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Kate Middleton’s Dukan diet is 'pointless, rigid' and unscientific - experts

Published 16/11/2011 | 15:12

Catherine - Duchess of Camridge with mum Carole. Photo: Getty Images
Catherine - Duchess of Camridge with mum Carole. Photo: Getty Images

THE Dukan Diet - which it is thought Kate Middleton followed to slim for her wedding - is confusing, rigid and has absolutely no solid science behind it, the British Dietetic Association has claimed.

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The Dukan Diet - also followed by her mother Carole Middleton - is a complicated four-phase diet that starts off with a protein only approach that promotes weight loss of around 7lb per week. Mrs Middleton told an interviewer last year she was following the diet and it was rumoured her daughter had taken up the plan, created by Frenchman Pierre Dukan, before her wedding to Prince William.



However, the Dukan Diet topped the British Dietetic Association (BDA) annual list of the five worst celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year.



It works on restricting foods, calories and portion control. However, the BDA says cutting out food groups is not advisable.



The BDA said: "This diet is so confusing, very rigid, full of very French foods that most Brits would run a mile from like rabbit and offal, and even Dr Dukan himself warns of the associated problems like lack of energy, constipation and bad breath."



It said the diet has "absolutely no solid science behind it at all".



The Dukan Diet - also followed by the Duchess's mother Carole Middleton - is a complicated four-phase diet that starts off with a protein only approach that promotes weight loss of around 7lb per week. Mrs Middleton told an interviewer last year she was following the diet and it was rumoured her daughter had taken up the plan, created by Frenchman Pierre Dukan, before her wedding to Prince William.



However, the Dukan Diet topped the British Dietetic Association (BDA) annual list of the five worst celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year.



It works on restricting foods, calories and portion control. However, the BDA says cutting out food groups is not advisable.



The BDA said: "This diet is so confusing, very rigid, full of very French foods that most Brits would run a mile from like rabbit and offal, and even Dr Dukan himself warns of the associated problems like lack of energy, constipation and bad breath."



It said the diet has "absolutely no solid science behind it at all".



The Dukan Diet - also followed by the Duchess's mother Carole Middleton - is a complicated four-phase diet that starts off with a protein only approach that promotes weight loss of around 7lb per week. Mrs Middleton told an interviewer last year she was following the diet and it was rumoured her daughter had taken up the plan, created by Frenchman Pierre Dukan, before her wedding to Prince William.



However, the Dukan Diet topped the British Dietetic Association (BDA) annual list of the five worst celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year.



It works on restricting foods, calories and portion control. However, the BDA says cutting out food groups is not advisable.



The BDA said: "This diet is so confusing, very rigid, full of very French foods that most Brits would run a mile from like rabbit and offal, and even Dr Dukan himself warns of the associated problems like lack of energy, constipation and bad breath."



It said the diet has "absolutely no solid science behind it at all".



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