Gwyneth Paltrow caused a major stir this week when she revealed that she was attempting to live off of $29 (that's £19) worth of food stamps for one week, and while it was all for a very good cause, that fact seemed to escape some people.
Due to her notoriously healthy living lifestyle, many took Gwynnie's latest move as another extreme clean living exercise when she actually took on the challenge to help raise funds and awareness for the Food Bank for New York — an organisation that helps feed the city's less fortunate and vulnerable residents.
However, the 42-year-old Iron Man actress has taken to her infamous website GOOP to reveal that the challenge was harder than she first assumed. In fact, she didn't even manage to see it out to the end. Oh Gwyn. Gwyn, Gwyn, Gwyn...
She wrote: '[We] only made it through about four days, when I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables (and in full transparency, half a bag of black licorice),' to which she added 'I would give myself a C-.'
HOLD ON. So Gwyneth's idea of binging after being terribly good involves chicken breast, boiled vegetables and — at best — mildly naughty licorice?! We don't know about you but we're hanging our heads in shame right now.
And that got us thinking about the many, many ways in which Gwyneth Paltrow's world is so starkly different to our own. Sure she's mega famous and has more money in her bank account than we can ever hope to amass but our day to day lives couldn't be more polar opposite either.
So much so, we've created a handy list of our contrasting ways of life. You know, so we can self-improve and all that...
So you've been so good for two weeks/three days and you're craving a something tasty. What do you reach for?
Gwyneth's World — An unseasoned chicken breast, a selection of fresh veg and a child's handful of organic, naturally sweetened licorice
Our World — A large Papa John's pizza, chicken poppers, mozzarella sticks and a cookie to wash it down. And that's to yourself. #PizzaIsLife
On Keeping Your, Err, Downstairs Clean
Ok, so we all know personal hygiene is important but length does Gwynnie go to to keep herself in peak condition?
Gwyneth's World — Why, the finest mugworth vaginal steam money can buy of course
Our World — 1) get that steam cleaner away from me and 2) our daily shower routine has kind of got it covered. Thanks anyway.
Let's get one thing clear; SMOKING IS NOT BIG AND IT'S NOT CLEVER. However, even the most recovered addict has the potential to slip...
Gwyneth's World — She has fully admitted that smoking is her biggest vice but she's got even that under some control. Just call her one-fag-a-week Gwynnie
Our World — So you're on a night out and someone offers you a puff of their cigarette. Next thing you know you're pegging it down to the local corner shop to buy yourself a second pack before closing whilst silently vowing never to drink red wine (which obviously gives you the taste for nicotine) again. How the mighty have fallen...
Gwyneth Paltrow; you really are an inspiration.