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The Dukan Diet Cookbook, the Essential Companion to the International Diet Sensation and #1 New York Times Bestselling Diet Book, Debuts in U.S.

(March 27, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/12 -- The Dukan Diet (Crown Archetype, On-Sale April 2011), has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 24 weeks, including five weeks at the #1 spot. With over 400,000 copies in print in the United States, a robust online coaching program Dukan Diet Coaching, and continued buzz as readers achieve and maintain their weight loss goals, the Dukan Diet is recognized as a diet sensation. And as millions of Dukan Dieters around the world know, delicious food and permanent weight loss can go hand in hand. Now comes the North American debut of THE DUKAN DIET COOKBOOK (Crown Archetype, On-Sale Tuesday, March 27, 2012) -- already an international bestseller -- the must-have resource for making the Dukan Diet successful and delicious.

Developed by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent 40 years helping people to lose weight, the Dukan Diet rejects counting calories and promises permanent weight loss while allowing adherents to eat as much as they like, and to benefit from highly personalized online coaching to help them achieve and maintain their weight loss goals.

In this innovative, stand-alone cookbook, Dukan's method is outlined in detail for newcomers to the program. His famous "100 Natural Foods" list is also included, making it easy for beginners to get started, and many of the "Dr. Dukan-approved" products such as top-quality Dukan Diet Organic Oat Bran and Shirataki Noodles are found at the online Dukan store,

"I did not conceive this book as a traditional cookbook, focusing solely on flavor and pleasure, but rather as a companion to my Dukan Diet plan -- a book full not just of delicious recipes, but of delicious recipes that fit with my golden rules and that use the 100 foods that are allowable on my diet," said Dr. Dukan from the Preface.

The Dukan Diet is a high-protein, low fat, low cholesterol approach to weight loss that follows four steps: two steps to lose weight (Attack and Cruise phases) and two steps to keep it off forever (the Consolidation and Stabilization phases). Once dieters have calculated their "True Weight," they begin the Dukan Attack phase (only lean, unlimited protein supplemented by a delicious oat bran galette are consumed from two to seven days) followed by the Cruise phase (followers alternate days of pure protein with days of protein combined with vegetables until they gradually reach their desired weight).

The Consolidation phase is precisely engineered to prevent the rebound effect (unlimited protein and vegetables are allowed with other reintroduced foods, such as fruit, cheese, and bread, along with two portions of starches and two weekly celebration meals). Dieters stay on this phase for 5 days for every pound lost. The Stabilization phase is the final, maintenance stage of the plan (devotees return to eat whatever they want without regaining the weight provided that they follow 3 simple rules, including one day per week of eating unlimited lean protein for the rest of their lives).

THE DUKAN DIET COOKBOOK provides 350 hunger-satisfying recipes for the Attack and Cruise Phases that offer pleasure, flavor and variety on the Dukan Diet. From Crispy Chicken Wings and Ham Soufflé to Turkey Meatballs with Rosemary and Mint, Mussels Provençal and Curried Turnip Soup to Flourless Chocolate Cake and a scrumptious Vanilla Cookie -- plus all-new recipes for Shirataki Noodles -- the recipes in this book prove you don't have to put culinary delights on hold to get great results!

THE DUKAN DIET COOKBOOK is the must-have companion for anyone on the diet. You'll never feel hungry and never have to count a single calorie.

DR. PIERRE DUKAN is a French medical doctor with 40 years of experience in clinical nutrition. While he began his medical career specializing in neurology, Dr. Dukan discovered and refined his successful weight loss formula while working with his patients to adjust their diets. Since then, he has spent his career helping people lose weight and keep it off forever.

By Dr. Pierre Dukan
ISBN: 978-0-307-98673-3
Crown Archetype
$26.00, Hardcover
On-Sale Date: March 27, 2012
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About Dukan Diet
The Dukan Method is a high-protein, low-fat, low-carb diet designed for healthy eating and lifelong weight management. Created by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor with over 40 years of experience in clinical nutrition and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight. 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever, the Dukan Diet program offers unique and personalized weight loss coaching, as well as a variety of food products at The Dukan Diet book has sold more than eight million copies worldwide. To learn more about the Dukan Diet, please visit or find Dukan Diet on Facebook or Twitter.

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