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Gwyneth Paltrow in Bathing Suit Says "There's Nothing Like It"

Here's how she stays fit.

Gwyneth Paltrow has been an icon for decades, as the face of Estée Lauder's perfume, star of classics like Seven, Shakespeare In Love, and Iron Man (while nabbing an Emmy for her appearance on Glee) and now mogul: Paltrow is also the founder of lifestyle brand Goop, and is known for being very healthy. Goop just shared an image of the founder in a bathing suit, dry brushing her skin. "The benefits of dry brushing are noticeable both instantly and in the long term. Gwyneth uses her dry brush right before her morning shower," they captioned it. "The bristles feel so good on my skin," she says. "There's nothing like it." (For the Goop story, go here.) How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Gwyneth Paltrow stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Works To Accept Her Body

Paltrow tells People that she works to accept her body as she ages, especially growing up in the public eye. "Unfortunately, we're always looking at ourselves with a critical eye," she says. "I would love to get to a place where I don't do that anymore. I want to show up for myself in a more loving way, because it's all going south from here! There's nothing we can do about it." Paltrow also said that having her children made her notice changes in her body, and made her start to accept her body. "I was just coming out of my 20s when you're in that sexy, young girl phase and then you're like, 'Well, how do I reconcile who I am now with that?' For me, it was really about giving myself time to be a mother, and letting my body dictate where it was going." Paltrow encourages mothers and other women to adapt this mindset, "Some women feel when they have kids that they don't feel sexual because their body isn't back yet. But it's like, 'Who said our bodies have to look a certain way?' It's hard as you age and change. But it's about bringing a wider spectrum of acceptance."


She Either Has A Smoothie for Breakfast or Doesn't Eat It At All


Paltrow tells Harper's Bazaar that she's not the biggest fan of breakfast, and prefers to eat a later breakfast. "I'm not a big breakfast person," she says. "I'll eat brunch sometimes late on a weekend but, after I take my kids to school, I go straight to the gym." Paltrow says on her Goop podcast that when she does have breakfast, she usually makes a smoothie. "On a normal day, I'll have a smoothie for breakfast," she says. Paltrow usually makes her smoothies with protein, healthy fats, and fiber, like cacao and peanut butter.


She Loves Water and Vitamin C

Paltrow says to Harper's Bazaar that she makes sure to stay hydrated throughout the day, and that she starts her day with water. "I usually have a large glass or two of water." Paltrow says that she stays hydrated throughout the day, and also includes Vitamin C powder with her water.  "I always have a big thing of water at the gym, and I put two of our GoopGlows in for Vitamin C."


She Eats Healthy Dinners

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Paltrow says on her Goop podcast that for dinner, she has whatever she wants, with conditions. "But I do always try to avoid highly-processed foods and high-fructose corn syrup," she says. Paltrow tells Shape that she likes to cook dinner as often as she can, saying, "I have a bunch of chicken dishes and pasta go-tos, and I do a lot of stir-fry for the kids. I always keep cooked brown rice in the fridge. Then it takes two minutes to chop up some vegetables, make a nice sauce, and you're done."


She Isn't A Fan of Cleanses

Paltrow admits to InStyle that she isn't a huge fan of cleanses and detoxes. "I'm basically never cleansing," she admitted. "Only if I'm guinea pigging something for the website. Or I try to do one good cleanse a year."


She Takes Vitamins and Supplements

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Paltrow tells Shape that she incorporated supplements and vitamins into her diet. "I definitely take supplements. The way the modern food system is, we're always depleted of nutrients, so I take a good multivitamin, and a fish oil, and then I have other herbs for various things."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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