Ina Garten’s Response to Reese Witherspoon’s Daily Habits Is Exactly How I’m Living My Life This Year

published Jan 12, 2022
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Reese Witherspoon and Ina Garten seem to have a habit of disagreeing. And as a result, we’re all winning. 

In a video posted on Instagram, the actress (of Legally Blonde and The Morning Show fame) sat down pre-walk with her Labrador Major for a chat about making habits that improve your life — a decision prompted by a recent gift of the book Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear.

In the caption, she wrote: “Let’s talk about habits! Are there any that have improved your daily life? Here are some I’m working towards:

1. Start the day with a big glass of water.

2. Get 10 mins of outdoor light. @Hubermanlab recommends morning light.

3. Spend 30 – 60 mins reading without distraction everyday.

4. In bed by 10pm. *no late night TV binges. Try to get  8 hours of rest!”

While close to 270,000 of her 27 million followers “liked” this idea, there was one who had her own plans: Ina Garten. The host of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa had a response that we can all get behind. Starting off her list was, of course, a reference to the supersized cosmopolitan the chef showed off on Instagram on April Fool’s Day 2020 that went viral, and later surprised Today hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager in December. 

“That sounds great but I’m probably not doing any of those things! LOL!! My formula is easier to follow: 1. Drink more large cosmos 2. Stay up late watching addictive streaming series. 3. Stay in bed in the morning playing Sudoku instead of reading a good book. 4. Spend more time (safely) with people you love. In a pandemic, I do what I can!” It was followed by three heart emojis, which of course makes every confrontation a little cheekier. 

This isn’t the first time the two have sparred in the most adorable way. Back in November, Ina reposted a video of Reese backstage, discussing how her three kids turn down anything adventurous for Thanksgiving, including Ina’s elaborate turkey recipe. “Y’all, I’m never going to make that,” she laughs.