The Dukan Diet
The Dukan diet is a diet that has been developed by French nutritionist Pierre Dukan in the late 70s. The diet approach is based on a high-protein diet and is in contrast to other forms of diet.
The Dukan Diet consists of four stages . in each stage 72 food containing protein and 28 vegetables are combined in unlimited quantities. Counting calories is completely eliminated by this method . This is especially helpful for people who suffer from obesity because they are used to taking rather large amounts of food.
The four phases
The attack phase lasts about 1-10 days. In this phase, only 72 species lean , protein-rich foods are allowed. This allows a rapid reduction in weight without causing the muscle mass is reduced. In addition, 1 ½ tablespoons of oat bran per day may be prescribed.
In the build phase, 72 high protein foods as well as 28 types of vegetables are allowed in the exchange . The daily Haferkleiemenge is increased to two tablespoons .
In the stabilization phase the so-called yo-yo effect is to be prevented. Now there are 2 ½ tablespoons of oat bran per day. In this phase, the following foods are allowed in addition to the 100 already known :
2 slices of whole grain bread
40 g of hard cheese
a piece of fruit ( under a piece to be understood as an apple or a slice of melon or a bowl of berries)
In the long-term maintenance phase, all foods are allowed again . However, you should have developed a new attitude towards food in the previous phases of the diet , at best , guaranteed to hold that weight . In addition to a day of the week a strict Proteintag is recommended , which is to stabilize the weight long term.
The increased intake of protein diet for people with weak kidneys can be dangerous . It is also not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers , diabetes I and II as well as heart problems.
Pierre Dukan : The Dukan Diet: The slimming secret of the French. , 2011.
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