The Dukan Diet was created by Dr. Pierre Dukan, who is a a French medical doctor with thirty-five years of experience in clinical nutrition. His ultimate goal is to put an end to obesity in America.
The Dukan Diet is made up of 4 different phases:
Phase 1 – ATTACK
The Attack phase consists of pure protein and creates a kick-start to the diet. During this phase, you can eat 68 high-protein foods that produce immediate and noticeable weight loss.
Phase 2 – CRUISE
The Cruise phase adds 32 vegetables and will take you to your True Weight. You will gradually but steadily lose weight by alternating Pure Protein days and Protein + Vegetables days. The average length of this phase is based on a schedule of 3 days for each pound you want to lose.
Phase 3 – CONSOLIDATION
During this time you are at your most vulnerable, as the body has a tendency to quickly regain lost pounds. The Consolidation Phase is designed to prevent the rebound effect by gradually returning previously forbidden foods and allowing for two “celebration” meals per week. This phase follows a strict timeline – 5 days per every pound lost in Cruise Phase.
Phase 4 – PERMANENT STABILIZATION
This phase is the rest of your life! You have learned how to eat healthily in the previous phases and have developed a pattern to follow. In addition, to keep your new slim body, you must follow these three simple but non-negotiable rules:
- Consume 3 Tablespoons of oat bran per day.
- Choose to take the stairs whenever possible.
- Have a pure-protein Thursday, i.e. Attack Phase menu.
You can sign up on DukanDiet.com for free and follow his program and learn more about the exact foods you should be eating.