When Kate Middleton walked down the aisle last Friday, little did she know that she was providing a fresh boost to the already popular Dukan Diet that already has got some celebrity names linked to it. The Duchess of Cambridge is reported to have lost two sizes after following the diet prior to her wedding to Prince William. The Dukan Diet was developed by a French doctor Pierre Dukan in 2000 and some of the biggest names in the glamour world, including Penelope Cruz and Giselle Bundchen, are reported to follow the diet. The Dukan Diet is divided into four phases; Attack, Cruise, Consolidation and Stabilization. In the first phase, which is around one to 10 days long depending on your weight loss target, you are not allowed to eat anything apart from lean protein, oat brain and lots of water. The second phase involves additional oat brain and small amounts of non-starchy vegetables on alternate days. In the Consolidation phase, the user gets to eat two slices of bread, an apple and a slice of cheese along with two "celebratory" meals wherein he can eat anything he wants to. The final phase allows the dieter to eat a number of other food items, including fried chicken. While the Dukan Diet does provide quick results, a number of health experts are not impressed by it, with some believing it to be similar to other diets but "repackaged" in some other form while others express concern that the diet could lead to a number of health problems including diabetes. Source: Medindia << PTSD Risk High in Soldiers Who Already Have Mental Issues Grant Relating to Ban on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexua... >> Recommended Reading Diet Guidelines for Healthy Snacking Due to busy lifestyles, food holds the least amount of importance for many of us. Healthy snacking is not as simple as it sounds. It involves thorough understanding of what, when and how to eat. READ MORE Diet Pills Diet pills are flooding the market by millions. The positive side of diet pills to most people is that they achieve their objective of losing weight. Medical reviews are against the use of diet pills. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Hunger Fullness and Weight Control An erratic way of eating or any metabolic disturbance in the hunger fullness signals is one of the major causes of obesity. READ MORE Lifestyle Modification: No Big Deal! Simple and practically possible lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in improving our health status without actually putting much effort. READ MORE Macrobiotic Diet Macrobiotics is an Oriental theory that lays down guidelines for promoting well-being and longevity through systematic diet consisting mainly of whole grains and beans. READ MORE Negative Calorie Diet The History of dieting probably dates back to the year 1807. It was believed that King William suddenly felt the urge to lose weight after he found it difficult to ride his horse due to weight gain. READ MORE The Cabbage Diet The plausible reason that can be sited is the inherent low calorie property of cabbage. READ MORE Weight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work? Hypnosis indirectly helps with weight loss by altering the consciousness through suggestions and imagery to a more positive state. READ MORE Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts The importance of eating food and the physiological, psychological and social functions of food. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Indian Medical Journals More News on: Diet PillsThe Cabbage DietNegative Calorie DietBulimia NervosaWhy Do We Eat - Nutrition FactsDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseMacrobiotic DietLifestyle Modification: No Big Deal!Hunger Fullness and Weight ControlWeight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work?