Exclusive: Pippa Middleton dishes her diet secrets

Pippa Middleton is never one to turn down a fitness challenge, and the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister has once again triumphed, this time completing the 54km (33-mile) Birkebeiner cross-country ski race in Norway. The 32-year-old spoke exclusively to HELLO! and revealed how she switches up her already healthy diet to prepare for any gruelling race.

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Pippa Middleton spoke exclusively with HELLO! about her training diet

"I try to eat wholegrain, energy-fuelled carbohydrates and three meals a day," she told HELLO! exclusively. "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."

The British beauty admitted that she tries not to make too many changes to what she eats, explaining that she particularly focuses on her diet "a week or so before an event".

"I don't get fussy, though, because I enjoy food too much," she said. "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."

The British beauty represented Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) at the event

Pippa, who was joined by close friend James Matthews for the race, took on the impressive feat to support Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), who work to ensure that anyone with a disability has a chance to ski or snowboard with other people.

It's not the first time that the keen sportswoman has shown off her incredible fitness skills. Pippa has previously run a marathon in Kenya and cycled across the US, and last year she completed the Otillo Swimru World Championship in Sweden, the day after celebrating her 32nd birthday.

Finishing in 82nd place, Pippa completed the 47-mile course in an impressive 13 hours, 4 minutes and 24 seconds.