Dr Oz: Dukan Diet
Dr Oz spoke about The Dukan Diet, which is a brand new diet from France that promises that you can eat whatever you want and never gain a pound. Kate Middleton was rumored to have used it to lose weight for her royal wedding and Jennifer Lopez is thought to have tried it to lose her pregnancy weight. But is The Dukan Diet safe and effective? Dr Oz was joined by a panel of three doctors who judged the merits of the diet: Dr Caroline Apovian, Dr Joel Fuhrman and Dr Heidi Skolnik.
Dr Oz: Atkins Diet vs Dukan Diet
Dr Oz said that the Atkins Diet jump started the idea of a high protein and low carb diet. But the latest and greatest diet that has swept through France, Europe and beyond is The Dukan Diet, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Dr Pierre Dukan promises that this diet is different than anything you have heard of or tried before. One of the biggest differences between the Dukan Diet and the Atkins Diet is that Dr Dukan does not allow fat on his diet except for oily fish and eggs. Also, The Atkins Diet is a plan that you have to stay on for the rest of your life, whereas the final phase of the Dukan Diet lets you eat anything that you want six days a week, as long as you follow the diet the same day every week.
Dr Oz: Dukan Diet 4 Phases
Dr Pierre Dukan said that if you follow all four phases of the Dukan Diet, by the end you can eat anything you want six days a week and you will not gain weight. Part of the reason for this is that you are supposed to learn a pattern of normal eating. That way when you are left to eat whatever you want, you will still be eating normal size meals rather than overeating.
Dr Oz: The Attack Phase
The first phase of The Dukan Diet is the Attack Phase, and this lasts between one and ten days, depending on how much weight you want to lose. Dr Oz said that to lose around 25 pounds, you want to be in this phase for about a week. There are no calorie restrictions during this phase, or any other phase of The Dukan Diet, but you must eat only the following foods during The Attack Phase: