Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Her Post-Holiday Diet!

01/05/2009 at 12:38 PM ET

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After giving us her personal holiday recipes, Gwyneth Paltrow shares her post-holiday diet secret in her latest GOOP newsletter. Gwyneth admits, “I need to lose a few pounds of holiday excess. Anyone else? I like to do fasts and detoxes a couple of times during the year, the most hardcore one being the Master Cleanse I did last spring. It was not what you would characterize as pretty. Or easy.” Working with her doctor, a detox diet specialist, Gwyneth has created a seven-day elimantion diet that helps detox the body. “As I do not wish to subsist on lemon water in the middle of winter, I asked my doctor, a detox diet specialist, for the guidelines he uses to achieve a good detox that is not as hallucinogenic (in a bad way) as the Master Cleanse,” says Gwyneth. “What it came down to was this: you can detox easily and effectively while you continue to eat as long as you are cutting out the foods and other substances that interfere with the detoxification process.” While cutting out dairy, grains with gluten, meat, shellfish, anything processed (including all soy products), fatty nuts, nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant), condiments, sugar and obviously no alcohol, caffeine or soda, Gwyneth’s diet consist of salads, fruit smoothies, chicken, soups and lots of water. Click here to read the full scoop on Goop.com.

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JReilly on

That’s so lame. The most recent issue of US Magazine quoted Gwyneth as saying that she never diets. Instead, she just increases her work outs. Just goes to show you that Hollywood is full of LIARS!

Liz on

Why is everyone obsessed with invented BS like “detoxification”? Our bodies have LIVERS and KIDNEYS for that purpose. We don’t need to eat lemon water or eliminate healthy foods like tomatoes and peppers to “detoxify” our bodies. Celebs are morons and their “doctors” are frauds. UGH!

K on

What’s funny about this is her and I are the same height and size (I believe she said she is a size 6 now) and I don’t do any of these crazy things. Why is she detoxing when she eats healthy in the first place? Why is she going to doctors when technically she is too thin for her height in the first place? Celebs belong in the loony bin.

Betty on

WOW Liz! You really showed your ignorance with that statement.

Gail on

I agree with you Liz!

Courteney on

Since when is Gwyneth Paltrows opinion important? Celebrities should keep their opinions private.

Caitlin on

Some people have naturally (genetically) sluggish detox systems that don’t work as well as the average person’s. This eventually leads not only to a slowing of the metabolism, but to hormonal imbalances and even brain dysfunction (ADD-like symptoms, irritability and depression, and others). I have definitely had personal experience with this, and I can attest that the kind of “diet” that Gwyneth is describing is amazingly helpful. After following it for a while, you not only lose any unhealthy weight, but your tummy naturally flattens, your muscles naturally tone up somewhat, and you have more energy and mental clarity. It rocks!

Also, even the average person could benefit from this kind of detox diet from time to time– our modern living environment is more polluted with more toxins than ever before in history so even a good detox system can be overwhelmed and need a break.

T. on

I’m a nurse and I can testify that anything that causes you to hallucinate due to reduction of caloric intake and or the claim of ‘cleansing’ is NOT healthy. The body is built to run itself and detoxing is a fallacy (colonics, enemas, water/soup diets) that simply shock the body instead of healing it. Good health is as simple as drinking adequate water, eating smart, and making sure you exercise to maintain bone density and muscle health while keeping positive, active, and rested. Why people have to make it so complicated is beyond me- unless well, they want money, in which case feel free to line the pockets of those that create more problems than solutions.

Rozita on

Hmmm….my rheumatologist just chastised me for my low dairy intake. He would prefer me to increase my calcium intake through dietary means rather than supplements. So no dairy, eh, Gwyneth? I’m more likely to listen to a doctor who has helped me successfully fight psoriatic arthritis, and who specializes in HEALING PEOPLE than to an actress who specializes in MAKING MOVIES.

Does that make sense to anyone?

Nanette on

…and then I stick my finger down my throat and the problem just goes away!

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