Gwyneth Paltrow’s Self-Induced DestructionMonday, June 28, 2010
The latest voluntary victim of a nutcase food philosophy is actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Apparently, the 37-year-old Paltrow is one sick kid, with a serious nutritional deficiency and the brittle bones of an old woman. It turns out she had a bad bone fracture that led to surgery, which led to the discovery of the disease osteopenia. Paltrow admitted that when doctors tested her Vitamin D levels, they remarked that it was the lowest they had ever seen. Gwyneth was on a diet popular with celebrity weirdos known as the macrobiotic diet.
The macrobiotic diet starves its devotees of protein and fat, whereas up to 60% of the diet is rooted in whole cereal grains. Articles on the web, like the one found of Wikipedia, give this breakdown for the diet.
- Well chewed whole cereal grains, especially brown rice: 40–60%
- Vegetables: 25–30%
- Beans and legumes: 5–10%
- Miso soup: 5%
- Sea vegetables: 5%
- Traditionally or naturally processed foods: 5–10%
According to Wiki, “Brown rice and other whole grains such as barley, millet, oats, quinoa, spelt, rye, and teff are considered by macrobiotics to be the foods in which yin and yang are closest to being in perfect balance.” So these people eat according to the yinness and yangness of foods. An explanation of yin and yang:
Every single thing in the universe has both yin and yang factors, but one will always be dominant over the other. Yin and yang are considered properties of energy and they bring about, cause, or enhance certain movements or conditions. For example, in macrobiotics as discussed here, some yang qualities are considered compact, dense, heavy, hot, whereas yin qualities are considered expansive, light, cold, and dark.
Fish is said to be a part of the diet, however, research on my part shows that macrobiotic adherents eat very small amounts of it. These folks don’t eat healthy nightshade vegetables either – peppers, eggplant, spinach, beets, and avocados. They follow some quacks who recommend foods based on religious concepts and ultimately set up their healthy bodies for destruction.
Gwyneth has kept her slim shape over the years because has has been starving herself while obsessed with thinness. She thought this “diet” of balancing yin and yang would keep her healthy while she rode in and out of starvation (otherwise known as calorie restriction). Paltrow has been known to suddenly get sick, and often. And it has been reported that she goes on long starvation “fasts.” Read this story of her Iron Man 2 diet:
The actress subsisted on protein bars, vegetable juice and “super-low calories” recipes, while sticking with the punishing workouts devised by her trainer, Tracy Anderson.
She admits to her diet being “super-low calorie,” as she bounced between her yin & yang macrobiotic diet and her periods of severe calorie restriction. She states this in an article from 2 months ago: “Oh, I had to work hard to get it like this, but now I’m here it’s so great because I don’t have to think about it. I can just enjoy life. What a relief that is.”
Yes, how great it is. A person who constantly battles the food demons and obsesses on staying thin, and destroys their young body in doing so, is not happy or enjoying life at all. They spend every minute hating themselves and pursuing something “better.”
Various stories ’round the web discuss Paltrow’s “enviable figure” and her “3 hours per day” of working out. She’s a skinny, sick-looking twig with zero muscle tone, so I have no idea how that is “enviable,” or what she is doing as far as “working out” for 3 hours per day. The healthiest, most well-conditioned people know how to spend as little time as possible working out, while getting the most gains possible via intensity and efficiency. Paltrow and her “teachers” don’t have a clue. And now she admits she is sick and broken on the inside, while she brags about wearing tiny shorts on her tiny waist on the outside.
Very sad. It’s so easy to just eat real food – paleolithic style – and go on with life without the food demons, diet battles, and constant attention to weight and waist.