5 Dangerous Forms of Diet That Might Kill You

2. Dukan Diet

The Dukan Diet plan is known around the world as “Princess Diet”. It is a protein based diet designed by Pierre Dukan. When the book containing these tips was launched, it was sold worldwide in 14 different languages. The diet was divided into four phases; they were attack phase, cruise phase, consolidation phase and permanent stabilization phase.

Dukan diet eliminates carbs, fruits and vegetables during the first phase of the diet program. In the attack phase lean proteins must be consumed in large quantities and this phase would last from 2 to 7 days. The diet also includes an exercise for 20 minutes.

During the second and third phase, little amount of carbs are added along with the normal diet. And the last phase gives an option to eat all normal foods but on time table basis. Dukan in his book also offers tips to people who regain weight after this program. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Gisele Bundchen have said this diet was helpful to them.

The Dukan diet plan guarantees fast fat loss and no food cravings with a series of health complications as a package. When there is lack of carbs in the early stages it may lead to insomnia and nausea. On the long run this may lead to nutritional deficiencies, causing health problems like premature ageing, cancer, and heart problems.