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Gwyneth Paltrow Does Another Detox

As someone who is known for doing detox diets a few times a year, Gwyneth Paltrow is in cleansing mode yet again. She's previously completed the Master Cleanse and other liquid-detox diets and described the three-week detox she's finishing in her most recent GOOP newsletter.

While Gwyneth writes, "This program allowed me to work and exercise regularly, something I cannot do if I am on a liquid-only detox," two of her three daily meals in this diet were liquid-only. See what her cleanse contained this time around when you


Gwyneth followed The Cleanse Program, designed by cardiologist and detoxification specialist Dr. Alejandro Junger. According to the doctor, "the detox eases digestion by providing two liquid meals a day and a solid one in between, eliminating allergenic and mucus-forming food." Dr. Junger recommends eating organic foods while avoiding processed ones and "making time for detox-enhancing habits like sauna and massage."

I'm all for fueling your body with natural food instead of processed stuff, but you'll never see me adopting a diet that allows only one solid meal a day — even if it did "work wonders" for Gwyneth. My body and brain need more fuel to provide enough energy required for my active lifestyle.

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EcoGirl EcoGirl 8 years
She's really working hard on her self !
lollofit lollofit 8 years
Did you know that Gwyneth is almost 37 years old? Check out her amazing skin, shiny hair, and toned bod. That woman is doing something right. I know such an intense detox thing isn't for me but I do love the idea of eliminating what might be harmful and adding the nutrients I might be missing. Also, I'm sure she has access to nutritionists who make sure she gets everything she needs. Most people probably don't have a nutritionist, so it is especially important that people on any kind of restrictive diet monitor their caloric and nutritional intakes.
Advah Advah 8 years
Detoxing is one thing. What Gwyneth does is NOT detoxing, that's 3 week starvation programme!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
The issue I have with detoxes is that it seems you gain the weight back immediately after you go off it because your body is in starvation mode. Right?
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
Wasn't it just this week that fitsugar quoted her as saying she loves food and doesn't do diets? Haha.
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
Shut the F up, Gwyneth! Ugh. If you read her full quote you see that she mentioned the reason she's on this detox is because she came off a period of relaxing and enjoying herself. I feel like sweet Gwynnie clearly gets off on being an uptight control freak. but moreover, if you must stop eating foods to lose weight, I think you should just get used to having the weight you have. And also, 'cleasing' your system is so bogus it makes me want to scream. How did we as a species survive this long without cleaning out our intestines? Must have been a fluke.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
How about the celebrity fitness follows celebs who are more like the rest of us and are POSITIVE role models! I'd like to read about someone who's not setting an impossible standard of thin and has a healthy perspective on fitness, health and food!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
She's so rail thin that I hope she doesn't do this to lose more weight! IMO, she just seems to be super skinny with minimal muscle, which is not the equivalent of healthy and fit!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
alenka, I do'nt think anyone is making fun of EDs, her possibly having one, or anyone having one. a true ED sufferer is sick and need help and support. what we're saying is that someone who supports and participates in unhealthy behavior should not be featured on a womens health and fitness site, nor should she be given kudos for her "healthy" lifestyle choices
cg130 cg130 8 years
She seems sort of crazy about detox diets...I guess it must work for her? I would never do one.
stoopeed stoopeed 8 years
See, I have been on a detox diet a few times, but not like her. They are recommended in my culture and are usually religious in nature. But they are not to lose weight! And are only one day long. And only done once or at the most twice a year! How can you possibly retain your health and energy doing this for 3 weeks every 2 months?!
alenka alenka 8 years
I completely agree that detoxing is unhealthy. I also don't understand why she tries to sell such a controversial and unhealthy behavior on GOOP. Regardless, I think the comments on this post are a bit obnoxious. Some of you are saying she probably has an ED in which case, I don't understand why you are making fun of it. On a woman's health blog, I just don't understand how that's humorous. All of the comments mocking Gywenth disappoint me. They seem like they would belong on a gossip blog and not on fitsugar. Why don't we focus on the positive things?
cjstraus cjstraus 8 years
I whole heartedly agree with what everyone is saying here! The only "detox" that I'll do is eating 100% clean when I start to feel really bogged down and have been making some unhealthy eating choices. I still eat real food for all meals and snacks though :)
briannaNicole briannaNicole 8 years
Who is this Gwyneth character and why does she think we care??
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I agree -- this is nutty. If one is fit and healthy, there are no "toxins" in one's body. The notion of detoxing is absurd.
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
also, as a former anorexia patient, i learned that when people are restricting their fat to extremes for prolonged periods of time, the chemicals in the brain shift into "fight or flight" mode. NO i'm NOT saying she's anorexic, but all these detox "highs" she's getting are probably more due to THAT than her organs new found state enlightenment.
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
... she's still full of... GOOP. actually, that's why she probably has such an easy time NOT eating.. it's her very own BS that fuels her, no need for food.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
Gwyneth is insane and probably suffers from disordered eating with all the craziness she does to herself (admittedly takes one to know one). At the very least she is obsessed with "health" and adopts some crazy, unhealthy practices. Please stop posting about these destructive habits, she's just another crazy star with too much influence over people. Nothing about detoxing is healthy, it's masked starvation and ED behavior and does not fit the "fit sugar" philosophy.
katie225 katie225 8 years
she claims this made her lose some weight she had gained. perhaps she had been lifting some heavier weights and gained some muscle? gasp! i agree with everyone here, this is a veiled eating disorder and it's disgusting. food is fuel, not the enemy!
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