The Dukan Diet

Pierre Dukan , Dr and Pierre Dukan

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The Dukan Diet is a unique 4-step programme, combining two steps to lose your unwanted weight and two steps to keep it off for good:

Step 1: Attack
For 2-7 days eat as much as you want of 72 protein-rich foods.

Step 2: Cruise
Continue eating the protein-rich foods with the addition of 28 vegetables.

Step 3: Consolidation
Add fruit, bread, cheese and starchy foods, and 2 celebration meals a week, allowing 5 days for every pound lost.

Step 4: Stabilisation
Eat what you like without regaining weight by following 3 simple rules, including the famous 'protein Thursdays'.

Devised by Dr Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight permanently, The Dukan Diet is the culmination of thirty-five years' clinical experience. Easy to follow with no calorie counting, The Dukan Diet offers clear simple guidelines, menu planners and delicious recipes for long term success.

Beyond its immense success in France, The Dukan Diet has been adopted by 20 countries and translated into 10 languages. Many international observers agree that this is the method most likely to put a stop to the world's weight problems. 

What will you learn from this book

  • Four Phases: The diet consists of four phases - Attack, Cruise, Consolidation, and Stabilization - each with specific rules and objectives.

  • Attack Phase: This phase kick-starts weight loss by consuming unlimited lean protein along with oat bran and water, while avoiding fats and carbohydrates.

  • Cruise Phase: Alternates pure protein days with days where non-starchy vegetables are introduced. This phase continues until the desired weight is achieved.

  • Consolidation Phase: Helps to prevent rebound weight gain by gradually reintroducing other foods and adding celebration meals. It aims to stabilize the new weight.

  • Stabilization Phase: This is the long-term maintenance phase, focusing on adopting the principles learned during the diet to prevent future weight gain.

  • Emphasis on Protein: The diet emphasizes lean protein sources such as poultry, fish, eggs, and non-fat dairy, which are low in calories and help preserve muscle mass.

  • Oat Bran: Oat bran is a central component, providing fiber and aiding digestion. It is required daily throughout all phases of the diet.

  • Water Intake: Adequate water intake is essential for the diet's success, helping to flush out toxins and aid in digestion.

  • Exercise: While not the main focus, moderate exercise is encouraged throughout the phases to enhance weight loss and maintain muscle tone.

  • Psychological Aspects: The diet addresses psychological aspects of weight loss, promoting a sense of empowerment and control over eating habits.

Language English
ISBN-13 9781444710335
No of pages 384
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Published Date 20 Dec 2010

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