Mar 26, 2013

Gwyneth on the meaning of life and good food

The lovely Gwyneth Paltrow has recently launched a new cook book "It´s all good". Although Gwyneth knows all food is not good, she apparently loves fries, but learnt that she can´t eat them too often to feel great about herself. Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Self Magazine (read the full story in the April issue) about life and what changed her eating habits. According to herself she was really run down a couple of years ago, and eventually it all came down in a panic attack. That lead her to rethink her life. In this interview Gwyneth share some personal issues and you get the feeling that being a celebrated star isn´t always easy...

On unexpressed feelings
"I also was run-down because I had a lot of unexpressed anger. I made everyone else's feelings more important than my own. I'd suck it up and then be alone in my car yelling at traffic or fighting with hangers in my closet when they got stuck together."

On doctors order
"My body was like, "What is happening?" My doctor recommended that I cut out basically everything: dairy, sugar, gluten, anything processed. I was like, "What the f--- am I going to eat now?" That's why I made the book."

On living on a strict diet
"Life is about balance. It's good to work in healthy food, whether it's five days a week or five meals a week. And if you're going to do it, it should be awesome food you're psyched to make. But never cut out the brownies or the wine."

On meaning of life
"Finding your truth. Be honest about what you feel and don't be afraid to articulate it. "To thine own self be true." It's not a platitude. It's the key to life."


  1. I've heard about this book and even though I have far too many cook books, I would like to buy this one!

  2. Reading this made me want to check this book out...everyone needs to learn to eat healthier, right? It's amazing how your diet can really affect your mood. Thanks for sharing!
    If you have a chance, I would love for you to stop by my blog and check out my latest post...and stay tuned for tomorrow's giveaway! Have a great day.

    xo Grace

  3. Nej det är nog inte så lätt alls egentligen, tur man inte är känd =)
    Kram Jannike

  4. I per ordered the book a while back. It IS about balance:). I'm looking forward to receiving the book!

  5. What her buddy Mario Batali going to think of no pasta!! I think I have a problem with gluten as well I do notice that when I eat alot of it I do feel tired and cranky with headaches! But its hard to pass up a good piece of cake!
    xo Karolyn

  6. Det där går säkert hand i hand med 'min nya grej' om att dra ner på kohydraterna :) Jag mår prima!