Dukan diet is a diet based on a protein diet, which is designed by French physician nutritionist and dietitian, Pierre Dukan.

Keep reading to understand why this diet has become an absolute hit in weight loss.

Dukan’s method of feeding promotes a diet that was practiced by primitive people at a time when they had to hunt for their food. This diet includes about 100 components of which 72 are of animal and vegetable origin 28.

You can eat as much as you want, as long as you use only these 100 foods.

Dukan Diet consists of four phases: attack, cruise phase, the phase of consolidation and stabilization phase.

The Attack Phase

At this stage you will experience a drastic loss of kilograms. For 4-10 days you can lose 2-3 pounds, a thing that accelerates the metabolism.

In the first phase one can not eat nothing but protein determined by diet, and can eat all you want without bothering to measure weight or to count calories.

Can eat beef, fish, chicken, eggs, soy, fresh cheese, but not things that contain added sugar.

Attack phase allows only half a tablespoon of oat bran a day as the only source of carbohydrates.

Sam Dukan explained that oats is very high in fiber, it effectively removes hunger, because in contact with liquid its volume is increased by twenty times.

In the first phase you should drink 1.5 liters of water every day.


The Dukan diet – slimming hit!

The Cruise Phase

At this stage of the diet you can add 28 foods of plant origin, but only vegetables because fruits are not allowed.

The second phase lasts depending on the needs of the individual, and at this stage you need to lose a pound a week, which means that if you need to lose 15 kg, the second phase should last about 15 weeks.

Vegetables and meat can be consumed in unlimited quantities, unless they contain starch, which means that the carrots, corn and peas are prohibited while spinach, green beans and lettuce are good to go.

During this phase, you can eat the same amount of protein as well as during the first phase, while the water intake of 15 liter a day  remains in use.

The Consolidation Phase

The third phase is to ensure that we will not bring back the already lost weight and prevent the yo-yo effect.

You can eat unlimited amounts of protein and vegetables, while you can add only a fruit that doesn’t contain a lot of sugar, a piece of cheese and two slices of bread grain.

During one week period, you can not afford 1-2 servings of starchy foods, on one side, and 1-2 meals in which you can eat whatever you want.

The Stabilization Phase

This phase will ensure that you keep your new improved weight. You can eat what you want as long as you follow some simple guidelines:

  1. During the first week, you should have a day when you eat only protein foods, same as in the first phase.
  2. You should eat three tablespoons of oat bran every day.
  3. Walk 20 minutes a day.
  4. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

To maintain your weight, the advice from the final phase of stabilization should become an integral part of your life.

During this diet you can use artificial sweeteners, vinegar, sugar-free gum and spices.

Recommended is also the use of vitamins and mineral supplements.

Celebrities who have practiced this diet are Jennifer Lopez, Kate Middleton and Gisele Bundchen./inhealthyzone.com/


Phases of Dukan Diet: Attach Phase, Cruise Phase, Consolidation Phase and Stabilization Phase


the reason why we cannot lose weight

Some claim that it is due to unhealthy food, others say it is the lack of exercise, while the truth is so simple …

Medical studies have found that most people who want to lose weight, have not considered a very important thing  – and it is mental health.

“Consumption of food due to the removal of negative emotions is not necessarily a bad thing, as long we keep this need under control”.

In the survey, which was attended by more than 1,000 Americans, 31% of respondents believe that lack of exercise is the biggest obstacle to losing weight, 26% think that the fault is in the unhealthy food, while 17% responded that the way of poor living and its costs hinder the losing of weight. Only one in ten of inquired people have quoted mental health as a real obstacle.

“Anyone who can not lose weight, blames the lack of exercise and bad eating habits. However, one must consider the reason why we eat!”, said Diane Robinson, neuropsychologist at Health Institute of Orlando.

In fact, for many people the process of eating is an emotional experience. We cannot forget that while it is difficult now to console ourselves with food, as a child, adults have rewarded us with sweets for good behavior.

“Consumption of food to remove negative emotions, is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as we are aware of what we are doing and we keep this under control!” – says Robinson.

After a delicious food, the brain releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of pleasure and comfort. Thus, our body is happy and we feel good. However, the emotional attachment to food becomes a problem when the person eats mainly because of comforting feeling.

“If you want to achieve the best results in losing weight, try to better understand yourself and be aware of what makes you feel unhappy and uncomfortable, because it is the reason why you “die” to eat even when you’re not really hungry!” – advises Robinson./inhealthyzone.com/