At the Royal Wedding, Kate Middleton looked like, well, what she is, a princess. Yes her dress was stunning. But more importantly, her thin figure looked great in it! And guess what? We’ve discovered her pre-Royal Wedding diet trick– The Dukan Diet by French medical Doctor Pierre Dukan!
The French, who are already thin as can be in my eyes, love this diet. Since its introduction in the country in 2000, the Dukan Diet swept across the country and has been the number one diet in France ever since. It has now gone on to become an international phenomenon in more than100 countries throughout the world.
The Dukan Method is a high protein, low fat, low carb diet. It proposes a healthy eating plan based on proteins and vegetables, 100 foods in total. And what’s best, it’s an “EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE” diet!
The Dukan Methods for losing and stabilizing your weight in 4 distinct phases:
PHASE 1 – ATTACK
“The Attack phase consists of pure protein products and creates a kick-start to the diet. During this phase, you can eat 72 high-protein foods enabling immediate and noticeable weight loss.”
PHASE 2 – CRUISE
The Cruise phase will take you to your True Weight. During this phase you will gradually but steadily lose weight by alternating Pure Protein days and Protein + Vegetables days. The average length of this phase is based on a schedule of 3 days for each pound you want to lose.
PHASE 3 – CONSOLIDATION
“During this time you are at your most vulnerable stage and the body has a tendency to quickly regain lost pounds. The Consolidation Phase is designed to prevent the rebound effect by gradually returning previously forbidden foods and allowing for two “celebration” meals per week. This phase follows a strict timeline – 5 days per every pound lost in Cruise Phase.”
PHASE 4 – PERMANENT STABILIZATION
“This phase is the rest of your life! To keep your newly found body, you must follow these three simple but non-negotiable rules:
- Consume 3 Tablespoons of oat bran per day.
- Choose to take the stairs whenever possible.
- Have a pure-protein Thursday, i.e. Attack Phase menu.