Gwyneth Paltrow’s shilling a crazy diet she only adheres to a few weeks a year

Over the weekend, I wrote up a preview of Gwyneth Paltrow’s April Self Magazine interview. I hoped to have more excerpts to discuss, and bless them, they were finally released. The most startling thing about these excerpts is that Gwyneth deigns to admit that her crazy “no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no gluten, no carbs, no potatoes, no tomatoes, no red meat, no corn, no wheat” diet is actually just something she does for three weeks at a time a few times a year. She’s not currently on this crazy diet right now – this “diet” is her new version of a detox. And she’s still insisting that a doctor recommended it to her! That’s still the craziest thing to me – I feel very strongly that Gwyneth goes doctor-shopping and nutritionist-shopping until she finds someone who will tell her to it’s okay to eat nothing at all, she can just drink wine and smoke and as long as she LOOKS skinny, she’s “healthy”. Because that is seriously the way she thinks. Anyway, some highlights from the interview:

Why Gwyneth changed her diet: “A couple of years ago, I got really run down. I had to sing at awards shows, which was fun but stressful. I’d have a Guinness and a beta-blocker every time. I also was constantly getting on airplanes, trying to knock myself out with sleeping pills and wine, waking up, trying to sweat it out with exercise and a steam, and then working really hard all day. Eventually, I had a panic attack. My body was like, ‘What is happening?’ My doctor, Alejandro Junger, recommended that I cut out basically everything: dairy, sugar, gluten, anything processed. I was like, “What the f— am I going to eat now?” That’s why I made the book: to stop eating brown rice out of the fridge because I didn’t know what else to eat–it was demoralizing.”

When she adheres to the diet: “I probably eat this way two or three times a year for three weeks at a time. Past that, I’m not willing to make the sacrifice. Life is about balance. It’s good to work in healthy food, whether it’s five days a week or five meals a week. And if you’re going to do it, it should be awesome food you’re psyched to make. But never cut out the brownies or the wine.”

How she feels on the diet: “You feel lighter and your emotions get smoother. I also was run-down because I had a lot of unexpressed anger. I made everyone else’s feelings more important than my own. I’d suck it up and then be alone in my car yelling at traffic or fighting with hangers in my closet when they got stuck together. You’re not learning anything unless you’re having the difficult conversations. Dealing with things directly changed my relationships. Sometimes when you get clear about who you are, others get less comfortable because they liked who you were. It’s changed my marriage [to Chris Martin, 36], too, but he’s up for the challenge.”

Her biggest stress: “When I’m supposed to be in two places at once. I try to avoid finding myself in that scenario.”

Blowing off steam: “I watch Homeland or New Girl. I also like to have martinis with my girlfriends. I feel a sisterhood emerging around me. I’m less threatening now that I’m 40 and not 26-with-an-Oscar. There’s a sense of love and support. I feel really lucky.”

She calls girlfriends for advice: “Always. “I have a guy coming for dinner. What should I make?” or “My mother really upset me. How should I approach it?” They know I’ve been through a lot of pain and suffering—some public, some private—and I keep going. Or maybe it’s just that I was the first one who could afford therapy!

Turning 40: “[My 30s] were happy. I came into my womanhood, had my kids. My 20s were a lot of work, and I had no big-picture sense of who I was, where I was going or the point of it all.”

The point of it all: “Finding your truth. Be honest about what you feel and don’t be afraid to articulate it. “To thine own self be true.” It’s not a platitude. It’s the key to life.

[From Self]

God, she’s insufferable. “I also was run-down because I had a lot of unexpressed anger. I made everyone else’s feelings more important than my own.” Goop, please. No one believes that. No one who utters the words “I’m less threatening now that I’m 40 and not 26-with-an-Oscar” has a compulsive need to take care of other people.

Does anyone else find it bizarre that we’re getting so many different stories and rationales for why Gwyneth went on this radical diet? She claimed that she thought she was having a stroke, she claimed, she claimed she had all of these significant health problems, and now she’s claiming that she was just rundown from working SO MUCH (because she “had to” – like she had no choice in the matter?)! I guess it could be a combination of all of those things. Or it could be that Gwyneth was just looking for a new angle for her second cookbook and she’s struggling to create an appropriate backstory. Whatever is going on, I think it’s wildly irresponsible that we’re only hearing NOW that her ridiculous diet is something she only adheres to a few weeks at a time every four months.

