The Dukan Diet
The Dukan Diet

Introduced in 2000, the Dukan Diet quickly became the most popular diet in France. Created by Dr. Pierre Dukan, the Dukan Diet has become one the most successful weight loss programs in the world. Learn the secrets of this phenomenon in this excerpt from his book The Dukan Diet.

The Dukan Diet

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Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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