GWYNETH'S STUPID DIET
By DANICA LO
Posted: 12:00 am
February 5, 2009
NO wonder she's so annoying. Drinking room-temperature lemon water first thing in the morning and ending the day with a several spoonfuls of straight olive oil would make anyone a pinched and prim, navel-gazing, self-important priss.
According to an e-mail The Gwyneth herself disseminated to her newsletter subscribers last month, she gave up on the lemon-cayenne-maple-syrup celeb fave Master Cleanse after trying it in 2008, because it made her hallucinate.
"It did work, however," Paltrow wrote. Anything to maintain your signature anemic pallor, we say.
So instead of eating nothing in 2009, on the advice of her physician - Dr. Alejandro Junger, whose book, "Clean" comes out this May - Paltrow will just be avoiding dairy, grains with gluten, meat, shellfish, anything processed, all soy products, fatty nuts, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, condiments, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and soda.
What's left to eat? Pretty much just organic vegetables, seeds, vegan soups and juices. And something she mysteriously calls "Detox Chicken," which is - surprising in a cleanse program - actual chicken marinated in balsamic vinegar, agave syrup, ginger, miso and mirin. The seven-day program also allows for a serving of steamed salmon with greens, seasoned with one lonely lemon wedge.
Paltrow has a history of dabbling in trendy diets and of publicly discussing her dining habits - previously she was a strict adherent to macrobiotic eating. She has also been linked to special pregnancy diets, live food cleanses and oddball alternative treatments like cupping. Paltrow was hospitalized last year for reasons unknown, but blogerati have speculated that her poor health was linked to a five-day fast.