Dr. Pierre Dukan

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Specialties:

  • Nutrition & Dietetics

Affiliation:

  • Author

Location:

  • New York, NY

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    What foods can help control blood pressure?

    Foods that help control blood pressure include potassium-rich veggies such as :1,309 mg - Beet Greens (1 cup), 960 mg - Swiss Chard (1 cup, cooked), 839 mg - Spinach (1 cup), 784 mg - Kelp (Kombu) seaweed (7 grams), 635 mg - Crimini Mushrooms (5 oz), 595 mg - Artichoke (1 cup) and 547 mg - Dulse...Read More
  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    Do carbohydrates cause weight gain?

    High-carbohydrate foods that sabotage diets include:
    • White sugar and all its derivatives, such as candy and other sweets, as they are pure carbohydrates and absorbed very quickly. 
    • Starchy foods, even if they do not taste sweet, are just as rich in carbohydrates. They include flour products (bread,
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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    What is my ideal weight?

    By definition, each person’s True Weight is personal. For starters, it must take a person’s age and gender into account. For example, we know that with each decade, a woman’s stable weight needs to be increased by 1.8 pounds and a man’s by 2.6 pounds. Furthermore, a person’s needs, and especially the likelihood of achieving a certain weight, will differ between

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    What's a good weight-loss plan?

    The Dukan Diet is a high-protein, low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet designed for healthy eating and lifelong weight management. Created by myself, Dr. Pierre Dukan, I am a French medical doctor who's spent over 35 years helping people to successfully lose weight. The Dukan Diet discards counting calories and allows

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    How can glucomannan help with weight loss?

    Yes, glucomannan (or konjac) can aid weight loss as it helps keep the dieter full. You can use the powder, capsules or consume them as a noodle (Shirataki Noodles).

    The soluble fiber found in Shirataki Noodles slows digestion and prolongs the sensation of fullness and is an essential part of any weight

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    Why should I eat whole grain foods every day?

    Eating a whole grain food such as oat bran can help you lower your cholesterol levels. Oat bran contains soluble fiber, which reduces the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), otherwise known as the "bad" cholesterol. The soluble fiber reduces the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. When compared...Read More
  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    Can I lose weight effectively by eating less food?

    In general eating less food than your body needs can slow your metabolism unless you manage to eat enough proteins to fuel and repair your body. When you manage to introduce a diet limited to protein foods, the body cannot use all the calories contained in the food. The body takes the proteins needed

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    Why does dietary fat cause weight gain?

    Fats are the enemy of anyone trying to be slim, as they represent the most concentrated form in which surplus energy is stored. Eating fats means you are eating an animal’s energy reserves. There are 2 major sources of fats: animal and vegetable.

    Animal fat, found in a virtually pure state in lard, is very much present in

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    Can dark chocolate lower blood pressure?

    Cocoa has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to three times those found in green tea.

    Cocoa contains nutrients such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and the vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E. Cocoa is the highest natural source of magnesium. A diet high in magnesium protects against

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    What is a low carb recipe for dessert?

    For a quick and simple dessert low in carbs and high in protein try a Chocolate Tofu Mousse.

    Chocolate Tofu Mousse  

    Preparation time: 5 minutes

    Serves 2 people

    Ingredients:

    1 16 oz. package silken tofu

    2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Dukan Diet Organic Cocoa Powder

    1/8 teaspoon (or to taste)

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    What are good foods to eat on a diabetic diet?

    Oat bran has a positive effect on glycemic levels as well as the speed at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. Weight loss will also facilitate insulin production in the pancreas which will alleviate some of the diabetes symptoms. Foods high in protein such as lean fish, grass fed beef,

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    How can protein in my diet help me lose weight?

    Assimilating Proteins Burns Up a Lot of Calories - to understand this you need to familiarize yourself with the idea of the specific dynamic action (SDA) of foods. The SDA of a food represents the effort or energy that the body has to use to break down the food until it is reduced to its basic unit, which is the only

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  • Dr. Pierre Dukan - New York, NY - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Dr. Pierre Dukan answered:

    Should I eat a low-carb diet or a low-fat diet to lose weight?

    Studies show that low carb diets help people lose weight, lower their cholesterol and triglycerides while improving blood sugar levels. You can consume healthy carbs from oat bran, vegetables and low glycemic fruits. Eating processed carbs and sugars can lead to insulin surges and an increased storage...Read More