Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and wife of Prince William, is reportedly using hypnotherapy her pregnancy-related aversion to food.
The duchess, who recently turned 31, is now around 15 weeks pregnant and is due to give birth this July.
In December last year, Kate spent three days in London’s King Edward VII hospital to treat her for hyperemesis gravidarum, the formal name for acute morning sickness.
Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, tiredness and light-headness. Typically it leads to more than 5 percent weight loss and is usually remedied by fluid and nutritional supplements, and rest.
According to Fox News, even though Kate was quickly discharged from the hospital, a friend of the Duchess has since spoken to Australia’s New Idea magazine about Kate’s condition and how she is dealing with it.
“Kate still looks at food and feels nauseous,” Jessica Hay told the magazine. “She’s been plagued with that feeling you have when you’ve had food poisoning, and your stomach’s shrunk.”
“She finds it very hard to eat a full meal and gets full very quickly. The hypnotherapy is taking away any negative thoughts connected with food from the morning sickness, and replacing them with cravings for healthy, nutritious food.”
Hay revealed that Kate’s recovery regime now includes hypnotherapy, a diet rich in avocados, berries, oatmeal, and broccoli — and lots of doctor-ordered rest.
For extra good measure, Kate has also begun attending Pilates sessions three times a week, What To Expect reports.
It certainly sounds like the duchess is doing all the right things to get and stay healthy.