review: the dukan diet

14 Feb

I know i promised diet reviews, so i’m going to start with a diet i tried… there was a lot of hype about this diet.. and i went out and bought the book..

The Dukan diet has four main phases:

1 – A brief and headlong ATTACK phase with immediate results. During this phase, the diet is made up of 72 high-protein foods enabling quick weight loss.

2 – A CRUISE phase leading to the True Weight. During this phase, the diet alternates Pure Protein days (PP phases) and Proteins accompanied with 28 recommended Vegetables (PV phases).

3 – A CONSOLIDATION phase of 10 days per kg lost which prepares for the return to a balanced diet. Monitored freedom with a target of establishing this freshly conquered and still vulnerable ideal weight. This phase sees the gradual return of pleasurable foods with two festive meals.

4 – A definitive stabilization phase based on 3 simple, concrete, easy but non-negotiable measures. This phase is both the easiest and most essential in our slimming method because 95% of people who follow a diet put back on the weight they have lost.


MY REVIEW: First couple of days the weight loss is great.. it really helps motivate you.. but i got used to eating all the time if i wanted.. and was constantly hungry.. phase 1 makes you feel like you can always go back to it.. but it is really really hard to sustain it or keep going back to it.. i just found it a really difficult diet.. i lost a lot of water weight..

Weight gain/loss: 3 kg gained

I personally don’t like this diet – anyone else liked it / didn’t like it?


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