Body by CleanseHappy New Year! Now, let's waste no time in feeling inferior to singer, actress, relate-able mom, and blogger -- Gwyneth Paltrow. If you've already received your GOOP newsletter, I apologize for the redundancy. But if you unsubscribed in a fit of "Who the hell is this woman???" fury, let me fill you in on Paltrow's diet she thinks you'll love too, especially if you made a New Year's resolution that involves weight loss. It's a cleanse, or a very strict elimination diet. Which is kind of cleanse-y.
I know many smart people who do the cleanse, but I still don't get it. It feels like a liquid diet where you lose a lot of weight, but the second you go back to eating normally again you gain it back. What good is a cleanse unless you live that way for the rest of your (very short, since you'll die) life? And why does Gwyneth think she needs to lose a few pounds????
Some other gems from GOOP about Dr. Junger's "Clean" program that GP loves:
Overview: For 21 days you eat three square meals a day exclusively from the Elimination Diet. The Elimination Diet is my list of approved and non-approved foods. The approved foods will encourage light detoxification. Avoiding the non-approved foods will encourage many things such as improved digestion, improved beneficial bacteria levels, and light weight loss.
For 21 days you're going to try to live up to some ridiculous standard of a very strict diet without the aide of a personal chef, nanny, or a zillion dollars. Cry on Day 5 as you fail.
And of course, the bottom line from Dr. Junger:
Getting Started: There are two ways to get started on this 21-day cleanse:
Option 1: Order the Clean Program Detox Kit, which provides you with everything you need to successfully complete this cleanse.
Option 2: Purchase my book Clean and follow the detailed program outlined there.
Alternately, do the Master Cleanse with items you most likely have in your cabinets.
What do you think about Gwyneth Paltrow's endorsed cleanse?
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