The Dukan diet is one of the most popular ways to lose weight. This game was developed by a nutritionist from France, Pierre Dukan. The essence of the diet — eating only the allowed foods in any quantity.
The basis of the diet according to the methodology of Pierre Dukan has laid down the limitation of some nutrients. In particular, the reduced consumption of carbohydrates and fats. The power is shifting in favor of protein foods. As such, the limitations in the amount of food consumed no. Is it not happiness? Eat as much as you want and lose weight. However, lovers of chocolate, sugar, biscuits and candy have more difficult. Because these products be excluded from the diet.
It has long been known that protein is the main building material for muscles in the human body. Its importance in any way cannot be understated. In the protein is 80% non-essential amino acids and 20% of the amino acids, which the body cannot synthesize. However, these 20% are in various types of products. That is why it is important to eat a variety of protein products. Then the body will get a complete set of amino acids important for the body.
An important difference from other diets is the existence of clear stages. Break them and rearrange them in any case impossible. Dropping weight with four diet phases:
The first two components clearly aimed at reducing weight. And the last two help to fix the result for a long time. In the complex, it helps to avoid the effect of "yo-yo".
The effect of "yo-yo" is the probability of following a diet to return not only the original weight but add a few extra pounds.
It is necessary to say about the undoubted advantages of the diet. If done according to the rules, the extra weight is not returned. New body weight remains at the same level for a long time. The main rule is that after the diet you can not immediately begin to eat everything that comes handy. You must follow the advice of a nutritionist.
Plus diet is the fact that there are no feelings of hunger. The diet includes 100 different foods that you can eat. As a result, there is a special feeling to the limitations of, for example, any mono diets. In losing weight hunger you are not experiencing dizziness and fainting.
But it is important to mention the cons of the Dukan diet. They are few, but they are:
Before starting a diet it is important to consult with your doctor. All diets have contraindications.
Also doctor should talk about vitamins. If you limit the consumption of certain products, along with them, will cease to be a nutrients that the body needs.
As mentioned earlier, the Dukan diet consists of four phases. At each phase of the diet you can eat a certain list of products. To add to the list of products in any case impossible.
During the diet are allowed to eat oat bran. They are necessary in order to reduce the risk of constipation.
The first stage of the diet lasts from two to seven days depending on the desired result. Named stage attack that now there is a sharp reduction of carbohydrates and fats in the diet. Special products stimulate the body to break down fats. Metabolism is accelerating and losing weight. During this phase you can lose up to 4 kilograms of excess weight. It is important to use only allowed 72 protein product.
This stage can last from weeks. Maximum period is not limited and depends on the desired result. In an average week, lost about 1 kilogram. Phase "alternation" is also called "cruise". To the existing 72 added products and 28 vegetables.
This phase is necessary in order to fix the result. If after two phases to abruptly enter in the menu of many high-calorie foods, the weight will come back. According to the rules, which were developed by Pierre Dukan, the consolidation should last for 10 days for every kilo that has been lost in the past weeks.
Stabilization is proper nutrition. Time limits no. Phase "Stabilization" should not become a stage, and lifestyle.
There are many free resources where there are recipes with photos for people who adhere to a diet. Due to the huge table with the permitted foods, you can create tasty and hearty meals.
Below is a sample diet for each day of the diet. Skipping meals is not desirable.
The average duration of the first phase of the diet is 7 days. You can invent your own menu for the whole week, but you can be guided by the following list. Each woman must decide what is more convenient in her case.
In the second phase of the diet you can introduce some foods that contain carbohydrates. The step duration is chosen individually. Below are the food options for the week.
The third phase of the diet Ducane — "consolidation." The main diet about the same, but there are some nice add products. On Saturdays, you can add a glass of red wine for dinner. You can add any dessert. Main rule — do not order dessert and alcohol was in the diet one or two days in a row. Times a day in one of the meals you can add berries, one banana or nuts. One or two times a week for lunch or dinner, you can add side dish (rice, pasta). But to prepare all meals without the need of the oil.
This stage of the diet not designed for weight loss. Now the desired result should be obtained. It remains only to fix. Once a week you need to do a protein day of the week "Attack". Pierre Dukan suggests doing it on Thursday.
The fourth stage does not involve any prohibitions. It is important to approach the process food efficiently and not to overeat. Preferably once a week to do a fasting day and eat only products from the phase of "attack".