High Protein, Low Carb Diets: The Dukan Diet
There are some high protein, low carbohydrate diets that come highly recommended. As most of you know I am doing a medically supervised high protein, low carb diet. But, there are other programs that are high protein and low carbohydrate that operate all a bit differently. So, I thought I’d highlight some of the other high protein, low carb diet lifestyle changes that might be of interest for you. It is my belief that eating high protein, low carb is not a “diet” but a life style change and brings the easiest way to lose weight and maintain your weight. I love this life style change. So I recommend that you don’t think you can go back to the way you use to eat. You can’t, you will just regain all your long,hard lost weight.
The Dukan Diet is the first high protein, low carb plan we will review, it is also low-fat.
It is the brainchild of a French doctor, Dr. Pierre Dukan, MD. Around a decade ago, Dr. Dukan revealed his proposed eating plan, and it took the world by storm. While it’s quite simple, the protein they rely upon is animal based, so for my vegan friends you may want to check out plant-based protein that can be used to replace animal protein.
The Dukan diet says that you can eat anything you like for the rest of your life after you pass through their phases. There are 4 phases that they recommend. Phase#1 Protein, Phase#2 Add vegetables, Phase#3 Introduces previously eaten foods, and Phase#4 is your life long phase where they give tips to help you continue eating the Dukan way.
Many people, including some well-known celebrities, swear by it, and use it to maintain their perfect figures. It’s rumored that Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, used the Dukan diet before her wedding to Prince William. So The Dukan Diet may be one of the high protein, low carb diets you want to investigate.