Goop founder and actress Gwyneth Paltrow is now going viral on social media platforms after disclosing her diet on The Art of Being Well podcast with Dr. Will Cole. When the 50-year-old was asked about her "wellness routine," she gave us the deets on her minimal diet consisting of coffee, bone broth, and a lot of vegetables for dinner.
"I eat dinner early in the evening, I do a nice intermittent fast," the Shakespeare in Love star says. "I usually eat something about 12, and in the morning, I'll have some things that won't spike my blood sugar. So I have coffee, but I really like soup for lunch."
Paltrow continues, "I have bone broth for lunch a lot of the days. [I] try to do one hour of movement...then I get in the sauna, I dry brush, and I get in the sauna." As for dinner? The actress says she tries to stick to the Paleo diet, so she consumes "lots of vegetables" since "it's really important" for her "to support her detox."
Paltrow's diet has raised some concerns among social media users, with some alleging that she's starving herself. "So #GwynethPaltrow starves herself and then waist medical supplies to get the nutrients that she could have had just from eating…. Surreal," tweets @urbanmodernism.
One TikToker wrote, "Is starving wellness?"
"Gwyneth Paltrow is the final boss of Almond Mom’s," jokes @camillard.
"Just read the Gwyneth Paltrow 'wellness' interview. Hoo boy. She doesn't need ketone drinks that taste like 'cherry gasoline' or rectal ozone injections(??). She needs calories. Sugar. Carbs. She has brain fog because she's starving and her metabolism is cannibalizing her brain😐," adds @MildlyAmused.
A dietician uploaded a reaction to Paltrow's "wellness routine" to show her concerns. "So much diet culture in this 'wellness routine,'" @kim_nutrition wrote in the caption. "I worry about how many people will follow this. Please remember to eat regularly over the day and enjoy all foods as part of a balanced diet."
Paltrow isn't the only major celeb who faced backlash for their diet. Months ago, Paltrow's co-star Robert Downey Jr. faced harsh criticism over his "aging" appearance, which fans speculate is from his vegan lifestyle. People began dubbing him "Iron Deficiency Man" after Downey Jr. flexed on Instagram to show off his arms and grey hair.
While many of these fad diets promoted by celebrities may seem beneficial, it's important to remember that some may lead to malnutrition or deficiencies. Let's remind ourselves that just because celebrities are following a specific fad diet (under the guise of "wellness"), it doesn't mean we have to follow it as well.
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