As its’ name says, the Dukan Diet was invented by a French nutritionist and also a medical doctor Pierre Dukan ten years ago, but it was such a great diet plan that gained users from then until now. More than 1.5 million French women use the Dukan Diet to maintain and regain the perfect weight. Also celebrities like the model Giselle Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez chosen the Dukan diet plan to regain their perfect silhouette.

Only recently the Dukan diet plan was traduced in English and from 2010 until now many women chosen to follow it.

The Dukan diet plans’ main role is to limit all carbohydrates including fruits, starchy vegetables and whole grains and promoting eating instead high-protein foods. Unlike the Atkins diet, the Dukan diet plan allows you to eat foods low-fat like fish, poultry and reduced-fat dairy products.

Here are the phases of the Dukan diet plan that you should respect if you want to get greater results in losing weight and having a healthier lifestyle.

  • Phase one of the Dukan diet is of one to ten days, depending on the number of kilograms you want to lose. Dieters can guarantee you that you will lose between 7 and 10 pounds in the first 5 days of this phase. You will eat only protein foods seasoned with condiments without any fat or carbohydrates like vinegar, mustard, salt, herbs and spices. You can also drink calorie free-drinks like: water, coffee, tea and diet juices.
  • The second phase in the Dukan diet mixes proteins with vegetables. The allowed vegetables are the non starch ones like: spinach, lettuce, celery, cucumber, asparagus and tomato. You can cook them raw, steamed in soups or stews. Dieters can assure you the loss of 2 pounds a week. You should follow this phase until you have the weight that you wished for.
  • The third phase of the Dukan diet is the maintenance phase of your perfect weight gained in the other 2 phases. You can continue the diet plan as usually but also you are allowed to eat a fruit and two slices of whole grained bread per day. Also you can eat pasta or rice as a prize but once a week.
  • The fourth phase of the Dukan diet is the last one in this diet plan and its’ main role is to stabilize all your work. You can go back to your eating habits but also it’s better for you to have one day of the week when you’re eating only proteins.

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