Gwyneth Paltrow lost control of her diet during the pandemic
During her In Goop Health — The At-Home Summit virtual event, the Goop founder said she’d gained 14 pounds (approx. 6kg) when she spent nine months at home in lockdown.
“I was absolutely no holds barred,” Paltrow, 48, wrote according to E! News. “I gained 14 lbs. and my gut was a mess.
“But I just didn’t want to do anything about it, really. I felt like my wine and my pasta and biscuits and crackers and cheese were getting me through.”
The actress enlisted the help of Dr. Will Cole and stuck to a diet that consisted of flexible keto and plant-based foods.
“In January, I had some tests done that showed really high levels of inflammation in my body. So I turned to one of the smartest experts I know in this space, the functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole,” the actress wrote in January on her Goop website. “After he saw all my labs, he explained that this was a case where the road to healing was going to be longer than usual.”
Since making the changes to her diet, she’s already lost 11 pounds (approx. 4.9kg).
Paltrow also detailed her “intuitive fasting program” that she committed to in early January.
“All I could think about was, ‘When can I have a cocktail again?'” Paltrow said. “You know me, I don’t cheat, I don’t break, I’m so disciplined and I was like, I can’t do this. Then I started to feel so good after about 60 days in.
“And now I’m starting to feel so good that I’m like, yeah, like, I would drink if I could, maybe, but not seven days a week anymore,” she added. “I don’t want to go back to that.”
Paltrow recently revealed that she’d also contracted COVID-19 last year.
Some of those long-lasting effects she reported were “high levels of inflammation” and “brain fog”.
“I had COVID-19 early on, and it left me with some long-term fatigue and brain fog,” she wrote in an undated story on Goop.