The diet discussed in recent times is that is endorsed by Dr. Dukan, a specialist with over 30 years of career behind as a nutritionist. Fruit of his experience are his numerous books, especially ‘The Dukan Diet’.
It is without a doubt, dietary the moment and is on everyone’s lips. No day goes by without reference to the popular diet to lose weight … on the street, among the celebrities (Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz …) in the media, the Internet and even on the shelves of bookshops is breaking records in sales.
The Dukan diet promises rapid weight loss and without health problems and, more importantly, without subsequent rebound effect that makes always regain the lost kilos, and add some more. It offers a clear program that includes a wide list of foods and even recipes suitable for this diet. It also has no restriction on numbers.
Like all diets, it also has advantages and disadvantages. Mainly, one can lose weight quickly, without starving and with a variety of foods from which to choose. On the other hand you must take into account that can cause problems such as constipation or fatigue due to the drastic decrease in kilos. In addition, if not followed to the letter may result in a significant rebound effect.
In his book, Dr. Dukan has a new diet based on 100 animal food source and 28 plant foods. The plan consists of 4 phases:
1. Attack Phase:
The first phase involves a very rapid weight loss. You can eat for 10 days following:
Meat with little fat, veal, beef, all poultry (except ducks and geese)
Fish : All fish and seafood
In addition to ham, eggs, tofu, skim milk (1 / 4 of a liter per day) and low-fat dairy products. You need to drink 1.5 liters of water a day to remove toxins, or tea and infusions.
2. Cruise phase:
Same foods in the previous phase, but adding vegetables . This phase continues until the weight loss will lead to the desired weight. Losing weight is established 1 kilo a week without going hungry.
Are prohibited : potatoes, peas, lentils, rice, corn and avocado (avocado).
3. Consolidation phase:
Lasts 10 days per kilo lost. If for example we have lost 10 kilos, then it should be for 100 days. During this phase, the food forbidden are: bread, cheese, potatoes, rice, corn and fruits.
4. Stabilization phase:
The stabilization phase establishes the diet for the rest of life and is based on two principles:
Choose one day a week as the day of the protein: for that day only eat food from the first phase.
Take 3 tablespoons of oats a day for his great contribution of fibers. The oats were found in breakfast cereals or can be purchased at food stores.