We French have a greater competency in cooking. And more Americans are vegetarians. Ah, no, this diet, it would never work for them - Clothilde Müller
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The Dukan Diet, made popular when Kate Middleton and her mother reportedly followed the plan to slim down in preparation for the royal wedding, is back. French physician Pierre Dukan, M.D.’s third U.S. book, The Dukan Diet Made Easy, comes out May 20.
Overall the diet is the same, with four phases: attack, cruise, consolidation, and stabilization.
The attack phase is geared for fast weight loss to boost motivatation and can last up to seven days. During this phase, the diet consists of unlimited amounts of only lean protein—lean beef, poultry, lean ham, organ meats, fish and seafood, eggs, and nonfat dairy (except cheese)—in addition to supplementing with 1 1/2 tablespoons…
The main problem with the Duakn Diet is that for the longest time the diet consists of mostly protein. Sure you will lose weight, but at what cost? No diet should leave you feeling poorly, and with a restrictive, low-carb and low-fiber diet, you probably will. It can cause constipation, and most importantly put your body into ketosis (without adequate carbs your body breaks down fat for energy), which can cause fatigue, bad breath, and dry mouth; and eventually damage your kidneys and liver. Why anyone would even want to deal with that is beyond me.
Basically a Low Fat, High Protein Diet. The Dukan Diet is an extreme approach that emphasizes low-fat protein. While dieters can expect to lose weight following this plan, it is highly likely that weight will be regained upon a return to normal eating habits.
If you've ever considered following a weight loss diet make sure you have all the facts first. Our health editor and nutritional therapist take a look at the Dukan diet...
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