Dukan Diet - food system developed Dyukanom

In fact, Dr. Pierre Ducane - neurologist by profession.However, life was such that one day he had to help a friend, hoping to lose a few extra kilos.And then Ducane developed power system that is fundamentally different from the majority of modern diets and leads to the achievement of optimal weight loss without muscle patient weight loss.

familiar Ducane really lost, then began to actively promote a new diet.And the French doctor specialized in nutrition, worked his newly invented method of breaking up fat deposits to subtleties, he wrote and published 19 books translated into 10 languages.They say this method lost weight herself, Jennifer Lopez.Maybe worth a try, and we?

Four "milestones" arduous journey

power supply system for Dyukanu

If you think about it, it turns out that Ducane diet - a power system that can be used for a long time without fearthat the body begins to lose strength.It becomes a way of life, one gradually gets used.He does not feel the pangs of hunger, does

not suffer from a lack of micronutrients.

whole path that will have to pass the neophyte, is divided into four stages.Each of them has its own characteristics and is aimed at a specific result.

Step One - Phase «attack»

Weight reduction

It was in this period is the maximum loss of excess weight - you can part with 5-6 kg, without applying to this specialefforts.

Note! essence the initial phase is that the menu is completely eliminated any products other than the protein.

Surprised?Of course, since the standard diet, on the contrary, the maximum limit of protein intake and fat in the body, leaving the carbohydrates and fiber.In this case the person loses weight, but fruits and vegetables, which usually consists diet menus contain little protein and micronutrients.Protein - the main building blocks cells with insufficient intake of it from outside the body begins to look for and process their own proteins.Therefore, along with the body fat "burn" muscle.The skin sag, lose tone, the muscles weaken.Hair may start to fall harder, the nails become brittle.


If you eat foods containing protein, such troubles can be avoided.In the first stage diet allowed: any meat except pork - beef, veal, offal, poultry meat.

can eat dairy products, but it is desirable that it was a low-fat: yogurt, milk, tofu.


welcome seafood (fish, shrimp, crab), and eggs - chicken and quail.In order not to suffer from uniformity may be added during cooking of food salt, spices, herbs and any pepper.You can design a menu for each day independently.

As a small tip:

  • For breakfast, make an omelet of three eggs and protein milk, prepare an invigorating cup of coffee.However, after such a breakfast you can easily hold out until lunch?

Chicken baked
  • The dinner will be baked with herbs or boiled chicken, and for dessert - a drink.
  • The shrimp snack snack or a piece of fish.
  • End your day a glass of low-fat yogurt or yogurt.

agree that such a menu is quite suitable even for those who find it difficult to withstand the usual diet?From the feeling of hunger will be over - protein foods copes with it by supplying the body with enough energy.

A person interested diet, usually once the question arises: what is the duration of the first phase?

Note! It is advisable not to exceed 10 days.

If you need to leave with only 3-5 kg, this phase can last for 2 days.If the excess weight comes the mark 10 kg - that's just 10 days.

is important to observe the following conditions:

  • eat daily 1.5 tablespoons of oat bran;
  • prepare all without oil;
  • drink at least 2 liters of fluid per day;
  • walk in the fresh air at a rapid pace - at least 20 minutes a day.

Step Two - phase "cruise»

Turkey cutlets

successfully pass the first stage, move to the second - with the intriguing title "cruise".Phase "cruise" is based on the alternation of "protein" days and "vegetable".Diet becomes easier, because now overexposed to meat products, you can add vegetables.From now on, cooking recipes have become much more diverse.

Vegetable days

28 kinds of vegetables you can eat in any form - raw, steamed, baked.

Note! main thing - do not use butter and mayonnaise.

If you add vegetables to be permissible in the first stage 72 types of meat, you get a vast field for the flight of imagination and invention of new dishes.Carrots, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, cabbage all varieties, onions, beets - all this you can prepare and alternate 3 days pure "meat" with 3 "vegetable" as long as you do not reach your ideal weight.

Note! This phase is long - since the combustion process extra kilos will now go slowly, not more than 1 kg per week.

At this point, you can get stuck slightly, if your surpluses exceed 10 kg.However, the probability of failure is low, because the hunger body still does not suffer, and enables a variety of dishes to brighten everyday carbohydrate-free.What you need to do more at this stage, to continue to lose weight and still be in good shape?Rules are the same, just a little bit harder.


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  • eat 2 tablespoons of bran;
  • drink plenty of fluids;
  • already walking at least an hour a day in any weather.

permitted to eat spices, lemon, low-fat yogurt.

Note!Carbohydrates still banned!

No grains should not diversify your diet is otherwise all have to start again.

Step Three - phase "consolidation»

expect weight

second phase behind us, the ideal weight is achieved.All you can happily run for the cake to celebrate the occasion?In no case!Mentally shake his hand and congratulated on his victory, and step on the third step - enter a phase of "consolidation."

