Gwyneth’s post-Xmas diet tips

Gwyneth Paltrow shares her fasting and detoxing diet tips for 2009

Want to know how Gwyneth Paltrow got herself into those teeny-tiny red carpet frocks? Well, it involves lots of lemon water and a Master Cleanse that even she admits her doctor called ‘dangerous.’

Speaking on her tips for post-Christmas dieting with readers of her weekly GOOP newsletter, the actress describes the dramatic detox, which she embarked on last spring, and admits that it  ‘was not what you would characterise as pretty. Or easy.’

Elaborating, she reveals that the ‘hardcore’ regime caused her to hallucinate, and admits that her doctor advised her against doing it.

As a fan of the detox, which she does ‘a couple of times during the year,’ she revealed that she would embark on a new diet for the new year, stating ‘I need to lose a few pounds of holiday excess. Anyone else?’

Developed with Dr Alejandro Junger, Paltrow goes onto present her seven-day healthy detox diet, and explains, ‘What it came down to was this: you can detox easily and effectively while you continue to eat as long as you are cutting out the foods and other substances that interfere with the detoxification process.’

The diet involves not eating ‘dairy, grains with gluten, meat, shellfish, anything processed (including all soy products), fatty nuts, nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant), condiments, sugar and obviously no alcohol, caffeine or soda.’ She adds the all important tip that you also must drinks lots of water.

A typical day’s diet on the Gwynnie detox includes a breakfast smoothie, carrot and ginger salad for lunch and broccoli soup for dinner. A handful of nuts constitutes the only snack.

Sounds appealing? For recipes and more info, check out GOOP here.

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