The Dukan diet is a four step program that helps you eat right and lose unwanted weight. The program was originally created By French Physician Pierre Dukan for obese individuals to help them rapidly lose weight. The diet gained attention in France where over five million people lost weight.
Now the Dukan has arrived in the United States, with the support of big celebrities who vouch for how they also lost a great deal of weight on this diet. It is a high protein, low calorie diet that will have you dropping at least a pound a day.
There have been thousands of claims that most have lost as much as 10 lbs. during the duration of the attack phase. The first step to the new you is the Dukan attack, it’s the first phase of the process. This is not to be confused with the whole course of the diet. The attack phase is the first step, followed by the Cruise Phase, Consolidation Phase and the last and final stage which is called the Stabilization stage. While each stage differs, I will focus solely on the attack phase which is the most important stage of the diet.
During this phase you can choose from 72 different types of foods to eat. All of these foods are high in protein, low in fat, calories, and carbohydrates. The good thing about this list is that it consists of mostly meats and seafood, so if you are a fan of either of this group of food you will love this diet.
You can eat as much as you want as long as you stick to this group of foods. However, there is one key to this phase that you must remember. You are allowed to eat 1 1/2 teaspoon of oat wheat bran a day. This oat bran helps you feel full as you go through this attack phase of the diet. Some examples of the types of foods you can eat are: lean beef, veal, rabbit, fish, seafood, eggs, and low fat dairy products. You are allowed to eat them in any combination you choose, but only from this group.
There are also many recipes out there that could help you mix up the combinations of foods so that you won’t get bored just eating the same thing all of the time. And if you should have a severe sugar craving, things such as fat free yogurt or even sugarless jello would definitely help ease the craving. After a while you will get so use to eating those types of things you will find yourself thinking cinnamon roll what? Healthy eating stops becoming a priority once you realize how amazing it is for your body
Now when it comes to consuming drinks it is a bit different from your assorted options from the food section. While you may have plenty of options to pick from when it comes to food, you do not have many items to pick from when it comes to your beverages. Everyone knows the healthiest thing to drink is water and that is the main item you have as an option.
You are required to consume 1.5 quarts of water a day. You may add coffee or tea as well but that is counted as part of the amount of water you are supposed to consume. Including a mixture of coffee or tea helps those who are not as use to drinking as much water, have something else to pick from. This is very important because water is an important nutrient to your body and not only helps keep you hydrated but it helps speed up your metabolism and helps you digest the food better. Also one has to remember that you are not allowed to put sugar in your coffee or tea. So if you are one of those individuals who have to have their coffee or tea sweetened, then it is best to just stick to water
There are little to no side effects from this diet. You could experience constipation, and or bath breath. However, these things can be prevented by chewing some sugar free gum or eating the 1 1/12 teaspoon of oat wheat bran which contains fiber.