Gwyneth Paltrow abandoned her macrobiotic diet when she became pregnant with her daughter Apple, because she couldn't cope with her cravings.

The actress prided herself on a strict and precise healthy eating plan, but found pregnancy too much to handle - and since giving birth to Apple last May (04), she hasn't been more relaxed about what she eats.

Paltrow says, "I'm not as stringent as I was in the past. I used to do a very strict macrobiotic diet, but then, during my pregnancy, I couldn't eat brown rice. It made me feel so sick. At first all I waned was biscuits. Now I'll have cheese once in a while or white flour, but I still believe in whole grains and no sugar."

17/05/2005 17:21