Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dukin Diet...what's up with that?

There has been LOTS of articles online about this diet recently, with word that it is what Kate Middleton's family does for weightloss. I was intrigued, I mean Kate is already pretty skinny so I wondered why the heck she would want to be on this, and what the heck is it all about? Well, here ya go, straight off ...
The initial Attack phase consists of pure protein products and creates a stunning kick-start to the diet. During this phase, you can eat 72 high-protein foods enabling immediate and noticeable weight loss.

The Cruise phase will take you to your True Weight. During this phase you will gradually but steadily lose weight by alternating Pure Protein and Protein & Vegetables days. The average length of this phase is based on a schedule of 3 days for each pound you want to lose.

During this time you are at your most vulnerable stage when the body has a tendency to quickly regain lost pounds. Consolidation phase is designed to prevent the rebound effect by gradually returning previously forbidden foods and allowing for two “celebration” meals per week. This phase follows a strict timeline – 5 days per every pound lost in Phase 2.

This phase is the rest of your life! To keep your newly found body for the rest of your life you must follow these three simple but non-negotiable rules:

Eat three teaspoons of oat bran per day.
Choose to take the stairs whenever possible
Have one pure-protein (Phase 1) day per week.

Okay, so sounds KINDA like Low Carb because it promotes protein and veggie eating, but then in the last phase you can go back to eating the crap that made you overweight in the first place, and then eating one total protein day a week. Well, how does that promote a permanent life change? This diet, I'm sure, works great to drop weight fast, but I can't see believing in something that lets me go through all the phases, drop a bunch of weight, then go back to eating Twinkies and Sugary cereal bars in the last phase as long as I go a full day with just protein.

I think the key to any permanent "way of eating" is to 1) Practice it regularly. I mean if you are wanting to do it for life, it can't be done here and there. 2) In order to do it for life, IT HAS TO BE DOABLE. One cannot keep up a low cal/low fat diet because the body will go into starvation mode, and will force you to eat. That is why those diets work, but you most always will gain the weight back. You can do a Low Carb way of eating for life because you will feel fulfilled with all the food choices and not yearning for things you can't can eat some fruits, some dark chocolate, nuts, veggies, meats, bacon, eggs, cheese, dairy, butter, and oils and the best part is that the foods that are the WORST for you, aren't allowed anyway, so NO MORE PROCESSED JUNK!! thoughts on the Dukin Diet...Fine if you want to drop weight fast, which isn't very healthy, but it's not sustainable for life.

Plus, anything that you refer to as a "diet" is not going to's gotta be a "way of eating", or it won't work :)

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