We have all gone through several diet and exercise strategies in order to lose weight and fit into our most favorite dresses. But, it has never been that easy. Losing weight is a great ordeal and the delicious and junky food that we are surrounded by, forbids us from doing so perfectly. My mother had a huge over-weight issue to combat. She tried numerous diets on my recommendation by the 72 Kgs would only come down to 71 after weeks of strict routines. I understood that diets are surely not working and my mother needed to go on a special weight loss program which would actually work. While searching for such an effective solution, I came across Dukan diet, which I must say, is a surprisingly practical weight loss solution for women.
Things to know about Dukan diet
Dukan Diet almost trades with the principles of ‘eat loss to loss more’. In fact, it urges people to eat as much as they can, but the right foods. This is why my mother absolutely enjoyed all the four stages of weight loss in Dukan diet. She has to amply feed herself on lean protein, barring the fat and oil and cheese. They had to be cooked simply and yet she could have her favorite chicken, eggs and fish all the days of the week. There were no calorie measurements that had to be taken care of. My mother as allowed to eat lean protein in any amount she wished. My skepticism was answered when at the end of twelve days she lost 1.5 Kgs. It was an occasion to celebrate!
The later stages of the diet
Though the first stage, that is the attack stage concentrated mainly on lean meat, the cruise phase focused on eating 28 specific vegetables. Along with the daily dozens of lean meat, these vegetables were also to be added. But, no fruits can be eaten during this time. The significance of this stage is allowing the dieters to achieve their stable body weight gradually and yet not take a long time. Here one is expected to lose 1 kg per week. Thus, if according to Dukan diet weight plan, someone needs to lose 12 Kgs, then this stage has to be continued for 12 weeks. But, this phase also does not allow dieters to have starchy vegetables. Low fat protein sources can be eaten in any amount. The next stage that is the consolidation stage, allows people to have to unlimited quantities of vegetables and meat and along with that a single fruit which has very low sugar-content. One-two servings of starchy food are allowed and this diet will be the perfect one to be maintained for the rest of a dieter’s life. In the last stage, one has to follow a daily routine diet where the instructions of the above diets are included, but one has to take them in a proper amount and daily. This will ensure maintence of the stable-weight achieved in the long-run.