Gwyneth Paltrow took to her Instagram Story on Friday and responded to the backlash surrounding her now-infamous eating habits and wellness routine.
The 50-year-old Goop founder sparked an internet frenzy this week when she appeared on Dr. Will Cole’s podcast The Art of Being Well and talked about intermittent fasting, subsisting on bone broth and vegetables, and sitting religiously in her sauna.
Wearing retro aviator glasses and a white cardigan, Paltrow took a selfie video to address the uproar, telling fans that her various health regimens stem from her chronic struggles with long-term COVID.
The lifestyle expert also shared that her choices are “not intended as advice to anyone else,” stating, “I eat a LOT more than bone broth and vegetables.”
“I eat full meals,” Paltrow said. “And I also get a lot of days to eat whatever I want, and eat chips and whatever.”
Facing the uproar: Gwyneth Paltrow, 50, took to her Instagram Story on Friday and responded to the backlash surrounding her now-infamous eating habits and wellness routine.
Backtracking: The Goop founder caused an internet frenzy this week when she appeared on Dr. Will Cole’s podcast The Art of Being Well and talked about intermittent fasting, subsisting on bone and vegetable broth, and sitting religiously in her sauna.
The mogul’s confessional began with her flashing a tired smile for the camera and telling her 8.3 million followers: “Hi, okay, let’s jump into this…”
“I think it’s important to let everyone know that I was doing a podcast with my doctor. [Dr. Will Cole]. So this is a person that I’ve been working with for over two years, um… to deal with some chronic stuff.
Gwyneth went on to say that she has had COVID for a long time and described how the condition ‘shows up’ for her, explaining: ‘The way it shows up for me is very high levels of inflammation over time.
‘So I’ve been working with Dr. Cole to really focus on foods that are non-inflammatory, right? So lots of vegetables, cooked vegetables, all kinds of protein, healthy carbs to really reduce inflammation and it’s worked really well.
The Shakespeare in Love star went on to say that her vigilante lifestyle is based on “extensive medical results and tests”, explaining that it is tailored to her needs and not for anyone else.
‘This was a transparent look into a conversation between me and my doctor. It is not meant to be advice to anyone else, it really is what has worked for me and it has been very powerful and very positive…’
Gwyneth responded to critics who claimed she was “starving herself”, saying: “This is not to say that I eat this way all day every day.” And by the way, I eat a lot more than bone broth and vegetables.
After naming chips an occasional indulgence, the Shallow Hal star said: “My bottom line is to try to be healthy and eat foods that really calm down the system.” So, um… I hope that helps.
Fights against COVID: Wearing retro aviator glasses and a white cardigan, Paltrow took a selfie video to address the uproar, telling fans that her various health regimens stem from her chronic struggles with long-term COVID.
Not just broth and vegetables: The lifestyle expert also shared that her choices are “not intended as advice to anyone else,” stating, “I eat a LOT more than bone broth and vegetables.” I do full meals. And I also have many days to eat what I want, and eat fries and whatever’
Social media inflammation: Gwyneth went on to describe how long COVID “shows up” for her, explaining that it causes “very high levels of inflammation over time,” which leads her to “focus on foods that are non-inflammatory” (Paltrow in the photo making a sweet potato smoothie this year)
Cleaning it up: The Shakespeare in Love star went on to say that her vigilant lifestyle is based on “extensive medical results and tests,” explaining that it’s tailor-made for her needs and not meant for anyone else (Paltrow pictured brushing on dry in your infrared sauna)
Paltrow’s lengthy explanation comes on the heels of her viral interview clip, which showed her hooked up to an IV as she raised the hairs on the back of the social media collective’s neck as she went over her grueling wellness routine.
‘I have dinner early at night,’ he began. ‘I do a good intermittent fasting. I usually eat something around 12 and in the morning I have things that don’t spike my blood sugar so I have coffee.
But I really like soup for lunch. I have bone broth for lunch many days. Try to get an hour of movement so I’ll take a walk or do Pilates or do my Tracy Anderson.
‘And then I dry brush and go in the sauna. So I do my infrared sauna for 30 minutes and then for dinner I try to eat paleo, meaning lots of vegetables. It is very important for me to support my detoxification.’
The clip was met with fierce backlash, prompting a shocked viewer to ask: ‘Is starvation welfare?’
“I feel dizzy just hearing this,” another social media user wrote, while a third simply said, “I don’t identify with anything in this video.”
The criticism didn’t stop there, however, as professional dietitians chimed in with their own thoughts, too.
New Jersey nutritionist Lauren Cadillac created a duet with the clip on TikTok to share her reaction to Gwyneth’s revelations.
Wellness expert: Paltrow’s lengthy explanation comes on the heels of her viral interview clip in which she described her grueling wellness routine
Mom almond: The health guru described how she fasts until 12 noon, favoring coffee in the morning, bone broth for lunch, and greens for dinner. Gwyneth went on to tell Art of Being Well host Dr. Will Cole (pictured right) that she does “an hour of moving” before dry brushing and sitting in an infrared sauna for 30 minutes. .
In it, the nutritionist repeatedly rolls her eyes, shakes her head, and gasps before stating that “bone broth is not a food.”
She concludes: ‘This is not enough food. Help you detox WHAT?! You’re not eating anything.
Lauren uploaded her clip with a caption reading: ‘This is not #wellness, this is MESSY. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH FOOD, especially for someone who is 5’9’. Unfollow and listen to celebrities for their health and fitness tips.
Elsewhere on the podcast, Gwyneth also revealed that the strangest wellness procedure she’s ever performed was rectal ozone therapy, in which the powerful gas is delivered through a catheter into the colon.