Gwyneth Paltrow Addresses Concerns Over Her Ultra-Strict Wellness Routine, Says She Doesn't Always 'Eat This Way'

Gwyneth Paltrow is addressing the controversy over her ultra-strict wellness routine after a clip of her explaining it went viral.

In a recent interview with The Art of Being Well podcast host Dr. Will Cole, the Oscar-winning actress walked through what she eats in a day, which admittedly doesn’t sound like much. Apparently, Paltrow drinks coffee in the morning, practices intermittent fasting, has soup or bone broth for lunch “a lot of the days,” and eats a Paleo, vegetable-heavy dinner “early in the evening.” She also exercises for an hour every day.

That snippet of their conversation went viral on social media, with many folks expressing concerns that Paltrow’s stringent diet was verging into disordered eating territory. It’s easy to see why people were so critical: Paltrow is the founder of Goop, a holistic wellness brand with a massive following. As a successful entrepreneur in this space, she has a degree of authority, and with authority comes responsibility.

Not to mention, she is a privileged celebrity whose thin frame fits Hollywood’s rigid beauty ideals. It’s safe to say that when women like Paltrow espouse a certain wellness routine, people will listen, even if it feels reminiscent of diet culture’s toxic rhetoric.

“If you want to eat one real meal a day… be my guest,” The View co-host Meghan McCain opined in a Daily Mail op-ed about the clip. “But the problem is that Paltrow is not just living her best life — she’s broadcasting it out to the world and selling it on her website.”

As People reported, Paltrow later addressed the backlash in a live Q&A session on Instagram Stories. “I think it’s important for everybody to know that I was doing a podcast with my doctor,” she told her 8.3 million followers. “So, this is a person I’ve been working with for over two years now to deal with some chronic stuff.”

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