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How can a protein-rich diet help my skin and muscle tone?

Pierre Dukan
Nutrition & Dietetics
The skin’s elastic tissue, as well as muscle, is made up essentially of proteins. A diet lacking in proteins forces the body to use its own muscles and the skin’s proteins, so the skin loses its elasticity. Combined, these effects cause aging of the skin, the hair, and even one’s general appearance, which friends and family soon notice, and which can be enough to make you stop the diet early.

Conversely, a protein-rich diet and, even more so, a diet made up exclusively of proteins like the Dukan Diet’s Attack phase, has no reason to attack the body’s reserves because the body is being given massive protein supplies. Under these conditions, the weight loss is rapid, muscle firmness is maintained, and the skin glows, allowing you to lose weight without looking older.
The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever

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Devised by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight, the Dukan Diet rejects counting calories and promises permanent weight loss while allowing...

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