Gwyneth Paltrow Revealed Her Current Diet, and the Internet Is So Confused

published Mar 16, 2023
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Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Harper's Bazaar Exhibition as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 At Musee Des Arts Decoratifs on February 26, 2020 in Paris, France.
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During an interview on the podcast The Art of Being Well with Dr. Cole, Gwyneth Paltrow described her “wellness routine” — and let’s just say the internet begged to differ on just how “well” the routine will make her feel.

The episode, titled “Gwyneth Paltrow: Her Wellness Protocol for Longevity & Gut Health,” showed the actress-turned-Goop founder (who was casually hooked up to a “good old-fashioned vitamin” drip IV) telling Dr. Cole that she enjoys an early dinner followed by a “nice intermittent fast” through the next morning. To avoid spiking her blood sugar (which some say can cause lethargy and hunger), she sips on a morning cup of coffee and then has a lunchtime meal around noon. It’s here where the issues for her followers begin.  

While Paltrow’s admission of liking soup for lunch has us conjuring up bowls of hearty chowders and nutritious stews, her idea of soup isn’t really anywhere near those.

“I have bone broth for lunch a lot of the days,” she said in the interview. She tries to follow this with “an hour of movement,” dry brushing, and then 30 minutes in an infrared sauna. Paltrow said she tries to follow the rules of the Paleo diet for dinner, which for her includes a lot of vegetables. “It’s really important for me to support my detox,” she said.

Her sparse food plan had many commenters questioning whether her decisions on her meals — coffee, bone broth, and vegetables — are healthful ones, posting not only comments but actual TikTok duets in response to the interview.

“Bone broth is not soup,” wrote one user, while another asked, “Is starving wellness?” In a TikTok posting, @iputtheiaminamerica begs Paltrow to “eat food.”

Although it’s not up to anyone to judge what someone finds is right for their body in terms of eating, it’s nice to see a dialogue being opened up about this topic.