<p><span></span>Hollywood starlets aren't the only ones feeling pressure to stay thin. <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=kate%20middleton&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Kate Middleton</strong></a> is living every girls dream of becoming a princess but as the pressure to be perfect grows, her body is shrinking. <br />
Isolated five hours away from friends and family in London, Kate is under immense stress--from safety and kidnapping threats, to constantly being critiqued by the queen, to the couple's very public desire to start a family, and worrying over William's safety as a search-and-rescue pilot. "She dropped two dress sizes before the wedding and loved how it made her feel," explains an insider. "She's showing no signs of slowing down now, and the weight is just falling off of her."
Nutritionists suspect she's lost another 5 pounds since her North American tour in July, when attention was turned to her shrinking size. She's been rising early every morning to run along the beach or work out in their private gym by 8:30 a.m. and she's forsaking her former addictions to Haribo candy, pizza and French bread. "Friends are always trying to get Kate to eat something when they see her, but she just ignores them and refuses," explains an insider. "She changes the conversation and makes an excuse like she's eaten already or that she's not hungry."
Kate's sister, Pippa, has started calling her older sibling up to five times a day to check in on her and her eating habits. And her husband has been encouraging his bride to take a break from her strict diet and workout routine to spend leisurely weekends in London with Pippa. "William is concerned," confirms the insider. "He doesn't want to see Kate get sick."
For more on Kate and other Hollywood stars who are affected by the pressure to be skinny, pick up the new issue of Life & Style on newsstands today in New York and nationwide Friday.
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