Gwyneth Paltrow blamed “very high levels of inflammation” and long COVID for her wellness tips that have since been dubbed a “starvation diet.”
“I have been working to really focus on foods that aren’t inflammatory, [and] it’s been working really well,” the actress said on her Instagram Story Friday.
“This is based on my medical results and extensive testing I’ve done over time,” the 50-year-old added, noting that her daily diet wasn’t “meant to be advice for anyone else.”
Paltrow, who made headlines this week after describing her intermittent fasts, bone broth lunches and paleo dinners on the “Art of Being Well” podcast, said her habits have “been very powerful and positive” for her.
Gwyneth Paltrow stood by her wellness tips amid “starvation diet” criticism.gywnethpaltrow/Instagram
The Oscar winner clarified that she doesn’t eat those routine foods “all day every day.”
Paltrow 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,” the “Shakespeare in Love” star continued.
The actress called her results “powerful and positive.”gwynethpaltrow/Instagram The Oscar winner claimed she does eat “full meals” and French fries.goop/Instagram The routine wasn’t “meant to be advice for anyone else,” she added.Instagram/@gwynethpaltrow
Paltrow’s social media Q&A session came after the Emmy winner was blasted by Tess Holliday, Meghan McCain and more stars.
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The model, 37, told her TikTok followers on Wednesday that Paltrow is “afraid to get fat.”
While Holliday doesn’t want to “judge what people put in their bodies,” she said, “This s–t isn’t normal. It’s affecting a whole other generation of young folks.”
Her recent comments on food and intermittent fasting caused controversy.tessholliday/Tiktok The Emmy winner also gushed over IV drips and rectal ozone therapy.gwynethpaltrow/Instagram
As for McCain, the former “View” co-host called Paltrow “haggard” in a Daily Mail column Friday, alleging she looked “much older than 50” during Monday’s interview.
The 38-year-old compared the Golden Globe winner to a “cult” member and said her “life sounds like a living hell.”
As for Bethenny Frankel, she denied on Thursday that Paltrow’s comments promote disordered eating since her audience consist of “middle-aged moms.”