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.