Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Diet and Cookbook are All Good

The 40-year-old Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow can be found on the cover of this month’s SELF magazine. What’s up with her these days? Well, for starters, she’s decided to drastically change her diet for the better, and she’s created her own cookbook to prove it.

According to Paltrow’s interview with SELF, there were numerous bad habits that led to her lifestyle change.

“A couple years ago, I got really run down. I had to sing at awards shows, which was fun but stressful. I’d have a Guinness and a beta-blocker every time. I also was constantly getting on airplanes, tying to knock myself out with sleeping pills and wine, waking up, trying to sweat it out with exercise and a steam, and then working really hard all day. Eventually, I had a panic attack. My body was like, ‘What is happening?’” said Paltrow.

She explained that her doctor, Alejandro Junger had her cut seemingly everything out of her diet. “What the f- am I going to eat now?” was response to no more dairy, sugar, gluten and processed foods. The new cookbook, It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That WIll Make You Look Good and Feel Great is a result of a “demoralizing” cycle of eating brown rice out of her refrigerator because she didn’t know of anything else to eat.

The active celebrity mom claimed that her new healthy and clean lifestyle has even led to healthier relationships and self-emotions, noting that her marriage to Coldplay front man Chris Martin has improved with her cleaner eating habits.

Paltrow’s cookbook will release on April 2 and will guide readers through 185 recipes that are great for the whole family to enjoy. Most of the dishes are low-carb and gluten-free. “Every single nutritionist, doctor and health-conscious person I have ever come across…seems to concur that gluten is tough on the system, and many of us are at best intolerant of it and at worst allergic to it,” said Paltrow in the grains section of her cookbook.


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Diane L.
Diane L3 years ago

Latoya, the "bottom line" is that Paltrow is not a nutritionalist, and even states in her book (referenced in this article) that she has little knowledge on the subject, just likes to cook. That's great, but she shouldn't be revered as somebody who knows what is or isn't healthy just because she's a well-known ACTRESS and in some peoples' eyes, very attractive. There are some very UNATTRACTIVE people out there who love to cook and actually DO know about nutrition. Paltrow may or may not come by her looks naturally. Her Mother, Blythe Danner is lovely, but again, has the money to pay for plastic surgery, the best make-up available, and I'm sure when she goes out in public AS a celeb, has it all done FOR her. I never said Jolie isn't a good parent. I think she probably is a great one, but she also has obviously not done it all naturally, on her own and shouldn't be used as a "role model" in many ways. You're nit-picking as to how many kids she's had naturally vs. adopted. I've read adopted FOUR, had twins naturally (with Pitt). Who cares?

BTW, Paltrow even states many of her dishes she describes in her book aren't even FROM a "recipe". That sort of goes along the lines of how most of us cook everyday. We have a little of "this" and a little of "that" and toss it all together and see what turns up.

Latoya Brookins
Latoya Brookins3 years ago

Gwyneth doesn't seem to be trying to get people to look like her or be thin. For years now she has been all about proper nutrition, taking real care of yourself, and fighting off disease. Like Nancy B said, it goes back to the days when she was taking care of her dying father.

Latoya Brookins
Latoya Brookins3 years ago

3 are adopted, 3 are from birth. It was adoption from Cambodia, adoption from Ethiopia, birth to daughter, adoption from Vietnam, birth to twins. She does have help taking care of her kids (and making sure they each speak their native tongue) but she doesn't seem to be one of the parents that completely has someone else raise her kids as if she only had them to fulfill her role as a woman/part of society. She spends a lot of time on film sets and helping refugees in third world countries. It was adopting her first child that really opened her eyes and put her on the path as a humanitarian.

Jolie did have many issues when she was younger and got passed them. I think her current weight loss stemmed from her mother's death.

I agree that many celebrities just plaster their names on products and rake in the cash. But with certain projects and certain celebrities, I think that they do understand and endorse and put a lot of thought into it.

