Why you can’t ‘afford to follow’ Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP advice

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2011, 17:04 PM IST

Washington: Gwyneth Paltrow was trying to do a good deed when she began dishing out advice to moms on how to balance a career and kids, through her weekly newsletter GOOP, but can a regular person afford to follow those tips?

Here are some of her tips and how much it will cost you:

1. "I’ve found that having a trainer come to my house on a Monday really motivates me -- she’s knocking at the front door so going back to sleep is NOT an option," reports ABC News.

Average cost of an hour-long session with a personal trainer, according to the National Board of Fitness Examiners: USD60 to USD70.

2. "When I got downstairs this morning at the crack of whenever, the coffee machine said "ERROR 8" and wouldn’t let me make the cup I had been dreaming about. This begs the question: is it odd to dream yourself to sleep thinking about the next morning’s coffee?"

Cost of the Jura Capresso Impressa Z5 Espresso and Coffee Maker: USD2,300.

3. "I’m currently obsessed with the Tracy Anderson Method and do the Perfect Design DVD three times a week. I even take the DVD travelling!"

Cost of the Perfect Design DVD set: USD79.95.

4. "I bring my iPad and use the Flipboard app to curate my social media (Facebook, Twitter and categories that are important to me: business, technology, style, design, fashion)."

Cost of an iPad: USD499 to USD829.

5. "I have acupuncture at 9.30pm at night. It’s a wonderful end of the day."

Average cost of an acupuncture treatment, according to the Society for Acupuncture Research: USD60 to USD100.

7. "If I’m really in a rush I have a Shaklee vanilla shake."

Cost of Shaklee’s vanilla shake mix: USD57.55.

8. "A great time saver is to have a weekly blowout. This means that you don’t need to wash your hair each day -- the time that you save with a blowout can save you minutes in the morning."

Average cost of a blowout in New York City: USD60.

9. "I was given an amazing present of a makeup lesson with Wallet Lubrich. She taught me how to do my daily makeup in 5 minutes. No joke, I can dress, do my make up and be out the door in 15 minutes."

Average cost of a lesson from a makeup expert in New York City: USD100.

10. "Got home and had a fitting with super stylist Elizabeth Saltzman for the upcoming Nashville trip (what to wear, what to wear?) from 1-2."

Average cost of an hour-long session with a celebrity stylist: USD200.

Estimated average cost for a portion of the GOOP life: USD3,606.50.

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