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A-list body gurus: Secrets of the celebrity diet doctors who can transform the stars from fat to fit

The Bodydoctor - is the superstar personal trainer responsible for the astonishing physical transformations of Sophie Dahl, Rachel Weisz and Lily Allen

Secrets of the celebrity diet doctors who can transform the stars from fat to fit

A-list body gurus: Secrets of the celebrity diet doctors who can transform the stars from fat to fit
THE BODYDOCTOR David Marshall - aka The Bodydoctor - is the superstar personal trainer responsible for the astonishing physical transformations of Sophie Dahl, Rachel Weisz and Lily Allen.

He has worked with Myleene Klass and helped Kate Moss get back in shape post-baby. He is constantly in demand to get flabby actors in six-pack shape.

Six week wonder: David Marshall slimmed Rachel Weisz down from a size 12 to a size 8 and helped Myleene Klass lose her post-pregnancy baby weight

'When I needed to get in shape for a film, he took me safely down from a size 12 to size 8 in just six weeks,' says Weisz. 'David's programme has made me amazingly fit, and much smaller.'

Marshall is most famous for his six-week plan, which in just three 90-minute oneonone sessions a week can completely reshape your body. They involve a mix of cardio (fast, uphill walking) and a carefully planned series of 22 safe, effective exercises using free weights to work the whole body.

He also advises eating a low sugar, low GI diet, and giving up wheat to boost results.

How much can you lose? David promises weight loss of up to a stone, plus you can drop three dress sizes, and five inches from your waist in six weeks. How much does it cost? £85 per session for one-to-one tuition. Can you do it at home? Yes. The book The Bodydoctor (Thorsons, £14.99) includes details of his regime. You can also download the 22 exercises onto your iPod, or buy the book plus a complete tutorial DVD for £50 via the Bodydoctor website.

Bodydoctor.com Tel. 020 7235 2211.