Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Diet & Marriage in SELF April 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Diet & Marriage in SELF April 2013

Shes well-known for her domestic innovations (as well as her amazing film career) and Gwyneth Paltrow credits a clean diet with making her marriage to Chris Martin even better.

In her interview with SELF magazine, the Sliding Doors actress praises her low-carb, gluten-free cooking for making her home a more peaceful place to be.

Gwyn begins, “You feel lighter and your emotions get smoother I had a lot of unexpressed anger. I made everyone else”s feelings more important than my own. I”d suck it up and then be alone in my car yelling at traffic or fighting with hangers in my closet when they got stuck together.”

“You”re not learning anything unless you”re having the difficult conversations. Dealing with things directly changed my relationships. Sometimes when you get clear about who you are, others get less comfortable because they liked who you were. It”s changed my marriage, too, but he”s up for the challenge.”

A few years ago, Paltrow discovered the profound impact of her diet on her mood. “I had to sing at awards shows, which was fun but stressful. I”d have a Guinness and a beta-blocker every time. I also was constantly getting on airplanes, trying to knock myself out with sleeping pills and wine, waking up, trying to sweat it out with exercise and a steam, and then working really hard all day. Eventually, I had a panic attack. My body was like, “What is happening””

“My doctor, Alejandro Junger, recommended that I cut out basically everything: dairy, sugar, gluten, anything processed. I was like, “What the f-ck am I going to eat now” That”s why I made the book: to stop eating brown rice out of the fridge because I didn”t know what else to eat — it was demoralizing.”

Gwyneth added, “I probably eat this way two or three times a year for three weeks at a time. Past that, I”m not willing to make the sacrifice. Life is about balance. It”s good to work in healthy food, whether it”s five days a week or five meals a week. And if you”re going to do it, it should be awesome food you”re psyched to make. But never cut out the brownies or the wine.”