The Dukan Diet is a French-based weight loss plan that was rumored to be followed by Kate Middleton and other celebrities.
Created by Dr. Pierre Dukan, the diet is a very popluar weight loss plan in the UK attracting women of all shapes, sizes and ages to help them lose weight. It is also referred to as the “Je ne sais pas maigrir” (“I don’t know how to lose weight”) diet plan.
The plan focuses on eating protein-based meals in a four-cycled program. The four cycles are: Attack, Weight Loss, Stabilization and Cruise.
The Dukan Diet is inspired by the Protein-Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF), which is a high-protein diet that was created over three decades ago.
The Dukan Diet has been criticized for being a fad diet as well as a diet that may be dangerous because of its strict guidelines.
Dieter’s claim to lose three to five pounds per week while following it.
An English language edition of Dr. Dukan’s book was released on April 19, 2011. It is called The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever and claims to be “The Real Reason The French Stay Thin.” There is also a companion cookbook.