DIY Weight Loss Using the Dukan Diet

I think that the Dukan Diet is a great diet to follow if you are trying to lose weight by yourself and the publication “The U S Weight Loss and Diet Control Market (11th edition)” recently released  by Marketdata Enterprises, Inc. provided some very interesting findings about DIY dieters.

  • America has approximately 75 million dieters and around 60 million, or 80% of these people are trying to lose weight by themselves.
  • This DIY section of the market has increased by 10% from the normal figure of 70% to 80% due to the downturn in the economy.
  • This downturn in the economy has also meant an increase in what the publication calls “frugal dieters” and “value diets”.
  • Frugal dieters use free and low cost diet plans that they find on websites or in diet books.
  • This increase in dieters  spending their weight loss dollars wisely slowed the growth in the US weight loss market to less than 1% between 2009 and 2010.
  • TheUS weight loss market was worth:
  • $60.9 billion in 2010
  • $60.4 billion in 2009
  • $58.6 billion in 2008
  • The typical dieter goes on four diets each year.

The Dukan Diet is also a great diet to follow if you are a “frugal dieter” looking to make your weight loss dollars go further as there are so many free resources out there that you can use ( like this site!) and should you decide to buy the book on Amazon it only cost $13.78 in hardcover or $8.33 for the Kindle version.

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