Gwyneth Paltrow Drops 20 Pounds In Two Weeks! Here's How She Did It!

Fri, November 12, 2010 12:34pm EST by 5 Comments

Courtesy of ABC
The mom of two’s trainer, Tracy Anderson, put her on a grueling dance-cardio program that helped Gwyneth lose the weight fast!

Gwyneth Paltrow must be Superwoman! The actress, singer and mother of two — daughter Apple, 6, and son Moses, 4 — dropped 20 pounds in the matter of weeks after having to gain the weight for her role as an aging alcoholic country singer her new flick Country Strong! “For this role in Country Strong, they had her gain weight for it. That was tough for me because we’ve worked so hard on her body,” Gwyneth’s personal trainer Tracy Anderson tells ABC News. “She went down from six days a week of training to three and she ate everything in sight. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes.”

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So how did Gwyneth lose that much weight so quickly? “I work freaking hard. It’s no accident,” she says.

The 38-year-old focused on a specialized dance-cardio program specifically put together for her by Tracy. With low-weight, high-repetition training and a strict diet, Gwyneth was able to target her small muscle groups, helping her to slim down and drop pounds.

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“It didn’t take her very long to lose it,” says Tracy. “It only took her a couple of weeks. It didn’t want to be on her anyway. Extra weight isn’t something that she owns.”

“Anytime you have to rebuild endurance again, it’s not fun,” adds Tracy. “She’s just one of those people who knows what needs to be done and she does it.”

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Gwyn also put in a grueling one-and-a-half hour workout prior to her country singing performance debut at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 10).

Watch ABC’s interview with Gwyn’s trainer Tracy Anderson below!

–Lindsey DiMattina

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Posted at 10:49 AM on July 20, 2013  

She didn’t do it in an unhealthy way. She went from eating garbage to eating healthy again, so it’s no surprise she dropped the weight so fast. Usually a drastic shift in diet no matter what the meal plan, results in a drastic drop in weight. Plus her body has memory, as her trainer said, it’s naturally in a state of thinness so it wasn’t hard for her body to return to it’s most consistent state. There’s nothing wrong with this article applaiuding her for working her butt off. She didn’t do a crash diet, she went back to eating her macrobiotic diet & tearing it up in the gym. Isn’t that what we advocate? Healthy foods & eexercise? Just bc the results are extreme, doesn’t mean the method is unhealthy or ineffective. Step out of your mind frame & consider the fact that she earns her body unlike most celebs. She’s been famously known for stating that her body isn’t a result of some magic pill, she works hard to look the way she does.

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Posted at 12:22 PM on January 31, 2012  

Good job writing this post. I would like to learn more about this subject.

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Posted at 4:23 PM on December 7, 2011  

I want to know how! This article does not tell us how long she worked out or what she at (if anything).

It is a little much, 20 lbs in two weeks, but if that’s what she wanted, good for her. I just wish I could do it too! Tell me how!

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Posted at 10:30 AM on November 13, 2010  

I really wonder about this site sometimes, you call out celebs for being bad role models but you write a story on how great it is that a woman lost 20 lbs in two weeks. This is incredibly unhealthy, I can just imagine how many young girls will start a crash diet thinking it is possible for the average person to do this. Irresponsible. At the very least it should have been mentioned that this is extreme training and that it is not healthy to lose 20 lbs in two weeks, a person should only lose 2-3 lbs per week. (btw i am a health care professional)

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Posted at 7:31 PM on November 12, 2010  

Im sorry but I am horrified by this post. No one can loose that much weight in 2 weeks and it is horrible to endorse the idea that it is possible. She must have done this in a very unhealthy unrealistic way.

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