DESPITE giving birth just months ago, Kate Middleton has managed to snap back to her pre-pregnancy figure – and she looks incredible.
But what is the mum-of-three’s secret? Here we break down the royal menu of the stylish Duchess.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 36, likes to stay fit and active, but not to the same level as sister Pippa.
But while sport isn’t always top of her busy agenda, she does stick to a pretty strict diet that focuses on raw food and dishes high in protein and low on carbs.
When she does fancy a treat, she often gets stuck in preparing dishes in the kitchen with Princess Charlotte and Prince George.
Here’s everything Kate Middleton eats, and the foods that she avoids…
Even stars need a helping hand when it comes to keeping trim.
Kate Middleton reportedly went on the Dukan diet to prepare for her wedding and after she gave birth to Princess Charlotte and Prince George.
A favourite with models and celebs, this diet is high in protein and low in carbs, and includes lean proteins, whole wheat bread, vegetables and fruit.
Kate’s mum is also said to be a fan – and has previously recommended calming any cravings by chowing down on prawns or cottage cheese.
Kate is also said to have jumped on the raw food trend bandwagon, which involves focusing on uncooked foods.
She is said to have followed this diet in 2014, and became a fan of ceviche, which consists of raw fish cured in citrus juices.
The Duchess is said to have eaten raw fish at least once a week to help maintain her figure.
Pizza as a treat
Charlotte and George love to make pizza and prefer it when they can make their bases from scratch, according to Hello magazine.
When Kate was recently making food for a Commonwealth Big Lunch at St Luke’s Community Centre, she said: “I’ve done that with George and Charlotte—making pizza dough.
“They love it because they can get their hands messy.”
And when she gave birth to first-born George, four, in July 2013, she was in labour for 11 hours and stayed overnight in the Paddington hospital.
But instead of eating whatever fancy grub the chef at the Lindo Wing had rustled up, the Cambridges had a hankering for takeaway pizzas.
Onlookers spotted a member of their security team carrying two boxes back from Zizzi’s, around the corner from the hospital.
Prince William and his wife love curries, and she revealed she is a fan during a trip to Canada.
When they are in London, they order a takeaway curry from their favourite Malabar restaurant in Notting Hill.
Instead of a delivery driver turning up at Kensington Palace, one of the orderlies goes to collect it, reports the Daily Mail.
THE FOOD KATE MIDDLETON IS BANNED FROM EATING
Royal chef Darren McGrady revealed that Her Majesty has banned pasta, rice and potatoes from the royal menu.
The decision was one undertaken for personal reasons, as she prefers to stay away from carb-loaded foods like pasta.
Chef Darren also revealed that garlic is banned, along with some other unusual choices.
Historically, the Royal family are also forbidden from ordering SHELLFISH when they eat out, according to various sources.
This is because of the risk it holds when it comes to food poisoning.
Andrew Farquharson, Deputy Master at Clarence House, said to the Telegraph: “The Prince of Wales has a policy that his chefs should not buy foie gras.”
Home-cooked family meals
Although she can rely on a palace chef to prepare their meals, Kate is a fan of whipping up her own dishes in the kitchen.
When she spent her first Christmas with the Queen, she made a batch of her grandmother’s chutney as a gift.
And Kate told People: “William has to put up with my cooking most of the time.”
Prince William added: “It’s the reason I’m so skinny!”
Kate is likely genetically inclined to “snap back” after a baby (thanks to her tall, naturally slim physique), but it’s not entirely down to this.
She has always been active and reportedly loves to do her exercising outside with jogs, walking her dogs (alongside her buggy), hiking, swimming and rowing.
That being said, when her royal apartment inside Kensington Palace was renovated, it was organised that a private gym be built in the basement.
The plush facility is reportedly fully equipped, with the rowing machine being a favourite of Kate’s.
She is apparently an extremely talented skier and tennis player while also being a dab hand at hockey and cycling.
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