A common complaint and problem with diets is that you follow a diet, lose weight, and then gain it all back. usually this happens because people don’t learn new eating habits but instead just stop eating poorly for the few months (or weeks) they are on the diet. The Dukan Diet is different, it teaches you to redesign your diet and eating habits which stabilizes your weight in the long run. Most people who use the Dukan Diet and follow it correctly find they never have to worry about their weight again.
The second complaint we hear often about diets is, “I am always hungry. How am I supposed to survive on such a small amount of food?” On the Dukan Diet Method you can eat as much as you want as long as it is part of the plan. And there are over 100 foods on the Dukan diet food list.
What is the Dukan Diet?
The Dukan Diet Method is centered around a high protein diet that is low in fat and low in carbohydrates. It is a healthy plan where people focus on eating protein and vegetables at the beginning and are able to choose from a list of over 100 Dukan approved foods. And best of all – you get to eat as much as you want on the Dukan Diet.
How Does the Dukan Diet Work?
The Dukan Diet has four phases that help your body permanently lose weight and learn new eating habits. These four phases start with a kick-start and shock to the system to start the weight loss and then gradually add in more foods so you can maintain your weight loss in the long term and reach your Dukan True Weight. The Dukan Diet True Weight is the weight your body is comfortable at, is within a healthy range, and can be maintained in the long term.
Phase 1: Dukan Diet Attack Phase
The attack phase is probably the hardest phase of the Dukan Diet when you are limited to eating mostly protein. However protein doesn’t have to be boring and there are lots of great recipes and over 68 different foods that can be eaten during this attack phase. Generally this phase lasts between 5-10 days depending on the weight you are starting at. You will eat at least 3 meals daily during this phase, but can eat as much as you want as long as it is approved. Most people find that during this phase they are able to eat food they never imagined they could during a diet, and learn to make very exciting and satisfying meals. Learn more about the Attack Phase and find Attack Phase Dukan recipes.
Phase 2: Dukan Diet Cruise Phase
During the second phase of the Dukan Diet, known as the Cruise phase, you begin to eat more than just protein. Over thirty vegetables are added to your diet and during this phase you will reach your True Weight. The phase lasts a different amount of time for everyone depending on how much weight they have to lose and how their body adjusts to the diet. On average people lose about 1 pound every three days during this phase. Learn more about the Cruise Phase and find recipes for the Cruise Phase Dukan Recipes.
Phase 3: Dukan Diet Consolidation Phase
During the Consolidation phase of the Dukan Diet you begin to add in more regular foods into your diet with two celebration meals a week. This is the time that the body is most likely to gain back weight lost and also the phase where your body learns to maintain the weight loss. This phase normally lasts 5 days for eveyr pound you lost in the Cruise Phase. Learn more about Consolidation Phase and find recipes for the Consolidation Phase Dukan Recipes.
Phase 4: Dukan Diet Stabilization Phase
During the last phase of the Dukan Diet plan, also known as life, you maintain healthy eating and your weight loss. However to guarantee the most success, you must adhere to some similar principles while on the Stabilization phase. Those include eating oat bran daily and choosing one day weekly to only eat protein and return to the Attack Phase. Learn more about Stabilization Phase and find recipes for the Stabilization Phase Dukan Recipes.