Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Gwyneth Paltrow responds after criticism over ‘alarming’ detox diet


Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s diet and overall lifestyle has always been a controversial subject of conversation.

Yep, the Goop founder – who is also responsible for an x-rated scented candle and an advocate of steaming… down there – has raised more than a few eyebrows in her time as a wellness influencer.

But most recently, she came under fire for discussing the detox she is currently on, which many said was “alarmingly” restrictive.

You can watch a clip of the comments below:

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During the interview on Dr Will Cole’s The Art of Being Well podcast, she said that she started her day with a coffee, before consuming “bone broth” for lunch at 12pm.

She had an early dinner at 6pm in keeping with intermittent fasting, and tended to eat vegetables or fish, observing a mostly paleo diet.

Her comments provoked a lot of reaction online, with many fans suggesting the diet sounded like she wasn’t eating enough, whilst nutritionists and dieticians agreed.

“Paltrow is promoting many restrictive diets such as intermittent fasting, replacing meals with low calorie fluids (coffee and bone broth) and detoxing,” dietitian Kim Linsday told the Independent.

“We know that diets are unsustainable and can lead to weight cycling, increased risk of chronic disease and eating disorders.”


#duet with @dearmedia #gwynethpaltrow So much diet culture in this ‘wellness routine’. I worry about how many people will follow this. Please remember to eat regulalry over the day and enjoy all foods as part of a balanced diet xx #dietculture #wellness #dietitian

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“This is not what I’d consider as daily wellness,” someone added on Twitter. “Where is she getting protein from? She needs sustenance. This is alarming. I’m sure G**p hasn’t helped at all.”

As another wrote: “That Gwyneth Paltrow interview circulating where she says she only eats bone broth and veg is…very worrying”.

Responding to the backlash after the podcast aired, the Iron Man actress spoke out on her socials and said that her detox was not meant as “advice for anyone else,” an also didn’t tell the full story.

She added that her diet was based on her own “medical results” as well as “extensive testing”, and also consisted of “far more than bone broth and vegetables.”

Speaking of the dietician who advised her to take up the plan: “This is a person I’ve been working with for over two years, now, to deal with some chronic stuff.

“The way it manifests for me is very high levels of inflammation over time, so I’ve been working with Dr Cole to really focus on foods that aren’t inflammatory.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow is founder of Goop (Credit: Alamy)

Gwyneth added that she also ate “cooked vegetables, all kinds of proteins,” and “healthy carbs,” too.

“This was a transparent conversation with me and my doctor. It’s really just works for me, and it’s been very powerful and very positive,” she added.

“I eat full meals, and I also have a lot of days of eating whatever I want…and eating, you know, french fries and whatever.”

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