Dr Oz: Dukan Diet vs Atkins Diet & 4 Phases of Dukan Diet


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 isDr Oz Dukan Diet 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:


  1. Margarete says

    Some things missing from the book are the required 1 and a half quarts of water required to be consumed daily, and the 20 minutes of walking in the attack phase, which increases to 30 minutes later on, increasing to 60 minutes for a couple of days if you hit a plateau.

  2. Lorri Strickland says

    Yeah, Margarete is correct. There is more to the book than this article. I recommend, if interested in the diet read the book. It is working for me. I feel great and have lost 9 pounds on the Attack Phase. Everything he says in his book makes complete and total sense and I can’t wait to see if and how well it really works.

  3. Jennifer says

    I have been on the Dukan diet since May 22, 2011. I have lost almost 30 pounds. I should be on the 3rd phase, but am not quite there. I have been very impressed with this because I am 61 and thought I might not be able to lose anything. I have 4 pounds to get to my goal!

  4. Nora Barre says

    Just wanted to quickly comment on this Dr Fuhrman. He is obviously against the Dukan diet since he is the author of “Eat to Live” diet book. He must have been setting himself up for accolades. Makes me even happier to be on Dukan. Lost 40lbs thus far. Keep it up everyone, and remember to drink lots and lots of water.

  5. Jackson says

    Just some feedback from a Dukan believer. I lost over 60 lbs last August and have kept it all off. I’m 6′ 1″ and weigh 195 lbs. the diet was tough but anything worthwhile is. The first week, attack phase, was the worst but one veggies were added in, it was much easier. This is NOT a low carb diet as you can consume all the fat free yogurt you want to help get you through..not to mention oat bran daily. The plan also requires activity, which led me back to the gym and I began to run. Completed my first half marathon in Feb. the point of this diet is to teach you how to eat and if you have a cheat meal, how to get back on track. There is no special food or weigh in location, it’s just you and food. People who need to lose weight get nothing out of being told to eat healthy because most of us never learned what that meant. I now eat whatever I want but in moderation, workout and even drink a little but I keep the weight off. My life insurance has also dropped in half because of a stellar health screening I just got. Dukan deserves credit, as does Dr Oz for at least explaining the facts.

  6. says

    I love Dr. Oz… I have learned so much about myself! I just lost 15 lbs. on the attack phase of the Dukan diet, and plan to stick with ot until I loose 50 lbs! Time to make time for, and be good to ME!

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