The Dukan diet is similar to the Paleo diet in that it is based on eating foods that primitive man used to eat when our ancestors were hunters and gatherers.
Created by French nutritionist Pierre Dukan, this is a protein-based diet that offers clients a healthy eating plan, support and guidance through every step of the Dukan diet plan or “phase.”
It is based on four phases: Attack, cruise, consolidation and stabilization phases, each of which offers a different plan of attack in your weight-loss journey. For example, the attack phase is when the client starts eating a lot of pure proteins which is supposed to burn fat faster and therefore offer rapid weight loss.
The pure proteins include several cuts of beef, chicken, fish, vegetarian proteins such as soy foods, tempeh and seitan; fat-free dairy products like cottage cheese, cream cheese and sour cream and eggs are also allowed. In total, the Dukan diet has 100 foods that they promote and allow in their diet.
This diet is exclusively available online and offers online support, coaching, recipe plans, tips, daily monitoring and information, live chats, forums and exercise videos.
While this diet is criticized for having to cut out carbohydrates and the much needed vitamins and minerals that are obtained through eating healthy carbs, this diet is different in that is does promote physical activity, and encourages it because it will help and enhance the weight loss journey.
Each person’s plan is tailored, and they guarantee to extend your time with them until you reach your desired goals at no extra charge. They also offer to teach you how to make over 600 meals that are designed to be delicious and satisfying so you will never feel unsatisfied or hungry.
While the Dukan diet is popular, it is also a huge company that contains many products such as pre-packaged meals, cellulite control, herbal diuretics, supplements and so much more. They have a massive online store that carries all of Dr. Dukan’s products, which clients are encouraged to take alongside their diet plan.