I agree not to follow Anne Hathaway's food advice. I remember she said in an interview that while training for cat woman she was mainly only eating kale. I rolled my eyes at that. You can train and be vegan and still eat a lot. In fact, it is better to have a variety of food and get in all of the different nutrients.

Kate S.
Kate S3 years ago


Diane L.
Diane L3 years ago

BTW, Latoya, I happen to like Paltrow as an actress, and I like Jolie as an actress as well. I doubt Jolie's being so thin is caused by her "stressful" lifestyle, as she didn't give birth to all of those 6 kids, 4 are adopted, AND she obviously doesn't do everything involved with their care, personally. I'm sure they have a nanny, or even two. None of that is even the point I was making...........we shouldn't model our eating habits after some celebrity's because we think if we do, we'll look like them. I wouldn't even WANT to look like Hathaway.........she is flat out SCAREY looking, in my opinion. Paltrow may look like the "girl next door" but as I said, I also wouldn't take my nutritional advice from the girl next door, either!

Diane L.
Diane L3 years ago

Latoya, it's not prejudice at all. When someone is stick thin and they haven't always been so, it seems pretty obvious that they are either ill (sick) or on some weird diet or suffering from an eating disorder. Jolie has stated many times that she's been anorexic or "borderline" so. I also didn't say she was always anorexic, either. Actually, I said I get JUNK e-mails hawking "her" diet plan which also is being sent from Jennifer Anniston and they do NOT like each other, so why on earth would they BOTH be supporting the same diet and be jointly sending such advice? Fact is, it's all SPAM/JUNK and neither actress supports such a plan. Whoever sends this crap out is using their names to get people to open the e-mails. If you check out the major dietary plans (NutriSystem and Weight Watchers), various celebrities claim that they lost "X" amount of weight using them. Maybe they did, but they're also PAID to endorse those products.

tiffany t.
tiffany t3 years ago

she looks great

Latoya Brookins
Latoya Brookins3 years ago

Diane L, I think it is just as prejudice to call someone anorexic for being thin as it is to pick on someone or think less of them for being overweight.

Those actresses may not be the weight you think the average woman should be but it doesn't mean they aren't healthy or the right weight for their body.

Gwyneth Paltrow is clearly not trying to be part of a fad or eat to look pretty. A healthy eating lifestyle is something she seems to care a lot about. She does look ordinary in her looks but I think that is actually why a lot of people find her pretty. It's that woman next door thing, except at 5 ft 9 inches.

Angelina Jolie has a very stressful life. If she gets a little thin it might be because she is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, mother of six kids, and a director ontop of acting.

Pamela F.
Pamela F3 years ago

I wonder why they used a picture of her when she was so young. I think she is counting on her popularity as a (what does she do?) public figure to sell her cookbook. I will not buy it I don't care for her.

Diane L.
Diane L3 years ago

If I want advice on how to be an actress, I might consult Gwenth Paltrow or even her mother, Blythe Danner, but if I want suggestions on a healthy diet, I'll ask a nutritionalist or health expert.

Patricia I., I find your insults very childish, actually. You seem to think that anyone who isn't mesmerized by a celebrity is "at fault" somehow and that we're jealous? Really? Of course I'd love to have Paltrow's money, but I've seen photos of her SANS make-up. She's quite ordinary looking. She'd get no notice on the street if seen without a ton of make-up. You've actually crossed the line with your violation of the C.O.C. when you ridiculed Marilyn for her "username" and her music likes or dislikes. Since WHEN is one's personal choices in music worthy of insulting in a Care2 discussion about some celebrity's cooking choices?

Tell ya' what, when the "celebs" actually live as their publicity claims, I might be impressed a bit more. I'm tired of the JUNK e-mails about Jennifer Anniston AND Angelina Jolie's latest diet (same e-mails)........since they hate each other, and both are anorexic, why would I want to eat like them, and why would I even believe they are both together to promote a diet? Let's see, 6 from Ann Hathaway (skin & bones vegan), a few from Brittney Spears, and when I get one from Wynona Judd, might read it.