Le Slim Fast
The hottest French gastronomic import is a platter piled with steak, fish, chicken, or eggs and a sprinkling of oat bran—the menu for the “Attack” phase of the Dukan Diet. Created by French nutritionist Pierre Dukan, the diet is quickly gaining converts (who call themselves Dukanians) for its rapid pound-shedding results. Despite its Atkinsean undertones, Dukan is different. No bacon here; all protein must be lean, and after the aforementioned “Attack,” the “Cruise” phase allows veggies into the mix. “Consolidation” preps for the resumption of a balanced diet, and the final leg, “Stabilization,” is the return to menu normalcy—or as normal as life can be with every Thursday being “Attack” day for the rest of your life. dukandiet.co.uk.
Illustrations by Joanna Neborsky