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Arlene Philips reveals diet secrets

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Philips will no doubt hail taking a spin around the dance floor as the best exercise to lose weight, but she has revealed that she also eats a low-calorie diet to stay trim.

Arlene’s breakfast consists of coffee, jasmine tea and half a piece of sourdough toast with Marmite, she told the Daily Mail.

The newspaper’s nutritionist Zoe Harcombe said that the 67-year-old should try to eat more toast and Marmite, as yeast extract is a great source of B vitamins.

Arlene said that she always eats fruit at midday, including grapes, cherries, tangerines and blueberries, followed by a turkey salad for lunch.

Her dinner typically consists of duck leg confit, sliced beetroot in balsamic vinegar, grilled tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli and a bit of gratin potatoes with a big bowl of lettuce and chicory.

According to the NHS, lettuce is a good food choice for those suffering from flatulence – a condition that colonic irrigation benefits too.

How does your daily diet compare to Arlene’s?


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9 Jul
2010
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11 thoughts on “Arlene Philips reveals diet secrets”

  1. Mavis says:

    She does like quite good for age. The diet plan sounds quite pleasant to do. i would give this a go and see if i can look as good as Arlene!

  2. Jules says:

    She looks great for her age, goes to show your diet and exercise keeps you trim and fit!!

  3. Geraldine says:

    Nah not really big on the diet to be honest!

  4. kirk says:

    a very sexy older woman. dont tell my wife lol

  5. MISHA says:

    SOUNDS LIKE AN OK DIET, WOULD HAVE TO CHANGE SEVERAL ITEMS, AS NOT A FAN OF MARMITE, BEETROUT OR BROCCOLI. NOT ONE OF THE BEST PICS OF ARLENE NEITHER

  6. ash says:

    eeee i wondered what duck leg confit was too! thanks for letting us know. not sure it would be my cup of tea like. i only like the duck wrapped in pancakes – yummy!

  7. Lee says:

    Honey- Duck Leg Confit is a French dish made with the leg of a duck. hope this helps- could google it for the recipe.

  8. Honey says:

    Sounds like a good one- whats duck leg confit??

  9. DIANA says:

    I AM WITH GEORGIA ON THIS ONE – WHAT ELSE COULD YOU HAVE TOAST APART FROM MARMITE – ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!

  10. Georgia says:

    I certaingly wouldnt have the same breakfast as Arlene- Marmite- Cant stand the stuff!!!!

  11. Pasty says:

    Arlene’s diet sounds like a good one, especially with the fruit snacks during midday. Its certainly better than snacking on chocolate and crisps. However I do not like the sound of her dinner – is tehre anything else you could eat in place of that if I wish to follow this diet?

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