By name you can understand that the essence of the third stage - to consolidate the results achieved.How to achieve this?To begin with the preparation: calculate weight, which could be reset as follows.Each lost kilogram is equal to 10 days of duration of the phase "consolidation."For example, you have achieved your ideal weight by getting rid of 10 kg.Consequently, the third phase of the diet for you will last 100 days.

Actually, diet literally call it is already difficult.By the usual diet is added serving of fruit per day.

One fruit

This can be either a fruit the size of an orange or a cup of berries grams per 200. You can treat yourself to a vegetable salad with a real vegetable oil - is now allowed in the dining room spoonday.But this is - is not the main joy.For those who successfully passed the two most difficult stretch of track, and the third is sometimes permitted to arrange a small banquet feast.The duration of your third phase - 100 days?Divide it into two equal parts.

One potato portion
  1. In the first 50 days you are allowed to consume 1 starchy foods (returning favorite pasta and potatoes) per week and one day in seven to do the banquet: make your ownlunch of any two dishes and a dessert to eat the sweet fruit or a glass of wine.
  2. second 50 days will be even easier: at the time allowed two starchy dishes and two banquet a week.
Note! Do not forget about oat bran and daily walks.It would be nice to do some sport.

very important thing that you should do it at the third stage - choose a day that is most suitable for you to eat only protein foods that day.Dish - from the first phase of the diet, and this day - only one week.

Attention! Important: You must now withstand a "protein" day per week throughout life.

Step Four - phase of "stabilization»

weight stabilization

Weight stopped at the correct spot, good health, good mood.Ahead we have a fourth, the last stage.he "stabilization" is called.

Stabilization - Save your ideal weight for years to come, perhaps forever.What is required of you in order to achieve such a result?

Yes, in general, is nothing new.You can safely eat as you like, strictly observing a few rules:

protein One day
  • once a week to arrange a "protein" day of the first stage;
  • every day, eat 3 tablespoons of bran;
  • go on foot whenever possible - get off one stop before the right, ignore the elevators, often leave the car in the garage.

About "pros" and "cons»


diet essence Ducane - to force the body to consume and digest the proteins that it makes usually with great reluctance, as thismore difficult than the use of carbohydrates.In the processing of protein products it takes a lot of energy, so people not only do not get better, but, on the contrary, lose weight.

Who does not suit this method of weight loss - because surely there are people to whom it is contraindicated?

  • First, caution should be those who have stomach disease and severe kidney disease - sometimes excess protein can damage.
  • Second, pregnant women and nursing mothers should not expose themselves to test the strength and sit on any diet - it can have a negative impact on the health status of both the mom and the baby.
  • third category of people for whom the above method undesirable - vegetarians.Even if a man accustomed to the vegetarian diet, decide to change your diet, such an abrupt transition can adversely affect health.

For everyone else, this way of parting with excess weight is convenient and safe.Judge for yourself: you do not feel hunger, do not have to spend large amounts of time on cooking, you can not give up hiking with friends in cafes and restaurants.

Pros protein diet

Maybe someone would think that this method is not cheap: many seafood and meats the road today.But here too must choose: it is better to spend a little more now and lose weight than to earn with this weight with health problems and then try to solve them, buying expensive drugs.

Diet is simple to implement, does not require endless calorie counting.The constant alternation of stages provides a variety, as well as a guarantee that the body will not unbalance of trace elements and vitamins due to the increase of one and when the input of others.

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By the way, did you notice that the fourth stage of the duration is not a word - why?It's simple: the last stage will last forever.In other words, it should become a way of life if you do not want to say goodbye to your kilos back again.If all the same there was a failure, do not panic: just go back for a few days to the first stage.If the weight was typed in small amounts, it is rapidly leave.

Before and after the Dukan Diet

For many years, an unusual diet does not lose popularity.Its main advantage - the stabilization achieved ideal weight - attracts a lot of people, often in different ways hudevshih and again to recover, despite desperate efforts.It is possible that the work here is another trick, noted by Pierre Dyukanom: not always the weight, which strongly reaches people, is perfect for him.Taking as a reference point some top model, a man tries to achieve the same proportions, forgetting about the genes, genetic predisposition, individual characteristics of the organism.Losing weight on a diet, the body then regains it, that it is actually necessary, so even with the stock: the owner again and suddenly decide to engage in self-torture?It is necessary to have a safety margin on such a case.

Note! The "protein" diet is impossible: the body is gradually moves to a new mode of operation and spends only what it really is not necessary.

ideal weight

If you have tried many ways to lose weight and the result all there or it is not satisfactory - test "protein" option.The only thing that is required of you - a little bit of patience and endurance.Over time, a healthy diet will become the norm, and you will not want to absorb the mountains of chocolates to cheer yourself up.Instead, you will go for a long walk, catching the sun's rays or soft snowflake, and life will seem surprisingly beautiful.The weather is fine, the soul is good, and the body light and obedient - is not a reason for joy?

In general, thanks to Dr. Dyukanu for the opportunity to be yourself and enjoy life!