Carole Middleton, the mother of Kate and Pippa Middleton, is well-known for her slender figure which she has seemingly passed on to her two daughters. The 64-year-old was spotted recently on a winter sun holiday on the Caribbean island of St Barts looking toned in a bikini alongside daughter Pippa. How does she stay in such good shape?
Carole has reportedly always been an advocate of watching what she eats and keeping active according to her brother Gary Goldsmith.
Goldsmith told the Daily Mail: “Carole has always looked after herself and eaten healthily, and she has a stunning figure. That mentality of considering your diet and exercise is evident in the girls also.”
In 2011, ahead of Kate’s wedding to Prince William, her mother took on the Dukan diet, helping creator Dr Dukan’s book sales soar.
The diet was based on the theory of the French nutrition-specialist who boasted that the diet allows those partaking to “eat whatever you want and still be thin”.
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However, the diet is centred around a low-carb, high protein plan.
Carole reported losing 4lbs in the first four days.
The diet is hailed by fans including Jennifer Lopez and Katherine Jenkins and consisted of 100 foods for slimmers to choose from.
The list of foods is designed to make a person feel full while still remaining low calories.
Of those on the list, 72 are sourced from animals and 28 come from plants.
According to MedicalNewsToday a person can eat as much as they like, but cannot stray from the list.
The website adds: “Restricting the intake of carbohydrates and fats puts the body induces a starvation-like state, which forces the body to use fat stores for energy.”
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However, in recent years it seems Carole has switched to a largely vegan diet in order to maintain her healthy body.
Speaking to the Telegraph, she said: “I’ve recently gone vegan. Or maybe that should be flexitarian.”
She is also reported to follow nutrition and fitness advice dished out by her daughter Pippa, who studied as a sports scholar at Marlborough College.
According to The Daily Mail, the duo both follow the Sirtfood diet which allows only superfoods.
Amongst them are blueberries, walnuts, dates, apples, red wine, turmeric, green tea, olive oil, parsley and kale.
The diet’s long-term diet plan instructs to include as many of these foods in your diet as possible, with participants feeling more healthy and energetic as a result.