Bethenny Frankel defends Gwyneth Paltrow over controversial diet

Share her two cents. Bethenny Frankel has defended Gwyneth Paltrow‘s intermittent fasting diet after critics claimed she promoted disordered eating.

Gwyneth Paltrow says she drinks bone broth before breakfast and intermittent fasts. This is the woman who does cupping and ozone therapy and ate only macrobiotics for years until she got pregnant,” the woman said. Real Housewives of New York City alum, 52, said in an Instagram video from Thursday, March 16, while holding an ice pack. “And she has a wellness website!”

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She continued: “You can’t expect a dog to be a cat. This is a woman who made millions on a candle called “This Candle Smells Like My Vagina.” … Her base is a middle-aged mother, her base is not tweens. So when people talk about eating disorders, my daughter [Bryn] don’t know who Gwyneth Paltrow is. It’s not for 18 year olds, I think it’s for moms – and we all know her schtick, we’ve heard it for years.

Frankel, who shares her 12-year-old daughter with ex Jason Hoppie, joked that she and other moms are waiting for a bone broth scented candle “so we can pour more money into the Goop universe.” The Great shot with Bethenny alum further begged her followers not to hate Paltrow, 50, because she’s honest about “who she is — and who she’s always been.”

The founder of Goop made headlines earlier this month when she revealed her diet consists of bone broth and fasting.

“I eat early in the evening. I do a nice intermittent fast,” Paltrow — who shares two kids with ex-husband Chris Martin – said during a performance Dr. Will Cole‘s “The Art of Being Well” podcast, which was shared via Dear Media’s TikTok page. “I usually eat something [at] about 12. And in the morning I have some things that won’t raise my blood sugar. So I have coffee. But I really like soup for lunch. I have bone broth for lunch all day [sic].”

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She continued at the time: “I try to get an hour of exercise, so I go for a walk, or I do Pilates, or I do my [workout with celebrity trainer] Tracy Anderson. I dry brush, and I step into the sauna. So I do my infrared sauna for 30 minutes. And then, for dinner, I try to eat, you know, according to Paleo. So lots of veggies. It is very important for me to support my detox.”

The Avengers: endgame star was quickly called out by social media users, some of whom pointed out that bone broth is not a good meal and argued that fasting promotes disordered eating. Frankel wasn’t the only celebrity to take part in the debate Megan McCain at Paltrow on Friday, March 17.

“Paltrow is rightly torn apart by commentators, doctors and nutritionists for promoting a lifestyle that does not provide enough calories to maintain a healthy diet,” she wrote in her Daily mail column, claiming that the Shakespeare in love star looked “feral” during her podcast interview. “She’s become something of an icon for ‘almond moms,’ a slang term for wealthy, middle-aged women who don’t eat real meals and instead snack on almonds and health bars all day long.”

The former Display cohost, 38, added: “No wonder there’s an Ozempic craze sweeping the country and ‘heroic chic’ thinness is back on the fashion shows. This “wellness” trend is making us sick. And Gwyneth Paltrow is part of the problem.”

While Paltrow hasn’t addressed the backlash over her recent diet revelations, she’s long been outspoken about her wellness endeavors — however controversial.

“I started thinking about the effects of food when my father was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998. I started researching cancer diets in hopes that he would try to hit it from all angles,” the Shallow hall star recalled Beach magazine in May 2013, referring to father Bruce Paltrow, who died in 2002. “It’s about being aware of what you’re putting into it. Well, whole foods have been the way we’ve been eating for generations. It’s amazing how good you feel when you just cut out the processed stuff.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, visit the National Eating Disorders (NEDA) website or call their hotline at (800) 931-2237 for help.

Bethenny Frankel defends Gwyneth Paltrow over controversial diet

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