Gwyneth Paltrow’s Self-Induced Destruction

Monday, June 28, 2010
Posted in category Food & Nutrition

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.

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10 Responses to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Self-Induced Destruction

  1. clark says:

    June 28th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Saw her on the TeeVee awhile back, a cooking show/tourista thing in Spain, she looked pale and frail, but the food looked good – although a bit fancy – I thought she would fatten up some as a result, too bad.

    Maybe she’ll read this and change her bad eatin’ ways?
    Or someone just like her?

  2. Bruce says:

    June 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you for this information. It is tragic, and a warning.

  3. Iluvatar says:

    June 29th, 2010 at 1:16 am

    OK this was nauseating!

    First & foremost: “yin & yang” refers to the total integration of the human soul incorporating BOTH aspects of female/male integration – it is how we can encounter human relationships in a more healthy way! It is how we move forward in a psychological sense as well as a spiritual sense.

    A hard example – it is about Dad being emotionally available and nurturing just like Mom is@@!!

    It is about Mom becoming a leadership model w/ their kids!

    Oh yucko! big time!

    Hey folks, just eat real foods, will ya’ and do the OPPOSITE of what the FDA advises!

    Furthermore, this nightshades crap is over the top/

    There is nothing wrong with eating tomatos! They are good for you and they taste great! (Which the “Paleos” refuse to eat – that is major bonked!!)

    And stop worrying about calories in = calories out arguments! knock it off!

    Know why? Let’s take this simple test shall we? You go ahead and eat potato chips at a certain level of calories for a month OK – and I’ll eat my (high density high calorie) saturated fats along w/ high protein and high vegetable and cheese and olives & nuts. Same calorie inputs and same calorie outputs OK?

    Who do ya think is gonna be able to stand up straight in a month or so?? Ms. Potato Chip Gal???

    I wouldn’t bet a Hamilton on that, chief!

    So knock off the calorie in = calorie out arguments, OK!!!

    I am tired of it.

    Quality of the food you eat matters – I ain’t gonna repeat myself here.

    And I wish Paltrow some luck – I doubt she’ll ever get it…

  4. Trish says:

    June 29th, 2010 at 6:20 am

    A few months ago Gwyneth said in an interview that she had started eating poultry, possibly in response to this. IIRC correctly her husband is a vegetarian as well, which means that’s what they’re feeding their two small children. (shudder)

  5. David Csonka says:

    June 29th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    “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.”

    That bit right there you wrote is so true. Great article! I feel bad for Paltrow, hopefully her children won’t be forcibly subjected to her lunacy.

  6. M. Terry says:

    June 29th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Typical sickly vegan. Her trendy diet is likely starving her brain as well. Little wonder Hollwierd types spout such weird drivel. Hope she catches on soon. Someone feed her a rare bison steak.

  7. Sal says:

    June 29th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Dear Gwyneth, I uttered a small prayer for you as I partook of the bacon strips, whose yin and yang were the striped gradations within each strip.

    You seem intelligent but eccentric. Please get rid of your nutritional and fitness advisors. They, along with your eccentric nature, are killing you.

  8. Iluvatar says:

    July 2nd, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Hey Sal!

    If there was a voter button on this site – you would get 5 stars dude!

    I shall pray for her too… after I pray for some other folks as well – who have recently died…

    You rock! (and so does your sense of humor!)

    Please don’t stop bringin’ it!

    Take good care…

  9. Michael says:

    July 4th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    To each his (her) own.

  10. Zack F says:

    July 6th, 2010 at 9:19 am

    A sad situation for a beautiful and talented person. Why the urge to buy into stuff like that? I don’t get it.

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