Dukan Diet

Dukan Diet

An Atkins-like weight-loss diet, which is divided into 3 phases:
• Attack phase—Lean protein, some oat bran, 6–8 glasses of water/day;
• Cruise phase—Vegetables allowed, but not starchy ones (i.e., no potatoes or corn);
• Consolidation phase—Fruit, grains and dairy allowed.

Pros
20–30 minutes/day walking or other exercise; lean protein.
 
Cons
Nutritionally unsound—e.g., dairy products (calcium and vitamin D), fruits and whole grains are limited until the last phase; no mention of portion sizes; protein consumed ad lib.
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In the run up to the wedding it was suggested that she was following her mother's high protein, low carb Dukan diet, but she had previously insisted that she simply eats a balanced, healthy diet.
I'm thinking about trying the Dukan diet," I told the husband.
In other words, it accounts for the annoying way your best friend shed two stone on the Dukan Diet, but when you tried it, those extra pounds stayed firmly put
London, Nov 17 (ANI): The trendy Dukan diet followed by the Duchess of Cambridge's mother, Carole Middleton, has been slammed as "utterly ineffective and with no scientific basis".
While Kate creates carnage in Zara every time she dons a High Street shift dress, mother Carole has become the Cheryl Cole of the Boden classes, inspiring every middle-aged woman with a muffin top to do the Dukan Diet, in the vain hope of emulating her elegantly scrawny figure.
Mother-of-the-bride Carole Middleton, 55, has also been slimming - following the low-carb, high-protein Dukan diet.
DENVER, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A spate of recent media coverage on the new Dukan Diet positions it as inspired by or a variation of the Atkins Diet(TM).
Ms Horgan said: "These diets like the Dukan diet, the South Beach diet and the Atkins diet can trigger bulimia or binge eating disorders.
London, Aug 28 (ANI): Kate Middleton has helped sales of high-protein snacks to soar in supermarkets, as more and more girls have started following the Dukan Diet which she had been following.
There are rumours she is taking diet tips from her mother, who swears by a controversial French eating plan, the Dukan diet, and that stress is playing a huge part in her recent weight loss.
It was the year Cheryl Cole's Blood Group diet and Katherine Jenkins' rumoured Dukan diet were ridiculed by experts at the British Dietetic Association for being dangerous, unfounded in science, and probably pointless; just as gorgeous Christina Hendricks reminded us how wonderful healthy curves actually look on women.
Yet the Dukan Diet is just another variation of the Atkins Diet(TM), but with some nutritional recommendations that simply don't make sense or are guaranteed to fail.