Photos courtesy of Self.

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  1. Helvetica says:

    I can’t help it–I like her. Love the first outfit.

    It’s good to know she doesn’t eat that crazy diet all the time and only uses it as a cleanse it seems. I suppose that’s why she has the body she does.

    • dave says:

      Inflicting it on growing children is abusive and ridiculous

      • CaramelKiss says:

        Stringent diets for children is definitely extreme, however there is definitely an issue with obesity in our youth. Everything in moderation is what this country doesn’t understand.

      • Sweet Dee says:

        Her kids are actually sickly thin, though. The little girl looks like a skeleton.

      • MrsB says:

        Her diet can’t be any worse than the fast food and junk processed food that a lot of people shovel into their kids. Especially since she doesn’t do it year round.

      • Contrived says:

        That’s what is so hilarious about all you guys…most of the things on the list were things we were never intended to eat.

        it’s not a ‘strict’ diet. What we do to ourselves normally is the problem.

        AND her kids look completely healthy. (don’t perpetuate the obese American stereotype.)

      • Annette says:

        @ Sweet Dee – Gwyneth’s kids look 100% healthy! This is what kids are *supposed* to look like. You are getting so used to seeing overweight kids you forget what normal looks like. If you want to see sickly skeleton kids, google some starving somali children – now click back to Apple and Moses – spot the difference, yeah? Her kids probably get a way better diet than average which is commendable, that said imo GP does seem a wee bit strict. Totally banning junk food and carbs instead of teaching moderation and self discipline in all things just leads kids to rebel asap.

        Agree that calling normal-slim people “sickly skeletons” only perpetuates obesity and negative American stereotypes.

    • Lucinda says:

      See, I’m the opposite. Knowing she doesn’t do it all the time pisses me off. It means she’s doing if for some random, ridiculous reason rather than a genuine medical need. She’s just effing nuts!

      I do it for very real medical reasons. Every time some celebrity shills an elimination diet as a fad, it makes it harder for people like me to help those around me understand that I’m not faking this.

      I didn’t dislike her before this, just thought she was annoying. Now she’s just pissed me off.

      • Vennie says:

        Thank you, Lucinda! I am allergic to eggs and Milk and intolerant to wheat and some nuts. So I can’t eat any of those at all or i am very sick. So when GP comes out and says that they are intolerant and give it up for a few weeks?!? She has issues. And then what happens is I go out to eat and when I ask for no butter or to make sure that they don’t put croutons on my salad, etc I now get questions…”is it an allergy or a preference?” UGH.

      • jwoolman says:

        Plenty of people go to a more restrictive diet periodically, not for weight loss but just to give things a rest. Some do periodic fasts for similar reasons. And yes, some food intolerances can fluctuate depending on overall stress, so I can see how such periodic dietary changes could reboot the system. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it, basically.

      • Leen says:

        That is very true that some people do periodic fasts/diets a couple of times a year. I was raised in a Muslim household (although I don’t really consider myself as one) but during Ramadan I do the fast with the family and even though it’s hard, a couple of days in, it actually makes me feel a lot lighter and feel a lot better. I don’t really see anything wrong in doing these fasts/diets for a SHORT period of time.

    • etl says:

      actually this is the first time I am commenting on here.

      I am glad they finally put up the whole thing, and now her interview makes a lot more sense. I don’t like her personally, but the idea of eating selectively a few times a year and cutting some things out is not invented by Goop, so please don’t bash it. The only thing that annoys me here is that apparently so many dislike her, that they may not want to try this now… and I strongly suggest it.

      If you live on a standard American diet, try cutting out wheat, corn, soy, sugar and dairy out of your diet for at least a couple of weeks at a time two-three times a year. I guarantee you – it will help you with many things – now and down the line.

    • George says:

      She is a Princess in her head. That Oscar she received was SUCH a misjudgment. The only thing good about her is that she called her website “Goop” because that’s what she is. Self-entitled, privileged bitch.

  2. Eleonor says:

    I need a break from Goop and all the goop-crazyness. I think I’ll make a pie,a real one with carbs and fats and sugar. And it will taste delicious.

  3. MoxyLady007 says:

    She is just using the world as her focus group. Oh no one cares I thought I was having a stroke? Ok let’s go with the Guiness angle ….

