Gwyneth Paltrow says she ‘went off the rails’ during lockdown and ate bread

Gwyneth Paltrow says she ‘went off the rails’ during lockdown and ate bread

We’ve all had slip ups in our respective bids to stay healthy and fit during lockdown.

Some of us have ordered one-too-many takeaways, while others have got a little too into that banana bread baking.

Now, even Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted to succumbing to a less clean routine during the pandemic.

The actress and Goop founder, 48, revealed that she’s been drinking homemade quinoa whiskey every night and committing that so-called healthy living cardinal sin: eating carbohydrates.

Paltrow told the SmartLess podcast that she’d been enjoying alcohol over the past year, explaining that during quarantine: “I was drinking seven nights a week and making pasta and eating bread. I went totally off the rails.”

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She continued: “I mean, who drinks multiple drinks seven nights a week? Like that’s not healthy.”

The mum-of-two then confirmed that her tipple of choice was a concoction of her own making.

“I love whiskey and I make this fantastic drink called the Buster Paltrow, which I named after my grandfather who loved whiskey sours,” she said.

“It’s this great quinoa whiskey from this distillery in Tennessee with maple syrup and lemon juice. It’s just heaven. I would have two of those every night of quarantine.”

The Oscar-winner clarified that she has not been getting “black-out” drunk but confessed that drinking also made her miss having a cigarette.

Her admissions stand in sharp contrast to her recommendations earlier in the year to combat the symptoms of long Covid.

After revealing in February that a bout of coronavirus had left her with “long-tail fatigue and brain fog”, she said she had embarked on a “keto and plant-based” regime, with no sugar and alcohol.

Writing on her blog on her Goop website, the Hollywood star said she had begun long-term healing plan.

She wrote: “I had Covid-19 early on, and it left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog.

“In January, I had some tests done that showed really high levels of inflammation in my body.”

She said she turned to a “functional medicine practitioner”, adding that “after he saw all my labs, he explained that this was a case where the road to healing was going to be longer than usual”.

She added: “Everything I’m doing feels good, like a gift to my body. 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.

“A side benefit is my skin, which makes me happy – and makes me want to double down on skin care even more. Let’s make 2021 the year of never needing make-up, people!”

Stephen Powis said “serious science” should be applied, not the recommendations of influencers

However, her recommendations were sharply criticised by the likes of Professor Stephen Powis, NHS England’s national medical director.

“Like the virus, misinformation carries across borders and it mutates and it evolves,” he said.

“So I think YouTube and other social media platforms have a real responsibility and opportunity here.

“In the last few days I see Gwyneth Paltrow is unfortunately suffering from the effects of Covid.

“We wish her well, but some of the solutions she’s recommending are really not the solutions we’d recommend in the NHS.

“We need to take long Covid seriously and apply serious science. All influencers who use social media have a duty of responsibility and a duty of care around that.”

Maybe he’d be more willing to try her Buster Paltrow?

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