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Gwyneth Paltrow said she feels ‘so good’ since she quit drinking alcohol

After drinking “seven nights a week” in 2020, Gwyneth Paltrow says she gave up the booze this year – and “barely drank alcohol” in 2021.

And as the 49-year-old says she “loves to drink” — be it whiskey, wine or vodka — she admitted she’s been sleeping “so much better” since giving up everything.

“I think what happened was that after I got COVID and felt like crap, or like I’ve had COVID stuff for a while, I just didn’t feel alive,” she said on the Dear Chelsea podcast.

She said she gave up alcohol “reluctantly” at first, but now feels “so good” valuing her health and well-being.

After drinking 'seven nights a week' in 2020, Gwyneth Paltrow says she gave up the drink this year ¿ and 'barely drank alcohol' in 2021

After drinking ‘seven nights a week’ in 2020, Gwyneth Paltrow says she has given up on the booze this year – and has ‘barely drank alcohol’ in 2021

And as the 49-year-old says she “loves to drink” — be it whiskey, wine or vodka — she admitted she’s been sleeping “so much better” since giving up everything.

‘It has been a long year of hardly any alcohol. I mean, I’ve had a sip here and there, but very rarely,’ she said.

“You know me, I like a drink, I like the ritual of it, and I like to sit down one and have a chat. I like the taste of alcohol, like, I like whiskey and wine and, whatever, vodka. I’ll take it all.’

But during the early part of the pandemic, Gwyneth — like so many other people — indulged a little too much in food and drink.

In May, she admitted to “drinking, making pasta, and eating bread seven nights a week.”

“I’m totally off track,” she said. “I mean, who drinks multiple drinks seven nights a week? That is not healthy, for example.’

Speaking on the Dear Chelsea podcast, she said all that great food and alcohol was taking its toll on her body.

She said she gave up alcohol “reluctantly” at first, but now feels “so good” and values ​​her health and well-being

“I wasn’t feeling well, and I had really high levels of inflammation, and the doctor said, ‘Look, you really need to clean up. You need, at least for three months, no alcohol, no grains, no sugar, nothing processed,’ anything.” like that,” she said.

“And so I did it reluctantly, and then I started to feel so good,” she continued.

“And I don’t know, I’m not going to do it forever, but I think 2021 was about how I tried to value my health and wellness a little bit more because, especially during COVID, I was just eating, drinking seven nights a week.

“And it’s been very interesting. I sleep so much better without alcohol, it’s wild.’

Gwyneth had shared her surprising pandemic diet on the SmartLess podcast in May.

“I love whiskey and I make this fantastic drink called Buster Paltrow, which I named after my grandfather who loved whiskey sours. And it’s this great quinoa whiskey from this Tennessee distillery with maple syrup and lemon juice. It’s just heaven. I’d have two quarantined every night,” she said.

“Actually, during the quarantine, I drank, made pasta, and ate bread seven nights a week.  I went completely off the rails,

“Actually, during the quarantine, I drank, made pasta, and ate bread seven nights a week.  I went completely off the rails,

“Actually, during the quarantine, I drank, made pasta, and ate bread seven nights a week. I went completely off the rails,” she said earlier this year

While Gwyneth’s “off the rails” description seems to be mostly focused on her alcohol use, social media users focused on her mention of her bread and pasta habit at the time, with many jokes that she seemed to be making a big deal about something. so everyday.

‘Damn, she better slow down. Maybe she’ll become an ordinary person,” one Twitter user joked.

“Just read a very poignant story about Gwyneth Paltow being forced to eat bread during the pandemic so I might have to lie down,” added another.

Also in February Gwyneth said COVID — and permienopause — both made it harder to maintain her famously lean physique.

Gwyneth admitted that she used to be able to “come back” very easily after gaining a few pounds, but this past year — since she contracted COVID-19 early on — hasn’t.

“I’ve noticed in recent years that my metabolism has slowed down,” she said in the podcast The art of being good.

“I know a lot of that is perimenopause. I am 48 years old and I know that women tend to lose up to 30 percent of their metabolic rate once we enter this stage of life and so on. So I know some of that is.”

“I’ve gained a lot of weight because of COVID,” she continued. “COVID happened and I didn’t follow my eating plan. I just had alcohol and pasta all the time and then I ran into a wall’

But since the past year had been particularly tough, she said she thought her struggles with long-term COVID had also contributed to her weight problems.

“I think part of it is because I have COVID,” she said. “My doctor in New York said that also affected the metabolism of many of his patients.

“What really struck me was the backlash I used to have — you know, if I put on some weight and I wasn’t happy, I could eat really well for a few days, exercise a lot, and it would all be gone.

“And that hasn’t happened in the past year,” she added.

“I’ve gained a lot of weight because of COVID,” she continued. “COVID happened and I didn’t follow my eating plan. I just had alcohol and pasta all the time and then I ran into a wall.’

However, she added that she has lost 11 pounds since starting Dr. Cole, which includes a week of bone broth.

The program includes not consuming sugar or alcohol, exercising and adding supplements such as butyrate, fish oil, B vitamins, vitamin D3, vitamin C, zinc and selenium.

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