The Duchess of Cambridge lost so much weight in the months leading up to her big day that she had to get her wedding ring refitted. All brides strive to look their best and often resort to extreme dieting in order to ensure they look picture perfect in their wedding photos. How did Kate Middleton do it? Reported the Dukan diet!
Created by French doctor Pierre Dukan, the Dukan diet uses the popular formula of high protein, low fat and low cholesterol. Following this plan leads to rapid weight loss until you achieve your 'true weight'. Calculating your true weight involves including a number of factors such as gender, height, age, family history and how easily you put on weight. It claims to work for life if you follow the 'Four step plan'.
Phase one is the attack phase which basically involves surviving on protein and vegetables. Phase two involves the addition of oat bran. Three and four are the maintenance steps. Bread, Cheese and two 'celebratory' meals are permitted. Finally a number of foods including fried chicken are included as part of a varied diet.
Kate apparently heard about this diet from her mother Carole Middleton who is reportedly a huge fan. She credits it for her enviable slim figure at fifty-six. While the results are quick and the diet is straightforward, doctors have warned it may have risks. 'It could potentially lead to diabetes later in life or even hyperlipidemia. These diets do not meet the requirements of the American Heart Association. This diet sounds like the Atkins diet renamed. Anyone considering starting a weight loss regime should always consult with their doctor first.'
Kate looked amazing on her big day and I hope she maintains a healthy weight and is enjoying the fine cuisine the Seychelles has to offer as they come to the end of their honeymoon!