  4. Marty says:

    Has anyone seen that Dawn Porter special for BBC called “Super Slim Me”? You can find it on Youtube. I bring it up because Dawn went to see one of Gwenyth’s “doctors” and came out with him telling Dawn she was obese when she was a size 4(us). It was really nuts but the whole thing is worth a look.

  5. MollyB says:

    She has an eating disorder. No one should listen to a thing she says about food. The fact that some quack takes her money in exchange for justifying her disordered eating is criminal and the fact that she insists on trying to foist this garbage onto other women is disgusting. She needs help, not a book deal.

  6. sirsnarksalot says:

    Her story changes all the time. She’s trying to find the one that will make people like her. Glad to hear she’s eating food again tho.

  7. LAK says:

    i looked at the detox cleanse diet regime last year. APPALLING. She starved herself for two weeks. Survived on water mostly [taken as vitamin water or lemon water or some such 'fruity' water], one smoothy a day and a piece of fish or chicken at the end of the day.

    AND worked out daily with Tracy. It’s no wonder she has hunger headaches and dizziness.

    If you look back to pics of her during that period [around Grammies], she is exceptionally bone thin and dry skinned. She kept the weight off through to met Gala in May but she hasn’t been that skinny since.

    • Bobbiesue says:

      Yeah, remember the endless pushing of Tracy Anderson and her method: the dance part and the mat work and she even built a separate studio on her property for it and how she changed her body, blah, blah, blah…it was even on shows like ET and now??? Is she even working out anymore? Be outspoken about health, clean-eating and exercise, for sure, but be CONSISTENT!!! Now it’s martinis and sleeping pills and cigarettes? WHAT? She makes NO sense whatsoever. I wouldn’t pay a shilling for her shilling!

  8. annaloo. says:

    She needs to STFU. Seriously.

  9. Kaye says:

    “Goop, Please”

    New fave phrase!

  10. Azurea says:

    Good lord, what a drama queen. She sounds like an exhausting person to deal with. Taken as a whole, her diet advice is completely contradictory.
    Is it really a good idea to follow the advice of someone who washes down sleeping pills & beta-blockers with wine? (‘Cause you just KNOW she’s still doing that!)

  11. lady mary. says:

    plz ,make Goop talk abt anythin else ,anythin frm garden plant or maybee her bathroom singin skills but not her Diet ,not her Brown rice ,at the market yesterday all i could see was Goop face in those brown rice packts ,she has bcme the Anne hathaway of diet food ,plz enuff,ps i do like that dress though

  12. KLO says:

    Actually what she is saying makes sense. Workaholics are often people who can´t say no when they need rest. And the cosntant need to prove herself is, to me, also a sign of her addiction to try and control other peoples opinions of her, because the opinions of others control her.

    It is very common, actually, for women to be like that. I´m sometimes like that and I recognize it.

    Taking to account that she has talked about her toxic grandma and even in this article brings out her own mother upsetting her, this is also very familiar to me.

    Toxic and controlling mothers are what create that kind of insecurities in women.

    You always have to be perfect, you always have to put everyone else first, everyone has to like you. If they dont like you, you have to, for example, starve yourself in attempt to please them. Or try to act nice to the point of driving people mad.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Good analysis. I found it interesting as well that she mentioned her mother upsetting her and I started to wonder what her relationship with Blythe was like. I get the sense that they’re not close. I think she’s still struggling to figure out who she is. She’s got a lot of bad habits and issues to work through still.

    • Esmom says:

      This. I still can’t hate her, either, because what she’s saying sounds kind of universal and not any more pretentious than lots of people — celebs or “civilians.” Doing too much, running yourself down, putting your kids needs first, being insecure about your weight, drinking too much, wanting to prove yourself, career-wise.

      She’s just trying to figure it all out, like most of us are. I’m sure most of us (me for sure) would end up sounding insufferable in an interview. I think she should save most of this type of talk for her therapist and stick to more innocuous talk when she’s talking to the media.

  13. Frivolity says:

    Eating healthfully is one thing (and a good thing); fad diet after fad diet after fad diet is another. She’s got a sub-clinical eating disorder, if not a full blown one (much like most women in Hollywood).

    Also, like most women in Hollywood, she is so out of touch with anything remotely normal. In my experience, these privelged, out-of-touch people seem to think that when they have discovered something – like a mannner of eating or any other sort of information – they are the first people on earth to have ever heard about it and they must spread their wisdom to the rest of us plebs.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if instead she spent some of her free time and money helping others in need? What a complete narcissist!

