Who is she and why is she famous?
Gwyneth first gained notoriety after receiving an Oscar for her portrayal of Viola De Lesseps in the 1998 flick Shakespeare in Love. Since then, she’s appeared in many popular films such as Iron Man, The Avengers and Great Expectations. She’s also had many high-profile relationships, including a fleeting engagement to Hollywood heart throb Brad Pitt.
Gwyneth is a mother-of-two, sharing a 14-year-old daughter, Apple, and 12-year-old son, Moses, with her ex-husband and Coldplay front man Chris Martin. In September of 2018, she married TV producer Brad Falchuck after meeting him on the set of Glee where she was guest-starring.
But despite her impressive acting chops, it’s Gwyneth’s wellness empire GOOP and her quirky eating habits that continue to land her headlines. The lifestyle website, podcast and magazine – which now also boasts 40 retail locations across the US, Canada and the UK – is famed for spruiking near-comical lifestyle products and controversial health advice. (Think, 24-carat dildos, vampire repellent and the benefits of ‘vaginal steaming.’)
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What is her diet like?
Gwyneth believes that a clean, balanced diet plan is essential for good health. In 2012, after a particularly gruelling time at work and a period of overindulgence, she was diagnosed with sky-high stress levels, low vitamin D and anaemia. Her doctors’ recommended treatment? An elimination diet to clear out the system and help her body heal. This involved:
- No coffee
- No alcohol
- No dairy
- No eggs
- No sugar
- No shellfish
- No deep-water fish
- No wheat
- No meat
- No soy
- No processed foods
Although extremely restrictive, the near-vegan eating regime worked wonders and Gwyneth was soon back to her vivacious, energetic self. It even inspired her to write IT’S ALL GOOD, a cookbook compiled of her favourite go-to dishes such as huevos rancheros, salmon burgers and power brownies. And while she has stuck to a few of these healthy habits, these days she’s a little more relaxed about what she chows down on.
“I don’t believe you should rule out any kind of food, I believe in enjoying life,” she told the Daily Mail. “I’m not a good dieter and since I’ve had kids, I have loosened up a lot.”