The actress says pregnancy made her ditch her macrobiotic diet

By Caris Davis
Updated May 01, 2008 06:00 AM
Credit: Evan Agostini/AP

Hello Apple … bye-bye brown rice.

Becoming a mom made Gwyneth Paltrow abandon her famously strict diet, she says.

“I was seriously macrobiotic for four years,” she tells BBC talk show host Jonathan Ross in a program set to air Friday in the U.K. “When I [first] got pregnant, it changed. I couldn’t go near anything healthy.”

Since giving birth to daughter Apple (whom she calls “Appley-Dappley”) in 2004 and son Moses in 2006, Paltrow’s tastes give a whole new twist to the term “Yummy Mummy.”

“I love anything fried – fish and chips – Branston pickle [jarred relish], red wine,” she told the show. And she admits to regularly enjoying a pint of her favorite stout, Guinness.

But it’s not just the food and beer that have made London such an attractive place for her and husband Chris Martin to bring up their brood.

“I love it here, I’m really happy,” she told Ross. “If you never walk down the street together, it can stay private. We really value our family life.”

Living away from the L.A. spotlight also helps insulate the family from prying paparazzi.

“[The media] feels very dark now,” she said. “They want you to fall, throw up or do crack.”