Gwyneth Paltrow reacts after critics accused her of promoting eating disorders
- US News
- March 19, 2023
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Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to set the record straight after her controversial response to a question about her “wellness routine” on Friday.
During an appearance on the Art of Being Well podcast earlier this week, host Will Cole asked the actor and lifestyle mogul, “What’s your wellness routine like now?”
Gwyneth Paltrow said her comments about what she eats in a day “were not intended as advice to others”.
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Paltrow described drinking coffee in the morning, soup for lunch, and eating “lots of vegetables” for an early dinner while also practicing intermittent fasting.
“I often have bone broth for lunch,” she told Cole, who is director of an alternative medicine center in Pennsylvania.
Elsewhere in the interview, the host pointed out that during the call, Paltrow was hooked up to an IV, which the actor described as “a bag of good old-fashioned vitamins.”
Her comments soon caused an internet furore, with many accusing her of promoting malnutrition. Professional nutritionists were also critical of Paltrow’s stated diet.
“I generally think that’s just eating very, very little and doesn’t sound that healthy at all,” registered dietitian Sammi Haber Brondo told BuzzFeed.
On Friday, Paltrow held a question and answer session on her Instagram story. Someone anonymously asked how she felt about the backlash to her interview.
“It’s important for everyone to know that I did a podcast with my doctor,” Paltrow said in a video response, referencing Cole. “This is a person I’ve been working with for over two years to help deal with some chronic issues.”
Paltrow added that Cole helped her fight the symptoms of long-standing COVID-19. She said she feels better when she eats a diet that includes not only “cooked veggies,” but also “all kinds of protein” and “healthy carbs.”
She went on to clarify that her previous comments didn’t provide a full picture of what she actually consumes.
“I eat far more than bone broth and vegetables,” she said. “I eat whole foods. And I also have a lot of days when I can eat whatever I want and eat french fries and whatever.”
She also emphasized that she did not intend for listeners to model their own diets on what she was describing.
“It’s not meant to be advice to others,” she said.
If you’re struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237.