It's been a BUSY couple months with our awesome vacation (thanks, Little Miss Contrary for the Victoria, Inner Harbour suggestion!), work events for both of us, gatherings with friends, weddings to attend, etc. Before our vacation we were at the Consolidation point of the Dukan Diet, but the female half of this couple did not quite reach her goal (had 3-5 pounds to go). We decided to move into the Consolidation Phase anyway to make eating during our vacation easier. Gained a few pounds, but it was worth it.
After returning, our schedule's been quite busy and we don't have as much time to cook...so it's been a lot of eating at functions or eating out while on our way to a function, hence the decision to stay in Consolidation versus going back to Attack. We still try to make healthy choices but when you're at a dinner with a set meal, you either have to starve or eat what's on you plate.
After a month and a half of being in he Consolidation Phase (and not as much exercise as we should be getting) the female half of this couple actually lost two of the pounds she gained on vacation! We'll be sticking with Consolidation thru the holidays and will most likely go back to the beginning of the diet in January to get down to our goal weights.
We still believe the Dukan Diet really does work...if you stick with it. For our celebration meals we've been enjoying pizzas, Mexican food, sushi, etc and eating very low fat for our other meals with one Pure Protein day per week. Once you get into your routine, it's not as bad as it sounds.