Gwyneth Paltrow is responding to the backlash over her diet and "wellness routine." The actress recently revealed what she ate in a day in the Art of Being Well podcast, fueling comments from users who alleged that Gwyneth was starving herself. When Dr. Will Cole asked her about her wellness routine, she provided details of her diet: coffee for breakfast, bone broth for lunch, and a lot of vegetables later during the day.
Days later, the Shakespeare in Love star took to Instagram to respond to a question that asks, "How do you feel about the backlash about your podcast on your nutrition/diet regimen?"
"I think it's important for everybody to know that I was doing a podcast with my doctor," Gwyneth explains. "So this is a person that I've been working with for over two years now to deal with some chronic stuff." According to the 50-year-old, she has long covid and it manifests itself by "very high levels of inflammation over time," which she tries to keep at bay through her diet. "So, I've been working with Dr. Cole to really focus on foods that aren't inflammatory, right? So, lots of vegetables, cooked vegetables, all kinds of protein, healthy carbs to really lower inflammation."
"It's been working really well, this is, you know, based on my medical results, extensive testing that I've done. So, just to finish, you know, this was a transparent look at a conversation between me and my doctor, it's not meant to be advice for anybody else," she continues. "It's really just what has worked for me, and it's been very powerful and very positive."
Looks like the internet took it too far with the comments – Gwyneth says she actually eats far more than just broth and veggies. "This is not to say that, you know, I eat this way all day every day," the Goop founder adds. "And by the way, I eat far more than bone broth and vegetables. I eat full meals and I also have a lot of days of, you know, eating whatever I want. And eating, you know, french fries or whatever."
"My baseline really has been to try to be healthy and eat foods that, you know, will really calm the system down," Gwyneth concludes. "I hope that helps."
This is not the first time the Emma actress made headlines for her food choices. In 2012, the health-conscious star said that she would rather "smoke crack" than eat spray cheese from a can. Years later, in 2016, a fan asked if she still meant it. She responded with, "Hell yes. You know, crack might be extreme, but spray cheese is not my kind of party.”
Gwyneth also discussed her first-world problems during the pandemic later in 2021. On the SmartLess podcast, the Goop founder revealed how she "went totally off the rails," and you'll never guess what she did – she had two cocktails a night, and she was eating bread and making pasta. "Basically during quarantine, I was drinking seven nights a week and making pasta and eating bread. I went totally off the rails," Gwyneth said.
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