THE DIET

The Diet

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Oat bran

P. Dukan recommend us to eat daily during the diet the oat bran. But what are this?

Oat bran is the outer husk of the oat grain. There are three main parts to cereal grains: the bran, germ, and endosperm. What means this?

The bran is designed to protect the grain until it can sprout, providing fiber and nutrition to the growing plant until it can support itself. The germ is a small, nutrient rich area which is often extracted along with the bran, the fiber-rich outer husk of the grain. The endosperm is the part of the grain used to make things like white flour, and it is the largest part of the grain.

This will gently improve your digestion. When the oat bran comes into contact with water, they swells up and occupies twenty to thirty times its volume in the stomach, creating a feeling of saturation.  Another property of the oat bran is the intestinal caloric loss. The presence of oat bran in the intestinal bolus leads to modest calorie loss but can be repeated over the very long term.

So, don`t forget to eat oat bran daily:

-          1 ½ tablespoon each Attack day;

-          2 tablespoon each Cruise and Consolidation day;

-          3 tablespoon in Stabilization Phase.

Remember not to exceed this recommendations  because a higher quantity of oat bran eaten daily may induce the stagnation into your diet!

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Attack Phase

The first phase on the Dukan diet is the Attack, the pure proteins phase.
The number of days for this phase will vary according to your age, your weight and how much you want to lose and how many diets you have tried before. But Dukan gives us some ideas:
- To lose under 10 pounds – a single day may be enough;
- To lose under 20 pounds – three days it is enough;
- To lose between 20 and 40 pounds – the Attack phase should last five days;
- To lose over 40 pounds – seven up to ten days (but you must see a doctor to approve the diet).
First of all you must be well informed about this diet, and so you will not fail during this period. Read carefully the list of allowed foods and make yourself a shopping list for the ones you enjoy eating. Also, remember that you can eat as often as you want and never skip a meal. Drink a lot and drink every time you eat. You should drink at least 1,5 litres of water per day.
What can you eat during this phase?