Tess Holliday Recalls Gwyneth Paltrow’s Instagram Diet Video With Bone Broth And Veggies

Tess Holliday has condemned Gwyneth Paltrow’s daily diet, which involves keeping an “intermittent fast” between 7 and 12 p.m. and eating bone broth for lunch.

The Iron Man star, 50, is also facing criticism from dietitians after revealing her eating habits on a recent episode of Dear Media’s podcast, The Art of Being Healthy with Dr. Will Cole.

In the podcast, Paltrow said she usually has dinner around 6 or 6:30 pm and won’t eat again until noon the next day. In the morning she drinks coffee or “celery juice with lemon or lemon water” because she doesn’t have any [her] blood sugar”.

Then she practices for about an hour in the morning, which may be “[taking] a walk, or I do pilates or I do my Tracy Anderson [routine]”.

After her morning workout, Paltrow said she does a “dry brush” and then gets into her “infrared sauna” for 30 minutes.

When she finally broke her intermittent fast, Paltrow said she “really likes soup for lunch” and “has bone broth for lunch a lot of the days.” For dinner, she follows a paleo diet and eats ‘lots of veggies’ to ‘support’ [her] detox”.

Holliday, a plus-size model who has previously spoken out about living with an eating disorder, took to TikTok to share her thoughts on Paltrow’s diet.

“I don’t judge because I have an eating disorder. [But] Bone broth is not a suitable meal. And then end your day with only eating vegetables? Yet people keep giving her airtime, giving her a platform, taking her ‘advice’ because everyone is too scared to be fat,” Holliday said.

The 37-year-old model and body positivity campaigner recalled attending a “big posh Hollywood event” several years ago, where Paltrow also attended and sat down for the “set meal.”

According to Holliday, Paltrow caused others around her to refer to her by her initials “GP” and sat at a table with American designer and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe.

She said: “It was a seated dinner and we had a set course, a set meal. And [Paltrow] let everyone know loudly, in this tiny little room – with Natalie Portman, Catherine O’Hara, you name it, they were there – that she and her table, who were a handful of her close friends, as she said, that they would having something different: pizza.

“But not just any pizza. Pizza with cauliflower crust without cheese. And I’m not shadowing anyone who likes cauliflower pizza, go ahead, do your thing. But everyone just laughed like it didn’t matter.”

Holliday continued, “I’m not here to judge what people put in their bodies, especially as someone with a restrictive eating disorder. And I get mocked all the time for being fat, so how dare I talk about not nourishing my body, right?

“But this s*** isn’t normal, and it’s affecting a whole different generation of young people who think eating like a ‘family doctor’ is appropriate is okay.”

She concluded her video by acknowledging that she doesn’t “have all the answers,” but pointed to “all the talk about Ozempic and all those other weight-loss drugs” as a reason to speak out against the “exhausting” diet culture.

“It’s okay to feed your body. Carbohydrates are not the devil. Fat is not bad. And I mean fat in your food and on your body. It is not bad. But hey, anything for a dollar, anything for the cost of people’s mental health,” Holliday added.

Her comments come after several dietitians on TikTok also criticized Paltrow’s routine. Dietician Kim Lindsay said that The independent that Paltrow “promotes many restrictive diets such as intermittent fasting, paleo, replacing meals with low-calorie liquids (coffee and bone broth), and detoxing”.

“We know that diets are unsustainable and can lead to weight changes, an increased risk of chronic diseases and conditions,” she added.

The independent has reached out to Paltrow’s representative for comment.

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