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Pippa Middleton's Diet Secrets Revealed! Get Her High-Protein Tips and Food Habits

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Pippa Middleton's diet secrets are not so secret anymore!

The 30-year-old recently participated in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul and revealed to Hello! magazine what kind of healthy eating habits she followed to get in tip-top shape for big athletic event.

Pippa explained that "wholesome carbs," like quinoa, brown rice and lentils, were essential for preparing for the race. "To maintain energy I try to eat more protein, particularly fish or chicken," Kate's sis said. "A lot of people swear by carb-loading in the run-up to an event but it doesn't really work for me, so I just up my protein intake."

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And it sure sounds like Pippa's high-protein diet worked! She completed the Bosphorus race in one hour and five minutes, beating brother James Middleton.

"He said if he'd shaved, he would have beaten me," Pippa joked to reporters after the event.

She added, "Nothing could have prepared me for the experience of the race itself in Istanbul...The swim requires not only speed and athleticism but also the nous to navigate yourself on the right course."

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