The Dukan Diet comes to North America
After the successful UK launch of Dukan Diet Book in May 2010 this best selling diet book became available to buy in the US and Canada on 19 April 2011.
This book was first published in France in 2000 and since then it has sold more than 5 million copies in 20 countries and has been translated into 10 different languages. It still remains a top selling book in France with 3 Dukan books coming in the top 5 best selling books of 2010. The diet has become embedded in the French culture with restaurants and cafes putting on special protein only meals for “Dukan Thursdays” and the French Press seem to label any celebrity or public figure that loses a lot of weight as being a “Dukanniste”.
There were unconfirmed reports that Kate Middleton, the now Duchess of Cambridge, was following the diet as she wanted to be looking her absolute best for her wedding to Prince William on 29 April 2011. Whether she followed the Dukan Diet or not she did look totally stunning. The reports of Kate using the Dukan diet were not totally unexpected as Kate’s Mother Carole Middleton admitted to be following the diet back in November 2010 when she credited the diet for her losing 4lbs in just 4 days. It is also the diet which helped Jennifer Lopez regain her figure after giving birth to twins Max and Emme in 2008.
In spite of this success very few people in North America knew about Dr Pierre Dukan or his Dukan Diet before the launch.