Celiac.com 02/12/2015 - Gwyneth Paltrow is making gluten-free celebrity news again for helping her longtime stylist go gluten-free and drop some major weight.

Photo: CC-- Andrea RaffinDavid Babaii is one of Hollywood's top hair stylists. In addition to Paltrow, his celebrity roster includes Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and Uma Thurman, among others.

After working with Paltrow for about 10 years, the man Vogue-crowned the "king of curls" had ballooned to 285 pounds with a 44-inch waist. At just five feet five inches tall, he became compelled to lose weight.

In a recent exclusive with Marc Malkin in eonline, Babaii opens up about how Paltrow and Equinox trainer Will Castillo helped him lose 135 pounds in just four months.

Babaii says that Paltrow was very supportive, non-judgmental, and encouraging of his efforts. When Babaii asked Paltrow about gluten, he says she advised him not to do anything drastic, and to take it slowly.

And, armed with determination and with Paltrow's support and encouragement, Babaii began his transformation in earnest.

Of course, being a personal of Gwyneth Paltrow has its perks. In Babaii's case, whenever he was hungry or in need of support, he could "email her any time of the day and if she wasn't sleeping, she'd reply right away," he told Malkin. "She would say, 'Try this. I think you'll like it. It's not boring.'"

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