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The Skinny on Celebrity Diets

Once a week we will dedicate a post talking about some of the latest trends amongst the Hollywood elite. Why, you ask? Because let's face it, our society is obsessed with celebrity. We (even if we don't admit it) want to look, dress, and be like our favorite star.

This weeks diet we are going to look at is Gwyneth Paltrow's diet she followed to get in shape for Iron Man 2 Premier











Paltrow followed a diet that included protein bars, vegetable juices, and "super low-calorie" meals along with super difficult workouts with her trainer Tracey Anderson.

"This regime got me into the shape of my life and I continue to return to it when I have a specific event so that I can do ridiculous things like be a 37 year old mother of two and wear shorts."

To start her day, she drank a cup of green tea, for breakfast is either a "Think Thin" protein bar or a "Clean Shake" comprising almond milk, powder supplemenmts and "a handful of blueberries (optional)".

After breakfast she does a 90-minute workout. Post workout meal- a glass of kale juice - "a sort-of grassy lemonade"

Lunch is a "super low carb, low calorie tortilla wraps".  Her low calorie tortilla wrap includes grilled chicken, lemon juice, and a "tiny" bit of olive oil and a steamed vegetable or salad on the side.

An afternoon snack of almonds or organic fermented tea is followed by Anderson's "super-low calorie" turkey kale soup for dinner.

 Paltrow got a lot of attention at the Iron Man 2 red carpet.

She gave an interview to Vogue and said about her svelte figure, "Oh, I had to work hard to get it like this, but now I'm here it's so great because I don't have to think about it. I can just enjoy life. What a relief that is."I can eat what I want as long as I exercise, which is just as well, because if I put the word 'diet' into my brain, I immediately gain a stone."

***Verdict***

While Gwyneth Paltrow's diet is effective in making you red carpet ready, it's designed for just that. You will be ready for the red carpet and then gain it all back. I am hungry just reading about her diet, it is far too calorie restrictive, unrealistic, and lacks variety. I give her diet a C-

What I love about the diet

1. First thing drink green tea- Green tea is proven to prevent cancer, it also is a much better choice than our typical morning coffee.
2. Grilled chicken wrap and veggies for lunch is a balanced meal.
3. Eat kale, it is proven to help your body detoxify.


What I'm not loving about her diet

1. Too calorie restrictive. When you starve your body of calories you are a risk to slow your metabolism, become irritable, and binge.
2. Unrealistic, it is not a life style.
3. The diet lacks variety- Grilled chicken wraps are great to have,  but not every day. Switch it up with salmon, turkey, and grass-fed beef.
4. Our bodies need "good' fats to have proper brain function, not just a "tiny" bit of olive oil for the whole day. Try supplementing with extra virgin olive oil, cod liver oil, and
5. A think thin bar is not a great way to start your day. 3/4 c steel cut oatmeal with walnuts and raisins is a much better option.

*PLF Daily Tip*

Gwyneth states that eating fresh organic foods are important to your diet and for the most part what she has to say about food is good. This diet however, is far too restrictive and I don't recommend following the complete diet. Instead try pieces of her diet and see how they work for you. For example, drink green tea in place of coffee when you wake up, start using kale in a salad or steamed, and eat a grilled chicken wrap for a meal, instead of fast food.

2 comments:

  1. I AM GOING TO TRY THIS DIET. NEXT WEEK WITH CARDIO AND THE SPARTCUS WORKOUT!

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  2. Okay after reading yout recommendation I will switch up the diet a little(what you recommed).

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