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Gwyneth Paltrow Dishes on Her Diet and Marriage in Self

Gwyneth Paltrow Dishes on Her Diet and Marriage in Self

Gwyneth Paltrow covers Self magazine's April issue, and inside the pages, she opens up about her diet, her marriage to Chris Martin, and her strong female friendships. The actress will next star in Iron Man 3 and just released her second cookbook, It's All Good. She's been busy promoting the release this month, and in another new interview, Gwyneth revealed that she suffered a miscarriage that threatened her life when she was pregnant for the third time. She doesn't address the experience in Self but is similarly candid about her personal life in the article. Gwyneth — who shares some of her favorite recipes in the magazine — says that her newfound approach to healthy eating changed not only her body, but also her marriage and emotional health. Here's more from Gwyneth Paltrow in Self:

  • On her female friendships: "I feel a sisterhood emerging around me. I'm less threatening now that I'm 40 and not 26-with-an-Oscar. There's a sense of love and support."
  • On changing her diet: "A couple of years ago, I got really run down. I had to sing at award shows, which was fun but stressful. I'd have a Guinness and a beta-blocker every time . . . Eventually, I had a panic attack. My body was like, 'What is happening?' You feel lighter and your emotions get smoother . . . Sometimes when you get clear about who you are, others get less comfortable because they liked how you were. It changed my marriage [to Chris Martin] too, but he's up for the challenge."
  • On how she unwinds: "I watch Homeland or New Girl. I also like to have martinis with my girlfriends."