Gwyneth Paltrow drew widespread concern and backlash after sharing her strict eating regimen. A TikToker and dietician called it 'disordered.'

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Gwyneth Paltrow drew widespread concern and backlash after sharing her strict eating regimen. A TikToker and dietician called it 'disordered.'
Gwyneth Paltrow's comments went viral on TikTok.Randy Holmes/ABC/Getty Images
  • A clip from a podcast with Gwyneth Paltrow sharing her wellness regimen has drawn concern and backlash.
  • TikTokers are criticizing the actor's restrictive diet, which included an "intermittent fast" and bone broth for lunch.
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TikTokers are calling out Gwyneth Paltrow after she shared her wellness routine and diet, which includes "an intermittent fast," bone broth for lunch, and vegetables for dinner.

People are concerned about the actor's restrictive diet and called her the "ultimate almond mom," a term used on TikTok to criticize parents who pass on obsessive and disordered eating. A dietitian who weighed in on the conversation online told Insider that it's simply not enough food for proper nourishment.

In the interview for "The Art of Being Well" podcast, which was uploaded on Monday, the Goop founder was asked what her wellness routine looks like.

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"I eat dinner early in the evening," she said. "I do a nice intermittent fast." (Intermittent fasting can take a variety of forms, but it generally means withholding from eating for a specific period of time.)

When she does eat, Paltrow said she prefers things that won't spike her blood sugar, like soup. She said she specifically prefers bone broth for lunch. At dinner, she follows a paleo diet and eats lots of vegetables.

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She also said she tries to get an hour of exercise every day, and uses an infrared sauna for 30 minutes.

"It's really important for me to support my detox," Paltrow concluded.

The short clip has amassed over 1.4 million views since it was uploaded to TikTok on Tuesday. It's also drawn a heap of criticism. Commenters and users posting their reactions to the clip are simply calling Paltrow's diet unhealthy.

"This is a roundabout way of saying she's on a liquid diet basically," one person wrote; "Bone broth is not a meal," another stated.

Some are so startled that they have even started cracking jokes about it.

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"I take two really big gulps of air like twice every hour and am like so satisfied all day," one commenter quipped, earning hundreds of likes.

Paltrow nor her team have immediately returned Insider's requests for comment.

Lauren Cadillac, a registered dietitian with over 60,000 TikTok followers, made a duet response to Paltrow's interview. In it, she called the celebrity's habits "disordered" and said this was not enough food for someone to eat.

@feelgooddietitian #duet with @dearmedia #gwynethpaltrow this isnt #wellness this is DISORDERED. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH FOOD especially for someone that is 5’9” Please stop following and listening to celebrities for your health and wellness advice. #disorderedeating #disorderedbehaviour #orthorexia #intuitiveeating #foodfreedom ♬ Aesthetic - Tollan Kim

Cadillac told Insider she believed "there was so much wrong" with Paltrow's regimen she didn't even know "where to begin."

"Coffee isn't a meal," she said. "Bone broth isn't a meal."

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Cadillac added that, according to the amount she exercises against the few calories she consumes, this amount of food is simply not enough — especially for her height at 5-foot-9. There is no specific amount of calories that someone needs to consume, she said, although people should listen to their body's hunger and fullness cues to meet their needs.

"Some days, you're hungrier and need more food. Other days you're less hungry and need less," Cadillac said. "It also eliminates the shame and restriction that many diets teach, which ironically can lead to behaviors like binge eating."

Cadillac said it's important to develop a healthy relationship with food and if you're "sacrificing your social life, connections, and mental health," it's also a cue to reevaluate things.

"So much of what we see marketed as wellness is actually quite disordered," Cadillac added.

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Another TikToker who's a dietitian made a video response with similar critiques. Kim Lindsay, who uses the handle @Kim_nutrition, wrote on screen that bone broth is not a balanced meal, and said multiple other aspects of Paltrow's regimen invoke diet culture.

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"I worry about how many people will follow this," Lindsay wrote in the description. "Please remember to eat regularly over the day and enjoy all foods as part of a balanced diet."

Lindsay told Insider that she believes Paltrow's wellness routine was centered around things like limiting her food intake through fasting and underfueling workouts.

"We know that dieting is unsustainable and does not work for the vast majority of people. Dieting and these behaviors are also linked with increased risk of developing an eating disorder," Lindsay said.

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