weight and prevent the yo-yo effect.
You can eat unlimited amounts of protein and vegetables, while you can add only a fruit that doesn’t contain a lot of sugar, a piece of cheese and two slices of bread grain.
During one week period, you can not afford 1-2 servings of starchy foods, on one side, and 1-2 meals in which you can eat whatever you want.
The Stabilization Phase
This phase will ensure that you keep your new improved weight. You can eat what you want as long as you follow some simple guidelines:
- During the first week, you should have a day when you eat only protein foods, same as in the first phase.
- You should eat three tablespoons of oat bran every day.
- Walk 20 minutes a day.
- Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.
To maintain your weight, the advice from the final phase of stabilization should become an integral part of your life.
During this diet you can use artificial sweeteners, vinegar, sugar-free gum and spices.
Recommended is also the use of vitamins and mineral supplements.
Celebrities who have practiced this diet are Jennifer Lopez, Kate Middleton and Gisele Bundchen./inhealthyzone.com/