Dukan’s diet, true or false?
I am sure you have heard about it, haven’t you? If your answer is not, I’ll tell you something about it…
From 2001 more than two million readers around the world have chosen this slimming method. The number of followers hasn’t increased because of word of mouth. All the international press agree about his impact an they call this the “Dukan’s Phenomenon”. He has put three books on sale, and has his own web with a personal coach, if you want.
Dr.Dukan divides his diet in four phases:
1.Attack phase with inmediate results. You can only eat proteins.
2.A cruise phase, during these days the diet alternates pure proteins + vegetables.
3.A consolidation phase about 10 days per kg lost. It’s the gradual return of pleasurable foods with two festive meals.
4. A definitive stabilization. It’s for all your life with the purpose of keeping your ideal weight.
But like all things in this life, there are other nutritionist specialist that think the opposite. They said that Dukan’s diet is a swindle and it won’t last a long time.
On the other hand, this is an unbalanced slimming method. It’s said that we need to eat all types of nutrients, so we have to go on eating a varied menú.
I must confess I did this diet, well, I tried it. I did the two first phases but after this I didn’t have the will to carry on. The fact is that I lost four kilos but I didn’t feel fit so I gave up. Now I’ve decided to eat healthy food and do some exercise, it’s the best.