If you believe all you read online, you might think that Gwyneth Paltrow is ultra rigid in her eating habits, and turns her tiny nose up at anything that is not organic or vegan, but according to Paltrow herself, that is not true. Paltrow is trying to give a facelift to the reputation she has for eating totally clean, and forcing her children to do the same.
According to Vanity Fair, though Paltrow took a stand against feeding her children gluten-filled carbs like bread and pasta in her cookbook, It’s All Good, she says nothing is an absolute.
“I think there’s a lot of misinformation about what I actually eat,” adding that while she certainly has her share of organic snacks on hand, there are — make sure you’re sitting down for this — also Oreos available. “I really don’t have any rules,” she says.
Paltrow says that she made some conscious dietary changes twenty years ago after her father was diagnosed with cancer.
“For me the big things are really processed food and foods that have tons of chemicals and pesticides,” she says, “I try to stay away from that, but I love French fries and cheese and martinis and all that kind of thing.”
People Magazine says that though Gwyneth Paltrow loves a good cheat meal, she tries to fill most of her diet with whole foods with all food groups represented. She also says that she tries to serve her children healthy food, but she doesn’t deny them sweets and other treats, either.
Yahoo News chatted with Gwyneth Paltrow about make-up, her beauty regimen, and her philosophy for living well. She talks truthfully about the fact that she is not always so gung-ho about style, beauty, and working out. She also says that is part of the reason she invested in a beauty line called Juice Beauty. She wanted to make beauty simple, and use clean ingredients to get maximum impact.
“You know, normally with really natural and organic makeup it’s hard to get that concentration of pigment and so we managed to crush a lot of flowers to get the pigment very bright.”
She says the effort to be and live clean (though there has to be some wiggle room) is what drew her to be part of the brand.
“Karen [Behnke], who’s the founder of Juice, is an incredibly authentic, hard-working mother and entrepreneur and we both had strong feelings about having incredibly high-performing, beautiful makeup that was also nontoxic. Because most of it is very toxic, which I didn’t think about until I had children of my own and started to read labels and do some research. I’ve been very proud of what we’ve been able to create.”
Paltrow said with Juice Beauty, she learned that what you put on your body can be as important as what you put in your body.
“You know, the base of Juice Beauty cosmetics is juice, so there are amazing fruit acids and hyaluronic acid from vegetables. It’s packed with incredible things that are really going to help with fine lines and wrinkles, and so you’re wearing makeup but you’re also helping your skin.”
Starpulse said that Paltrow wants the world to know that she is human, and has the same weaknesses as everyone else. She enjoys a great martini from time to time.
“Although I once kept to a macro diet and eliminated dairy, sugar, meat, liquor and gluten, and my body felt really good, I had my weaknesses,” she stated in her book. “There were times when d**n, I just wanted a slice of coffee cake and a martini with olives,” she mused.
Like Paltrow, do you have some junk food weaknesses?
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