The diet Staircase for Dukan: rules, menu, reviews

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Express diet Dukan – this is one of the latest methods of weight loss, designed by a famous French dietician. The author of the program called it very original: “Food staircase: the second front”. Pierre Dukan also published a new book in which he described the fundamental principles of this dietary scheme.

“Stairs” – not such a rigid food program, as the protein method of weight loss, presented by the same author. The average weight loss rate per week is about 700 grams. The name “Ladder” diet was due to the fact that it is divided into 7 conditional steps. Each step is a 1 day in a weight loss program. Every new day, a nutritionist allows you to enter the product according to 1, so the menu gradually expands.

Weekly diet is built according to the following plan:

The first day of the week is Monday, the diet should consist exclusively of protein products. The doctor allows you to eat lean meats. On this day, under an absolute ban, lamb, beef or pork, as well as meat semi-finished products. You can eat dairy products that have a low-calorie content (exception – cheeses). Yogurts containing sugar, fruit or other additives cannot be included in the menu.

On the second day, you can vary your menu with vegetables. Any vegetable food is allowed, except for potatoes, beets, and carrots. You can fill vegetables with soy sauce and lemon juice. Vegetable oil is not used, the same applies to mayonnaise.

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On Wednesday, you can include two any fruits on the menu. Under the ban: grapes, mangoes, figs, bananas, dates and dried fruits. It is necessary to limit the portion of fruits to 150 grams per day.

The fourth day involves expanding the menu with bread. Preference should be given to bread baked from the wheat flour of the highest grade, but without the addition of sugar and yeast. For a day you can eat no more than 60 g of bread. Fruits should also be limited, on Thursday they are eaten no more than 100.

The fifth day can be called cheese since the author of the technique allows you to eat in addition to the main products a piece of cheese weighing no more than 50 g. Prefer to eat homemade cheese. The fat content of hard cheese should not exceed 20%.

On Saturday, the menu can be considered quite diverse. On this day it is allowed to eat a portion of cereal, macaroni from hard wheat varieties or a dish of beans. The portion should not weigh more than 150 g.

The last day of the week has a menu as varied as possible. It is allowed to eat all foods except sweets, fatty and fried foods, semi-finished products. You can drink a glass of wine. Abuse of large amounts of food should not be.

The duration of the “Staircase” Dukan

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With regard to the duration of the “Stairs” Dukan, it can be practiced depending on how many people want to lose excess weight. Bran is a must-have product. They should be consumed throughout the whole process of losing weight.

It is equally important to go for walks, which is a day should take half an hour or more. The author of the technique teaches his followers not to abandon the diet immediately after they manage to achieve the desired results. Otherwise, the weight can very quickly return.

It is necessary to achieve the stabilization of body weight correctly. Each weight dropped per kilogram must be multiplied by 10 days. That is, if a person discards 3 kg, then for him during the 30 days it is necessary to eat those products that are allowed on the sixth day of the “Stairs”. It is important 1 once a week to arrange an unloading protein day and daily use oat bran. We must not forget about walking, which is the “Stabilization” phase in the “Ladder” diet should last at least 20 minutes per day.

Who will approach the Dukan Express diet?

Express diet Dukan can be recommended to the following categories of citizens:

People who adhered to any diet and successfully lost weight, but it is partially returned. It is possible to get rid of the kilograms you use the proposed express diet if you do not want to switch to a full-fledged weight loss program.

People who are not able to limit themselves for a long time in the use of their favorite food.

People who want to lose weight smoothly and without harm to their own health.

People who have the risks of exacerbation of chronic diseases due to compliance with more stringent diets.

Women who want to lose weight after childbirth and no longer breastfeed the baby.

To adolescents with excessive body weight.

Eating foods during the express diet Dukan can be products that are presented below.

Meat: beef (steak, tenderloin, roast beef, tongue, escalope), veal (kidney and liver), ham from turkey, chicken and pork, basturma and jerky.

Рыба: catfish, cod, halibut, hake, haddock, flounder, dorado, saury, pike, mullet, trout, sprat, sardines, carp, tuna, sturgeon, salmon, stingray.

Seafood: Crab sticks, crab meat, sea fish caviar, scallops, squid, lobsters, oysters, mussels, cuttlefish, crawfish, lobster, sea urchin, trumpeter, shrimp.

