The Consolidation phase is the third phase of the Dukan Diet. It marks the end of the weight loss phases after the Cruise phase, and retains the base of Proteins and Vegetables, plus a gradual reintroduction of starchier foods. The objective of the Dukan Diet Consolidation phase is to preserve and maintain your True Weight reached at the end of the Cruise phase.
This third phase of the Dukan Diet marks the transition between the strict food list and spontaneity. The Consolidation phase lasts 5 days for every pound lost, and corresponds to the time during which your body is still vulnerable to rebound weight gain. Completion of the phase will ensure that you will maintain your weight loss.
The seven steps of the Nutritional Stairs clearly show how the Dukan Diet Consolidation phase will become your new healthy eating plan and, step by step, will become a habit for life.
BASE: the 1st and 2nd steps are represented by the unlimited 100 allowed foods (Proteins and Vegetables), plus 1 serving of lamb and roast pork weekly. You are now allowed to use uncured cooked ham, and are not limited to extra lean.
Add the following foods to this base in ascending order:
*Excluding bananas, grapes, figs, and cherries.
**A Celebration Meal includes 1 appetizer, 1 entrée, 1 dessert and 1 glass of wine. You may only have one serving of each item.
Use the Dukan Diet consolidation phase to develop your culinary skills with Dukan Cooking!
Protein Thursday or PP Thursday, is your insurance policy for maintaining your True Weight. Do not skip this rule or you may experience rebound weight gain. Also make sure maintain physical activity – take a brisk walk for 25 minutes daily.
The Dukan Diet Consolidation phase is one of the most important of the 4 phases, which will help you maintain your True Weight permanently.
The Dukan Diet is a comprehensive, healthy weight loss plan, structured in 4 phases: 2 phases to lose weight and two steps maintain your True Weight. Following all 4 phases is completely is critical. It is the exact following of the third and fourth phases of the Dukan Diet, the Consolidation and Stabilization phases, which determine if you will maintain your True Weight for life.