Dukan Diet: The French Fad Coming to America?

March 23, 2011
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This fad apparently promises no starving or tedious calorie counting. For that reason some celebrities and other Americans are looking into the Dukan diet. However, as with many of these new plans, there is a lot of criticism.

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Basically it looks like a little different version of the Atkins diet. Dr. Pierre Dukan wrote a book and his French diet it very popular among people in foreign countries. We have already seem some American celebrities use it, and now they want to promote it to everyone.

It is somewhat similar to other diets out there, and to me it seems like the next fad and it doesn’t sound like a great idea to me. The program is broken into weekly restrictions and people are to maintain a high protein and low fat regimen. It does prohibit all fruit and some vegetables and some feel it just doesn’t make enough sense.

“The Dukan Diet is not based on any scientific data, and seems to be a modified version of the Atkins Diet,” Tanya Zuckerbort, a Fox News contributor said. “This diet is protein-centric and highly restrictive in the initial stages, without much research to back it up.”

Unfortunately, things don’t have to be completely proven or safe for people to try them. It promises to give quick results without a lot of work. For this reason people, including future princess Kate Middleton and Jennifer Lopez, have been swearing by the diet.

Next month the American edition will be available, and you can look at it for yourself. I personally stand by the belief that any healthy weight loss is not quick and definitely not easy. However, for long term results and general well being cutting calories and getting exercise is the key.

What do you think about the Dukan diet? Get more of the specific details here and see how you feel about the program. Would you be interested in trying it or is it just a fad? Be sure to leave me your comments below.

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2 Responses to “Dukan Diet: The French Fad Coming to America?”

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    Jon Says:

    Ah, the French diet. I’m guessing the way it works is that you put a pile of slimy snails in front of an American and they decide to skip dinner. LOL

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    windspept Says:

    They are only using Gisele’s name to get attention to this diet since she has one of the most wanted bodies. She did not do this diet according to her publicist.