March 17, 2011— -- Is the French way the right way to go? It seems that with dieting it is.
With slightly more than 40 days until the royal wedding, rumors are swirling that Kate Middleton is getting her body "wedding-ready." Could the future princess be shedding pounds by trying out the trendy Dukan Diet?
This high-protein, low-carb French diet has many famous followers. Other celebrities who have reportedly jumped on the Dukan bandwagon include Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman.
The Dukan Diet puts one through four rigorous stages -- attack, cruise, consolidation and stabilization -- and is like a boot camp for your gut. The first stage, attack, includes a high-protein diet for "enabling quick weight loss," according to the diet's website. Then vegetables are added in the cruise stage – but no fruit. This stage is to lead you to your "true weight."
The cover of the book, which will be released in the United States in April, says the diet is "The Real Reason the French Stay Thin."
With Kate Middleton's name attached -- whether she's on it or not -- the Dukan Diet could be the next weight-loss craze for the Kate Middleton wannabes.
Kate's great weight debate ignited after her recent trip to Northern Ireland. A woman in the crowd told Kate "not to lose any more weight," and Kate replied that it is all part of the wedding plan, the Associated Press reported.
One press aide to Prince Charles told the AP, "It was an off-the-cuff comment."
But how much more does this reported 5-foot-10-inch, 120-pound princess-to-be need to lose?