  14. Nev says:

    I dont WANT to hate her stop with her posts please!!!!!!!!!

    too much GOOP.

    and HOMELAND rules!!!!

    oh and she will NEVER be Martha Stewart!!! please.

  15. RHONYC says:

    “your truth” has become a cringe-worthy, overused phrase. :roll:

  16. tracking says:

    Respectable doctors will prescribe beta blockers to people who don’t suffer from cardiac problems? Seriously?

    • Lemony says:

      I know, I my jaw dropped when I read that!(I’m a nurse)I’m also very confused about her relationship w/ & diet devotion to Alejandro Junger. I have his book & I’ve followed the Clean diet. Didn’t buy the expensive ready-made cleanses (it’s literally money down the toilet, ha ha) but I made the smoothies at home & cut out meat, dairy, etc during the recommended stages. I liked it b/c I do a lot of juicing at home already but I could never follow it long term. I missed my dairy Greek yogurt everday & occassional piece of red meat or pork. Also missed coffee & alcohol. Forgot where I was going w/ this…(sorry, coffee hasn’t kicked in yet)…oh, how does Dr. Junger feel about her heavy drinking & smoking, if she is supposed to be such a devoted follower of his? I don’t get it.

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      Beta blockers are a good alternative to benzos if you are nervous about speaking in public, because they stop your heart from racing.

      • eep223 says:

        Yes. I think this is more common in the UK than the US. I’ve heard of this.

      • Lemony says:

        Musicians, public speakers, actors, and professional dancers have been known to use beta blockers to avoid performance anxiety, stage fright and tremor during both auditions and public performances. “Beta blockers are inexpensive, said to be relatively safe and, on one hand, seem to improve musicians’ performances on a technical level, while some say the performances may be perceived as “soulless and inauthentic.”[
        With Paltrow in mind, I find that last sentence interesting. I can understand that performers can experience anxiety (I sure as hell would) but this is an interesting admission from an actress who prides herself on winning an Oscar for her great acting.

    • megsie says:

      beta blockers are commonly given to people suffering from heart palpitations, and most of the time palpitations aren’t a true “cardiac problem” Didn’t Gywneth say once she had palpitations?

      • WickedSteppMom says:

        Beta blockers are also given to people who have migraines. If Goopy was complaining of headaches/not being able to sleep, her doc may have prescribed them to prevent the headaches. Of course, washing them down w/alcohol just makes her an idiot.

    • UnAttributableSpoon says:

      I take a beta blockers (Propanalol) for my severe chronic migraines. It helps immensely as a preventative, and along with my Botox injections really help me live a more normal life.

  17. truthful says:

    I am still stuck at “singing at award shows”

    she is a horrible singer, just saying.

    So…she has been miserable all of her life and hiding it–explains it all

    Goopy is soo loopy!

  18. Sam says:

    I hate seeing anybody promote a stupid “detox” diet. First thing: you do not need to detox your body if you’re generally eating healthfully. You have an entire organ system (liver and kidneys) that primarily serve to “detox” you naturally. Of course, abusing your body isn’t good, but if you’re generally eating well, there is no medical reason for detox. She’s be better off not drinking or smoking – then she’s have no reason to remove those toxins from her body.

    • Lemony says:

      @Sam: Exactly! I’ve tried it & I didn’t really feel much different. But I already eat quite healthy. The other thing I hope people know is that if you have health issues you shouldn’t just jump into a detox, you should speak w/ your physician first. If you are taking Rx medications, have cancer, organ transplants & several other issues the detox could really complicate your health. That’s why I get irritated when celebrities push these things. It can be a confusing message, we see an attractive woman describing her diet secrets & we think Oh I’m gonna do that, too. We can forget that they are shilling for a product.

  19. berry says:

    Man Goop is just so exhausting I can’t imagine what it would be like to have a friend like that. She is just too dramatic for me.

    Does anyone else think that the second picture looks like her face has been morphed with her bff Tracy Anderson?

  20. Bacon! says:

    “I had to sing at awards shows…I’d have a Guinness and a beta-blocker every time. I also was constantly getting on airplanes, trying to knock myself out with sleeping pills and wine.”

    Sooooooo, her problem was mixing booze and medication, not gluten/sugar/dairy/eggs/air/water/sunlight like she claimed.

