- Special Features
- Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
Gwyneth Paltrow, known for her healthy eating and lifestyle, urges her family to follow in her footsteps, although it may not be so satisfying for them.
The 40-year old mother of two with husband Chris Martin of Coldplay recently released a new cookbook titled It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great, in which she encourages readers to go low-carb and gluten-free.
Paltrow writes, "Every single nutritionist, doctor and health-conscious person I have ever come across...seems to concur that [gluten] is tough on the system and many of us are at best intolerant of it and at worst allergic to it," reports US Weekly.
However, Martin, 36, Apple, 8, and Moses, 6, tend to have trouble with this particular diet. Paltrow explains, "Sometimes when my family is not eating pasta, bread or processed grains like white rice, we're left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs."
Critics have slammed Paltrow's cookbook, claiming that it is unappetizing and neurotic, among other things. Hailey Eber of the NY Post states, "When we mere mortals feel faint and off-kilter and fear we’re having a major health emergency, and really we’ve just gotten too much sun or had too little to eat, we file away our crazy little moment among our embarrassing stories shared only with close friends and family. But when Gwyneth Paltrow has such an episode, she writes a cookbook."
Eber goes on, "The book reads like the manifesto to some sort of creepy healthy-girl sorority with members who use beet juice rather than permanent marker to circle the 'problem areas' on each other’s bodies."
Esther Zuckerman of The Atlantic Wire writes, "It's All Good seems to take laughable Hollywood neuroticism about eating to the next level."
According to US Weekly, It's All Good contains 185 recipes, including healthy takes on old favorites such as huevos rancheros and salmon burgers.
Photo courtesy of Twitter