(Also called Protal for “Proteins alternatives” by the creator of the diet – Dr. Pierre Dukan)
Dr. Dukan’s book (original french title: “e Ne Sais Pas Maigrir” (“I don’t know how to lose weight”) is for all who’ve tried to lose weight, for all who’ve been losing weight – too frequently and unsuccessfully– and for all who need the guarantee that in return of their hard weight loss efforts they will be able to lose weight successfully and keep it off forever.
The Dukan Diet is a weight loss program and a weight maintenance plan for life developed by the French nutritionist and eating behavior specialist Dr. Pierre Dukan.
With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Pierre Dukan is a trust worthy health professional, whose books and remarkable work in nutrition and weight loss fields have made him an excellent nutritionist and diet expert.
The Dukan diet itself is not just a simple diet, it is a complete weight loss program or regime (you name it) that has 4 distinctive phases:
Attack phase – the “purely natural proteins” phase that is a kick-start to your quick weight loss in less than one week (usually 5 days).
Weight Loss phase – the “alternative proteins” phase during which you alternate ‘proteins’ and ‘proteins with vegetables’; and you reach your goal weight. But it’s the nest phase you need to keep that weight down…
Stabilization phase – the phase that keeps you from the negative Yo-yo effect of fast weight loss. This phase lasts 10 days per kilograms lost (so if you’ve lost 5 kilograms then this phase would last 50 days for you). During this phase many of the important foods are re-introduced to your menu (bread, cheese, fruits).
Cruise phase – the one that lasts for the rest of your life (sounds scary, isn’t it), but it is so simple, effortless and not to be missed if you want to keep your lost weight forever… All you need to do is pick one day of the week (every week at the exact same day) to do the diet (the Attack phase).