  21. Rachel says:

    I couldn’t help myself. I laughed at the part about getting angry with the hangers for getting stuck together. I do that all the time.

    But what’s with her calling her girlfriends about advice on what to make a guy for dinner? She’s been married for a very long time. So is that her way of saying she hasn’t had any girlfriends to call since before she got married?? Shocking. Really.

  22. dorothy says:

    Love her! Her kids probably don’t like the diet, but it’s still better than what I see in the grocery store carts of some parents. Three of four cases of cokes, hot dogs, cookies, ice cream. At least her kids eat healthy vegetables, fruits, etc…

    • Daahling says:

      I agree– I think Goopster is pretentious princess extraordinaire, but I admire her approach to keeping her KIDS healthy via clean, organic food. No one should really knock her for that.

      That said, I am side-eyeing Gwynnie’s poor use of language. The f-word should be used with respect. Besides, profanity is the language of the ignorant. Siiiiigh I love treating her as the peasanty one :)

    • Cece says:

      She has made it quite clear that the kids do the diet along with her. It’s a family thing.

    • thebutlerdidit says:

      Besides the deep psychological neuroses she is inflicting upon them due to her obsessions with foods, the depravation of foods needed for a healthy growing child are radically different from what a 40 yr old woman needs, leaving out the fact that she has hurt her own health with her disorders, starving kids of needed nutrients because you’ve decided along with some quack, that they dont need, is just as bad as feeding children empty calories. Just because you see a thin child and think healthy, or a chubby one and think unhealthy, doesn’t make it so. This woman is the Jenny McCarthy of food.

  23. K-rock says:

    Whats up with that skirt? Looks like a lamp shade.

  24. judyjudy says:

    So much Paltrow these days. Blah.

    My friend loves her and thinks she’s a goddess. Blah.


  25. Lulu.T.O. says:

    There is no denying that she looks great. She is slim and toned and not at all boney. Yeah she seems shallow and obsessed with food, but still harmless. Not letting her kids eat grains on occasion is not a big deal. Your body produces plenty of glycogen from fruits, veggies and healthy fats from things like avocados, nuts etc.

  26. jc126 says:

    I’m actually glad to read she only does that diet for a few weeks out of the year, because that is no way to live. As for limiting her kids’ access to sugar, that is a good thing. They have the whole rest of their lives to gorge on sugar if they’re so inclined.

  27. PinkyTuscadero says:

    Oooo. Guinness. I love.. never mind.
    But don’t listen to those who are begging for mercy. MORE GOOP SHADE. MORE. I cannot get enough. I am addicted to it now. I don’t know what I’ll do once her book shifts over to the 10$ bin at Barnes & Noble, nestled between cat calendars and Celtic stone coffee table books, and she no longer has a platform from which to pontificate. Make it last forever….

  28. Paloma says:

    Wine and sleeping pills. That is such a no no. I thought she was smarter than that. No wonder she was not feeling well.

  29. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Tracy Anderson is the new L Ron Hubbard

    Goop is the new Cruise.

  30. KellyinSeattle says:

    She never shuts up…too much info. She’s trying to stay relevant, like her friend Madonna. They should start a group for washed up celebs.

  31. Happy21 says:

    I loathe her more everytime I read about her.

    And that cover, doesn’t even look like her face. They’ve spray tanned her to oblivion and made her eyes look aqua not just blue. Weird. I saw that picture yesterday in passing on some website and didn’t even flinch because I didn’t even know it was her.

  32. Agnes says:

    She’s an a$$. No wonder she has all these insane health issues.

  33. tmbg says:

    I’m…losing…consciousness…from all of the…Goop talk.

    *stuffs face with Honey Nut Cheerios*

  34. Cece says:

    I’m confused. I thought she eliminated all of those foods because everyone in her family had allergies and sensitivities to food. Obviously that’s not the case if the diet is just a few weeks a year. Is it me, or does she keep switching the stories??

  35. nlb979 says:

    Her “diet” is the Clean cleanse. I do it a few times a year myself and it is really great. It’s not actually crazy.

  36. Itsa Reallyme says:

    So, she was dealing with stress with Guiness, wine and pills and she can’t figure out why that wasn’t working for her??? The interviewer didn’t want to question her on that?
    I also love the way she passively threw her mom under the bus when they asked her about calling friends for advice.

