Pippa Middleton has one of the most famous figures in the world. This petite brunette leads a healthy, active lifestyle that focuses on eating the right kinds of foods in order to maintain her weight.
But with so many fad diets, juice cleanses, and other options for healthy eating, many people have wondered just what does Pippa eat to stay so slim and fit? The answer might surprise you.
Kate Middleton, Pippa’s older sister, is someone who swears by the Dukan diet. This high protein, low carbohydrate diet seeks to identify essential foods that ensure a person gets all the nutrients their body needs throughout the day. While this works for her sister, Pippa takes a different approach to staying healthy.
Because Pippa leads such an active lifestyle, she actually eats more calories than people might expect. Her diet changes depending on any activities she may have coming up. If she’s preparing for something more strenuous, she makes sure to get the nutrients her body needs to store the energy she’ll need to compete.
In general, Pippa believes that everything should be done in moderation. She tries to eat a healthy, balanced diet that focuses on portion control. She also tries to get regular exercise to keep her body healthy.
She does not, however, deprive herself of what she calls “the naughty stuff.” In a recent interview with Hello! magazine, Pippa revealed that she’ll eat some chocolate on occasion, enjoy a glass of wine from time to time, or even eat some potato chips. The trick is to limit those “naughty” items instead of overindulging.
Along with her balanced diet, Pippa tries to get regular exercise. While she’s a very busy woman, she strives to get between three and five exercise sessions each week. That could mean a thirty-minute run, a game of tennis, or a swim. She says this exercise “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.”
If she has a big activity coming up, such as the Birkebeiner Ski Race, a 33-mile cross-country ski race in Norway that she recently completed, she’ll adjust accordingly. The week before a race, she’ll generally cut out any sweets or alcohol and eat three balanced meals a day. She focuses on eating whole grain, high-energy carbohydrates to ensure that her body is ready for the latest endurance test.
As for what she eats specifically, Pippa says it includes “lots of brown rice, lentils, quinoa and sweet potato, and for breakfast, porridge and rye toast.” Those are excellent sources of healthy energy for anyone, but especially someone looking to push their body.
If you’d like a body like Pippa’s, try to follow her similar routine. Make sure you’re getting enough exercise (150 minutes of moderate exercise, 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, or a combination of the two per week), focus on eating three healthy meals a day with nutrient-rich foods and try to keep the unhealthy habits to a minimum. If you can follow this simple plan, you should begin to see results almost immediately.