Gwyneth Paltrow wants to clear the air about what she eats.
After getting flak for sharing what she eats in a day, the 50-year-old founder of Goop answered critics on Friday during a Q&A on her Instagram Story. The Q&A came after her podcast episode with Dr. Will Cole, The Art of Being Well.
“I think everyone should know that I was doing a podcast with my doctor. So, this is someone I’ve been helping for more than two years with some long-term problems, she said in an Instagram video.
The Oscar winner said, “I have long-term COVID, and for me, it shows up as very high levels of inflammation over time. So, I’ve been working with Dr. Cole to pay more attention to foods that don’t cause inflammation.
“So, eat a lot of cooked vegetables, different kinds of protein, and healthy carbs to really lower inflammation. “It’s been going great,” she said. “This is based on the results of my medical tests and the many tests I’ve taken over time.”
Paltrow said that her appearance on the podcast was “a transparent look at a conversation between me and my doctor.” She also said, “It’s not meant to be advice for anyone else.” It’s just what has worked for me, and it’s been very effective and good.”
“This doesn’t mean I eat this way all day, every day,” the actress clarified. Also, I eat a lot more than just bone broth and veggies. I eat full meals, but I also have many days when I can eat whatever I want. You know, eating French fries and stuff. My starting point has always been to try to be healthy and eat foods that are good for calming down the system.
Paltrow talked about her healthy habits in The Art of Being Well. She told Dr. Cole, “I eat dinner early in the evening. I do a nice intermittent fast. I usually eat around 12 o’clock. I drink coffee in the morning because it won’t make my blood sugar go up. But for lunch, I really like soup. Most days, I have bone broth for lunch.
She said that she tries to keep moving every day for “one hour.” “So either I’ll go for a walk, do Pilates, or do my Tracy Anderson. I brush my teeth and then go to the sauna.”
The actress who won an Oscar said that she usually eats a Paleo dinner: “So lots of vegetables. Supporting my detox is very important to me.
Since then, a lot of bad things have been said about Paltrow. In a pointed Instagram post, model Tess Holiday told Paltrow, “Spotlighting someone who makes undereating look normal is more than dangerous. It is dangerous.”
In an opinion piece published by the Daily Mail, Meghan McCain said, “Hey, go for it, Gwyneth. You do you. If you want to only eat one real meal a day and get fat, that’s fine with me. But Paltrow isn’t just living her best life—broadcasting she’s it to the world and selling it on her website.
“Let’s be clear: if what she’s selling is health, I don’t want anything to do with it,” McCain, who is 38, said.
Dietician Lauren Cadillac also criticized the lifestyle on TikTok, writing, “This isn’t #wellness, it’s DISORDERED. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH FOOD, especially for a 5’9” person. Please stop following celebrities and listening to them for advice on health and wellness.
Kim Lindsay, who is also a dietician, shared the video and said, “This “wellness routine” has so much diet culture in it.” I’m not sure how many people will do this. Please don’t forget to eat regularly and enjoy all foods as part of a healthy diet.