The Dukan diet contains 4 phases, or phases, as he calls them nutritionist.

During the first phase - "Attack", you can eat veal, beef, white meat chicken or Turkey (without the skin), kidney, liver, fish, seafood, eggs and dairy products with zero fat content. All products can be mixed together. For normal operation the bowel should be consumed, oat and wheat bran. Mandatory condition of diet is daily drinking simple filtered water at least 2 liters, otherwise you can break the kidneys.

If you want to "clean" less than 10 kg, the phase of "Attack" should be followed for 3 days, from 10 to 20 kg up to 5 days, from 20 to 30 kg is 7 days, more than 30 kg – up to 10 days.

The next phase is the "Alternating" includes all of the above products of the first phase plus added vegetables: cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, asparagus, spinach, green beans, mushrooms, celery, zucchini, eggplant, carrots, peppers, beets.

Phase title says. Its main idea is alternating days of protein (meat) with protein and vegetable days. The scheme of interleaving is set by losing weight. If you need to lose less than 10 kg, you can eat 1 day protein, the second protein and vegetables or 2 after 2. With excessive weight more than 10 kg, it is better to set a diet of 3 in 3 days, more than 20 kg – 5 through 5. The scheme of alternation at any time you can change.

Once you have achieved the desired result, be sure to implement a phase of "Consolidation", otherwise all weight will return. The main idea of this phase is consolidation of a new weight and avoid regaining lost pounds. The duration of this phase depends entirely on the amount of weight loss. Each lost pounds involves 10 days of consolidation.

During this phase you can eat all foods phase 1 and phase 2, and also 1 serving of fruit daily (except cherries, bananas, grapes), 40 g of cheese, 2 slices of bread a day. In a week you can afford 2 servings of starchy (pasta, potatoes, beans, rice, peas). In addition, twice a week (not 2 days in a row) to eat anything.

After completion of all phases, you can return to a normal diet. However, weekly to arrange a protein day, every day to eat 3 tablespoons of bran and drink at least 1.5 liters of water.

This article is exploratory in nature with the diet Pierre Ducane. For those who are interested in this method, suggest to buy the book the French nutritionist, "I can't lose weight", which can more thoroughly acquainted with the principles of the Dukan food.