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17 Day Diet Dethrones Weight Watchers as the Most Popular Diet in 2011

We’ve published our Most Popular Diets of the Year* list every December since 2008, and one brand has held on to the number one position that entire time. Until this year. In 2011 the 17 Day Diet jumped ahead of Weight Watchers. With one million copies sold, a Spanish version, a workbook, and a cookbook publishing March 2012, it’s no surprise that Dr. Mike Moreno’s 17 Day Diet was the most talked about weight loss program this year.

Weight Watchers maintained a strong position in the top 10, thanks in part to the new PointsPlus program and impressive endorsement from Jennifer Hudson.

Jillian Michaels has the most products on our list of 20, with three of her personal brands’ products holding positions in the top ten. She might have left The Biggest Loser, but her appeal is as big as ever.
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Tune-In: An HCG Diet Experiment on Dr. Drew’s LifeChangers

Tune in Tuesday, October 4, 2011 as Dr. Drew addresses the HCG Diet.

Dr. Drew’s LifeChangers will follow a viewer as they complete the controversial HCG diet. The show will highlight the pros and cons of the newest diet craze and the episode will also feature a nutritionist explaining the dangers and benefits of other popular diets such as the Paleo diet, the gluten-free diet, and the Dukan diet.

Check out Tuesday’s show for lots of information regarding safe weight loss and weight maintenance.



Atkins Diet vs. Dukan Diet

The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off ForeverThe Dukan Diet is making a big splash in the English-speaking world, with many high-profile celebrities being linked to the French weight-loss plan. As the plan gains popularity, it’s often compared to the Atkins diet or described as the “French Atkins.” We decided to take a closer look at these two low-carb diet plans, to see how far the similarity goes.

For the purposes of this comparison I am using Dr. Atkin’s New Diet Revolution, the last book actually written by Dr. Robert Atkins before his death, and The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever.

Price

Both of these books are available online and in stores for less than $20.00. Both diets also have companion websites that can help users track their progress and get support from others who are following the plan. Both sites are free to use, but also sell additional products, such as Dukan Oat Bran or Atkins snack bars.


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Kate Middleton and Mom Follow Dukan Diet

Kate MiddletonSeveral reports claim that Kate Middleton and her mother, Carole Middleton, are both following the Dukan diet. The Daily Mail reported in November that Carole lost four pounds in just four days during the first phase of the diet created by Pierre Dukan. The diet involves four stages, the first of which predominately consists of lean protein.

However, there has been much concern over Kate Middleton’s apparent weight loss. Rumor has is that she has been following the same diet plan as her mother although the matter has not been publicly confirmed. “It’s a hugely private matter,” a press aide told the Associated Press. The 5-foot-10 future Princess was once reported to weight 120 pounds, which is on the low end of what might be considered healthy.


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Kate Middleton’s Mom Uses Dukan Diet Before Wedding

The rumors have been swirling for a while with regards to Kate Middleton and her weight, in preparation for her upcoming spring wedding ceremony. The tabloids have been reporting that Kate has followed the Dukan Diet, but the actual devotee to Dukan is Kate’s mom, Carole.

The elder Middleton, who is employed as a party planner, has been following the strict diet, which consists of several phases of no carb/low carb cycling since October. In the first four days, she reported to the UK’s Sunday Times that she had already lost four pounds.


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