Love her or hate her but you can’t simply ignore her. This phrase fits like a second skin on the popular and multiple-award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. You may not like her too much but we bet you are on this page because you wanted to know how she maintains her enviable body (even after giving birth to two kids) and what’s she doing to maintain it right now. So, not to make you wait any longer, here we have detailed her latest workout and diet secrets.
The Turning Point
In a chat with Yahoo, the talented singer admitted that she started researching on living a healthy and organic lifestyle 20 years back. Her father was diagnosed with cancer and it was then, she started her research on the impact of environmental toxins and pesticides that surround all the humans these days. The data she got was an eye opener and she immediately started following a safe as well as clean lifestyle.
The Initial Changes
The key changes of her lifestyle started with her appreciation for eating healthy foods. She even became macrobiotic for around two years as she wanted to heal her father by proxy method. Her father did not show any liking for healthy foods. She read a lot about detoxing and eating whole foods. She also learned the value of staying away from sugars and processed foods as they were linked to deadly diseases like cancer.
The workout routine of the face of Estée Lauder’s Pleasures perfume has been the same since last 10 years. She does Tracy Anderson workout five days in a week and it has always worked for her. She even admits to owing her body shape to Tracy (despite eating so much food).
Apart from Tracy Anderson workout, Paltrow also likes hiking and swimming to stay fit and have some fun. She feels great to be in Southern California as she can do both hiking and swimming here along with staying close to nature.
No Workout Experiments
The owner of a lifestyle company also acknowledges that she hasn’t tried any other workout and diet plan that’s gained popularity since the last few years. The reason is simple and quite obvious. She believes that the Tracy Anderson workout is the best for her body, so she doesn’t want to mess with it. (You should learn from it too, stick to what suits your body and don’t mess around with different diets and workouts.)
The Oscar winner also clarified that she is not following any weird diets. She eats what she likes and does not have any strict rules as such. Gwyneth believes that every food must be enjoyed and she is not in favor of saying no to any food. But she isn’t careless. She knows that when someone eats a not so healthy food, he or she needs to compensate for it by eating equal amounts of healthy foods. Maintaining a balance between these two is her only food recommendation for fans, we think.
The Complicated Smoothie
News.com.au recently reported a very interesting detail on her food preference. It states that the cookbook author likes to include a complicated (and way expensive) smoothie into her diet every day. The recipe of her smoothie includes normal ingredients like almond butter, almond milk, sea salt, vanilla powder and some coconut oil. (Seems okay till now, right?)
The smoothie also includes a Peruvian superfood maca, some ashwagandha (which helps calm anxiety and costs around $24 for 127 gm), some cordyceps (adaptogenic energy mushrooms costing around $50 for 87 gm) and a bit of ho shou wu (it’s a beauty and sex tonic that stimulates as well as balances hormones and costs $25 for 79 gm). The smoothie also includes mushroom and brown rice protein (offered at $50 a kilogram) and one teaspoon of “Moon Dust” (it gives extra energy and costs $80 for 56 gm). We must admit that we are stupefied after knowing her smoothie ingredients, to say the least, aren’t you?
The only diet restriction the diva is strict about is that she is against processed and non-organic foods that have a lot of chemicals and pesticides.
The diet indulgences of the star include cheese, martinis and even French fries on special occasions.
Enjoying Indulgences with Kids
The doting mother also enjoys some organic snacks and Oreos with her kids because you can’t really keep children away from sugar, can you?
To know more details of her diet, check out this interesting and highly detailed article.
The LA-born likes to take a hot bath every night to relax her body, spirit and mind. It also helps to wash off her day. Apart from daily baths, the stunner relaxes by having an occasional glass of wine, getting a massage or taking a walk to get some fresh air. (All simple yet effective methods, we must add)
How to Be Beautiful?
The current partner of Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk thinks that beauty is a state of mind. She feels that a person can be beautiful if he or she accepts his or her own self and starts to love himself or herself. If you don’t feel any guilt, shame or burden of mistakes you made in the past, you will feel beautiful from the inside as well as outside.