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Gwyneth Paltrow Talks About Fried Food and Booze in Harper's Bazaar

Gwyneth Paltrow Falls Off the Health Wagon

Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow told us she was loving everything Nashville — including its fried chicken, collard greens, and sweet potato pie? It looks like that diet of Southern goodness wasn't necessarily by choice, but encouraged by Shana Feste, the director of Love Don't Let Me Down, which Gwyneth was filming in Nashville. In the May issue of Harper's Bazaar, Gwyneth shares that Feste, "didn't want me to have any definition whatsoever, so I had to stop working out." Feste wanted Gwyneth to look more believable for her role as an alcoholic country singer, which meant no exercise and lots of fried food and booze.

"I was so bad with the food and alcohol in Nashville. If you saw me naked [now] compared to what I looked like when I did Iron Man 2, when I was exercising every day — I'll get it back together, but I've never eaten so much fried food and white flour in my life, ever."

While I've never had a job require me to gain weight, when I visit my mom, I'm usually eating what she cooks. Not only do I want to eat all the favorites I grew up with, I know she'd be really hurt if I didn't spend time cooking and eating with her. I still maintain an active lifestyle, but I'm not going to snub my mother's homemade curries or egg rolls that she spends hours preparing.

Tell me, have you ever abandoned your healthy lifestyle for something?

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Zulkey Zulkey 6 years
You know, my birthday is Thursday. I'm working really hard on trying to move forward with live not feeling like I've been "good" or "bad," "off" or "on" but a general sense of moderation and not-obsessing. I feel like I'm getting too old to act like I am a student and my diet/weight is my grade.
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
i hate her. i wish she'd fall off a real wagon and bust her face.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 6 years
OMG, "white flour" ... NOOOOO!!!! Not ... WHITE FLOUR!!! *faints from shock*
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Same here -- the only time I stray from my healthy eating habits is during the holidays -- Thanksgiving meal, and Christmas meal. I'll enjoy all the courses of those meals.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Same here -- the only time I stray from my healthy eating habits is during the holidays -- Thanksgiving meal, and Christmas meal. I'll enjoy all the courses of those meals.
cfeccentric cfeccentric 6 years
I don't restrict myself very much when it comes to really good, home-cooking, especially around the holidays, or my favorite restaurants. Also when I'm stressed with college I like to indulge a little more when I need some energy.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
I am reminded of goop's "I'd rather die than let my child eat cup o noodles". She bothers me.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Why can't Gwyneth just shut the hell up for five minutes regarding her weight/size/etc? She is so obnoxious. She acts like she's the first celebrity out there to gain weight for a role. Why is she so whiny about everything? I've never gained weight for a movie role, but back when my sis was engaged and I was NOT, I got very depressed and ate ice cream every night. I gained about 10 lbs and got really squishy, even though I was still running. When I realized it was the ice cream that was doing it, I revamped my diet a little bit so I wasn't consuming an entire gallon of ice cream every week.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Why can't Gwyneth just shut the hell up for five minutes regarding her weight/size/etc? She is so obnoxious. She acts like she's the first celebrity out there to gain weight for a role. Why is she so whiny about everything? I've never gained weight for a movie role, but back when my sis was engaged and I was NOT, I got very depressed and ate ice cream every night. I gained about 10 lbs and got really squishy, even though I was still running. When I realized it was the ice cream that was doing it, I revamped my diet a little bit so I wasn't consuming an entire gallon of ice cream every week.
Rock-Star125929 Rock-Star125929 6 years
I normaly have one free day a week to eat whatever foods that I love. I think it's important to drift away from my healthy diet a little and have what I like. Because, it's impossible to ignore the foods you like. And you'll be unhappy if you did! So, everyone deserves a break or a free day. About Gwyneth. I would never do what she did! I wouldn't ruin a body that I've worked hard to get. I'm glad I don't have a job that require gaining weight!!
Rock-Star125929 Rock-Star125929 6 years
I normaly have one free day a week to eat whatever foods that I love. I think it's important to drift away from my healthy diet a little and have what I like. Because, it's impossible to ignore the foods you like. And you'll be unhappy if you did! So, everyone deserves a break or a free day.About Gwyneth. I would never do what she did! I wouldn't ruin a body that I've worked hard to get. I'm glad I don't have a job that require gaining weight!!
sujaco sujaco 6 years
Most of us don't have a million $$ incentive to forgo our healthy eating lifestyles.
BeamerCG BeamerCG 6 years
Yup. It's called Christmas at home. =)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Since I started eating healthy I wouldn't say I've abandoned it for any length of time. I eat a bit more around the holidays or when I'm on vacation, but I never just all out fall off the wagon for more than a couple of days. It just doesn't appeal to me.
TammyO TammyO 6 years
Geesh, would Gwyneth just stop already with talking about what she eats and her diets blah blah blah. She really sounds like she has a one track mind.
yougotmefriend yougotmefriend 6 years
Yes my dad eats really unhealthily, but he really loves drinking beer so if we ever go out somewhere I have a beer with him. It makes me really bloated and feel like crap though.
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