It's no secret that our interest in the royals runs deep, so of course, Kate Middleton's diet piques our interest. As Delish reports, Middleton has a few "royal" eating rules that she swears by, many of which have been revealed by former royal family chef Carolyn Robb. Learn everything we know about Kate Middleton's diet below.
She Loves a Good Curry
According to Robb, Middleton has developed a love of cooking over the years. She especially loves a good curry, which is a dish of Indian origin that consists of herbs and spices like cumin, ginger, hot chilies, and turmeric, an extremely healthy and anti-inflammatory ingredient. Curries are so popular in England that the UK has adopted them as a national dish. Delish also reports that the Duchess loves to host dinner parties where she personally serves her guests, despite apparently not being the best cook.
She's Reportedly Tried the Dukan Diet
Kate and her mother, Carole Middleton, have reportedly both tried the Dukan diet, a high-protein, low-carb program of French origin, created by doctor and nutritionist Pierre Dukan. The diet also counts Jennifer Lopez and supermodel Gisele Bündchen as fans. Due to Kate and Carole's supposed endorsement, the Dukan diet was the best-selling diet book in Britain around the duke and duchess' 2011 wedding. The diet mainly consists of lean proteins, vegetables, fruit, and whole wheat bread.
She Fills up on Raw Foods for Radiant Skin
Back in 2014, Daily Mail and Huffington Post reported that Middleton dabbled in the entirely unprocessed raw food diet to maintain her radiant complexion and healthy hair. The duchess reportedly took a liking to ceviche, which is raw fish marinated in lemon or lime juice with spices, in addition to goji berries, gazpacho, watermelon, and tabbouleh.
She Indulges on Christmas
The entire royal family treats themselves on Christmas Day when they gather at Sandringham House in Norfolk with the queen. They enjoy a large breakfast before church—a lunch consisting of lobster or shrimp salad, roasted turkey; sides like carrots and Brussels sprouts; and a chef-carved rib roast, turkey, or ham for dinner with 15 or 20 other buffet items.
She Had to Try Food Hypnotherapy
Middleton suffered from severe morning sickness during her pregnancy with Prince George and reportedly turned to food hypnotherapy to help her regain her appetite. Nourishing foods like avocados, berries, and oatmeal helped her maintain a healthy weight.
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