The Kate Middleton’s Diet is the most popular article on AlwaysSick.com, so it begged the question: Do people really want to know what Kate Middleton eats?
Apparently they do. I suppose it’s worth exploring. We all want to know the secret to a lean and sexy princess-like body. But the fact is that we don’t need to follow fad diets to get there. There’s no secret formula, and everyone is different.
Some people lose weight on a vegetarian diet and feel fabulous; other people become ill from a lack of meat proteins and fats.
Some people thrive on an Atkins diet; others feel hungry all the time, eat a lot more as a result and actually gain weight.
Some people don’t realize that they have a food intolerance and that’s what’s keeping them heavy. If they continue consuming that particular food item, even on a strict diet, they may not lose weight, may get heavier, and may become even sicker.
That being said, let’s take a look at the Kate Middleton diet anyway…
According to Woman’s World, the (totally magical) Princess Diet (cue eye roll) is as follows:
Before Breakfast: 1 probiotic drink (yogurt beverage)
Breakfast: 1 cup of cooked oatmeal, 1 slice of whole grain toast, tea with lemon (why two servings of grains? Why no protein or fruit? )
Mid-morning snack: 5 almonds or 10 pistachios (seriously, she counts them?), 1 piece of fruit (is that a whole piece or a slice? I have no idea)
Lunch: 4 oz. skinless chicken breast, turkey breast or water-packed tuna, 2 cups of salad greens, 1 cup raw vegetables, 2 Tbsp. fat-free dressing
Afternoon snack: Not listed in the menu. I guess if you’re hungry after eating all your rabbit food, you should just starve until dinner.
Dinner: 4 oz. grilled salmon or chicken (apparently, red meat is the devil), 1 cup of steamed vegetables.
After-dinner snack: 1 oz. dark chocolate OR 1/2 cup fresh fruit OR 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (can’t be any other kind of yogurt, only Greek yogurt will give you a princess body) … (also, why is an evening snack okay and a late afternoon snack isn’t? I don’t get it.)
In addition to the above menu, which they encourage you to change up a bit, you should drink plenty of water (I agree) and as much unsweetened tea as you’d like (disagree, tea causes dehydration), and take a multivitamin daily (I can go with that as well – agreed).
I really have no way of knowing. I know for a fact that it would never work for me, not because it wouldn’t make me lose weight, but because it would make me so sick that I wouldn’t be able to stay on it. My blood sugar would drop; I would get the shakes, and I would be hungry after every single meal. But that’s just me. You might be different.
It’s not true for shirts, and it surely isn’t true for food and nutrition. So just because Kate Middleton eats this way and has a super sexy physique doesn’t mean it will do the same for you, and it doesn’t mean it’s a healthy diet for you either.
Take under consideration a way that I once lost 40 lbs.
Breakfast: Eggs over-easy, buttered whole wheat toast, bacon (not turkey bacon, but actual bacon!) and one whole cooked onion. (This was before I became allergic to eggs)
Snacks (whenever I was hungry): raisins, whole milk yogurt, corn chips and salsa, baked fruit, pumpkin seeds, chex cereal with rice milk
Lunch: Spinach salad with chicken (I ate the thigh meat instead of the breast) with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar as the dressing
Dinner: Meat (any kind), cooked vegetables, whole grain side such as rice, whole grain bread (all natural from a sourdough starter)
The key: Eat only whole foods and not highly processed foods. That’s it! And drink water only. Seriously. I’m not kidding. It worked. I didn’t eat lean meats. I actually ate the fattier meats, and I still lost weight and felt fabulous. I lose a few more when I went on a gluten free / sugar free diet.
I gained all 40 lbs back when I started eating fast food and processed garbage again. I can’t lose it because I have become addicted to mocha frappuccinos.
The crash diet portion, which I hear is based on the Dukan diet, is definitely unhealthy. Crash diets are not only not sustainable long-term, but quick and sudden weight loss can actually be dangerous. Jaime Zimerofsky is quoted as saying that she “lost 7 pounds in three days!” on the Kate Middleton diet. Nutritional experts and doctors say that this is too rapid for most people and advise against it.
The Kate Middleton Diet might work for you or it might not. Just remember to consult your doctor before starting a new diet regimen and listen to your body when trying new diets.
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