Meghan McCain calls out actress for wellness tips, more celebs react | Gallery
8:00pm PDT, Mar 18, 2023
Gwyneth Paltrow caused a frenzy this week after detailing her liquid-heavy “wellness routine.” While on the “Art of Being Well” podcast, the “Iron Man” actress said she fasts intermittently and drinks coffee and bone broth for meals. “I really like soup for lunch. I have bone broth for lunch a lot of the days,” she said. For dinner, she eats paleo, a vegetable-inspired lifestyle. “It’s really important for me to support my detox,” she said. Social media dubbed it a “starvation diet” and insisted that Gwyneth is unrelatable, something she’s often been called over the years.
After the “wellness routine” went viral, Gwyneth defended her lifestyle. Click through to see how she’s responded to the criticism…
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On Friday, March 17, Gwyneth Paltrow made no apologies about her “wellness routine,” but argued that it’s the result of “very high levels of inflammation” and long COVID. “I have been working to really focus on foods that aren’t inflammatory, [and] it’s been working really well,” she said on her Instagram Story Friday. “This is based on my medical results and extensive testing I’ve done over time.” The diet, she said, isn’t “meant to be advice for anyone else.” She also claimed to “eat far more than bone broth and vegetables,” saying, “I eat full meals. I also have days where I eat whatever I want, French fries or whatever. My baseline has been to try to eat healthy and try to eat foods that really calm the system down.”
Still, several notable names, including Meghan McCain, were turned off and let Gwyneth know it.
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Meghan McCain said the diet “sounds horrific.” “Paltrow may not be a natural detoxer, but she’s no ‘wellness’ expert either,” Meghan wrote in her Daily Mail column. “She’s a businesswoman selling pseudo-science and starvation diets to American women. Her grift shrouded in the veil of ‘wellness’ but it is high time she is called out for selling snake oil.”
Later, Meghan got personal and went after Gwyneth’s looks…
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“Gwyneth looks…. bad, tired, haggard, and much older than her 50 years,” Meghan wrote. “I rarely speak about other women’s appearances but since she’s putting herself out there, let’s talk about it. The women I admire in ‘wellness’ aren’t hooked up to an IV bag. No wonder there is an Ozempic craze sweeping the nation and ‘heroic chic’ thinness is back on the fashion runways. This ‘wellness’ trend is making us sick. And Gwyneth Paltrow is part of the problem.”
Bethenny Frankel came out in defense of Gwyneth Paltrow, claiming critics need to have some context. “Her base is a middle-aged mom, her base isn’t tweens,” the former “Housewives” star said on social media. “So when people are talking about eating disorders, my daughter [Bryn] doesn’t know who Gwyneth Paltrow is. It’s not for 18-year-olds, I think it’s for moms — and we all know her schtick, we’ve been hearing it for years.” Gwyneth is who she is, Bethenny argues, adding, “You can’t expect a dog to be a cat.”
Plus-size model Tess Holliday thinks Gwyneth is doing some mental health damage with her routine. The model, who has spoken about her battled with anorexia, said on TikTok, “I’m not judging because I have an eating disorder, [but] bone broth is not a suitable meal. And then to end your day with just eating vegetables? But yet people continue to give her airtime, to give her a platform, to take her ‘advice,’ because everyone is too afraid to be fat.” Continuing, Tessa said she doesn’t judge people’s bodies. “I get mocked all the time because I’m fat. But this s*** isn’t normal, and it’s affecting a whole other generation of young folks who think that eating like ‘GP’ is appropriate, is OK,” she said. “It is OK to feed your body… carbs are not the devil. Fat isn’t bad, and I mean fat in your food and on your body… it’s not bad. But hey, anything for a dollar, anything for the cost of people’s mental health.”