Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to know that she’s definitely going to drop those “few pounds of holiday excess,” and you can, too! In her latest GOOP newsletter, Gwynie shares the secret to shedding those pounds quickly: a detox diet! While a fan of hardcore Master Cleanses in the past, she couldn’t fathom sucking on lemons in the middle of winter, so she consulted her detox diet specialist (don’t you have one?!). He provided her with a cleanse diet that bans gluten, dairy, processed food, shellfish, condiments, sugar, and fun. Gwyneth took his recs and created a seven-day “elimination” menu, including lots of shakes and juices that “are meant to be liquid meals that help decrease the amount of work your digestive system has to do.” I hate to say it, but some of the recipes don’t sound half bad. The cucumber and avocado soup, for example, sounds delightful … as an appetizer.
In case you’re worried about sluggish bowel movements on this detox diet, she shares her doctor’s advice: “You can accelerate things by drinking half a cup of castor oil or using a mild herbal laxative. Bowel elimination is paramount for correct detoxification.”
“I will be suffering along with you to kickstart my year a bit lighter,” Gwyneth writes. “Good luck to us all!” [Huffington Post]