Dukan Diet

Dukan diet conquer the world. Thanks to the magic words, “You can eat as much as you want” and promises of quick weight loss and long-term weight maintenance diet of the prominent French nutritionist Dr. Pierre Dukan gets increasing popularity.

Claims that Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez and Gisele Bundchen using Dukan diet to take out weight gained in pregnancy, as well as rumors that Catherine Middleton and her mother before royal wedding shaped their bodies with this diet contributed diet recommended by Dukan become absolute world hit.


Dukan diet recommends a diet rich in protein and intake of small amounts of fats and carbohydrates. It is very similar to the diet of Dr. Atkins and is often called the French Atkins diet.

The foundation on which Dukan builds protein diet is called day. At least once a week should consume only protein, Dr. Dukan recommends that day is Thursday.


During the diet you can eat unlimited allowable types of food, so the good side is that you will never feel hungry and do not need to count calories.

Popular book of Dukan warns that due to the intake of a lot of protein and minimal amounts of carbohydrates, the diet can cause bad breath, constipation, fatigue and dry mouth.


Dukan diet is based on four stages. The first two lead to rapid weight loss, and the latter two focus on long-term maintenance of the slim line for the lost kilos never to return.

Phase 1: Attack
Protein, protein, protein … that’s what Dukhan proposes a compulsory part of the first phase. It is recommended to eat chicken and turkey meat, and avoid pork and lamb. It is best to discard meat with skin and wings. Also, it is allowed in your diet to get the eggs, fish and shellfish, soy and not fat dairy products (except cheese). During this phase you need every day to drink at least 1.5 liters of water, enter one and a half tablespoon of oat flakes and walking at least 20 minutes.
Duration: 1-10 days.
Results: According to Dukan, most people remain at this stage for five days and lose 2-3 kg.

2. Phase: Liner
It is said that this phase is the actual weight, or that part of the diet that should reach the desired appearance of the body. During the cruise phase takes one day to eat only protein (as in the first phase), then one day protein + vegetables, so again only protein, again protein + vegetables etc. Permitted vegetables like tomatoes, broccoli, eggplant, spinach, beet, cucumber, onion, pumpkin, mushrooms, radishes, leeks. Banned vegetables that contain starch, such as potatoes, corn, lentils, beans, peas. It recommended drinking plenty of water, consuming 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and a 20-minute walk every day.
Duration: Until you reach the desired weight.
Results: Every 3 days weakens half a kilogram.

Phase 3: Consolidation
After using the first two phases will achieve the desired weight, the goal should be to maintain and to not allow never to return lost weight, so follow the phases of consolidation and stabilization. The third phase should keep you away from the idea to return to the old habits of feeding and bring you to a balanced diet. During this phase gradually start entering the nutritional products that you were banned before. Every day you can eat unlimited protein (including lamb and pork) and vegetables, fruit and small fruit, 2 slices whole wheat bread and 1 slice of cheese. And here is mandatory drinking plenty of water and a 20-minute walk. Dukan an opportunity at this stage to consume two festive meals a week or twice a week you can eat absolutely anything you want. During this phase you should start practicing the protein day, and one day a week to eat only protein.
Duration: 10 days for each kilo lost in the previous phase.

4. Phase: Stabilization
Stabilization phase aims to maintain weight. The author of the diet promises although you can eat everything you want, will you restore weight and only if, once a week you have protein a day (menu as in the first phase, for example, on Thursday) if you eat 3 tablespoons of oat flakes per day if walking every day 20 minutes.
Duration: whole life.

-Allowed to use vinegar and spices to enhance the flavor of food. You can use gum without sugar.
-Take a tablet daily multivitamin with minerals.
-Consume coffee and tea without sugar.
-Do not hold Dukan diet if you have health problems.