Poultry meat: chicken, ostrich meat, turkey, quail, guinea fowl, chicken liver.

Eggs: quail and quail.

Dairy products: all low-fat cheeses, cottage cheese. Kefir, milk, yogurt, processed cheese, curd cheese with 0% fat.

Vegetables: beets, carrots, zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, soy, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, pumpkin, sorrel, cucumber, chicory, celery, onion, green bean, turnip. Colored cabbage, broccoli, white cabbage, kohlrabi, Brussels, red and other varieties.

Physical stress should be regular. Walk on foot should be at least 20 minutes a day.

To burn a maximum of kilocalories, you need to abandon the use of an elevator and an escalator. On the stairs, you need to climb on foot.

On the first day of the diet “Ladder” in the body receives very little fiber, so you should definitely drink at least 1500 ml of water.

Drinking regimen should be observed throughout the diet. For a day you need to drink about 2 liters of water. This volume includes teas, liquid from soups, juices.

Oat bran should be entered into the daily menu on a mandatory basis. They help to normalize digestion, cleanse the intestines and have sufficient nutritional value.

When the desired result is achieved, it must be secured. You should adhere to proper nutrition for a certain time period (10 days for each kilogram lost). These days are considered fixing.

The menu can consist of the following dishes:

Fruits and vegetables (except grapes and bananas);

Low-fat cheese – 1 serving;

Whole-wheat bread – 2 slices;

Products containing starch – no more than 200 g per day.

First day. Monday. Protein food under the menu phase “Attack”.

A glass of yogurt with the addition of bran. Cottage cheese with stevia.

Two boiled eggs.

Chicken drumstick without skin.

Cutlets from minced fish with bran.

Second day. Tuesday. Protein-vegetable day on the menu phase “Cruise”.

Omelet with tomatoes and green beans.

A glass of yogurt with bran.

Broccoli, steamed. Cutlets from chicken meat are steam.

Chicken giblets stewed with carrots and onions.

The third day. Wednesday. The protein-vegetable day with the addition of fruits under the menu phase “Consolidation”.

Casserole from cottage cheese with an apple.

Boiled chicken egg, pepper.

Beef tenderloin goulash. Ragout from cabbage.

A glass of yogurt. An Apple.

Fish baked in the oven. Vegetable Salad.

Fourth day. Thursday. Menu with a predominance of protein foods, supplemented with fruits, vegetables and whole grain bread (no more than 60 g).

Cheesemakers with the addition of bran. A glass of yogurt.

Yogurt, a piece of bread.

Borscht, cooked on chicken broth, chicken fillet boiled.

Cottage cheese with orange.

Mushroom soup with vegetables.

Fifth day. Friday. In addition to the products allowed on Thursday, you can add cheese.

Bread with cheese. Pear.

Sandwich with tomatoes and chicken.

Vegetable soup. Cutlets beef.

Rolls of chicken, vegetables on the grill, egg.

Sixth day. Saturday. The menu is complemented with pasta or cereal.

Oatmeal porridge. An Apple.

A glass of yogurt. Cottage cheese.

Peppers with vegetable filling. Chicken drumstick.

Cheese casserole. Pear.

Fish soup. Cabbage salad.

Seventh day. Sunday. You can 1 once a day to eat any product that you want.

Oatmeal. Two eggs.

A glass of yogurt. Bran.

Pasta with minced meat. Cheesecake.

Salad of vegetables, grilled meat, a glass of wine.

Of the shortcomings of the express diet “Staircase” from Pierre Dukan, the following points can be singled out:

Since protein products contain insufficient amounts of fiber, this can lead to disruption in the functioning of the intestine.

It is possible to increase the level of cholesterol in the blood, which also provokes an abundance of protein foods.

You can not adhere to the diet “Ladder” with the following conditions of the body:

  • Atony and dyskinesia of the intestine.
  • Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum.
  • Period of the bearing of the child.
  • Stage of pregnancy planning.
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Miriam Josey
Miriam Josey is an RD and expert in healthy diets and sustainable lifestyles. She has a B.S from Cal State (Nutritional Science) and an M.S. from the University of Southern California (Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity). Miriam’s professional chef certificate allows her to develop rich, non-restrictive diets for weight loss.


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