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What Is The Dukan Diet?

What Is The Dukan Diet you may ask? The Dukan Diet is based solely on the theory that counting calories had never been the key to weight loss. Dukan Diet believes that protein is the only key to weight loss. Protein takes longer to digest which will keep you fuller longer and it’s lower in calories next to curb-heavy foods. Limiting carbs, the body’s preferred energy source forces the body to turn to an alternative fuel – stored fat. By following the Dukan Diet, it’s claimed you can lose up to 10 pounds within the first week and continue to lose 2 to 4 pounds a week after that until you’ve reached your goal. This reminds me of this “diet” called the pound a day “diet” by Rocco Dispirito. That’s motivation enough for dieters to follow a strict plan that rewards the faithful by slowly adding back the bread, cheese, and fruit that you so dearly missed.

If you haven’t heard of the Dukan Diet before you aren’t the only one it ranks pretty low on the best diet scale it ranks in at #41. The Dukan Diet is named after French physician Pierre Dukan.  It’s pretty strict and has 4 phases.

First, you’ll start with the all you can eat protein “Attack” phase

Second, is the “Cruise” phase, which means you can eat only “selected” vegetables on certain days.

Third, is called the “Consolidation” phase. This phase allows you to eat some cheese and some bread.

Fourth, “Permanent Stabilization” phase. This phase is the one that ends all of the other phases you are basically free to eat what you want.

The cost of the Dukan Diet depends on the type of meats and vegetables you buy. Dukan Diet offers online coaching for $30 a month.

You can lose up to 10 pounds during the first two phases. But keep in mind that everybody’s bodies are different and just because your friend lost 10 pounds doesn’t mean you will. My body is the type that will lose inches first and weight later.

The Dukan Diet is pretty ruled based. So if you are the type of person that likes to follow rules then you should do pretty well. The Dukan Diet’s many guidelines and while the restrictive phases are short, they are VERY restrictive, so don’t underestimate the willpower you’ll need. If you don’t like to follow “diet” rules then the Dukan Diet is NOT for you!

The Dukan Diet is NOT known for its convenience. The recipes are abundant and simple. Eating out is allowed, but alcohol is banned during the early phases of the diet. Some online support is offered. And ShopDukanDiet.com offers resources such as packaged food and supplements. An 8-ounce serving of Goji berries, for example, is $16.99.Eating out is manageable. This is no problem during the Dukan Diet, as long as you order from your approved-foods list. If you’re in “Attack” phase, try a steak with a side of shrimp. During the “Cruise” phase, throw in some steamed veggies. Just make sure the chef doesn’t add any oil – or worse – butter. If you’re tempted by dessert, Dukan suggests ordering coffee or keeping a yogurt on hand to end your meal on a sweet note.Time savers DO NOT exist. There aren’t any with the Dukan Diet unless you hire somebody to plan your meals, shop for them and prepare them.

Extra resources are available. Online forums and live chats connect you with other dieters and Dukan nutritionists. And for a fee, which varies based on your plan, you can get a personalized program and online weight-loss coaching. Prepackaged Dukan food that conforms to the diet is available online.

Feeling full shouldn’t be a problem. Nutrition experts emphasize the importance of satiety, the satisfied feeling that you’ve had enough. You won’t go hungry on Dukan. Protein is filling, and you don’t have a calorie limit.

Use herbs to enhance the taste of your food: You’re making everything (if you don’t like to cook you better learn to love it sorry), so if something doesn’t taste good, you know who to blame. In the absence of many traditional condiments and oils, you’ll want to make full use of the approved herbs and spices to enliven your meals.

How much should you exercise on Dukan Diet?

It’s required. Brisk walking is Dukan’s exercise of choice – 20 minutes a day in Attack, 30 to 60 minutes in Cruise, 25 minutes in Consolidation and 20 minutes in Permanent Stabilization. Dukan also offers instruction on toning your stomach, thighs, arms, and butt.


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Hello, my name Is Amanda and I'm the woman behind AmandaExplainsIt. I'm a Free Spirit, coffee sipping blogger and I embrace all of the messy parts of life.I'm a mommy of two precious doggies and an advocate for food allergies, animals, and nutrition In real life. I've always loved writing and writing a blog fulfills that. I'm all about spirituality and going with the flow of things. I'm new to the beauty world and I'm excited to share what I learn along the way. Come back often because I post often and I post things related to but not limited to Beauty Reviews, Product Reviews, Spirituality, Nutrition and Food Allergies, and Gluten-Free Recipes. If you like what you read let's be friends. ~XOXO A.

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