We have all heard that there can be no quick-fixes in weight loss. It is true and not a myth. But, you can surely and steadily lose weight from your body and achieve a perfect form, within a specified period by following a simple diet routine. I can say for sure, as such a diet has worked for me. I would feel petrified every time I would look at myself in the mirror. But, a friend of mine starting following a special diet called the Dukan diet, which inspired me to give weight loss a try, in the most natural way. If you feel you cannot lose weight by the conventional methods then probably you have to organize your diet.
Losing weight within a short period
Losing weight within a short period and never gaining it back is not a myth. It is quite a reality, if one is filling to follow the right steps. Dukan diet which has been made by a French nutritionist has been able to relieve many people from the burden of extra weight that they were carrying on their bodies. But, what does this diet plan comprise of? I initially thought that there might be some weird soup that I will have to feed on for 30 days, till I lose a Kg! But, that is not at all the case. The plan is very realistic and very efficient. The important ingredients of the plan are oat bran, water, lean protein and a brisk walk for 20 minutes. It is as simple as it gets. The main aim of this plan is to control the carbohydrate rate, so that more fat can be burned. There is no strict diet as such, that comes within the plan. One can eat whatever he/she wishes to, if those foods come within the plan. The quantity is not restricted.
High on protein low on carbs
We all know that in order to lose weight, it is important to cut down on the carbohydrates and eat more protein. But, following it has often been tough. Once you start with the Dukan diet comprising of lean proteins, you will realize that following this plan is actually not that difficult. The first phase, which is called the Attack phase, required me to stuff in a lot of lean proteins in my diet. Along with all those proteins, I also needed to feed on 6 cups of water and 1.5 tablespoons of oat bran. This phase continued till 10 days. The next phase, which is called the Cruise phase actually lasted for a few months. I was asked to have non-starchy vegetables during that time and along with that an extra half-spoon of oat bran was included. The consolidation phase required me to have vegetables every day, along with two slices of brown bread and one piece of fruit. I was allowed to have 1 slice of hard cheese too. During this phase, I was asked to have 1-2 servings of starchy food. After it, came the Stabilization phase. Once these phases were over, I found a new me in the mirror.