The Real Reason Camilla Parker Bowles Speaks Out Against Dieting
Camilla Parker Bowles might have started out as the other woman in Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage, but the Duchess of Cornwall has worked hard to repair her image with the British Royal Family and with the citizens of the United Kingdom. Since her 2005 marriage to Prince Charles, the duchess has spearheaded her own set of royal patronages and charity events.
She has been outspoken about health, literacy, supporting victims of rape and sexual abuse and domestic violence, empowering women; food; animals and heritage and the arts. Now, the
This is how Camilla Parker Bowles feels about dieting and exercise
There are a ton of diets out right now. It seems like everyone is trying out the KETO diet, eliminating gluten from their food intake, juicing, and everything in between. Unfortunately, before we undertake these new eating habits, many of us do not consult medical professionals. Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles is advocating for a healthy body through movement over a total focus on extreme dieting. She told Daily Mail,
We need to find a way of educating children that they need to take care of their bodies now instead of aspiring to look like someone they see in a picture if they want to protect themselves in old age. There’s got to be some cool way of getting the message across to children through social media without making it seem fuddy-duddy or old. If parents and grandparents are educated to tell their children it will make a difference. Children don’t want to know at that age that they will be old one day and that their bones are going to crumble. You have got to find a way of getting to them and making them exercise.
The real reason Camilla Parker Bowles is speaking out against fad dieting
Sadly, the dangers of fad dieting are very personal to the Duchess of Cornwall. Both her mother and grandmother were advocates of dairy-free and “clean eating” regimes, but their diets caused brittle bones and osteoporosis which eventually claimed both of their lives. At a reception in London for the Royal Osteoporosis Society –the duchess explained, “You feel like you are invincible and it’s about what you look like. Food becomes about what your figure is like, not what it is doing for your body.”
Parker Bowles also recalled the horror of herself and her two children — Tom and Laura, as they watched her mother, Rosalind Shand get increasingly smaller and small as Osteoporosis ravaged her body. She recalled, “They worshipped her. Suddenly they saw this tiny woman stooped in agony. It is something they will remember for the rest of their lives. But people who haven’t seen their parents or grandparents like that will think: ‘We’re never going to get that.’ It’s the immediacy of youth.”
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