Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she gained 14 pounds during the pandemic

Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she gained 14 pounds during the pandemic after going ‘no holds barred’ with her diet and indulging in pasta and cheese

Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she gained 14 pounds after going ‘no holds barred’ with her diet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The actress, 48, attributed her weight gain to the wine, pasta, cheese, and crackers she ate to ‘get through’ the first nine months of the pandemic.

‘I was absolutely no holds barred,’ Gwyneth said at the virtual, In Goop Health – The At Home Summit event this past weekend, according to E!. ‘I gained 14 pounds and my gut was a mess.

‘My wine and my pasta… were getting me through’: Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she gained 14 pounds after going ‘no holds barred’ with her diet during the COVID-19 pandemic (pictured 2019)

‘But I just didn’t want to do anything about it, really. I felt like my wine and my pasta and biscuits and crackers and cheese were getting me through.’ 

Now Gwyneth is inching closer back to her original, pre-pandemic weight, after consulting with functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole, who placed her on his ‘Intuitive Fasting’ plan, which includes a week of bone broth.

The new eating program worked, and Gwyneth has now shed 11 pounds.

‘You started me on the bone broth cleanse,’ she told him during an appearance on his podcast, The Art of Being Well, back in February. ‘Which was incredible [and] hard, but that process of letting my digestive system rest and for the lining to start to heal a little bit over those first six days, I felt like I never could have found or started to listen to that intuitive voice about what I wanted to eat or not eat had I not kind of done something a bit drastic to kind of do that reset.

Comfort food: Paltrow indulged in pasta, cheese, crackers, and wine to get through the pandemic (pictured early 2020)

Shout out: Now Gwyneth is inching closer back to her original, pre-pandemic weight, after consulting with functional medicine practionier Dr. Will Cole, who placed her on his ‘Intuitive Fasting’ plan, which includes a week of bone broth

‘Because I think so much of coping with business and everything is food and it’s mindless eating and everything,’ she said. ‘And then when you’re not digesting well, it’s affecting all kinds of things.’

Gwyneth also turned to Cole after struggling from the long-term effects of the virus, which she contracted early in the pandemic.

‘After he saw all my labs,’ she said, ‘he explained that this was a case where the road to healing was going to be longer than usual.’

He started her on a program that includes refraining from consuming sugar or alcohol, working out, and adding supplements including butyrate, fish oil, B vitamins, vitamin D3, vitamin C, zinc, and selenium.

Overcoming: Paltrow contracted the virus early on in the pandemic, and subsequently suffered from several long-haul symptoms 

‘Everything I’m doing feels good, like a gift to my body,’ she said. ‘I have energy, I’m working out in the mornings, and I’m doing an infrared sauna as often as I can, all in service of healing.’

She said that in the wake of the debilitating battle, adjustments of ‘cleaning up [her] diet’ and ‘exercise, and even thought patterns … left [her] feeling energized, healthier, and — believe it or not — wanting more.’

In addition to the supplements, Gwyneth said that hiking has been a beneficial form of exercise for her.

‘Moving your body and sweating out toxins makes an enormous difference, of course,’ Gwyneth said. ‘But beyond the benefits of a sauna and even my favorite workouts, when I go for a hike, I know I’m getting something different – stimulating my brain and body in ways I can’t get otherwise. Nature heals, really!’

Healthy balance: Paltrow is a proponent of nourishing the body, inside and out 

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