One of the extreme low fat low carb diets is the Dukan Diet which has been developed by Dr. Pierre Dukan who is a French doctor. The main principle when it comes to the Dukan Diet is to alternate days of eating pure protein and vegetables with protein foods.
In the first part or days of the Dukan Diet Tips, you will eat nothing but protein foods which contain minimal amount of fat. This is called the attack phase and it will last 2-7 days depending on the starting weight and certain circumstances. During this phase, you will be eating fat free dairy products, tofu and seitan, eggs, turkey and fish, skinless chicken and lean meats.
After the attack phase, you will now proceed to the cruise phase. This is the part when you will follow it until you are able to reach your “true” weight and how long it takes will depend on your starting weight. Half of your days will focus on eating protein rich foods and the other half of your days will still be focused on eating protein rich foods but with added non-starchy vegetables.
During this time, you are still not allowed to eat other foods such as nuts, bread, fruit, rice and cooking fats. You should be careful with snacking, since even low carbohydrate snacks may not qualify for this plan. You would not be able to eat the melon in the picture at the top of this post, only the shrimp and lettuce.
After completing the attack and cruise phase, you will now go to the consolidation phase and this is the phase that will last longer than the cruise phase. It will last over 100 days or 3 months and most of the foods which you are not allowed to eat during the attack phase will be added here in limited quantities.
The phase 4 or the maintenance or the permanent stabilization phase is the last stage of the Dukan diet tips program. In this phase, you can now have a normal diet but you will still need to have at least 1 protein day each week.
In this diet program, it is still important for you to drink at least 5 glasses of water a day to avoid harming your health. You should also workout regularly even if it is just a short walk. It is also recommended for you to take supplements so that your body will have the vitamins and minerals needed for the body to function properly.
One of the main issues that people have with this type of diet program is that several of them don’t like to eat meat that much however, there are still others who love the kind of diet that this program provides because it suits them.
There are also some health professionals who do not agree with the kind of diet that this program provides since it is focused on high protein diet and this can harm the kidneys and liver. See about the dangers of a high protein diet here. However, this can sometimes be solved by drinking plenty of water a day but this low fat low carb diet program should only be followed by those people who have been advised by their physicians to do so. As a matter of fact, it is highly recommended to seek your physician first before following any type of diet program to avoid having health issues in the future.