Dukan Diet 2: 7 Steps of the Nutritional Staircase

There is a new version of the Dukan Diet that was launched in the UK on 1 January 2015 and on 3 February 2015 in the US.  The US version is The 7 Steps (of the Nutritional Staircase)  and the UK version is The Dukan Diet 2 – the 7 StepsDukan Diet 2The Nutritional Staircase is something which Pierre Dukan has been developing since 2012 and details of the staircase have been available on both the US and UK official websites for sometime. It is now fully honed and ready to launch as an alternative to the original Dukan Diet.


The strapline for the new alternative version of the Dukan Diet is “the gentle way to lose weight without giving anything up”.  If you think this means that you can lose weight without giving anything up I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed. What it should say is “the gentle way to lose weight without giving anything up for long periods of time”.

Dr Dukan realised that although the strictness of his original Dukan Diet suited many people there were also many people who were put off so he developed an alternative version of the Dukan Diet is aimed at those who found the rigidity and exclusion of certain foods for long periods of the original Dukan Diet too demanding. It is for those who are in less of a hurry to lose weight, who have a busy social life and don’t want to give up enjoying tasty treats for long periods of time.

For example I know that many people have found the exclusion of fruit from the weight loss phases of the Dukan Diet very difficult to cope with and this method allows you to eat fruit 5 days out of every 7.  Also as there are more food groups included it should provide a more nutritionally balanced diet.

This 7 day plan is also an excellent method to use in Stabilisation to help keep your weight on track once you have reached your target weight.

57 Responses to “Dukan Diet 2: 7 Steps of the Nutritional Staircase”

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  • Cecilia on February 15, 2017

    And for the attach and cruise phase? Can I have deep fried food or pad fried food?

  • Cecilia on February 15, 2017

    The sequence must be followed ? Say can I have the celebration meal on day 2 instead of day 7? I can have celebration meal for lunch and dinner on day 7 ?

    • Amber on February 15, 2017

      Hi Cecilia

      It is best to follow the steps in order. The clebration meal is just one meal and fried food is off limits in attack and cruise.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Geoff on January 24, 2017

    Hi amber originally did the dukan diet 2 years ago and lost 4 1/2 stone have put some of that back on and really want to get back on it again keep coming across your name and people asking your advise what is your site that I can follow?

    • Amber on January 24, 2017

      Hi Geoff

      How can I help?

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

      • Geoff on January 30, 2017

        Just wondered if you had a site to follow or the best place to find djkan reciepes to keep food more interesting

        • Amber on January 30, 2017

          Hi Geoff

          The best place to start is my site – well you’d expect me to say that! There are a few sites and books that can be found on Amazon that will help. Googling Dukan Recipes is probably the best way to start.

          Kind regards

          Amber:)

  • Karina Correa on February 29, 2016

    Hi Amber,

    Can I eat nuts on the 7 steps version of the diet?

    Thank you!!

    • Amber on March 6, 2016

      Hi Karina

      Only on the celebration meal.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Tracy on January 30, 2016

    Hi Amber, I’m considering starting Dukan 2. Can you give me some tips for eating out, in particular at Asian restaurants?

    • Amber on February 6, 2016

      Hi Tracy

      If it is your celebration meal you can eat anything but on other days the best thing to do is to get friendly with the chef and find out what they can do to adapt their recipes to fit the Dukan, if they can use Shirataki noodles for you it will open up a lot of different dishes. Miso soup, Egg Drop Soup, King Prawns or Chicken or Beef and Vegatables would probably be the best choices.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

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