Tess Holliday has condemned Gwyneth Paltrow’s daily diet, which involves “intermittent fasting” between 7 p.m. 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 during a recent episode of the Dear Media podcast, The Art of Being Well with Dr. Will Cole.
In the podcast, Paltrow said she usually eats dinner around 6 or 6:30 p.m. and won’t eat again until 12 p.m. the next day. In the morning, she takes coffee or “celery juice with lemon or lemon water” because she doesn’t want to [her] blood sugar”.
She then exercises for about an hour in the morning, which can be either”[taking] a walk, or I’ll do pilates or I’ll do my Tracy Anderson [routine]”.
After her morning workout, Paltrow said she did a “dry brush” and then went 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 most of the time.” For dinner, she follows a paleo diet and eats “lots of vegetables” to “support [her] detox “.
Holliday, a plus-size model who has previously opened up 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 proper meal. And then to end your day by eating only vegetables? But yet people keep giving him airtime, giving him a platform, following his ‘advice’ because everyone is too scared to be fat,” Holliday said.
The 37-year-old model and body positivity campaigner recalled attending a “big classy Hollywood event” several years ago where Paltrow was also present and seated for the “fixed meal”.
According to Holliday, Paltrow made others around her refer to her by her initials “GP” and had been seated at a table with American designer and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe.
She said: “It was a sit-down dinner and we had a set dish, a set meal. And [Paltrow] had to let everyone in that tiny little room know loud and clear – with Natalie Portman, Catherine O’Hara, etc., that they were there – that she and her table, who were a handful of her friends relatives, as she said, that they were going to have something different: a pizza.
“But not just any pizza. Cauliflower crust pizza without cheese. And I’m not overshadowing anyone who likes cauliflower pizza, go ahead and do your thing. But everyone just laughed like it was no big deal.
Holliday continued, “I’m not here to judge what people put into their bodies, especially as someone with a restrictive eating disorder. And people make fun of me all the time, because I’m fat, so how dare I talk about not feeding my body, right?
“But that s*** isn’t normal, and it’s affecting a whole other generation of young people who think eating like ‘GP’ is appropriate, it’s OK.”
She concluded her video by acknowledging that she didn’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 good to nourish your body. Carbohydrates are not the devil. Fat is not bad. And I mean fat in your food and on your body. Not bad. But hey, anything for a dollar, anything for the cost of people’s mental health,” Holliday added.
His comments come after several dietitians on TikTok also criticized Paltrow’s routine. Dietitian Kim Lindsay said The Independent that Paltrow “promotes many restrictive diets such as intermittent fasting, paleo, replacing meals with low-calorie liquids (coffee and bone broth), and detoxification.”
“We know diets are unsustainable and can lead to weight cycling, increased risk of chronic diseases and disorders,” she added.
The Independent contacted Paltrow’s representative for comment.