The last time you stood in front of the mirror, did you sigh with displeasure to see those love handles hanging around your waist? Did you turn sideways and draw your stomach in to see if you could improve matters?
Then may be this article about the latest weight-loss diet routine to hit the dieting market: the Dukan diet was written just for you?
The Dukan diet is one of the most talked about at the moment, primarily owing to the popularity and fame of some of the worlds most renowned celebrities who have claimed this diet as savour for their figures.
Does the Dukan diet really work, or is it just another one of those impractical fad diets that come and go?
Strangely, none of the celebrities who are currently hailing this new diet were actually badly overweight in the first place! This would seem to strongly suggest that the Dukan diet is not all about getting rid of unwanted weight, but it is also about a trying to obtain a healthier lifestyle.
How does the Dukan diet work? The main theory behind the Dukan diet is it: recommends an intake of forty/thirty/thirty/percent ratios of carbohydrates, fat and protein.
This means is the Dukan diet is basically a low carbohydrate diet. Very low carbohydrate diets such as the 500 calorie diet have consistently been reputed to be dangerous, by many experts. However, the Dukan diet is not as restrictive as some other more hardcore low carb diets the Atkins diet.
However, statistics have been proven many times over time that dieters who follow low carb fad diets will usually regain their original starting weight (and often more) back within a very short period of time. Why? Well, the main reason behind this is that diets such as the Dukan diet, low GI diet and 500 calorie are almost impossible to maintain for any reasonable length of time - without adverse health risks.
To survive well our bodies need a supply of carbohydrates and if you don't get them our bodies will continue to crave carbs until you finally give up and submit. And then once you have given up, because your body is now no longer used to these high calorie carbohydrates, they can cause you to expand like an over stuffed balloon, eventually putting on more weight than what you initially started with!
The French Dukan diet seems to work well for certain people. But it success is a matter of finding the correct balance between following the diet to the letter T, or deviating slightly from it time to include some vital life supporting nutrients that are needed to keep you fit and healthy.
As with any diet plan you embark on, and particulary a very low carb diet such as the 500 calorie diet it is always wise to seek advise from your doctor or other specialist before you start, just to make sure that the diet you choose will not be detrimental or cause an adverse effect to your health and wellness.