Gwyneth Paltrow Detoxes Away ‘The Extra Pounds'

After enjoying a "relax and enjoy life phase" that added a few pounds to her slim frame, Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about how she got back into shape.

"As I write this, I am finishing the amazing three-week-long 'Clean' detox program," the actress and mother of two wrote in her latest GOOP newsletter and on her Web site of the same name.

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Gwyneth revealed the new detox program didn't zap her energy and allowed her to function normally.

"This program allowed me to work and exercise regularly, something I cannot do if I am on a liquid-only detox," the actress wrote.

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The "Iron Man" star said she followed the program, by Dr. Alejandro Junger, which consists of liquid meals and a solid one, and now, she feels better.

"I followed it to the letter and I can report that it worked wonders. I feel pure and happy and much lighter," she wrote. "I dropped the extra pounds that I had gained during a majorly fun and delicious 'relax and enjoy life phase' about a month ago."

Gwyneth, who is known for trying out different diets – she was a longtime subscriber to macrobiotic eating — said the cleanse was "amazing," but suggested others speak with medical professionals before adopting the program themselves.

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"I also really enjoyed learning about the incredible health benefits of resting your digestive system, etc. This thing is amazing," she wrote. "And don't forget to ask your doctor if a cleanse is right for you."

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