If you gained a few pounds enjoying the feel-good, home-cooked meals featured in her 2011 cookbook "My Father's Daughter," Gwyneth Paltrow wants to help you lose them with her new culinary tome.
Set for release in April, "It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great" is promising 185 "restorative" dishes devoid of caffeine, alcohol, dairy, eggs, sugar, shellfish, deep-water fish, wheat, soy and all processed foods.
According to the release, Paltrow, 40, was inspired to write the new cookbook after her experiences last year battling fatigue and faintness, anemia, vitamin D deficiency and high levels of stress. Her doctor prescribed an “elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal.”
"After changing her diet, Paltrow healed totally, felt more energetic and looked great," the publisher adds.
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OK, so how is this diet different from all the others out there? Shocking news: it's not. The elimination diet has been around since 1926, and actually counts veganism, vegetarianism and gluten-free diets as common examples. It's also called a "treatment diet," since medical professionals commonly use it as a way to identify food allergies or intolerance to specific ingredients. To that end, this is more of a cleanse in some ways than an actual lifestyle change — but if it inspires people to reduce meat and increase their intake of vegetables, I'm all for it.
So far, the recipes sound approachable, with Huevos Rancheros, Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, Power Brownies and Banana "Ice Cream" all on the menu.
What will be harder to swallow is Paltrow's often insufferable reputation for coming across in both her GOOP newsletters and previous cookbook as someone you cannot relate to in any way, shape, or form. Quipped Eater.com: "Will the followup book continue down this path of faux-populism and rich person dietary condemnation? You betcha."
"It’s All Good" will be published April 2 as an ebook and in hardcover by publishing house Hachette Book Group.
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