The Cruise Phase is a much easier phase to dine out in. Many restaurants now give you the option of just meat and veggies instead of meat, veggies and a starch. The challenge is to coordinate enough Pure Protein and Protein Veggie days. So far this has not been a difficult challenge, it's when the outing is a last minute thing or you're dining out too often. We've avoided desserts, since once we start, we can't stop. We did have a small piece of tart (really small) at a dinner buffet with friends...but other than that, we've been good.
This weekend we have a birthday party to go to and it's a local style party which means there will be gravy, macaroni salad loaded with mayonnaise, fatty meats, rice, sushi and desserts galore. Yikes! We may need to bulk up on whatever green salad they have and the least fattiest meats, which will probably still be fatty. It'll be interesting.
We've read other Dukan diaries where people just let loose and eat a celebration meal even though they are still in Cruise...but not sure we want to do that since we've been doing fairly well on the diet. It's a challenge, but very doable to dine out even at a local gathering on the Dukan Diet.