Credit: SELF Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow SELF cover

Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently opened up about her devastating miscarriage, is on the new cover of SELF, talking about how her diet changed everything in her life, including her marriage to Coldplay's Chris Martin.

She told SELF (via Us Weekly) it was only a couple of years ago that she realized how much food was affecting her mind and body. "I had to sing at awards shows, which was fun but stressful. I'd have a Guinness and a beta-blocker every time. I also was constantly getting on airplanes, trying to knock myself out with sleeping pills and wine, waking up, trying to sweat it out with exercise and a steam, and then working really hard all day. Eventually, I had a panic attack. My body was like, 'What is happening?'"

Her doctor recommended she cut out dairy, sugar, gluten, anything processed. She released her first cookbook (her second just came out), just to figure out what she could eat, but she said her diet isn't that bad. "I probably eat this way two or three times a year for three weeks at a time. Past that, I'm not willing to make the sacrifice. Life is about balance."

But she said her mind is more clear on her healthy diet. "You feel lighter and your emotions get smoother." Gwyneth, now 40, said she "had a lot of unexpressed anger" before. "I made everyone else's feelings more important than my own. I'd suck it up and then be alone in my car yelling at traffic or fighting with hangers in my closet when they got stuck together." It changed her family life too. "You're not learning anything unless you're having the difficult conversations. Dealing with things directly changed my relationships. Sometimes when you get clear about who you are, others get less comfortable because they liked who you were. It's changed my marriage, too, but he's up for the challenge."

So she's not the woman he married anymore? Let’s hope he likes the new Gwyneth even more — and she feel the same about him with her new clear eyes! What do you think about a "clean" diet with no processed foods, sugar, or dairy? Could you do it?

Source: SELF, via Us Weekly