This article is based on http://www.dukandiet.co.uk/ and www.idiaitamou.gr/diaita-dukan.html
To lose weight when there is an abundance of food around you is not natural, is difficult and often unsuccessful. The Dukan method proposes a healthy eating plan that returns to the foods which founded the human species, those eaten by primitive man, the hunter-gatherers, proteins and vegetables, 100 foods including 72 from the animal world and 28 from the plant world. These foods come with the magic words: “AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE”.
Slimming advice for natural weight loss One of the major advantages of our slimming method is its strong integrated support structure. If you follow our healthy diet plan to the letter, you will lose weight regularly. A method for losing and stabilizing your weight in 4 Dukan Diet phases 4 phases which occupy the dieter from day one so that they never again feel like abandoning the diet. 4 phases, from the strongest, most supported and effective, to the most open and stabilizing. 4 phases to be carried out successively in order to reach the ideal weight target: lose weight naturally, rapidly and stabilize for good.
Below are the 4 Dukan Diet stages:
1 – Dukan Diet Phase 1- The Attack Phase. 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 – Dukan Diet Phase 2- The CRUISE Phase. This second phase is 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 – Dukan Diet Phase 3- The CONSOLIDATION PHASE. In this third 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.
A planetary success
The Dukanian community on the Internet
One morning in May 2000 a Quebec woman who had followed the Dukan diet wrote a message expressing her satisfaction in a forum. This was the start of a unique adventure, the spontaneous creation of a community of women-supporters who, having lost weight and stabilized their weight, were so happy about it that they formed a group to share it with others.
It was this enthusiasm and this willingness to share, so rare in modern times, which acted as an amplifier for broadcasting the Dukan method by bringing it legitimacy, an audience and millions of new users.
There are now more than one hundred forums, sites and blogs entirely dedicated to the Dukan method, in which thousands of volunteers with very few resources but with a lot of heart work to advocate this method. There are too many to cite here, but all express their enthusiasm and their gratitude in their choice of usernames, which are as affectionate as their blogs: duduche, dukanons, dukanettes, dukaniennes, dudufamily, Pierre Dukan’s girls. These forums have also spread to aufeminin.com, elle.fr, doctissimo.fr, supertoinette.fr amonst others.
All these Dukaniennes work to educate, support and help Internet users who are following the Dukan diet. Find them on the DukanDiet.co.uk forum.
The French medical establishment, in common with all Western countries, feels helpless faced with the steady rise in obesity that the WHO (World Health Organisation) describes as the “first non-infectious epidemic”. Medicines to treat it are rare and of limited use, sufferers try diet after diet demonstrating the absence of consensus on any effective method. Given this context, many general practitioners, struck by the results obtained by their patients and especially by their long-term weight stabilization, have adopted the Dukan method, either by learning it and applying it to their patients, or by advising them to buy the Dukan Diet book.
One method for all
The Dukan method has now been translated into 10 languages and is sold in more than 20 countries and cultures as far flung as Korea, Russia or Bulgaria… All these arguments combined led Pierre Dukan to remark during a medical conference: “This mobilisation of converted users, a word-of-mouth movement powerful enough to cross cultures and frontiers, aided by the support of the medical establishment leads me to think that perhaps I have touched on a universal dimension of weight loss. A method which uses natural eating to counteract poor cultural dietary habits linked to over-abundance which leads to the excess weight problems we are seeing today.”