Spotlight on Gwyneth Paltrow: Just What Does She Eat, Anyway?

THE LOVELY AND TALENTED oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow had been blessed with a variety of movie roles throughout her career.

From her oscar-winning performance as Viola de Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love, to her critically acclaimed role as Catherine in Proof, she mainly shied away from Summer blockbusters until Iron Man.

How She Got in Shape for Iron Man 2

On Gwyneth’s own site at, she talks about how she followed a specific diet and workout routine to get into shape for Iron Man 2.

On Oprah, she confessed that she always found it hard to stay on any kind of diet, but in the past had followed a macrobiotic diet prior to the birth of her first child.

In her GOOP article, “The Making of Pepper Potts”, she shares her rather strict dietary regimen and workout routine that she has used many times to get into shape for a movie or according to her, “when there is a goal in sight”.

A yogini who practices Ashtanga Yoga daily, she has studied with guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. And also works out with personal trainer Tracy Anderson. But although her physical regimen seems quite grueling, she confesses to “not being a good dieter”, and can’t do it for very long.

Gwyneth’s Daily Routine

  • By 7am she’s up and sipping a green tea.
  • Then for breakfast it’s a Think Thin bar or a “Clean Shake” (recipe on her site)
  • 8am to 9:30am she does her workout, and a sample video of her workout was provided on her site as well. If you enter your email address you can download the entire 45 minute workout, courtesy of Gwyneth’s personal trainer.
  • Post-workout she has Kale Juice (recipe on her site). This is totally raw and something I could drink on a daily basis as well, since it looks quite healthy.
  • For lunch Gwyneth posted several options, from vegan wraps to grilled chicken.
  • Afternoon snack consists of a handful of almonds, Raw Organic Kombucha, or another Kale Juice.
  • And for dinner she lists a Turkey Kale Soup and a Raw Vegetable Salad.

Visit Gwyneth’s Site, GOOP

For all the recipes and the workout video, you’ll have to check out I receive her “newsletters” via email and I always find her stories and posts informative and enlightening.

GOOP is a great site that publishes articles in the form of newsletters, which can be viewed on the actual site or you can subscribe via email. The navigation on her site is divided up simply as: Make, Go, Get, Do, Be, See .. with colorful icons representing each action. The zen-like simplicity of the site allows for the newsletters to stand out with colour, substance and purpose.



Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and

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