The Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow admitted over the weekend that she was drinking whiskey seven nights a week during the coronavirus quarantine last year.
“I was drinking seven nights a week and making pasta and eating bread,” Paltrow told The Mirror. “I went totally off the rails.”
“I mean, who drinks multiple drinks seven nights a week?” she added. “Like that’s not healthy. I love whiskey and I make this fantastic drink called the Buster Paltrow, which I named after my grandfather who loved whiskey sours.”
Paltrow went on to say that she drank two of these whiskey drinks each night.
“…It’s this great quinoa whiskey from this distillery in Tennessee with maple syrup and lemon juice,” she explained. “It’s just heaven. I would have two of those every night of quarantine.”
Paltrow made a point of saying that she was “not, like, black-out” drunk ever before admitting that she misses the days of drinking whiskey every night.
This comes after Paltrow admitted that she gained weight during quarantine.
“I was absolutely no holds barred. I gained 14 pounds and my gut was a mess,” Paltrow said during a virtual speech at In Goop Health – The At-Home Summit.
Despite the weight gain, Paltrow admitted that initially she “just didn’t want to do anything about it, really.”
“I felt like my wine and my pasta and biscuits and crackers and cheese were getting me through,” the 48 year-old actress explained.
Last month, the former Shallow Hal star confessed on The Art of Being Well podcast with Dr. Will Cole that “COVID happened and I didn’t do my eating plan.”
“I was just having alcohol and pasta all the time,” she said. “And then I sort of hit an eating wall.”
While Paltrow has lost eleven of the fourteen pounds that she gained, doing so was no easy task. She said that this was because of both her age and testing positive for coronavirus early in the pandemic.
“The snap-back that I used to have, if I gained some weight and I wasn’t happy, I could quickly eat really well for a couple days, exercise a lot, and it would all be gone,” Paltrow said. “And that was not happening over the past year.”
“I’ve noticed over the last couple of years that my metabolism has slowed down. I know a lot of that is perimenopause,” she added. “I’m 48 years old and women tend to lose up to 30 percent of their metabolic speed once they enter into this phase of life. So I know some of it is that. Some of it is because I got COVID.”