“It’s very minimal. After I drop my kids, I always exercise and then I take a shower and I basically just put on moisturizer—and that’s kind of it. If I have a meeting or something I’ll put on some mascara, but that’s as far as I go. No, I just I never do [foundation]. I’ve been getting my makeup put on for me since I was 20 years-old, so I never learned how to do it, and I’m really bad at it.”
On the benefits of working out:
“I believe, for me, doing some cardio vascular exercise everyday is really good for my skin for detoxification and skin tone and color. I do the Tracy Anderson method, so I dance for an hour.”
Gwyneth Paltrow is famous for her annual detox diets and for being quite obsessive when it comes to dieting and fitness. And recently, the actress (who is currently showing off her bikini body while on vacation) shared details about her New Year detox diet. More from Radar:
As much of the East Coast is battered with blizzard conditions, it might seem like a good time for a hearty bowl of oatmeal or mashed potatoes. But Gwyneth Paltrow thinks fans should curl up with a nice mug of water — with lemon if they’re lucky. Wannabe lifestyle guru Paltrow released her annual New Year’s detox diet through her Goop newsletter on January 2, and it is heavy on water and spices and little else. Now, a top nutritionist tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that she’s advocating a “starvation-type-diet” that could be seriously dangerous for anyone who follows it.
Day One of Paltrow’s diet, for example, starts off with a glass of “room temperature lemon water.” At 8 am, dieters may indulge in a mug of herbal tea. At 10, for breakfast, it’s still more tea with various spices and just two tablespoons of almond butter mixed with half a cup of almond milk. At 11:30, it’s time for tea or lemon water again. And at 1:30, her recipe for lunch — which serves four! — includes just one cup of chickpeas, six cups of water, one large onion, juice from three lemons and salt and pepper. Three hours later, dieters can snack on a paté made from 3/4 cup of walnuts, one cup of lentils, one large onion and seasonings. Finally, dinner time is 1/4 of a stuffed squash.
Hungry yet? “Basically, there is no food until about 4 in the afternoon, which for a ‘winter’ detox should be the opposite!” Dr. Fred Pescatore, MPH, CCN tells Radar exclusively.
In addition, he says, “The only foods on tap are foods meant to make you eliminate [waste] one way or the other. It is essentially a three-day fast with a bit of protein thrown in. There is no doubt that this will make you lose weight,” Dr. Pescatore points out, “as this is a starvation-type-diet with lots of liquid to make you feel full, but nothing to nourish the body or soul. … It’s basically no food or nutrition.”
Would-be-dieters would be better off, Dr. Pescatore [www.logicalhealthalternatives ] says, switching things up. “As for plain detox diets, the food is best eaten [early], especially in the winter when we are hungrier in the morning,” he explains. “Try working, being a mother, or just trying to exercise on this detox. You would never make it through the day!”
Stay away from processed foods, though cutting them out completely is no fun and can ultimately lead to a binge. Allow yourself programmed treats – I often have a glass of red wine in the evening and smoke a cigarette on a Saturday. I love those moments because they are just the right amount of naughty. That balance keeps you vibrant. You have to live your life, after all.
Keep up consistent exercise. I am dedicated to the Tracy Anderson Method and it has completely changed my body. Still, when I first started working with Tracy, finding motivation was hard. She advised me to think of exercise as an automatic routine, no different from brushing your teeth, to avoid getting distracted. Now it is part of my life. I exercise Monday to Friday at 10am and always stick with it. I’d also recommend concentrating on moving more – we sit for so much of the day. Choose to walk or take the stairs, or briskly climb a hill in the evenings. It creates good muscle tone and boosts your metabolism.
On the pros and cons of detoxes:
A detox is a great place to start before a diet. My doctor, Alejandro Junger, recommends a detox once a year to rid organs of processed food and environmental toxins. His theory is that the gut (your system of digestive organs) is the root of good health. It contains about 80 per cent of your body’s serotonin – which regulates appetite – so you’re more likely to lose weight when it’s working properly. This year I chose the Elimination Diet, which meant no additives or processed foods for three weeks. I’ve done juice cleanses in the past, and in my twenties I did the Master Cleanse, which left me hallucinating after 10 days. Be aware: a juice detox can crash your metabolism and lead to future weight gain.
On how terrible Gwyneth Paltrow looked when she met her for the first time:
“I’ve worked with celebrities, and with Madonna for a long time. I met Gwyneth Paltrow through a friend of hers who was really changing with the method. Gwyneth was like, ‘What are you doing? Are you having surgery?’ And she was like, ‘No, it’s this girl.’ I agreed to meet with Gwyneth, and she said, ‘I’ve got this movie coming up where I have to be a superhero.’ It was the very first Iron Man. She said, ‘I know you have a son—I just had Moses—and I can’t get this weight off. I’ve never had a problem like this in my life.’ She had 35 extra pounds on her. Her butt was long and she had outer thigh problems. Gwyneth is lucky because she’s really tall, so she can hide it really well in clothes, but she had significant problem areas. I felt so badly for her, and thought I could really help. So, I agreed, and she did everything that I asked. Now, seven years later, she looks younger every year; she’s totally transformed. And she really does the work. She and I became business partners, too, because she said, ‘Every woman has to have this. It’s not fair. I’ve tried everything and nothing works like this. You’re a real gift.’ It wasn’t a business decision for her at all.”
… says Tracy.
Hmm, not a very nice or flattering description of her very good friend and business partner, Gwyneth.
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