It's no secret that our interest in the royals runs deep—even something as trivial as Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton's diet is more than enough to pique our interest. Since we've already covered the former, we're moving on to the Duchess of Cambridge herself. As Delish reports, Middleton has a few "royal" eating rules that she swears by, many of which have been revealed by chef to the royal family Carolyn Robb. Find everything we know about Kate Middleton's diet below.
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 a combination of herbs and spices like cumin, ginger, fresh or dried hot chillies, and turmeric, an extremely healthy and anti-inflammatory ingredient. Curries are so popular in England and beyond 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.
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 Kate and Prince William's 2011 wedding. The diet mainly consists of lean proteins, vegetables, fruit, and whole wheat bread.
Back in 2014, The Daily Mail and the 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.
The entire Royal Family treats themselves come Christmas day, when they gather at Sandringham House in Norfolk with the Queen. They enjoy a large breakfast before church, followed by a lunch consisting of lobster or shrimp salad, roasted turkey, and sides like carrots and Brussels sprouts, and a chef-carved rib roast, turkey, or ham for dinner with 20 other buffet items.
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, oatmeal, and more helped her maintain a healthy weight.
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