The Biggest Diet Mistake You're Making, According To Gwyneth Paltrow

Every wellness guru has their own keys to success to explain their enviable figure, glowing skin, and ageless appearance. Gwyneth Paltrow has definitely kept us all on our toes with the tips she shares on Goop, her often controversial lifestyle and wellness company and website. Along with the advice you can find on her page, Paltrow also published a book called Goop Clean Beauty in which she describes her most successful habits.

It's no secret that Paltrow focuses on clean eating and regular detoxes (via Goop). However, in her book Clean Beauty, she states that clean sleeping is even more crucial to her overall health, appetite regulation, and energy levels than her diet (via Healthline). She does back up her personal experience with support from her nutrition expert Dr. Frank Lipman who says that sleep is correlated with metabolism and hormonal regulation reports Healthline. Although Lipman is not a sleep expert, these factors are the focus of some research. While there is not sufficient evidence to make a decisive conclusion, some studies have noted dysregulation in hunger and satiety hormones in sleep-deprived individuals (via Harvard School of Public Health).

Paltrow likes to sleep between seven and ten hours a night and advises you to aim for a similar amount of slumber for your best possible health (via Healthline). The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) suggests not to sleep less than seven hours a night, stating that it could be related to weight gain, obesity, diabetes, and a number of other health concerns.

What's Gwyneth Paltrow's clean sleep routine?

However, sleep scientists indicate that sleeping more than nine hours is not recommended for most people (via AASM). Jerry Siegel, a specialist in sleep research, told Healthline that regularly sleeping nine to ten hours a night was correlated with negative effects including a shorter lifespan. He thinks your body knows what it needs and that your sleep cycle should be guided naturally, not by what works for someone else (via Healthline).

Besides sleeping sufficiently, Gwyneth Paltrow also sticks to a consistent sleep routine, waking up and going to sleep at the same time, keeping her room dark, and avoiding the use of technology and blue lights before bedtime (via Romper). To keep it Goop-friendly, Paltrow also recommends sleeping on copper-infused pillowcases to prevent wrinkles, according to the outlet. Meditation, fasting, avoiding caffeine, and staying in tune with daylight are all included in Paltrow's clean sleep habits, too.

Before you lose sleep trying to follow all of her advice, take note of what you are doing daily and how it affects the quality of your sleep. If you are constantly tired, you might be inclined to choose higher-calorie foods such as carbohydrates and skip your workout (via Mayo Clinic). If this is repeated over time, it could lead to weight gain (via Mayo Clinic). However, sleep and health are different for everyone and while most people could probably improve their sleep hygiene, it's important to choose a routine that works for you.