Thursday, January 7, 2010

Purity Mom

"I need to lose a few pounds of holiday excess, Anyone else? I like to do fasts and detoxes a couple of times during the year, the most hardcore one being the Master Cleanse I did last spring. It was not what you would characterize as pretty. Or easy. It did work, however.
I feel pure and happy and much lighter (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 Paltrow

Perfect Parent does not know where to begin. What exactly is Gwynnie cleansing? Does she swing wildly between raw diet juicing nervous and upset life phases to crack smoking, chicken fried steak eating relax and enjoy life phases?

Sounds like Mommy is either indisposed or slurring her words?

Balance is an overused word but Gwynnie....? Pull those neurosies towards the center a little bit and you can mark your life phases with actual accomplishments. If purity is your concern invest in those neat dust mite mattress and pillow covers and call it "close enough".

1 comment:

  1. The problem is that the master cleanse also leeches out a vital supply of the body's electrolytes, potassium, and other nutrients. A nutritionist by the name of Jane Clark has pointed out that though it deprives the body of nutrients to a nearly perilous extent, the cleanse likely won't do any sort of permanent damage if only engaged in for brief creative time. Really? Would it, then, be much dissimilar from hitting yourself in the head for a hammer for only a brief period of time? I'm worried that the state of peace that Gwyneth describes may ultimately be indistinguishable from the first stages of coma.