"Challenger" has collected all the main facts about the famous protein diet, thanks to which Penelope Cruz, Gisele Bundchen and another 12 million people around the world forever parted with extra pounds.
In 1975, a novice therapist Pierre Ducane faced an obesity in one of his patients for the first time in an ordinary Paris hospital. He asked the doctor to recommend some kind of diet, but with one prerequisite - do not exclude meat from his diet. Ducan thought and after a while offered him a completely new approach to nutrition, which brought an amazing result: in five days the patient managed to lose five kilograms. This inspired not only the patient, but also Pierre Ducane himself: the following years (and this is neither more nor less than 30 years) he spent on studying the eating habits of patients and systematically, step by step, developed his own weight loss technique.
The result of these studies was the book "I Can't Lose Weight", published in 2000. To date, it has spread around the world with a circulation of more than 10 million copies and has made the Ducan diet one of the most popular.
The essence of the Dukan diet - the use of foods with high protein content. Why protein? It's simple - the body spends much more energy and calories on its digestion (30% of the intake) than on fats (12%) and carbohydrates (7%). That is, out of 100 calories received with protein, the body will have to spend 30 on the digestion, absorption, transportation and assimilation of nutrients.
And the calories themselves are lower in protein (4 kcal per 1 g) than in fats and carbohydrates (9 kcal per 1 g).
This step continues until the desired result is achieved. As a rule, for each week of this phase a person loses up to 1 kg.
The list of allowed foods is expanding again: you can eat 2 slices of whole grain bread, 40 grams of cheese or a serving of fruit per day. Starchy foods are also returned (1 serving per week) and a “festive meal” is allowed every 7 days (breakfast, lunch or dinner, during which you can eat whatever you want). But at the same time there remains one purely protein day - “protein Thursday”. The duration of this phase depends on the number of kilograms discarded in the first two parts of the diet: 10 days per kilogram. That is, if in the first two stages it was possible to get rid of 20 kilograms, then Consolidation should last 200 days.
In the third and 3 tbsp. In the fourth )
72 protein foods
, starting from the first stage (lean meat, meat poultry, fish and seafood, low-fat dairy products) and
, starting from the second (all kinds of cabbage, mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, pumpkin and others).
Products allowed with restrictions: eggs, onions, vegetable oil and
Prohibited foods: there is no such list: starting from the third stage, you can eat almost anything.
But in the first two stages you can not eat rice, potatoes, pasta, legumes and grains.
The bones become stronger and the skin does not sag. Even with a large weight loss, she will be all right. And an important point for women - during this diet, the likelihood of the appearance and development of cellulite is reduced.
For those who have been planning on doing sports for a long time, this may turn out to be a great start, after which you will want to sign up for the gym or just start running in the mornings.
IMPORTANT: Before starting a diet, you should consult your doctor. Ducan's diet is forbidden to people with kidney and liver diseases, since nutrition on a protein diet puts a lot of stress on these organs. It is also contraindicated for those suffering from diseases of the digestive and cardiovascular system, pregnant and lactating women and adolescents under the age of 18 years (especially girls).