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Living Like Gwyneth Paltrow For A Week: One Woman's Surprising Results

November 23, 2015 2 min read

Gwyneth Paltrow is known as one of Hollywood's healthiest celebs. She is dedicated to fitness and maintaining an amazingly strict diet regimen. Zoe Sessums decided to brave the lifestyle of the iconic actress for just one week! How did she fair in Gwyn's no-sugar, yoga-heavy, daily-cleansing approach to better health? For starters, Gwyn does not eat dessert. If she is craving a sweet treat, she typically opts for a piece of fruit to cap off her meal. For Zoe, this wasn't an easy deal. [caption id="attachment_126582" align="alignnone" width="594"](Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow/Instagram) (Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow/Instagram)[/caption] "Sugar is my weakness; it is my vice." says Zoe. "My removal of dessert morphed into eating more savory junk food. My body didn’t know what to do with the void of dessert, so I filled in the spaces with garlic butter and chips. Gwyn, this isn’t working." Gwyn also practices daily meditation to clear her mind and relieve stress. The actress uses this ritual to help her sleep better, banish anxiety, give her more self-control when it comes to her diet and ultimately help her to focus. "It’s hard to begin the day with relaxation when I need to inspire myself to write three essays, get to the gym, eat a few healthy meals, feed my cats and make it to school on time. As the lessons for inner peace taught me, if my mind began to wander, I just needed to come back to my breath." says Zoe. Looks like this aspect of the lifestyle gets a thumbs up from our Gwyn-for-the-week. [bctt tweet="Living Like Gwyneth Paltrow For A Week: One Woman's Surprising Results"] Lastly, Gwyn is an advocate for the mind and body benefits of yoga. The svelte star exercises for 2 hours every day, and yoga plays a big part in this routine. [caption id="attachment_126583" align="alignnone" width="573"](Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow/Instagram) (Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow/Instagram)[/caption]   "Patience of the mind and love come out of the practice of yoga. I am on board with all these ideas. I want to light up and feel sweetness." confesses Zoe. "I bet Gwyn looks like a goddess on her mat. I, on the other hand, look like a mess, with my hair frizzing, my Walmart leggings and my free tank top from a clothing giveaway." At the end of the week, not all of Gwyn's practices were embraced by Zoe. She won't be swapping her barre classes for a yoga mat, and she won't be sacrificing a daily brownie for a mere piece of fruit. But she may be focusing a little more on connecting through meditation. "At the end of the day, the health gurus don’t always know it all. No one should feel like they’re making sacrifices when they’re trying to find health and happiness." Zoe explains. What are your thoughts? Could you live like Gwyn for the week? Take the challenge and see what happens! Source: Elite Daily

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