Gwyneth Paltrow covers the April 2013 issue of Self
. She's wearing a colorful Just Cavalli dress on the cover. In the Self
interview, Gwyneth says her doctor, Alejandro Junger, recommended that she cut out dairy, sugar, gluten and anything processed. She talks about the diet and blowing off steam in the interview.
On Why She Changed the Way She Ate
: "A couple of years ago, I got really run down. I had to sing at awards shows, which was fun but stressful. I'd have a Guinness and a beta-blocker every time. I also was constantly getting on airplanes, trying to knock myself out with sleeping pills and wine, waking up, trying to sweat it out with exercise and a steam, and then working really hard all day. Eventually, I had a panic attack. My body was like, 'What is happening?'"
On How Strict She is About the Diet
: "I probably eat this way two or three times a year for three weeks at a time. Past that, I'm not willing to make the sacrifice. Life is about balance. It's good to work in healthy food, whether it's five days a week or five meals a week. And if you're going to do it, it should be awesome food you're psyched to make. But never cut out the brownies or the wine."
On How She Blows Off Steam
: "I watch Homeland
or New Girl
. I also like to have martinis with my girlfriends. I feel a sisterhood emerging around me. I'm less threatening now that I'm 40 and not 26-with-an-Oscar. There's a sense of love and support. I feel really lucky."
Gwyneth's trainer Tracy Anderson shared some of Gwyneth's workout with Self
. You find the exercise routines here