Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate Middleton, credits a portion-controlled low carb diet and regular workouts for her shapely glutes and hot bikini body. Pippa made the revelations in a new monthly fitness column she’s writing for Britain’s Waitrose magazine.
Middleton, a longtime workout buff like her sister Kate, sticks to a low carb diet, but denied reports that she follows the Dukan or Atkins diets or exercises obsessively.
“I’ve never done Dukan, attempted Atkins or exercised religiously seven days a week,” said Pippa. “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.”
In 2010, Pippa’s mother, Carole Middleton, lost 56 pounds on the low carb Dukan diet, and since then, tabloids have repeatedly insisted Pippa follows the diet.
While many celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox follow the low carb ketogenic, Atkins and Paleo diets, Middleton said she believes in moderation and follows her own sensible diet. In general, low carb diets promote rapid weight loss because they force the body to fat for fuel, said Dr. Eric Westman, author of Keto Clarity.
One thing Pippa does do is work out 30 to 60 minutes several days a week: She runs, cycles, swims, plays tennis and does Pilates, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported. The brunette beauty said exercise keeps her physically and emotionally fit.
“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,” she said. “So I make it a priority, whatever the weather or my work schedule.”
Pippa’s toned glutes recently sparked a wave of plastic surgery requests for butt implants in her native England. She maintains her shapely backside by doing plie squats and other calisthenics.
As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, Middleton insists she won’t deprive herself, but will enjoy delicious foods in moderation.
“I grew up with the belief that good health is about moderation in all things,” she said. “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.”
In June, Pippa and her brother James biked 3,000 miles across the United States to raise money for the British Heart Foundation as part of Race Across America.
Pippa’s sister Kate Middleton is pregnant with her second child and is doing well despite suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness characterized by severe vomiting, weight loss and dehydration. She is due in April 2015.