You Won’t Believe What Gwyneth Paltrow’s Former 7-Eleven Go-To Snack Was
Gwyneth Paltrow certainly knows how to live her best life, starting her days with Moon Dust-filled morning smoothies, enjoying eats from her new cookbook that includes meals that “can be made in the time it would take to order takeout,” and even benefiting from an all-natural beauty line. But that doesn’t mean that Gwyn doesn’t know how to get down and dirty when it comes to her food, admitting that in the past she would regularly indulge in a 7-Eleven snack that isn’t exactly GOOP-approved.
When asked by Refinery29, “What is something that you ate in your 20s that you can’t imagine ever eating now?” Gwyneth admits, “I remember being in college and always stopping at 7-Eleven and getting a pack of Camel Lights and a giant, huge Diet Coke — like one of those vats! Like an ice-bucket-sized Diet Coke.”
But that’s not all. “And they had these nachos at 7-Eleven — oh my god, so gross! I would get the nachos, the Diet Coke and cigarettes, and that’s what I would have all the way back up to Santa Barbara.” Um, yum?
And although nowadays she says she makes most of her family’s meals herself, she does admit that “of course there are going to be nights when we’re going to order in food. Just the other night, I was completely exhausted and I ordered in Japanese on a delivery app.” Not exactly nachos and cigs, but no doubt a much healthier choice.
Do you have a less-than-healthy go-to snack that you might not want to admit to? Confess @BritandCo!
(h/t Refinery29, photo via Terry Wyatt/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!