Paltrow's birth girdle
13:30 03 May 2006
Gwyneth Paltrow has a post-pregnancy slimming secret - girdles.
The actress, who is married to Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, began wearing the waist-clinching garments after giving birth to son Moses last month.
She has also embarked on a strict diet to help her shift the extra pounds.
A source told Britain's Grazia magazine: "Gwyneth gave up wheat, sugar, caffeine and dairy straight after Moses was born. And she's also wearing a special girdle designed to pull her waist back.
"She follows quite a strict diet anyway, but she got her figure back quickly after having her daughter, Apple, and now wants to achieve the same following Moses' birth."
It isn't the first time the actress has admitted to using secret stomach support.
After having Apple, now two, Gwyneth confessed: "I wore two girdles! It's a great trick. That's how all the Hollywood girls do it.
"There are these great things called Spanx, which are like bike shorts, and they just squeeze you in. It's terrific."
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