Gwyneth Paltrow’s Healthy Lifestyle: Elimination Diet and (Occasional) French Fries

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Gwyneth Paltrow

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Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow releases a new elimination diet every January on her lifestyle website Goop.

Her detox elimination plan excludes red meat, gluten, white rice, shellfish, corn, soy, dairy, added sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and nightshade vegetables like eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes. That being said, the 43-year-old will sometimes balance her healthy lifestyle with some of her favorite lunchtime foods, including french fries, a coleslaw salad, and a lobster roll.

Check out the lunch that Paltrow describes as lunchtime perfection in the Instagram post below:

@duryeaslobsterdeck lunchtime perfection #montauk #eeeeeats @infatuation

A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on

Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the more popular celebrities with a health and wellness following. Paltrow is the author of three cookbooks, including 2011’s My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness, 2013’s It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great, and this year’s It’s All easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook.

Paltrow originally adopted an elimination diet after Dr. Alejandro Junger informed her of various health problems. He told her she was vitamin D deficient and severely anemic and had a lot of inflammation in her body, imbalanced hormones, high adrenal levels, and a congested liver.

The diet would heal her gut and give her body a lot of good nutrients, he said. Dr. Junger also informed Paltrow that a healthy elimination diet would be necessary for the rest of her life. And Paltrow follows the diet for the most part, but she will have the occasional cheat day or meal. Paltrow will sometimes indulge in other treats like martinis, cheese, and cakes.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Diet and Healthy Lifestyle

Gwyneth Paltrow’s elimination diet often includes a green juice with kale, lemon, apple, mint, and ginger.

Breakfast for Paltrow may be a protein shake with blueberries and almond milk, and green tea. Paltrow’s lunch may include a lemony grilled chicken with a salad or steamed vegetables. And dinner may consist of arugula and turkey meatballs, roast chicken, pasta, chicken stir-fry with broccoli, or turkey kale soup. Her favorite snacks are raw almonds, raisins, and coconut water.

Caesar salad tapas at @hoja_santa #súperrico

A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on

Paltrow also begins each day with a lemon water and herbal tea. She consumes lots of soups, smoothies, salads, steamed greens, salmon, and brown rice or quinoa.

Her vegetable choices often include roasted squash, steamed zucchini, beets, carrots, watercress, basil, and broccoli. Overall, Paltrow’s diet is plant-based with lots of vegetarian and vegan meals, but she will also consume meat as well.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Exercise Plan

Gwyneth Paltrow’s healthy lifestyle also includes a light workout regimen. Paltrow is dedicated her workout regimen, and she is actually business partners with friend and celebrity trainer, Tracy Anderson.

Paltrow started the Tracy Anderson workout while training for her Pepper Potts role in Iron Man. It is a character she has portrayed in four different films: Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), and Iron Man 3 (2013).

The workout was such as difficult regimen for Paltrow to follow, but eventually it became second nature to her. The workout includes cardio dance routines and resistance training. Paltrow will not leave home without her Tracy Anderson exercise DVDs. That being said, Paltrow also enjoys less strenuous exercises like yoga and walking.

Paltrow has always had a healthy lifestyle full of cleansing detoxes and elimination diets. At the same time, she fills her life with happy indulgences to balance herself out.

Paltrow says that mealtime should always feel happy, not like a punishment. If you fall off your diet plan, it is never a reason to worry. It is important to remember that it is all a process.

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