Gwyneth Paltrow reveals new year detox plan

Gwyneth Paltrow has teamed up with a nutritionist to devise a new year eating plan.
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Gwyneth Paltrow has teamed up with a nutritionist to devise a new year eating plan. Photo / Getty

If you overindulged this Christmas and are looking to jump on the New Year diet bandwagon, A-list health guru Gwyneth Paltrow is here to help.

The svelte beauty has unveiled a January detox meal plan, which she promises is "warming, filling and doesn't feel like a sacrifice".

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While the 41-year-old probably didn't shovel in as much stuffing and Christmas pudding as others did this silly season, she has joined forces with a nutritionist to create a healthy and cleansing meal plan.

Writing on her website Goop, she says: "You know we love a good detox here at goop, and this January is no exception.

"We created detox recipes that won't leave you feeling cold and hungry during the winter months, with guidance from Dr Alejandro Junger, a specialist on the subject.

"We took to the test kitchen to create a three-day menu of detox recipes that are warming and filling and don't feel like a sacrifice.

"We then turned to Dr Alejandro Junger for some info on how to best detox during the cold winter months. Dr Junger contributed the warm shakes - the rest of the recipes are from the goop kitchen."

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The menu advises detoxers to start the day with room temperature water and lemon, followed by a herbal tea and special shake.

Lunch consists of either a balsamic miso root salad or chickpea or carrot soup (bread rolls not included, obviously).

If you're feeling peckish in the afternoon, Gwyneth suggests snacking on walnut lentil pate or a handful of nuts before feasting on coconut poached salmon, quinoa stuffed squash or pan-steamed chicken and broccoli for dinner.

"Adjust the times to your schedule and the meals to your taste," advises the actress.

Foodies will be delighted to hear that this winter detox (she's talking to northern hemisphere readers here) is much less strict than ones Gwyneth and her team have created in the past.

"Our winter detox has looser guidelines and restrictions than ones we've done in the past but", she adds, "here is what we're avoiding: dairy, gluten, shellfish, anything processed (including all soy products), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant), condiments, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and soda," she writes.

The mother-of-two is well-known for her strict health regime and even released her own cook book, It's All Good, in 2012.

According to the book's synopsis, after a gruelling schedule and overindulgence in 2011, Gwyneth was left feeling fatigued and faint and a trip to the doctor later revealed that she was anaemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high.

Her doctor prescribed an elimination diet banning coffee, alcohol, sugar, eggs, wheat, meat and processed food to clear out her system and help her body heal.

- DAILY MAIL

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