Gwyneth Paltrow rarely cleanses and eats whatever she wants for dinner
Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow rarely does cleanses apart from when she's testing one out for Goop readers, and she doesn't follow a strict diet, either, eating whatever she wants for dinner.
Gwyneth Paltrow, the founder of wellness brand Goop, who is famous for her liquid diet cleanses and detox fads, shockingly revealed that she doesn't actually do more than one cleanse a year, and those are limited to juice or soup cleanses that she tries out before she includes them in her website's annual Goop Detox Cleanse.
The 45-year-old health guru talked about her real lifestyle in the recent episode of The Goop Podcast, revealing, "I’m basically never cleansing." She disclosed that she goes on a cleanse "only if I’m guinea pigging something for the website. Or, I try to do one good cleanse a year."
Paltrow isn't terribly strict about her diet, though she does try to avoid the usual unhealthy foods that most people are wary of. She said, "On a normal day, I’ll have a smoothie for breakfast, and I have a pretty healthy lunch, with some protein and salad. And for dinner, I have whatever I want. But I do always try to avoid highly processed foods and high-fructose corn syrup."
The 'Iron Man 3' actress was big on cleanses after she tried one out for the first time. Paltrow detailed the story of her first cleanse in the first issue of Goop magazine. She recalled, "I remember standing in a hippie health-food store in Greenwich Village and I saw a little paperback book describing a ‘master cleanse,’ and I was like, 'What’s that?'"
Paltrow recollected her response to the cleanse, saying, "I remember the next day [after I finished the cleanse] I was like, 'Oh, wow, I just did this cleanse, and I feel so much better. I can have a beer and a cigarette now, right?'" She revealed in 2013 that she still has the occasional cigarette every now and then, claiming that a little unhealthy eating helps to balance things out for her.
Paltrow's changing attitude toward cleanses can be seen in the shift in Goop's list of foods that can be had during a cleanse, from a completely liquid diet in their earlier editions of the annual Goop Detox Cleanse to a diet that includes solid foods like oats and salads in the newest edition of the cleanse.