Well first, I just want to say congratulations to me!! Today I have reached the 100 blog post, a post I have slaved over everyday for 100 days! Yay!!
I have addressed so many topics from weight loss, not weight loss, vitamins, colon stuff, Freud stuff, addictions to food, etc. etc. etc.!
So what could there possibly be to talk about today, you might ask. Well, since I am such a humble person, I thought I might shift the spotlight to, drum roll please, Gwyneth Paltrow and her ‘GOOP’ diet! I was reading the new issue of ‘The Science Of Weight Loss’ A special Time edition, and I stumbled across an article talking about Paltrow and her detox diet so, I thought ‘what a lovely topic just dropped into my lap’.
The author trying out the GOOP diet shows what she had to eat from Sunday to Thursday, and I honestly thought, “how in any way are these meals any different from what you would find if you typed in diet in the Pinterest search engine?” It was typical, salad with tuna on top, Salmon with rice and red cabbage, lettuce wraps, and some kind of lentil soup with avocado on top. I also looked up the website and watched a video of Paltrow with a young chef, creating a normal meatloaf with the addition of cheese and a GOOPified meatloaf, with the addition of kale. Even though the normal meatloaf had ketchup and panko crumbs in it, the GOOP meatloaf was worse. It was meatloaf with sweet potato rolled in it, accompanied with smoked hot sauce with honey in it and, well, I was just shocked with how much sugar there was in this diet.
Now, I know what you must be thinking, ‘But Emerald, Gwyneth Paltrow is so thin!! How could this diet possibly not work?’ Let me tell you something, Paltrow is, like, 6ft tall. I can also bet you that she doesn’t have time to be soft steaming sweet potato, peeling it, mashing it up, mixing the meat part, blah blah blah she doesn’t do it, and to tell you the truth this Goop brand is reportedly worth 250 million dollars US.
I don’t understand this diet, as it is really not a detox. It is Ketogenic perhaps, with gluten free misc. and no coffee. All the dishes look gourmet, enticing, and honestly I would try all of them with my own twist of low carb. For real though, I honestly believe that Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t eat three meals a day, and she doesn't eat pasta, and she certainly doesn’t eat the portion sizes they were showing on that website. Interesting that the author, Kathleen Felton, said that in the end she felt energized, yet she stated that she also felt more hungry. She also said that she didn’t eat the lunches, and that she wanted to add back into her diet whole grains, shellfish, and soy, plus that with her normal carb sugar and dairy including M&M’s and Goldfish, that she considers that she actually has a healthy diet. She stated that she had lost five pounds on this detox, which makes me question that if she lost weight on what I am considering a non-detox, then perhaps this diet for a week is actually a detox for those who think that they are eating heathy and perhaps are actually not. Wake up call.
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