Looking good: Gwyneth Paltrow

Looking good: Gwyneth Paltrow

She is renowned for her healthy lifestyle, macrobiotic diet and detoxing, so we jumped at the chance to see how movie star Gywneth stays slim.

The 36 year-old actress has come out to explain more about her extreme detoxing which she does a couple of times a year.

Rumours circulate that Gwyneth is looking to lose a few extra pounds that she gained over the festive season, even though she has a fabulous figure.

Her hard-core detox was developed along with her doctor.

For a week at a time the Iron Man star cuts out all dairy, all grains with gluten, meat, shellfish, anything processed, fatty nuts, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, aubergine, salt, sugar, alcohol and caffeine.

Sounds like tough week!

According to reports a typical day for Gwyneth on detox starts with a breakfast smoothie, a carrot and ginger salad for lunch and broccoli soup for dinner.

Gwyneth should be used to a restricted diet because whilst she's not on her detox the star follows a macrobiotic diet.

The macrobiotic diet involves eating grains as a staple food this is supplemented with other food such as vegetables and beans, but avoiding highly processed or refined foods.

Clearly it seems that looking as good as Gwyneth is hard-work!

FemaleFirst - Stacey Malvern