Experts warn against Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘wellness routine’ and star’s ‘detox diet’

Experts are warning people not to follow Gwyneth Paltrow’s diet advice after she revealed how much she eats in a day, which is not much.

The Hollywood actress detailed her current ‘wellness routine’ on the latest episode. The Art of Being Healthy with Dr. Will Cole share everything from food intake to exercise regimen.

But while Gwyneth and the podcast host, a functional medicine practitioner, speak positively of the 50-year-old’s strict lifestyle that drastically limits her eating habits, experts are warning people not to take celebrity advice.

Australian nutritionist Kim Lindsay, specializes in eating disorderssaid she was “concerned” about how Gwyneth’s comments would affect others, adding that it was alarming that the diets were now referred to as “wellness programs”.

“Gwyneth promotes the diet and positions it as ‘health,'” Lindsey told

“She talks about restrictive diets like intermittent fasting and the paleo diet. This is worrying because we know the diet is unacceptable for the vast majority of people and can lead to negative health outcomes such as eating disorders, weight cycling (when your weight fluctuates) and heart disease.”

Lindsey, an accredited practicing dietitian based in Canberra who takes a non-dietary approach to health and nutrition, added that the food intake indicated by the star was also problematic.

“She eats too little food to eat during the day. Bone broth is very low in nutrients and should not be considered a complete, balanced meal,” Lindsey said.

“Coffee is often used as an appetite suppressant, thus ignoring her natural hunger signals. There is also no evidence that the Paleo diet is good for health.

“We don’t need to detox, our body cleanses itself daily through the liver and kidneys.” She added: “This is yet another example of misinformation about diet culture making people think they need to go on restrictive diets in the name of health.”

Another point Lindsey was keen to highlight is the danger of promoting diet culture, stating “there’s so much diet culture in this ‘wellness routine’.”

“Diet culture equates our weight with health and idolizes the pursuit of harmony. Gwyneth’s diet promotes restrictive diets (intermittent fasting, paleo, bone broth),” she said.

“Spreading the word that these behaviors are good for our health is untrue and dangerous because it can lead to eating disorders.

“Our body thrives on regular food intake. A balanced diet that includes all types of food is good for our health and is important for a healthy relationship with food.”

IN video sharing on TikTok, Lindsey shared the message publicly, stating, “I’m worried about how many people will subscribe to this. Please remember to eat regularly throughout the day and enjoy all foods as part of a balanced diet.”

American nutritionist Lauren Cadillac shared similar concerns, stating that “it’s not health, it’s a disorder.”

“THIS FOOD IS NOT ENOUGH, especially for a 5ft 9in (175cm) person,” Lauren explained in a video posted on TikTok.

“Please stop following celebrity advice and listening to their health and wellness advice.”

In a 41-second snippet from the hour-long podcast, Gwyneth explains that she eats “early evening dinner” before intermittent fasting until the next day.

“Usually I eat something around 12. In the morning I eat something that doesn’t raise my blood sugar, so I drink coffee.

“I really like soup for lunch, I often eat bone broth for lunch.”

Gwyneth, who owns wellness brand Goop, said she gets “one hour of movement every day” before heading into a 30-minute infrared sauna followed by a paleo meal dinner with “lots of vegetables.”

“It is very important for me to maintain my detox,” the clip concludes.

The comments section of the video, shared by Dear Media, which produces many podcasts in the US, quickly exploded.

Many were frustrated that such “bad advice” could be shared so easily, asking how Dr. Cole could promote a star’s detox.

“That she detoxifies the doctor? Cole? This is a serious question. I understand that health looks different for everyone … it does not look like optimal health, ”one of them was indignant.

“That sounds like the opposite of wellness,” complained another.

As one scoffed: “I survive at the expense of air, indifference and superiority.”

Caffeine can cause a spike in blood sugar levels as it triggers a hormonal response in our body according to multiple studies. research.

Many have pointed this out in the comments, adding that the effect may be worsened by lack of food.

“Coffee on an empty stomach raises cortisol,” said one.

“Coffee literally raises blood sugar and cortisol levels without food,” agrees another.

Some said they were pleased to see that the response to Gwyneth’s diet was overwhelmingly negative, indicative of a change in nutrition education.

“The comments here really show how much the narrative has changed and how many people are realizing that this is NOT THERE. Vegetables and bone broth? No,” wrote one of them.

“I couldn’t handle this diet, it sounds dangerous,” said another.

Gwyneth is no stranger to bizarre and extreme diets, which has led many to call the latter part of the film “unbearable.”

“What is she being cleansed of if she doesn’t eat?” one frustrated user asked.

“That’s so off topic,” said another.

Kim Lindsey urged people to “avoid getting nutrition information from unqualified people on the Internet.”

“Always look for an accredited practicing dietitian or a university-educated dietitian,” she said.

“We have completed at least 3 years of nutrition science training and are nutrition experts.”

She also suggested that people “learn to identify diet culture online.”

“Ask yourself if they are promoting restrictive eating behavior, demonizing foods, or using weight loss as an indicator of health,” she said.

“If yes, ignore their nutritional advice and look for an accredited dietitian practitioner.”

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