Gwyneth Paltrow swaps strict diet for truck food

Gwyneth Paltrow has been tucking into burgers and pizzas for her latest blog. The star, who is usually on a strict macrobiotic diet, is taste-testing the various food trucks in Los Angeles. She posted this photo along with the caption: “That was, in fact, a bad ass burger”


Gwyneth has been a vegetarian for over 20 years after Leonardo DiCaprio planted the seed in her head:

“I hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio when I moved to New York. He was vegetarian and he’d talk about how dirty meat is and how bad factory farming is.”

However, it wasn’t until 1999 when her dad was diagnosed with cancer that she went really extreme with her diet:

“When I turned seriously macrobiotic, it coincided with my father having been diagnosed with cancer [in 1999]. I felt I could heal him by proxy.”

A lot of people may be able to relate with Gwyneth in this case. We often cling to unrealistic ideas at times of stress. It’s good to see the star out having fun again though. If only someone would pay us to taste test all the take-outs in Ireland – what better excuse to ditch the summer diet?!