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Old 03-15-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Do ya'll think that Gwyneth Paltrow is gonna save the world?

Has everyone heard about this? It turns out she's not vegan after all! Her go to diet, apparently, is low carb and she has written a low carb cookbook coming out in April. I'm really surprised because I would have guessed (maybe my jealousy clouds my vision) that she was either someone who could eat anything and look that way or nearly starving herself at all times. I'd love to be a fly on the wall and see how she really eats, just out of curiosity.

Anyhow... I kinda think maybe this is a big step forward for low carb. For every study that comes out favorable there's another that comes out against. And for every doctor who's willing to say low carb is healthy, there's an Oz or an Ornish. But really, can anyone deny that Gwyneth is what women in our culture (at least in the US, and I assume most of the anglo/european world, if not beyond) want to be on some level. Well, ok, we can deny it, and probably should, but deep down it's there whether we want it or not.

Have there been other celebrities that have made a big low carb splash? I can't remember anyone? I think that people are impressed when a celeb loses a lot of weight -- we see them one day fat and the next skinny -- but I kinda wonder if it's more impressive that she never has been, yk?

I am worried that she might be just a smidge too skinny and may really get a backlash (which is already happening). Hopefully it won't gain momentum.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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Some months ago, I saw the chef Mario Batali being interviewed on TV, and he spoke at length about Gwyneth Paltrow because they are close friends, and they had spent some time traveling together on an 'eating' tour.

He said that she is quite a 'foodie.' She knows and appreciates good food. I'm wondering whether this cookbook is a collaboration because he mentioned some food-related project they were involved in together.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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Interesting. I may buy her new cookbook. What I read says she feeds her kids a "no carb" diet and she's getting backlash over it.
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I also read that she is being given a hard time about it also. Saying things like the kids are being deprived. I think the news media would be suprised at just how many people in Holllywood stay away from carbs.
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I'm wondering what it was that she actually said, because you know it was not "no-carb" as a lot of articles are reporting. I bet you anything that what she said was either "no grain" or "no wheat" or possibly "no gluten", which seems to be part of her thing.

I would be worried if it was literally NO CARB because then they wouldn't be able to have any eggs or HWC.
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I think she was a vegan or at least preferred that woe but had some health red flags and changed her diet. Maybe she will help save the world.

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I read an insider's blog once who spilled the beans on celebs. He said the information is often planted to make people believe what they want us to believe. So I take what I read and hear with a grain of salt
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She definitely does not eat anything she wants... She's been on all sorts of macrobiotic diets, strict vegetarian/vegan diets, juice fasts, etc that she has written about. She avoids dairy, eggs, red meat, pasta, potatoes, and gluten. I dont think she really does "low carb" because she uses agave syrup and fruit juices and lentils and beans. She also works out pretty hard with that trainer Tracy Anderson (who used to train Madonna).

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Old 03-15-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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That's awesome. Don't forget Sharon Osbourne She looks great from doing Atkins!

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Some months ago, I saw the chef Mario Batali being interviewed on TV, and he spoke at length about Gwyneth Paltrow because they are close friends, and they had spent some time traveling together on an 'eating' tour.

He said that she is quite a 'foodie.' She knows and appreciates good food. I'm wondering whether this cookbook is a collaboration because he mentioned some food-related project they were involved in together.

She was on a PBS cooking series where they traveled all over Europe. It was a couple of years ago, though.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #11
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I don't care what she eats. I just care that she learns her lines well.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:41 PM   #12
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Drew Carey and Dolly Parton. (She was interviewed way back on Oprah and she was on LC at that time.) Drew's putting a few lbs back on so I'm not sure if he's still doing LC.
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I don't care what she eats. I just care that she learns her lines well.

