Gwyneth Paltrow is everywhere these days promoting her new cookbook "It's All Good." The ode to healthy living has been getting mixed reviews with both fans and critics alike with its ultra-extreme elimination diet. Here's what you need to know from her cookbook:
Elimination Dieting: The busy mom-of-two was inspired to clean up her diet following an episode of extreme fatigue and feeling light headed. A trip to the doctor revealed that she was anemic and extremely stressed. Rather than get a bit of R&R like the rest of us, the star decided to embrace a strict diet to help heal what was ailing her. As a result, Gwynie removed coffee, alcohol, eggs, sugar, shellfish, deep-water fish, wheat, meat, soy and all processed foods from her diet plan. "It's All Good" shows off her new style of healthy living with an array of 185 recipes to keep it from getting boring.
Not Budget Friendly: While most mama's are busy watching the bottom line, the star has no limits when it comes to the ingredients she recommends for her recipes. The ordinary family probably won't want to splurge on the farm fresh duck eggs or the $25/jar designer honey. Based on an analysis done by Yahoo! Shine, it would cost the average family $300 per day to follow the meal plan.
Anti-Gluten: While she allows her kids the occasional splurge on a bag of Cheetos, the Oscar winner tries to steer clear of gluten for her family whenever possible. She writes, "Every single nutritionist, doctor and health-conscious person I have ever come across.... seems to concur that (gluten) is tough on the system and many of us are at best intolerant of it and at worst allergic to it."
The Haters: Her first book "My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness" may have been a hit with readers and critics, but the reviewers are not feeling the love for her sophomore take as a cookbook author. The Atlantic Wire writes, "It's All Good" seems to take laughable Hollywood neuroticism about eating to the next level." The NY Post is much less gracious adding, "The book reads like the manifesto to some sort of creepy healthy-girl sorority with members who use beet juice rather than permanent marker to circle the "problem areas" on each other's bodies."
She's No Jessica Alba: The two actresses may have a lot in common (they are both working mothers with two children who advocate healthy lifestyles), but Alba is rising in the Hollywood ranks as the Anti-Gwyneth. While promoting her own book, "The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You", the "Fantastic Four" actress declared herself as more practical as a budding lifestyle guru. She told the New York Daily News, "Gwyneth Paltrow probably lives a very similar lifestyle, but I didn't grow up with a bunch of money, so my tips are much more grounded: re-purposing things and making things at home."
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