Movie actress Gwyneth Paltrow has shunned the Hollywood tradition of dieting immediately after giving birth, preferring to do gentle exercise to get back into shape.

The OSCAR-winner, who is married to COLDPLAY singer Chris Martin, welcomed daughter Apple into the world in May (04) and claims it would be unhealthy to diet while she is breast-feeding.

Paltrow says, "I'm not in my pre-pregnancy state. I'm trying not to rush myself.

"I want my food to be high quality as I'm feeding Apple. I'm not into dieting. Now I'm able to exercise, I'm shrinking back down a little bit. It's a very slow process."

06/10/2004 17:52