Article by Fabafterfifty
I have found it easy to follow the ‘Cruise’ phase of the Dukan Diet at home, but how would I manage when away from home? I suspected that navigating my way through airline and airport food would be a bit of a minefield . Although I was hopeful that as I was heading for Paris, home of the diet itself, it wouldn’t be too difficult to follow once I got there!
First hurdle- flight delayed – more time at airport where I was n’t planning on having lunch. While my fellow travellers chomped through sandwiches I set off to find something a little healthier- thank goodness for Pret-a- Manger’s smoked salmon and crayfish salad. Ticked all the boxes and was delicious- first hurdle passed.
Second hurdle – dinner. Sitting in the restaurant at the Musee Des Hommes, with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower, I settled for grilled Dover Sole with spinach side dish. Not sure the glass of champagne was allowed, but I decided to allow myself one treat! Second Dukan Diet hurdle almost overcome!
I have to say I did really well- salmon for lunch the next day at a lovely bistro on the Trocadero.
Then disaster!! Sitting in the La Carette, one of the best patisseries in Paris just before heading back to the airport, I couldn’t resist. I was told that they did the best chocolate crepes in Paris- for the first time in 3 weeks my willpower failed me. I savoured every mouthful – partly feeling guilty, but mostly just enjoying! I persuaded myself that surely it wouldn’t hurt if I had one of the Dukan Diet’s phase 3’s ’celebration meals’ a little earlier than planned?
Back home and its back to the regime with a vengeance. Overall I think I did pretty well, and it wasn’t too difficult to stick to.