The Dukan Diet

  • by Pierre Dukan
  • Narrated by Nicholas Bell
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The number-one international best-selling diet book, now available in North America.
Devised by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight, the Dukan Diet rejects counting calories and promises permanent weight loss while allowing adherents to eat as much as they like.
Originally published in 2000, The Dukan Diet swept across France, championed by people who successfully lost weight following its unique four-phase regime. The Dukan Diet has helped millions in France, where it has been number-one for more than 10 years and adopted in 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, Poland, Korea, and Brazil. All together, The Dukan Diet has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.
The Diet: 4 Easy Steps to Permanent Weight Loss
Phase one: Attack
Using Dr. Dukan's True Weight calculator, dieters determine a reasonable and healthy weight loss goal. Then they begin the Dukan Attack phase a two-to-seven-day period, during which only unlimited lean protein and a daily Oat bran galette (or pancake) are consumed and dramatic weight loss is achieved.
Phase Two: Cruise
Dieters alternate days of unlimited lean protein with days of protein combined with healthful vegetables until they reach their True Weight.
Phase Three: Consolidation
Dieters stay on this phase for five days for every pound lost. At this point the diet allows unlimited protein and vegetables, and other foods (such as cheese and bread) are reintroduced. Dieters are also allowed two weekly celebration meals to stave off boredom.
Phase Four: Stabilization
This is the maintenance portion of the plan, in which followers are allowed to eat whatever they like without regaining weight – provided that they follow three unbreakable rules, including eating only unlimited lean protein one set day per week.
For each phase, The Dukan Diet offers clear simple guidelines for long-term success. The Dukan Diet is the perfect diet for people who want fast weight loss, that can be maintained without counting calories or weighing portions.


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Customer Reviews

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Great book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would and have suggested this audio book to others.
The only down-side of it being in audio format is that the recipes were a very tedious chapter and odd to listen to, so I skipped that one part....

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- debra

It works!

What did you love best about The Dukan Diet?

A lifetime of dieting brings me to some of the same conclusions as Dr Dukan.
His plan worked for both my husband and myself. We both lost over 35 lbs and have been able to keep it off.
The book is an invaluable tool and i suggest that people who might go on this plan keep it close at hand for inspiration and reference.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dukan Diet?

After the first couple of weeks the scales told the story. Dr Dukan's Plan really does work!

Which character – as performed by Nicholas Bell – was your favorite?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


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- cathi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-18-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio