Eating Fruit on a Diet
J Lo and supermodel Giselle say The Dukan Diet helped them lose their baby weight. Kate Middleton is reportedly following this fat loss diet as she gets ready for her Royal Wedding. Not everyone is a fan, though, as the British Dietetic Association called The Dukan Diet “one of the top 5 most dangerous diets in 2011.”
One thing that can be agreed on — The Dukan Diet is sweeping the world and is starting to make waves on this side of the ocean as well. So what is this fat loss secret that ‘all’ the celebrities seem to be following? Let’s take at look a little deeper into what The Dukan Diet is all about.
Created by French physician, Pierre Dukan about 10 years ago, the diet is broken up into 4 ‘phases.’ The length of phases depends on the amount of weight you want to lose. Phase 1 is short, but Phase 2 can last weeks or months if there is a lot of weight lose. Phase 3 is the “in between” of weight loss and maintenance, then Phase 4 is supposed to be the lifelong part of this.
All phases are heavy on protein and light on carbs, similar to another famous ‘diet doc’ in the States, Dr. Atkins. And all phases are low in calories (because of this strict rules), though you’re not asked to count calories and can eat as much as you want, whenever you want.
Phase 1 — eat as absolutely much lean protein as you want, take 1.5 TBS of oat bran daily, and drink 1.5 L of water (about 6ish cups). That’s it. No veggies. No fruits.
Phase 2 — stick with the unlimited lean protein, but this time every other day you can add in unlimited non-starchy veggies (like green leafy veggies and celery are examples). And, up your oat bran to 2 TBS per day.
Phase 3 — you know the drill — unlimited lean protein, veggies are now allowed daily, 1 piece of fruit, 2 slices whole grain bread and 1 or 2 “cheat” days where you eat whatever you want.
Phase 4 — this is where you’re supposed to maintain. There are no “rules” per se, outside of 1 day per week going back to one of the all protein days in Phase I and continue with the oat bran, 3 TBS/day at this point.
Oh yeah, and exercise. According to the book, 20 minutes/day of walking is all it takes.
Fat loss made easy with The Dukan Diet.
Not so fast. Will you lose weight? Absolutely. It’s an insanely restrictive diet. Any time you restrict that much, you’ll lose. But what will the composition of that weight loss be? Muscle? Fat? When it’s too rapid and without the right exercise, it will be a lot of important muscle.
Is it in the least bit healthy, smart, or effective in the long term?
Nope. None of the above.
We’ve said it before but it bears repeating — there is not a worldwide epidemic of obesity because everyone started eating SO many vegetables and fruits, they gained weight. Quite the opposite.
Any time a diet suggests eliminating veggies and fruit and other good for you nutrients, even if in the short term, it’s junk and not based on one bit of science. You can take all the pills, supplements and potions in the world. None will ever replace a variety of colorful veggies and fruits, healthy fats, and other smart foods we need daily.
The Dukan Diet — Fat Loss Miracle or Dangerous Diet?
This is not a fat loss diet we’d recommend. At all. It’s too restrictive. Not building long term habits. And not a smart strategy for permanent fat loss success.
But one thing we always try to do is find the parallels — where do we agree vs. where don’t we.
So here you go.
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health
Book (Little, Brown and Company)
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Eating fruit. Abortion?2006-04-15 07:33:38 by phylum
By eating fruit, you destroy god's plan for the plant to reproduce because inside each fruit are the seeds ready to reproduce into new plants.
You are eating an apple? M-U-R-D-E-R-E-R-!
To demonstrate your belief in god's plan, there should be protesting outside fruit shops and supermarkets in response to this vile attack on vegetable LIFE.
For those claiming that human life might die without a diet of vegetables, well, it's god's will and we can't interfere with that.
Do not go so far as to shoot the fruit dept. manager or bomb the store; just an orderly picket without blocking the entrance will suffice
I don't know about this diet,2004-09-28 12:18:45 by kgyoung
But I spent three months a couple of years ago eating only fruit from breakfast Monday until dinner Wednesday every two weeks. Wednesday night I ate whatever I wanted, then resumed my regular diet for the remaining 11 days until I did it again. I'm not saying that it is healthy, but I lost 19 pounds during this time. Over time, I have put 10 pounds back on, but it took a long time to do that. The only problem I see with the GM diet is that as you lose the weight so fast, you will also regain it fast.
I have been on a diet for 30 years2007-08-14 10:09:28 by -
A diet of eating when I am hungry with focus on nutritional value of the foods I eat.
I have no need to crash diet and I am slender because I do not fall for the traps of trend dieting.
I do not intend to be cruel, I actually have concern for the many people who suffer from being weight challenged.
The best advice I can give in the moment is that larger people quit drinking soda and sweetened fruit juices, and regard those liquids as dessert, to be enjoyed on rare occasion. Drink water or tea or coffee.
Eat more vegetables and less fruit. I do not agree with those who advocate eating a lot of fruit.
Going on a diet tomorrow2008-07-04 16:09:05 by gafiltafish
I look like britney spears in a bikini-really out of shape. went to the grocery store and will be eating better. yogurt, fruit, salads, lean chicken and fish, a tad of granola, and giving up diet soda. im going to try exercising more too, but going to be concentrating more on the foods i eat. even at my thinnest, i was losing weight 95% due to diet, not increasing my exercise.