Princess Anne: How the royal stays in shape with diet, exercise and lifestyle
What are the diets and exercise habits of royalty, and how can non-royals practice them too? Express.co.uk spoke to nutritionist Suzie Sawyer about how Princess Anne stays in shape.
According to Suzie, Princess Anne’s slim physique cannot be attributed to expensive nutritionists and rigorous trainers, but to her own hard work and a bit of luck.
She said: “I’m sure Princess Anne, who is known to be frugal, only uses her own self-control, carefully aided by some of the wondrous powers of nature.
“Furthermore, it can never be overstated that we are all individuals with our own unique genetics, hormones, gut microbiota, physical activity levels and muscle mass, all of which play a role in our shape and weight. “
However, there are likely a few key lifestyle choices the Queen’s daughter is making to stay in shape.
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“Princess Anne is known to be very hardworking and controlled in the way she goes about her life,” Suzie said.
“The point here is that energy intake has to be balanced with energy output and those who can eat whatever they want and not put on a pound are rare.
“She’s clearly very active, which helps burn calories and increase metabolic rate.”
Despite being a former Olympic equestrian, that doesn’t mean a life dedicated to exercise.
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Suzie continued, “It’s not about spending hours in the gym, it’s about getting some form of physical exercise, even if it’s just walking around the block.”
According to Very Well Fit, a person who weighs 120 pounds (8.5 stone) burns about 65 calories per mile of walking.
A person who weighs 180 pounds (12.8th) burns about 100 calories per mile of walking.
Walking is a great, easily accessible exercise for those who want to lose weight or just stay healthy.
Unlike paying for a gym membership or signing up for a Zumba class, running can be done anywhere, anytime – for free.
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Slimmers can speed up the benefits of walking by adding a little more intensity to the exercise.
Picking up the pace, carrying a backpack, mixing up the terrain and adding incline are all ways to maximize a daily walk.
However, exercise alone will not sculpt the perfect body, diet is key when trying to lose weight or achieve that lean Princess Anne physique.
The expert suggested the Princess Royal stock up on healthy, protein-rich ingredients.
She said: “The metabolism is a vital factor in weight loss and needs amino acids, the building blocks of the body, to regulate its balance.
“One amino acid, namely leucine, is essential for controlling blood sugar levels as well as improving satiety and decreasing appetite.
“Eating protein, including meat, dairy, eggs, beans, lentils, fish, nuts and seeds at every meal, is essential for these reasons.”
For those who have given up on certain food groups, such as meat or dairy, Suzie recommended filling in the gaps with evidence-backed supplements.
She concluded: “Combining nutrition, lifestyle changes and a key supplement can keep us as fit as Princess Anne.”
Suzie Sawyer is a clinical nutritionist at Aminoscience, a line of proven dietary and botanical supplements made from amino acids.