Celebrity nutritionist Gabriela Peacock who is friends with the royal family has revealed the advice she always gives her clients.
Gabriela, 40, told People magazine she recommends intermittent fasting and the 4:3 diet, which is sees those trying to lose weight eat 500 calories a day for alternating days.
The fitness expert, who was born in the Czech Republic and is currently in France, is the go-to nutritionist for the royal family, and is believed to have helped both Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie slim down for their weddings last year.
Gabriela Peacock, 40, told People magazine she recommends intermittent fasting and the 4:3 diet, which is sees those trying to lose weight eat 500 calories a day for alternating days. She is pictured at the Lady Garden foundation in 2019 in London
‘I love intermittent fasting, which does not mean not eating!’ she told the US magazine.
‘It’s a really healthy weight loss method. It’s also been known to reduce the way our cells age, just by giving your body a bit of a break, you create this resilience and by day six or seven, you start feeling really great,’ Gabriela, who also has a home in west London added.
While Gabriela’s website lists Jeremy Clarkson, Donna Air, and Alan Carr among those who have praised her services, she has remained tight lipped on which royal clients she’s helped.
However, she was a guest at both Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank and Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018, but she missed out on her ‘BFF’ Beatrice’s secret nuptials as it was cut down to just immediate family due to coronavirus restrictions.
Gabriella (centre) is friends with both Princesses of York, and is believed to have helped both Beatrice and Eugenie (second left) slim down for their weddings. Also pictured is Jack Brooksbank (left), Beatrice’s husband and property developer Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorp (right), who is the step-brother of Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas
Beatrice is the godmother of Gabriela’s daughter (pictured holding her) and Tatler describes the pair as best friends. Pictured left is her daughter’s other godmother Astrid Harbord, membership director at Annabel’s and an old friend of Prince Harry
What is the 4:3 diet?
Pick two days each week when you will commit to consuming no more than 500 calories (if you are a woman) or 600 calories (if you are a man). These are your fast days.
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer an early breakfast and a late dinner, have a small lunch or skip everything until the evening — as long as you give your body a good gap without food and stick to your calorie allowance.
A little exercise (even on fast days) will improve health benefits and weight loss.
On non-fast days you are free to eat — and drink — as normal.
Beatrice is the godmother of Gabriela’s daughter and Tatler describes the pair as best friends.
‘Gabriela Peacock is on speed dial anytime she needs advice on looking and feeling fabulous,’ the society bible claims.
The former model also explained to People that she loves that she can help her ‘close friend’ Beatrice with nutritional advice.
While alternating between 500 calorie days and ‘blow out days’ may seem extreme, Gabriela insists it’s a very healthy way to shed weight and advocates her clients eat big breakfasts, whole food lunches and a light dinner, with no carbohydrates in the evening.
‘I don’t have a problem with pasta or potatoes, but have them at lunch. In the evening, you don’t want so much sugar in your blood stream. It needs to be stored somewhere, so it will get stored as fat.’
‘Your evening meal should be the cleanest meal of the day — focus on protein and vegetables at dinner, you will be full but with less sugar in your blood stream,’ Gabriela added to People.
Gabriela is pictured with her husband David (back) as well as James Blunt and his wife Sophie (front) at St George’s Chapel in Windsor ahead of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle
Gabriela also encourages her clients to eat protein-based snacks including nuts, seed, protein bars and yoghurt throughout the day.
‘I don’t believe in a kind of crazy, life-changing process, if I tell them to stop eating bread forever, they will never come back!’ she added.
The wellness expert also emphasised that hydration was key to get a glow, and to add orange juice, mint or fresh fruit if you struggle to drink two litres a day.
The mother-of-three added that ‘sugar is fine’ in moderation and that green tea is preferable to coffee.