  37. MST says:

    I really hate when celebrities give dieting or exercise advice, because they usually don’t know what they’re talking about. I think that if you’re going to be some kind of diet or fitness guru you should have some FORMAL training in the area. If not, you can do lots of damage. Its pretty irresponsible.

    As for Goop, that photo is so shopped, and who really cares about her anymore?

  38. Mew says:

    She’s not eating carbs and she’s not eating meat+eggs+dairy (=protein) does this mean she lives off on fat/oil this three weeks? Well, I really hope her hair and teeth would fall out for her setting such a HORRID example of eating… She’s one hell disordered person.

  39. A says:

    I still find myself giggling when I think of Gwynnies Oscar performance.
    Seeing her hunched over the mic and singing with her breathy–out–of–tune—voice made me cringe and laugh at the same time.
    Reminds me of karaoke night.

  40. JL says:

    Goop you will never be Jessica Simpson, you will never be happy in your own skin and no one, and I mean no one gives a damn what you eat.

    Better find another way to make that money.

  41. Nanz01 says:

    “I’d have a Guinness and a beta-blocker every time. I also was constantly getting on airplanes, trying to knock myself out with sleeping pills and wine, waking up, trying to sweat it out with exercise and a steam, and then working really hard all day. Eventually, I had a panic attack.”

    From this, her doctor decided it would be best to cut out entire food groups. Hmmm…I would’ve guessed cutting out the ‘Guinness, beta-blockers, sleeping pills, wine, and sweating it out’ to be more effective. But what do I know.

  42. elceibeno08 says:

    It sounds like Gwyneth has become some sort of heroine in her own mind. She sounds preachy and indeed ‘insufferable’. STFU Goop. Not all of us are privileged, wealthy, oscar-winning actresses who live in la-la land like yourself.

  43. julia says:

    Dr. Jungar’s diet and cleanse is amazing. It saved my life. There is much research behind the Clean Cleanse and Elimination diet. I totally believe in this way of eating especially for people with allergies, asthma, and digestive issues. I think it is wonderful that Gwenyth is trying to help others lead a more healthy lifestyle.

  44. anneesezz says:

    I can’t wait to find out how she almost died tomorrow and what foods she needed to cut out to save her life.

    What a f*cking loon.

  45. Contrived says:

    All you haters should feel pretty embarrassed right now for harping on her for this being her way of life and putting her down for not eating crap.

    Well, she couldn’t have been more clear with the brownies quote!

    It’s really pathetic the way everything she says gets twisted to mean she’s acting pompous.

    She has said over and over that she eats ‘real’(and by real I mean the crap we think is normal) food.

    Her last cookbook had her dad’s pancake recipes for @#$$ sake.

    yet, y’all jumped on her like she is the worst person in the world if she god forbid had abstained from eating a crappy diet or worse tried to give her kids ahead start in life by not feeding them fatty liver, diabetes, etc inducing foods—ya what a horrible mother.

    Can anyone honestly say that because their mom made them stay away from sugar as a kid they are somehow worse off? Give me a break! Ya, thanks Mom…what a jerk you were…pfft

    The hypocrisy is off the charts with how most of you comment. When you switch your stance based on whatever she is doing it only highlights how much this has nothing to do with her and comes from a purely childish dislike of someone.

    the refrain of ” I don’t know, I just don’t like her. ”

    it’s really spiteful.

    • Aagje says:

      Not feeding your kids McDonalds or other unhealthy foods, fine. Depriving them of essential nutrients they need, their bodies, their brain to properly work is just wrong.

      Some people’s attacks on her are ludicrous but she is known for being made up of contradictions and going from one fad-diet to the next. Her radical eating has caused her osteoporosis for god’s sakes. A lot of people don’t like these contradictions.

      • Contrived says:

        which foods on her list give essential nutrients that can’t be found in all the other vegetables?

        McDonald’s is not the standard of bad food. That is waaaaaaaaaaaay down the end of crap.

        Wheat,Sugar, starchy vegetables, certain fruits, canned food, virtually all processed foods are.

        And none of them are have anything essential that cannot be found in other healthier sources.

        you get all the fiber you need in veggies, phsyllium, flax meal(great for crusts…mmm)

        It’s hard though we can’t all be perfect with our eating especially with the constant luring of easy access, taste etc but I would think it would e something we would all be striving for and certainly wouldn’t be angry with someone that was trying to write a cookbook with those options in it?

