Gwyneth Paltrow may look like she subsists primarily on wild salmon and cucumber water, but the actress admits she’s not above a good junk food splurge.
In an interview with Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller, Paltrow dishes on the difficulty of adhering to a strict diet all the time. “I try to eat organic food when I can, eat local food when I can, and eat as little processed food as possible,” she says, “but sometimes you need a bag of Doritos and a beer in an airport.”
Medine also asks her if she “drinks a lot,” to which Paltrow responds affirmatively. But how does she maintain that perfect glowing skin while still drinking booze? The Goop mogul gives the response any true business woman would. “Because of my products! I swear by them; I’m not kidding,” she says. (To be fair, Paltrow puts her money where her mouth is — literally, she once ate her skin cream with Jimmy Fallon.)
When it came to her pregnancy cravings, the mother-of-two had to abandon all of her food philosophies. “I went from being completely macrobiotic, I got pregnant with my daughter, and if I smelled brown rice or salmon or vegetables I threw up,” she says. Instead, her diet consisted of “grilled swiss cheese sandwiches, french fries, Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream from Baskin Robbins, yogurt and apples.”
As for how she deals with her detractors, Paltrow has a healthy attitude. “I actually really like criticism when it’s constructive and helpful and I love input, but when somebody’s coming to something with such a gender bias or a bunch of projections of their own s— on to you it doesn’t help me, so I don’t engage in it,” she says. “I just stay really true my vision. I see a bullseye way off in my future, and I’m just like going for it.”