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Pierre Dukan Protal Plan – Nutrition Facts

Calories are not all equal..

[digg-reddit-me]Indeed, it has been proven that 100 calories coming from sugar, oil or seafood are not treated the same by our bodies. Calories are coming from 3 distinct nutriments.

Carbohydrates

Refined sugars and its pairs, sweets, candies… are almost pure carbohydrates, rich and quickly assimilated by our bodies. Starches, even if they don’t taste as sugary, are extremely rich in carbohydrates. Starches includes breads, crackers, cereals, pasta, potatoes, lentils, beans… Bananas, grapes and cherries are among the fruits with the most carbohydrates. Obviously wine and all alcohols are not your friends there.
Carbohydrates provide 4 calories per grams directly assimilated.

Lipids

Lipids are definitely your enemies. There are 2 main sources of lipids: animal and vegetal. You’ll find them typically in their almost pure stage in delicatessens, pate, sausages and so on, but also in the meat, like lamb, goose and duck. Beef is normally way leaner. Vegetal lipids are mainly found in oils (olive, sunflowers, peanuts etc).
Lipids provide 9 calories per grams that get assimilated slightly slower than carbohydrates.

Proteins

Proteins are mainly coming from animals and most specifically their meat. Horse meat contains the most protein. Beef meat, although slightly fattier, are extremely good sources of proteins. Again, lamb, pork, goose and duck have too much lipids to be considered a good source of protein. All the seafood, fishes, shrimp, crab, scallops are very lean and with a good amount of proteins. Eggs are good although, ideally, you should eat only the white…yuck
Proteins provide 4 calories per grams that get assimilated very slowly (at least 3 hours).

Let’s do some maths

Because of the protein molecules size, our body needs to spend some energy to digest them. Typically, to extract 100 calories out of proteins, our body has to spend 30 calories (vs 12 calories for the lipids and 7 calories for the carbohydrates). Also, take into consideration that only 50% of the proteins are really assimilable, the rest is pure waste. So a 100g beef steak will provide only 200 calories (100g * 4 cal * 50%) that will require 60 calories to get assimilated…hence your net calories intake will be only 140 calories….which is the equivalent of a spoon of olive oil that we’re pouring so easily onto our salads…
Calories intakes (100g)
Calories assimilated (100g)
Calories diet efficiency (100g)

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  7. daniela galli
    May 26, 2009

    buongiorno, sono la proprietaria di un franchisor di centri
    benessere in italia, sono interessata alla dieta del dr. Pierre
    Dukan, da poter inserire in un ns. programma di dimagrimento, che si svolge in 4 fasi:
    – detossinazione e apertura pori della pelle con sauna iniziale di 10/15 min.
    – perdita di peso con gel dimagrante in ” termocoperta o coconice”,perdite dal 600 ad 1 kg. per seduta.
    – massaggio/rimodellamento del corpo
    – ideal- body 8 ( ns. apparecchio per la riduzione localizzata con sinergie adeguate.
    abbiamo bisogno di una dieta per il ns. trattamento, che
    riesca a mantenere il peso tra 1 seduta e l’altra.
    frequenza delle sedute 2/3 volte a settimana.
    ho sentito parlare della dieta del 9, e della dieta del 20.
    le quali potrebbero andare bene per noi.
    chiedo, gentilmente, dove le posso scaricare da internet, oppure, se mi dite in quale libro le posso trovare.
    con i miei piu’ sentiti ringraziamenti, porgo distinti saluti.
    DR. GALLI DANIELA
    TEL. E FAX: 02/365 45 268
    CELL: 333/89 84 316

  8. allanon
    May 26, 2009

    Ciao Daniela,

    È possibile acquistare il libro da Internet – per esempio per Amazon.com (qui è un link: “http://www.amazon.com/Je-Sais-Pas-Maigrir-French/dp/229033295X/ref=sr_1_1?ie = UTF8 & s = books & qid = 1243338766 & sr = 1-1”. Il problema è che il libro è in francese. Ho cercato di trovare una versione in lingua inglese per un lungo tempo, ma senza successo.

    Per quanto riguarda il libro di Pierre Dukan, è scritto molto bene e la dieta piano di lavoro è abbastanza buono, senza effetti collaterali a condizione che il piano di dieta è seguita rigorosamente.

    Vi è un altro libro che Dukan chiamato “Il cibo valutatore” e si è tradotto in inglese. Ecco un link per: “http://www.amazon.com/First-Food-Evaluator-Pierre-Dukan/dp/2951771401/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243338766&sr=1-2”

    Spero che questo aiuta.
    A giudicare dalla mia esperienza, dalla dieta, vorrei dire che funziona meglio in combinazione con esercizi regolari.

    Grazie e non esitate a scrivere se si ha bisogno del nostro aiuto.

    —- English ———

    Hello Daniela,

    You can purchase the book from the Internet – for Amazon.com for example (here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/Je-Sais-Pas-Maigrir-French/dp/229033295X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243338766&sr=1-1). The problem is that the book is in French. I have been trying to find an English version for a long time but without success.

    Concerning Pierre Dukan’s book, it is very well written and the dieting plan is working quite good without any side effects provided that the diet plan is followed strictly.

    There is another Dukan book which called “The food evaluator” and it is translated in English. Here is a link for it: http://www.amazon.com/First-Food-Evaluator-Pierre-Dukan/dp/2951771401/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243338766&sr=1-2

    I hope this helps.
    Judging from my experience from the diet, I would say that it works best combined with regular exercises.

    Thank you and feel free to write if you need our assitance.

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