Pippa Middleton has got one fit physique and it’s no wonder when the younger sister to the Duchess of Cambridge participates in 47 mile cross-country ski races and equally as grueling marathons and triathlons on, what seems like, the regular. The question is, what sort of diet and eating habits help to fuel the beauty for such intense physical challenges?
Middleton, who is also studying for a qualification in nutrition while teaching sister Kate of the importance of eating organic, dished to Hello! magazine about the food she needs to fuel her workout and race regimen.
“I try to eat wholegrain, energy-fueled carbohydrates and three meals a day. I also increase my portion sizes based on my training level, with lots of brown rice, lentils, quinoa and sweet potato, and for breakfast, porridge and rye toast.”
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Directly ahead of a big event that involves pushing her body to its limits, Pippa becomes even more cautious about what she puts in her body and alters portions as well as diet, slightly. The Independent shares Middleton’s words about her nutritional choices.
“I don’t get fussy, though, because I enjoy food too much. But a week or so before an event I’m quite conscious of eating really nutritious foods to store energy and I cut out alcohol, refined sugar and processed foods.”
Pippa, who has stunned in ensembles and swimwear while vacationing, has shared diet and fitness secrets in the past and has made it known how seriously she takes her health. Although in a previous tell-all Pippa has admitted to holding on to the belief that moderation is important and also shares she can be a bit “naughty” on occasion, when making snacking choices.
“I grew up with the belief that good health is about moderation in all things, so I’ll be celebrating healthy living through exercise, a balanced diet and a little of the naughty stuff sprinkled in — I’m talking chocolate, crisps, and the occasional glass of wine.”
The brunette stunner shares that she is not one to follow the strict fad diets that seem to make cycles of popularity, such as Atkins or Dukan. She simply believes in making conscious healthy choices and exercising regularly.
“I’ve never done Dukan, attempted Atkins or exercised religiously seven days a week, but I do believe in making healthy choices — keeping refined carbs such as white bread and pasta to a minimum, and sticking to sensible portion sizes.”
Pippa also shares that living in the gym is not her thing, nor does she believe that exercising seven days a week is necessary to maintain good health and fitness levels. Middleton shares that often her best workouts come from doing alternative activities such as playing a game of tennis.
“I know that if I fit in at least three, ideally five, sessions of exercise a week, be it a 30-minute run, an hour’s walk or a good game of tennis, it boosts my mood and energy, and helps me sleep and digest better. So I make it a priority, whatever the weather or my work schedule.”
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As Hello! shares, Pippa’s fitness goals, and the races she participates in are usually connected to charity. Most recently, Pippa and beau James Matthews were involved in supporting Disability Snowsport UK at the cross-country ski event that took the two 47 miles cross country. Pippa finished the race in 13 hours, 4 minutes, and 24 seconds. She finished in 82nd place.
Middleton has also competed in a marathon in Kenya and additionally cycled across the U.S. last year while participating in the Otillo Swim Run World Championship in Sweden.
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