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Kate Middleton's mother Carole shared that to lose weight she's following the Dukan Diet, surviving on cottage cheese and prawns. This may seem extreme but she recently gave an interview declaring, "I've been doing it for four days and I've lost four pounds."


This diet may seem too good to be true for brides and mothers of the bride looking to drop a few pounds before the big day, but here's how the Dukan Diet works:

Created by French nutritionist Dr. Pierre Dukan, this diet allows you to "eat whatever you want and still be thin" and eat a lot of meat throughout, according to its founder.

The diet is divided into four stages. The first stage, lasting one to two weeks, focuses on eating lean proteins such as chicken, seafood and lean beef.

The second phase adds non-starchy vegetables to the meal plan and they are alternated with all-protein days.


The third phase adds carbs to the menu (bread, pasta) as well as cheese and fruit. This phase dictates how much of these foods you can eat.

The final phase allows dieters to eat almost anything they want six days a week and on the seventh day you return to the all protein diet from the second phase.

Other famous faces who are known to use the Dukan Diet to lose weight include, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, opera singer Katherine Jenkins and Jennifer Lopez.

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