When I had read in one my favorite gossip magazines that Kate Middleton had lost most of her baby weight in just only a few months after giving birth to Prince George, I just rolled my eyes…but when I read further that the weight loss program called The Dukan Diet didn’t allow her to feel hungry, made me want to learn more. So when I had the chance to chat it up with the Celebrity Nutritionist of The Dukan Diet and got a copy of The Dukan Diet book fore review, I must admit that I soon became a believer and so will you…..
CN: Visitors to DukanDiet.com can learn about the Dukan Diet, calculate their True Weight, read success stories, purchase Dukan Diet products and sign-up for personalized Coaching, a Dukan Diet signature offering that provides members with resources to achieve success. Coached Members receive personalized advice directly from Dr. Dukan and can access a wide database of weight loss recipes, talk to Dukan Diet Coaches and participate in the member forum. Dukan Diet Coaching provides a direct portal to personalized advice from Dukan Diet founder and creator, Dr. Pierre Dukan and resources for success in the 4 phases of the Dukan Diet.
CN: The first 2 phases, Attack and Cruise, help members reach their True Weight. The second 2 phases, Consolidation and Stabilization, help members to maintain their weight loss.
CN: The first phase kick-starts the diet and results in immediate weight loss, typically 3 to 7 pounds, and lasts just 2 to 7 days, during which members may eat 68 Pure Protein foods in unlimited quantities.MP: How does the Cruise phase work?
CN: Thirty-two vegetables are added in the Cruise phase, and gradual but steady weight loss is achieved by alternating days of Pure Protein with Protein + Vegetable days. Weight loss is typically one pound every 3 days and at the conclusion of this phase, members reach their True Weight.
MP: How does the Consolidation phase work?
CN: The Consolidation phase is the most crucial of the Dukan Diet program as it helps prevent the rebound weight gain that the body will naturally aim to achieve. This phase lasts 5 days for each pound lost. During Consolidation, fruit, cheese and bread are reintroduced to allow the body to adjust to the previously forbidden foods without gaining weight. Additionally, members are allowed 2 servings of starchy food and 2 Celebration Meals which consists of an appetizer, entrée, dessert and wine, each week. The introduction of new foods is balanced by Protein Thursday – one day of Pure Protein meals each week.
CN: The Stabilization phase helps members maintain their True Weight for life. No foods are restricted, though eating as in the Consolidation phase should be the base, along with 3 simple rules:
· Eat 3 tablespoons of oat bran per day
· Observe Protein Thursday
· Take the stairs and incorporate daily walking whenever possible
CN: No, the Dukan Diet is not restrictive, and in fact encourages members to eat as much as they want of 100 approved foods. With the Dukan Diet, there is no counting of any kind and members never have to weigh or measure food.
MP: Where can I purchase the Dukan Diet foods and products?
CN: Dukan Diet-approved products can be found at ShopDukanDiet.com, including Dr. Dukan’s signature oat bran; oat bran foods and snacks; vitamins and supplements; diet foods and ingredients. Links to purchase the Dukan Diet books are also found on ShopDukanDiet.com.
CN: The Dukan Diet Coaching site is DukanDiet.com. To purchase Dukan Diet products, visit ShopDukanDiet.com. Dukan Diet can also be found on social media including Facebook.com/TheDukanDiet, Twitter.com/DukanCoaching, YouTube.com/DukanDiet, Pinterest.com/DukanDietUS, and Instagram.com/TheDukanDiet.