The Dukan Diet is quickly gaining notoriety as one of the surest ways to lose weight and keep it off for good. The Dukan Diet’s creator, Dr. Peirre Dukan, studied and modified his diet method with his own patients for 25 years before he originally published it in 2000. It has become the number 1 diet in France, and in April of 2011, the book based on the diet was released to North America to much fanfare. It has had extensive publicity since rumors of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kate Middleton were using it to lose weight.

Nutritionists hate The Dukan Diet because it doesn’t promote a balanced diet, but there are many doctors who support it as a short-term weight loss method.

If you follow the diet correctly and pay special attention to the amount of water you drink, the health risks are minimal. Just remember to return to a healthy and balanced diet after you have achieved your goal – you don’t want the weight to come back!

To know more about The Dukan Diet, here is an article by Samantha Caldwell who is a weight loss coach and has been providing her clients over the years with successful weight loss strategies. Comment and share the article and let me know what you think.

If 5 million people are losing weight with The Dukan Diet, will it work for you too?

Although Dr. Pierre Dukan began working with his patients to lose weight 30 years ago, The Dukan Diet really started spreading through word of mouth 10 years ago when Dukan first published his ideas in France, his home country.

What is it that 5 million people like about the Dukan diet and makes it unique?

It promises lightning fast results
Provides a special formula to create permanent weight loss
Works on the idea that the body has a hard time gaining weight eating only one food group
How does The Dukan Diet get lighting fast results?

Pierre Dukan believes the only way to have lasting weight loss is to see encouraging results immediately. His methods focus on losing weight by eating 100 pure foods, most of which are lean protein. According to Dukan, the perfect formula to get fat is to eat a balanced diet of 50 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent fats, and 20 percent protein (a formula resembling mother’s milk).

The Dukan Diet has grown in popularity in France and 20 other countries. It’s outstanding results come from the theory that eating only one food group (protein in this case) makes it hard to gain weight and causes you to burn fat at a lightning speed.

Dukan got his start helping people lose weight back in the 1970s when one of his patients came to him with the complaint that he had tried everything to lose weight and was willing to do whatever Dukan told him as long as he didn’t have to give up meat.

Dukan obliged by putting his patient on a lean meat diet, which went against everything Dukan had learned in school and read about nutrition.

But Dukan’s patient lost weight at a rate of a pound a day and kept it off for the first time in his life. Dukan spent the next 30 years honing his methods and working with his patients to come up with what he thinks is the winning formula or “the promised land,” as he calls it.

By putting his patients on a plan with four mini diets, the first which focuses on eating protein rich foods, Dukan found they were happier, healthier, and most importantly for looks, thinner with glowing skin.

Naysayers of The Dukan Diet claim there is no science to back up his plan, but Dukan insists his methods will work for you and has 30 years of case studies to supplement his methods.

What is science, after all, besides guessing and checking?