        I’m curious do the ones that are against her for this type of health conscious way of life also get as irate when they hear this from the alternative health community or is just GP that deserves this wrath?

        because nothing she’s mentioning is really radical here?

        eating high fructose corn syrup is, however.

        persoanlly, I’m interested to read her recipes for healthy eating…I relate to what she said about staring at the “f*cking brown rice in the fridge.” only for me it’s the F#cking quinoa and trying to come up with different recipes.

        for anyone that cares: cauliflower pizza crust is amazing! google the recipes. You still get the yummy without the tummy.

      • Susi says:

        Excuse me @Contrived but Canned food is not all bad for you. Canned fruit & veggies are sometimes better than so-called “Fresh” fruit and canned seafood (depending on what it is put with) is also great for you. In fact the Spanish, who have the second longest lifespan in the world, after the Japanese, eat a LOT of canned seafood. It can get very high end, very expensive, and it is fabulous – and good for you. There are probably canned foods that are terrible, but the whole category is most definitely not.

      • Contrived says:


        the canned food I’m referring to is what I mentioned high fructose cornsyup crap.

        fruit in a can is not better unless you are in Antarctica and have nothing else.

        if you can it your self that’s different. but not the sh*t that’s at the local supermarket. If you are in Spain I imagine most of your foods are infinitely better—but i don’t know.

        fish I’m not gonna argue, usually just better you get it in you.

        none of it matters as it pertained to my point about how over reactive people seem to be about something that we are now understanding to be are originally intended diet.

        the amount of vile comments toward a woman who’s trying to give her kids a head start in life is being accused of STARVING her kids…out of pure narcissism and arrogance. It’s so wrong it’s blowing my mind.

        re: the Spanish being second(hmm?) if so I don’t think it has a thing to do with canned food(other than the fish) which again was NOT my point.

        Europe and other countries around the world generally have maintained healthier diets than nortth Americans—so that is nothing new.

        if nothing it only adds to my point that GP is not radical in her food choices for her family—it’s only radical to people who don’t understand nutrition.

        and you’re excused susi…maybe all those canned food caused the indigestion for ya ;) JK

  46. poppy says:

    she’s going to damage my eyes from rolling so hard.
    she’s health conscious but she’s taken sleeping pills WITH booze?!?!?! she’s lucky she hasn’t over-dosed -for real.
    she’s the friend that can afford therapy yet she has no clue how to cope with anxiety, boundaries, stress, or food. OCD with anger issues (minimum). a lot of good therapy did/does her.
    she’s so “lucky” “fortunate” and “blessed” but she whinges on ad infinitum.
    so full of sh¡t and full of herself.

    love the stylist for the article, she looks truly horrid. :D

  47. Ginger says:

    Did she get implants? She used to be flat as a board. Oh and OF COURSE she had to mention the Oscar that should have been Cate Blanchetts.

  48. BooBooLaRue says:

    Love how they photoshopped her in the 2nd photo to look like Cameron Diaz!

  49. Thiajoka says:

    So, this chica just prescribes herself a Guinness with her beta blocker and a glass of wine with her sleeping pill? I’m pretty sure that the physicians didn’t specify those medicines to be supplemented with booze of any kind. Also, why beta blockers? Does she have high blood pressure? You don’t just take the occasional beta blocker to chill out, do you?

  50. Susi says:

    Has anyone else noticed how much she has been slagging off her mother in these interviews? Clearly they have a difficult relationship. I love Blythe, who knows what she is like as a mother, but I can totally see Gwyneth and her father having a very exclusionary father-daughter relationship that could alienate other family members. That could be completely wrong though. Maybe all of her issues come from her mum? Hmmm…

    Meanwhile, her constant whining about how hard her life has been and how much suffering she has been through are beyond grating. Seriously??

  51. Grant says:

    Why would anyone pay any heed to any “health advice” this woman shucks if she’s been caught smoking cancer sticks???

  52. Lindsey says:

    You know what it was… that chick was HANGRY.

  53. Ally8 says:

    I can’t tell whether she’s confused or just explaining it badly.

    It sounds like what happened is that her doctor put her on an elimination diet (usually what happens after a massive allergic reaction) to clear her system and then slowly reintroduce food types to identify the problem.

    If it was just anemia, he would recommend beef, leafy greens and iron supplements, not strip her diet of more nutrients.

    She’s a twit channeling her anxiety disorder into food control issues. And then making it worse by talking about them confusedly as ‘advice’.