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Pippa Middleton’s Diet and Workout Routine

By Rachael Attard, Updated May 6, 2021
Pippa Middleton diet and workout routine

The Royal Family are some of the most interesting people in the world. And the Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton attracted many viewers across the world.

Kate was stunning at her wedding, but Pippa almost stole the show. She looks enough like the Duchess that some people have trouble telling the two of them apart.

And as Kate’s maid of honor, Pippa stood out in her own right. It’s no surprise that people are intrigued by her. I am, too! She’s an athlete, passionate cook, and aspiring fitness guru aside from being the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister.

So, what is her diet and workout routine like? Let’s take a look!

Pippa Middleton’s Diet

Pippa Middleton’s diet changes based on the types of events she’s planning for. And for good reason—she’s incredibly active and needs to fuel her body the right way.

During most days, Pippa keeps things simple and focuses on eating clean, nutrient-dense dishes with plenty of complex carbohydrates and whole grains to give her body the energy she needs to stay as active as she wants.

When she’s preparing for a major event, like her sister’s wedding, she cuts out things like alcohol, carbs, and processed sugar completely. This helps her body slim down and reduces that troublesome bloat that can leave her feeling uncomfortable.

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Breakfast

Breakfast is an absolute must for her. She feels that without a good start to the day, she won’t have the energy she needs to be at her best.

Typically, she’ll reach for a plain yoghurt with chopped seasonal fruit and nuts. If she feels like making something different, she’ll make rye toast with a fried egg or mashed avocado depending on what she has on hand.

This gives her just enough carbs, fat, and protein to feel full without leaving her feeling weighed down by the meal.

Lunch

Pippa’s favourite lunch dish is king prawns marinated in lime juice and gin. She cooks the prawns on a hot griddle pan and seasons them with chili flakes, crushed garlic, more lime juice, and cilantro.

The prawns aren’t enough on their own, so she often adds them to a watercress salad full of seasonal vegetables and a homemade spelt bread.

Dinner

For dinner, Pippa cooks with her husband in mind. His favourite dish is roasted halibut served with a side of lentils. The halibut is seasoned with roasted ripe tomatoes and drizzled with an herb dressing that she whips up fresh.

If she wants a dinner that’s a bit heavier on the carbs, she’ll make a beef and lentil cottage pie. It’s definitely more of a family recipe but she makes it healthier by choosing lean cuts of beef and making everything from scratch when she can.

When she doesn’t feel like cooking or wants to indulge a little bit, she’ll happily chow down on a portabella pizza which uses mushroom caps instead of traditional pizza crust.

Snacks

Pippa isn’t a huge fan of snacking throughout the day. Her diet philosophy revolves around eating three full meals each day. Those meals are packed with protein, fruit, vegetables, fiber, and complex carbohydrates that, when combined, keep her feeling full between meals.

If she feels like having a healthy snack, she’ll reach for something wholesome like a piece of fresh fruit or a handful of nuts. She’s not a fan of grabbing protein bars or drinking protein shakes like some athletes are.

She’s also a fan of baking and usually keeps some fruit and banana muffins on hand at home.

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Foods She Avoids

Pippa doesn’t believe in avoiding specific foods all the time. Instead, she believes in enjoying all things in moderation.

She eliminates alcohol and processed sugar prior to events and competitions to get her body ready for the big day but is otherwise willing to enjoy them in small amounts.

There are some foods that she doesn’t like, though. These include pancakes with maple syrup and bacon.

Pippa Middleton’s Workout Routine

Pippa’s workout routine is almost more of a way of life for her than a true routine. She lives an incredibly active lifestyle. This means she doesn’t really have to work out intensely just to stay trim. She already puts in the work by having fun.

Cardio

Cardio is definitely her jam. She tries to get a good session in at least a few days each week. Pippa runs with her husband but also gets some serious cardio in by participating in sports like cycling, skiing, and tennis.

She’s a huge fan of staying active but tries to make her workouts feel more like play whenever she can.

That said, she’s also willing to head to the gym and pound out some serious cardio sessions on a stationary bike, treadmill, or elliptical if the weather isn’t great.

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Strength Training

Initially, Pippa wasn’t a huge fan of strength training. She always thought that lifting weights would do nothing more than make her bulk up and she didn’t want that.

And I get why. Weightlifting has a reputation for building bulk rather than helping you tone up. The truth is that it can. But it all depends on how you build strength.

For Pippa, most of her strength training workouts focus on higher reps and lower weights. This allows her body to tone up without building bulk. She focuses on building strength and likes to use bodyweight exercises whenever possible.

These are a few of her favourite exercises that she incorporates into her routine:

  • Lunges – 30 reps each
  • Up-down plank – 30 reps
  • Push-ups – 30 reps
  • Crunches – 30 reps
  • Squats – 30 reps
  • Triceps dips – 30 reps
  • Reverse crunches – 20 reps

Repeat circuit two times.

Each exercise works the muscle groups she uses most in her other exercise routines. If you’re a mesomorph or an endomorph, overdoing squats and lunges may lead to bulking up, so I’d be careful if you try her workout.

To fully round things out, she also tries to incorporate Pilates into her weekly routines when she can.

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Working Out While Pregnant

While pregnant, Pippa still continued working out, but made sure to modify her regime after thorough research. If you are thinking about working out while pregnant, you should consult your doctor first to make sure it is safe to do so.

She did a variety of workouts but she loved being outside the most playing tennis and going swimming. Swimming was really great for her as she could relax in the water and feel weightless.

Pippa also made sure to always stay hydrated and to never overdo it and that’s how she stayed safe.

Final Thoughts on Pippa Middleton’s Diet and Workout Routine

Pippa Middleton’s diet and workout routine are fairly simple and easy to follow. She doesn’t follow overly restrictive diets like the Keto protocol or Atkins plans. But because she’s so active she’s able to stay slim naturally.

I like that she has such a healthy lifestyle and how she even worked out in some way even while pregnant. I know that’s not an easy thing to do. Exercising while pregnant can be dangerous so always talk to your doctor first to avoid any injury.

If you lovelies have any more celebs you want me to write about, let me know in the comments! :)

Love Rachael xx

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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