Anything that delivers a 6lb loss in less than a week is probably going to result in some weight going back on (probably water being lost in the first 5 days). Sorry. Havent tried Dukan diet - the idea of eating only protein for weeks on end is enough to send me diving under the covers in fear...
Change your diet. There's no point being miserable. I'm just doing healthy eating at the moment and trying not to have carbs at dinner. I still need to exercise lots of willpower to stay off sugar but I'm happy doing this.
I've done all those atkins type before and could only stick to them for a couple of weeks.
you should have a look at the zoe harcombe thing. the principle is either protein and veg or as brown as you can/healthy carbs. i know someone who is really enjoying it and feels it's quite sustainable. so have yer baked potato but not with cheese or butter, with beans, i think. so there is still a comfort food allowance, just not all covered in cream. (which i know is what you want). or have it covered with cream, but no carbs.
the good thing would be, i think, that you could join your dh for some of his meals but opt out for a bit of carb when it all gets too much.
i have put on four lbs since summer... can't really be arsed doing a diet at all but i fear i should do something before christmas or it will turn into half a stone. thing is, dh has taken up baking and he is rather good.
The oatbran made a HUGE difference to me. I didn't do it at first, and that was my mistake I think.
Originally I got mine in the health food shop but have since found Waitrose and Sainsbury do it, and also H&B and possibly other supermarkets. The main brand is "Mornflake" and the packets are orange. I used to stir my daily 2 tablespoons into greek yoghurt and eat each morning. The damn stuff is like sawdust but it WORKS!!!!!
The idea is, according to Dukan, that the oatbran passes through your system without being absorbed and while it does this it coats your intestine with bran and stops the intestine taking all the calories from your other food. Please note wheatbran is absorbed by the body so it HAS to be oatbran.
I now also put it in the bread I make.
Exercise is also key, I do quite a bit now including swimming but I'm on the stabilisation phase as I lost my 2 stone a while back. When I was on the diet I did 30 mins of low impact aerobics and made sure I walked everywhere. He also recommends turning down the heating in your house so you burn more calories keeping warm!!!!!
I would also say try and stick to it, as the next two stages can give you more flexibility, freedom.
Definitely get the oat bran, it makes a huge difference. The pancakes are great and I really look forward to them, they are great for a meal to throw in your bag when you know you won't be home and eating a dukan friendly meal would be difficult.
Oatbran as porridge is delicious...I make it with water and add a dribble of skimmed milk. Great start to the day too.
I have been eating a lot of rabbit, pastrami, stirfry beef, quark, and seafood in a chilli/lime dressing (homemade). Also roasting diced chicken in spicy seasoning and eating it cold as nibbles at work. Also garlic mushrooms!
Only lost 11lbs but have been cheating most weekends as we've had lots of time away and parties and so on, but finding it easy to get back on to it on Monday and not actually gaining any weight...for a change!