Gwyneth Paltrow’s Diet ‘Changed Her Marriage’ & Now They Argue More


gwyneth paltrowWhen it comes to musings from Gwyneth Paltrow, I usually fall in the camp of less is more. I don't mind an occasional recipe from GOOP, but listening to her sanctimonious dribble is like nails on a chalkboard at times. So I braced myself for her latest interview in Self magazine. But Gwyneth actually offers advice that could help improve every frazzled mom's marriage. Seriously.

The Oscar winner says that her low-carb, gluten-free diet isn't just good for her body, it has improved her relationship too ... well, sort of. With this new "clean" diet, Gwyneth feels more open about expressing her feelings of anger. When she "sucked it up," that led to yelling at traffic in her car or wildly tugging at hangers stuck together in her closet. Now, she no longer makes other people's feelings her top priority and the result is a new level of calm -- at least for her.

Ugh. Poor Chris Martin. Those conversations can't be easy for her husband. Still, I have to give the girl kudos for putting her emotional needs first. That is a rarity among moms and wives. So much of what we do is making sure everyone else is nurtured and cared for. We tend to put our family's needs above our own. It's no wonder so many women are tired, cranky, and on edge. What wife hasn't had a momentary freak-out due to frustration?

Most of us are so worn down by a million responsibilities -- and a bad diet -- but still never manage to make the changes we need to take care of ourselves. If we did, I bet most of us would feel like completely different people and much more content in our relationships. So Chris may have a ton of eye-roll worthy chats with Gwyneth coming his way, but in the end, the old adage is always true: Happy Wife, Happy Life.

What do you think of Gwyneth's plan to express her anger more?


Image via Self Magazine

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lulou lulou

Maybe that could work as a tennis dress, and she could take some of the anger out on the court instead.

Anyway, for me, while I would feel sluggish after eating crap food, Im doubting her diet was that terrible before, and sense more that much of this simply comes with age and kids who sleep thru the night.

nonmember avatar bootness

She probably is letting her anger out more now, because she is desperately hungry, and hungry people are cranky.

tuffy... tuffymama

She may well indeed be hungry... I starved the entire time I was vegetarian. I eat almost Paleo now, and I eat so little every day, but I always feel satisfied and energetic. Our diet change has improved our family relationships because we are happier, our minds are sharper, depression is gone, and we feel physically awesome.

Lobelle Lobelle

They've really photoshopped her face on that cover

Delamara Delamara

LOL bootness


nonmember avatar Guest

She seemed self centered before and has done nothing to change that perception! Haha

I wish more people would stop blaming feeling poorly and being hungry on vegetarianism! Get with a nutritionist if you can't manage it yourself. I've been vegan as long as I can remember. No hunger, no poor health, I feel light and energized and all of the health issues I had while eating meat, including severe anemia, cleared up!

As rich as Gwen is, maybe she should work with a nutritionist, too. She can certainly afford one.

Anna Schroeder

Gwyneth Paltrow does diet, exercise, and oh ya... BOOB JOB!!! People totally forget that

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