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Gwyneth Doesn't Diet, Do You Believe Her?

Gwyneth Doesn't Diet, Do You Believe Her?

I really love Gwyneth Paltrow. I love that she's gone from always being in the spotlight to focusing on being a mom. She's on The Oprah Winfrey Show talking about her diet today, and here's what she says . . .

I was skeptical about her not dieting (didn't she follow a serious macrobiotic diet?), but back in 2006 she basically said the same thing. So it's not like she is flip-flopping her story too much. Regardless, what do you guys think? Are you buying into her saying that she doesn't diet at all, or do you think there is no way she gets her figure from working her butt off at the gym?

Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
Yeah, I believe her. She constantly restricts her intake, ALL THE TIME. SO yeah, she's not on a diet...she's got an eating problem, maybe not a full blown eating disorder, but she's got issues. I have anorexia (working on recovering). I'm not on a diet, but my diet is severely limiting like a diet, make sense?
reallysparkle reallysparkle 8 years
I didn't watch the clip, but following a strict diet is her lifestyle... and if she's been doing it for years, I wouldn't say she "diets".
chow chow 9 years
depends on what you call a diet. i wouldn't say i'm on a diet, but i eat healthy.
rafaela-losardo rafaela-losardo 9 years
I think she eats right...not exactly a diet but a healthy lifestyle overall ...plus she works out a lot
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 9 years
why does 'eating healthy' have to = 'diet'... dieting is a fad way to lose weight. eating healthy is to maintain health and a good weight. it's really how you define things.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I think she probably just eats a really clean diet NORMALLY, so to her, it's not dieting. I eat lots of fruit, veggies, etc. and I work out a lot too...hence, I'm thin, but I don't consider how I eat as being "on a diet". It's just how I eat.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
An eating disorder isn't a diet...
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that at this stage in her life she just considers it to be the way that she eats and that it's not a diet but in reality - it's restrictive so i do think that she does diet. it's ok though - she's a healthy eater for the most part and that's a diet in it's own right.
FitZucchero FitZucchero 9 years
I don't actually think she does do microbiotics any longer. I thought I saw an interview at some point for her new cooking show. She said that after having kids she couldn't go back. She totally craved fried food when pregnant and hasn't gone back. She looks great and as people have mentioned before genetics play a really large part in all of this. I believe her when she talks about her approach to food. I also believe that anyone who has a personal trainer that works them out every single day is bound to look amazing.
LMiddleton10 LMiddleton10 9 years
I dont think she "diets". I think she watches what she eats.. but everyone should do that.
imcs imcs 9 years
the micro-biotic diet may just be a lifestyle, not necessarily a diet. lots of skinny people don't diet, many just eat healthy.
lawyerjenn lawyerjenn 9 years
I'm in full agreement with everyone else. I've evolved from a pizza eating, cheeseburger twice a week, late night taco bell college kid to almost a vegetarian focused clearly on healthy organic food options and as much non-processed food as I can get away with. So while in college I would have considered my food now "diet" food, the reality is that I just feel better, have more energy and certainly look better now that I've cut the crap. I still have birthday cake, I still eat pizza on occasion and I don't sweat it. I'm not "dieting." I'm just making life choices that in the end will benefit me. GP is doing the same thing. You add in her 2 hours a day of working out and she's OBVIOUSLY not lying. If she's working out that much, she has no need to diet. so i guess the long answer to the short question is "I believe her."
mtiger mtiger 9 years
I agree with previous comments...eating macro is her daily diet...not something she's doing to lose weight. When I first started to lose weight, I ate three meals a day and two snacks. I still do that now, and eat low-calorie, but it's just a lifestyle now.
nowari_101 nowari_101 9 years
who is she kidding she's using the micro diet !
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
Her diet is perfect. Not a lot of bad foods. That is why she isn't "dieting". I am not dieting either but I'm losing weight. I'm watching my portion sizes and avoiding unhealthy food. I plan to do this for the rest of my life. Dieting is a short-term word these days.
artsci artsci 9 years
I think that there was a point in her life where she was eating exclusively macrobiotically. I don't think that this is the case now. As a thin person with thin parents, she probably grew up with pretty good eating habits anyway. Now, her diet (and by this I mean what she eats) is probably more healthy than the 'typical' American diet; but it seems like she is not completely eschewing an indulgence now and then. Her indulgences consist of real instead of processed food. So for her it is not a diet, but I'm afraid many people would look at what she was eating as restrictive, so some may look at it as 'dieting'.
melody20 melody20 9 years
i think it´s more like a healthy issue. She looks like people wh don´t have a tendency to grow fat. I think she´s telling the truth.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
whatever! Shes on a diet! or she doesnt eat much....again a diet.
mcreverie mcreverie 9 years
"Following a diet" is not the same as "dieting." Dieting means you are trying to lose weight. Following a diet means you stick to a particular eating lifestyle. Gwyneth is following a diet that is extremely healthy, so good for her!
suzier suzier 9 years
I think it depends on how you define "diet" ... I think she's talking about not restricting calories or types of food on the basis of wanting to be thin. Maybe she doesn't think of choosing healthy foods, or limiting foods for general health or moral reasons, as a "diet." I believe her since she said she'd rather just work out extra. If she didn't include that line it would be less believable.
ep24 ep24 9 years
she admits that she works out hard two hours a day -- why would she lie about not dieting? also, she mentioned that she tries to at healthy most of the time. if you combine that with her trainer work-outs, i'm not surprised she looks as great as she does without any "formal" dieting.
chocolatine chocolatine 9 years
I'm usually a cynic when it comes to celebrities, but I don't think Gwyneth is lying. First of all she has great genes - her mother, Blythe Danner, is also very slim, and she's in her 60's. Secondly, two hours of exercise with a personal trainer can burn MANY calories, and she does it almost every day; this gives her 600-800 calories to "play" with every day. And lastly, just because she says she eats what she wants, doesn't mean that she always wants high-calorie food or that she eats large portions. It's possible to be a gourmet without being a gourmand.
Renee3327 Renee3327 9 years
I have recently read that since having kids she no longer adheres to a strict macrobiotic diet but tries to eat healthy and clean as much as possible...the same as anyone who wants to live a long healthy life. Nothing wrong with that.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
I think she's just in the top tier of women who always like to look & feel good, and so eat well all the time and workout often to sustain that. I wouldn't say she's on a 'diet' either.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
Maybe she's not dieting to lose weight, but I do believe she's very calorie and food-conscious for the purpose of NOT gaining weight. Either way, dieting or not, it's nothing evil, so it's all good.
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