Here's the real reason French women don't get fat. Devised by Dr Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight permanently, The Dukan Diet is the culmination of 35 years clinical experience. Without any of the usual marketing hype, The Dukan Diet swept across France, championed by the people who had successfully lost weight following the diet. It is now estimated that the Dukan community numbers over 5 million people in France.
Easy to follow with no calorie counting, The Dukan Diet offers clear, simple guidelines; menu planners; and delicious recipes for long-term success.
Beyond its immense success in France, The Dukan Diet has been adopted by 20 countries and translated into 10 languages. Many international observers agree that this is the method most likely to put a stop to the world's weight problems.
©2010 Dr Pierre Dukan (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Firstly I have to admit that I bought this audiobook with no real intention of following the diet- I just wanted to know what it was about.
Basically it's a low-carb diet -though Dukan discusses none of the scientific 'anti-carb' ideas about insulin and so on. His is more a 'calories in/ calories out' approach- with some interesting ideas of how to burn off extra calories- cold showers, for instance.
On the whole he had some good ideas- particularly interesting was his idea about the importance people stablising at their new, lower weight, and fighting the body's urge to regain the fat as quickly as possible.
It has to be said that it does not make a good audio book. Firstly it's much too repeatative, secondly it has a long section of recipes which simply doesn't 'work' as audio.
The reading was good, but the sound was rather thin and a bit headachey when heard through earphones.
In short, buy the book if you want to follow the diet.
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