As far as I know, she's always been thin, so her life experience is totally different than the experience of someone who's been battling their weight for years or decades.
Not to mention the "perks" of being a wealthy celebrity.
I like GP. I think she's a wonderful actress.
But I wouldn't hold her up as a weight-loss-guru any more than I would Oprah or any other celebrity.
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I don't think a celebrity endorsing anything gives it a step forward anymore!
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Doesn't matter if they're celebs or regular joes like us, whatever way you eat and stick with will work for you, sometimes for awhile, sometimes for the long haul. The trick is to chose a diet way of life that works for you, you enjoy. Most any diet out there can come up with unique ways of making items that we previously ate so they can still be enjoyed, but they now fit with our way of life.
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I think I read that the cook book was low carb AND meat and dairy free. I'm not sure though.
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"It's All Good features 185 recipes -- all of them eschewing dairy, eggs, soy, sugar, coffee, alcohol, shellfish, wheat, meat and processed food -- offer healthier takes on huevos rancheros, hummus tartine with scallion-mint pesto, salmon burgers with pickled ginger and more."

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Low-cab AND no dairy, eggs, meat, wheat, shellfish, etc??
That sounds more like an eating disorder than a diet to me.
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Low-cab AND no dairy, eggs, meat, wheat, shellfish, etc??
That sounds more like an eating disorder than a diet to me.
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Low-cab AND no dairy, eggs, meat, wheat, shellfish, etc??
That sounds more like an eating disorder than a diet to me.
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How the <bleep> do you make huevos rancheros, when you are "eschewing eggs" ?
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Well, she can't really be low carb then. Where's she getting her protein? Almonds? I'm definitely gonna have to go to barnes and noble and read her introduction to see what's up w that. Sounds like she may as well be vegan. Bummer!

Ummmm... sounds like she is completely vegan... no meat, eggs, dairy. Whaaaa?
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Not completely vegan, she eats fish but not shellfish. (go figure...) It sounds like a ridiculously restrictive diet to me.
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A lot of people don't eat shellfish because they're bottom feeders and can add to heavy metal/toxins in the body.
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Not completely vegan, she eats fish but not shellfish. (go figure...) It sounds like a ridiculously restrictive diet to me.
Ahhhh. Well, if you have a big hunk of salmon everyday I could see getting away with that. It does sound ridiculously restrictive, but then again, ummmm, I eat like 7 grams of carbs a day, so I could imagine someone saying that about me. But still, she's restricting the wrong things. lol
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To add to the list of "forbidden foods", she apparently includes all night shades = eggplant tomatoes, peppers, etc.

(and I'm not trying to start a night shade debate, but it just adds to her never ending list of restrictions)

Ironic that the title is "its ALL good"
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I think I read that the cook book was low carb AND meat and dairy free. I'm not sure though.
Hmmmm....won't be buying it if that is the case.
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According to Amazon, she was on an elimination diet and put together recipes that used the foods she was allowed to eat. So, it's not specifically lc. "no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!"
She calls it a "restorative diet she turns to whenever she feels she needs it".

Dang, I was hoping for a foodie lc cookbook.
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According to Amazon, she was on an elimination diet and put together recipes that used the foods she was allowed to eat. So, it's not specifically lc. "no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!"
She calls it a "restorative diet she turns to whenever she feels she needs it".

Dang, I was hoping for a foodie lc cookbook.
Gee. Sounds like this woman may have taken some lessons from my mom, with a variable highly-restrictive list of foods which she absolutely cannot possibly eat, unless she happens to want some, but otherwise she absolutely cannot possibly eat these things, which may or may not be the same as her forbidden foods a year ago, but which certainly includes anything you specially bought for her because it's what she so much needed for her mandatory restorative diet the last time she visited...

Oh wait - this was supposed to be about Gwyneth Paltrow's highly-restrictive but-only-when-she-feels-like-it diet, not my Mom's.
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Gee. Sounds like this woman may have taken some lessons from my mom, with a variable highly-restrictive list of foods which she absolutely cannot possibly eat, unless she happens to want some, but otherwise she absolutely cannot possibly eat these things, which may or may not be the same as her forbidden foods a year ago, but which certainly includes anything you specially bought for her because it's what she so much needed for her mandatory restorative diet the last time she visited...

Oh wait - this was supposed to be about Gwyneth Paltrow's highly-restrictive but-only-when-she-feels-like-it diet, not my Mom's.
Sorry for the interruption, please feel free to return to your regularly-scheduled-thread!
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