The Dukan Diet – also known as the Princess Diet – has fast become one of the most talked about diet plans in the UK, after slimming expert Dr Pierre Dukan penned the weight-loss programme in 2000.
Since then, the Dukan Diet guru has sold more than 12 million copies of his book – and gained followers from all over the world.
The diet plan works in four phases – the Dukan Diet attack phase, during which just 72 high protein foods are allowed; the cruise phase, which alternates protein-only with non-starchy vegetables; the consolidation phase, which introduces two searchings of starchy foods per week; and the stabilisation phase, during which you eat normally, but have just protein on one day a week. Fewer carbs, more protein: It’s as simple as that.
The best bit, though? You can still indulge in some delicious foodie treats and are even allowed ‘celebration meals’ of your choice once the first Dukan Diet stages are out of the way. A diet that doesn’t restrict – now that’s our kind of meal plan.