Is gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow for real? Probably the most envied woman on the planet, this amazing actress and mother of two kids had a boost of generosity herself and shared the secrets of her incredible looks with we the living. While reading ahead you will find that everything in her routine is natural and simple, something that you and me can try out daily. The Academy award winner and a mother of two has some very unique tips for all of you. Take a look at it and make your life happier and healthier. So here are the top 10 tips and recipes from the Gwyneth Paltrow diet.
1. Love the Forbidden Foods
Let’s start with the most pleasant one, shall we? Gwyneth reportedly loves fries, cakes and other so called ‘junk’ foods. But she has it all in moderation and not to the content of her heart. She believes if you stay away from the foods you love, then it creates a psychological impact and leads you to depression and anxiety. Hence, the inclusion of such foods occasionally into your body is important. I hope she’s for real when she claims these things.
2. Gwyneth’s Special Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Lemony Grilled Chicken
Her blog, goop, is pilled up with amazing recipes you can choose from. And they’re not all veggie, trust me on that. For instance I’ve been drooling over her Spaghetti alla Carbonara recipe, which she claims, it’s the way this recipe is supposed to be. Not to mention her very own favorite Lemony Grilled Chicken:
I came up with this recipe as an alternative to the wraps in order to add a little variety to lunch time.
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
Marinate the chicken breast in lemon juice and a tiny (emphasis on tiny) bit of olive oil. Season well and grill. Serve with the steamed vegetable or vegetable salad of your choice.
3. The workout diets
Paltrow has a carefully planned schedule of eating before and after her workouts. She usually has green tea early in the morning and then the breakfast consisting of protein shakes made up of almond milk, supplements and blueberries. She then moves on to the workout followed by kale juice and then a low carb-calorie lunch.
4. Exercise more if you eat more
Gwyneth keeps telling us that if we are over 35, just eating and staying slim no longer applies. So if you want to eat, you’ll have to run that extra mile to get it out of your system. she fits in a lot of cardio exercises in her workouts to keep up the momentum. She believes that an hour of cardio 4 days a week is sufficient but finally it depends on what and how much you eat.
If you do this during the week, it’s going to be really hard to achieve the “warming” element of this detox because you won’t be able to warm the almond milk for the chocolate smoothie, for example, or eat fresh, hot soup or just-roasted veggies. I had it set in my mind that microwaving would not be “detox-friendly,” as Gwyneth says. But anyhow, considering the fact that you’ve got the right three days to spend in your kitchen, this one is definitely worth it. Probably because it’s a very short elimination program. There’s no time for second thoughts.
6. It’s all good, folks!
In It’s All Good, Paltrow and her coauthor Julia Turshen share recipes that are so delicious, you’d never know they don’t include cheese or other ingredients that by definition make food tasty. From a simple agua fresca to veggie dumplings made from scratch, one can easily make the sweet and savory, the simple and the complicated.
7. Banana “Ice Cream” With Sweet-and-Salty Roasted Almonds
Dessert! Yes! This recipe has all the rich, creamy texture of ice cream with none of the dairy or sugar. The crunchy topping is a snap to put together and is so good. Here’s how it’s done. You’ll need:
- 4 ripe bananas,
- peeled and sliced into thin rounds,
- 1/4 cup roasted almonds, finely chopped,
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp maple syrup, divided,
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk,
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
Place banana slices in a single layer on a plate or tray lined with parchment or wax paper; freeze at least 3 hours. In a bowl, combine almonds, 2 tsp syrup and salt. In a food processor, pulse frozen banana slices, milk, vanilla and remaining 2 tbsp syrup, scraping down the sides as necessary, until mixture is the texture of soft-serve ice cream. Spoon into bowls; sprinkle with almond mixture.
8. Turkey Meatballs
“No food is more comforting to me than spaghetti and meatballs. I switched to turkey meatballs to help clean up my diet,” says Gwyneth. They’re fast and easy. Not to mention, super delicious. Ingredients:
- 10 small onion,
- coarsely chopped,
- 1 cup arugula,
- coarsely chopped,
- 1/4 cup Italian parsley,
- 2 cloves garlic,
- coarsely chopped,
- 8 fresh sage leaves, 8 fresh basil leaves,
- leaves from 4 sprigs thyme,
- leaves from 1 sprig rosemary,
- 1 lb ground turkey,
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt,
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper,
- 4 cups Go-To Tomato Sauce (Check out Gwyneth’s book for her Go-To Tomato Sauce recipe) or store-bought spaghetti sauce,
- 3 tablespoons olive oil.
9. She encourages us to Snack
Gwyneth has a point when she says it all boils down to what you eat between the three meals. It is important to make it healthy and low on calorie and yet give you energy. Her favorites are raw almonds, raisins, coconut water, kale juice, lemon juice and of course lots of water. She avoids processed foods in any form.
10. Women are not Heavy Lifters
Women are not heavy lifters, and they should not become. Let’s leave the hard work to men, shall we? Gwyneth encourages us to do that. She believes that whether a woman wants to look muscular or not, totally depends on her. However, she personally feels that women should not lift weights more than 3 pounds, after all it is just for toning purpose. The actress’ personal trainer, Tracy Anderson, also makes her sweat a lot to make her lose calories.