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Gwyneth Paltrow promotes extreme diet

Gwyneth Paltrow promotes extreme diet

It’s no secret that Gwyneth Paltrow watches her weight, but has the star gone too far by promoting a three-day detox diet that mainly consists of lemon water, herbal teas and seeds?

The 41-year-old Hollywood actress has published her January winter detox diet on her lifestyle blog goop, with UK’s Mirror claiming the diet consists of only 300 calories per day.

In contrast, the lowest energy meal plan by popular weight loss group Lite n’ Easy consists of 1200 calories per day – four times as much as goop’s.

On Gwyn’s detox diet, you would exceed the calorie count by simply consuming three medium-sized bananas, which are over 100 calories each.

The January diet recommends hot lemon water for breakfast, followed by a variety of soups, pates, seeds and steamed fish and vegetables.

“You know we love a good detox here at goop, and this January is no exception,” Gwyneth wrote on her website.

“Our winter detox has looser guidelines and restrictions than ones we’ve done in the past, but here is what we’re avoiding: dairy, gluten, shellfish, anything processed (including all soy products), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant), condiments, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and soda.”

Named the most beautiful woman by US People magazine in 2013, Gwyn, who is married to Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, was criticised late last year for reportedly imposing her diet on her 9-year-old daughter Apple and son Moses, 7.

The Sliding Doors actress is known in celebrity circles for her strict diet, but has the star gone too far this time? Melbourne GP, Dr Sally Cockburn thinks so.

“Rather than a three day detox diet, why not take three days to make a lifelong change to eating better food?” Dr Sally Cockburn said.

“The problem with these fad diets is they are fads. You commit to it for three days and then just go back to your normal diet.

“Your liver is a natural detox organ and will get rid of toxins for you. Put time into looking after your liver, and other major organs, not into doing fad diets.”

Dr Cockburn suggests the best diet is a change in attitude and way of thinking.

“As a New Year’s resolution rather than doing a fad diet think about changing the way you view yourself long term. If you love yourself you will always look after yourself.”

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