When she’s eating lunch alone, Queen Elizabeth II won’t let herself eat starches, formal Royal chef Darren McGrady tells RecipesPlus. That means no pasta for Her Majesty. Instead, she chows down on a big salad, or grilled fish or chicken with two veggies on the side. If you’re showing signs of eating too many carbs, you might want to follow her lead.
The Queen doesn’t just resist pasta and bread—she also turns down potatoes because of their starch factor. But don’t follow suit just yet; learn why potatoes and other foods don’t deserve their bad reputation.