I’m really hoping that this is a fiction piece, because no matter what kind of diet you are on, no child should ever experience the feeling of hunger pains! But if your name is Apple or Moses Martin, unfortunately it’s what your mama orders! The blogs today are all over the story of how Gwyneth Paltrow forcibly makes her children go hungry because of her strict no carbs rule. Here’s a little excerpt from her new cookbook, in which she explains why:

In her new cookbook, called ‘It’s All Good,’ which is released next month, Miss Paltrow devotes an entire chapter to grains but is deeply skeptical about them.

She 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. 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’.

There are a lot of other good juicy tidbits from the book, but it’s that excerpt that hit me the most. I’ve never been a fan of parents who force their vegetarian beliefs on their kids, and I’m definitely not a fan of parents who put their kids on some fad diet. What do you guys think? Is Gwyneth really starving her family…. or is this fiction as she’s just being misinterpreted again.


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  1. Lori says

    This excerpt was misinterpreted. When she says, “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”

    When you eat carbs you crave more carbs and the more you have the more you want. There is a “specific hunger” that happens to someone after they have had a lot of carbs. It’s like a starving pain. When one tries to give up carbs or limit them there is a specific detox period where you will be very hungry because your body is craving those carbs and sugars that are in carbs. I call it like the little monster in my tummy always wanting more and that is what it is like. It’s not like any other hunger. So when Gwyneth says, “sometimes” when my family is not eating those items we are left with that “specific hunger” that comes with avoiding carbs. She is not starving her kids.

    And giving up carbs/grains/gluten is not a FAD diet. It’s an awakening that is slowly happening in our culture around the fact that gluten and grains are not very good for us. Even if you do not have an allergic reaction from them and just because you can survive on them doesn’t mean they are not negatively affecting your body in ways that can only manifest themselves later on in life in diseases or skin conditions. There are tons of diseases and conditions that can be attributed to eating grains, corn, and gluten. Read the book “Wheat Belly” which illustrates two important things; one..that the grains we are eating today are not the same grains we ate in the early 90’s and before and two…that people who give up gluten are able to get off all their medicine. Joint pain goes away, diabetes goes away and the list goes on. For more on how our food supply has changed and caused food allergies to rise check out Robyn O’Brien’s TEDTalk from 2011 or read her book “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It.”

  2. Lolls says

    I think comparing the quote to “forcing vegetarian beliefs” is a far cry from accurate, especially since the quote is not only about cutting out animal products, but various other diets. Our family is vegetarian and my child eats way healthier than most. No pink slime, we grow our own produce in the summer, I make tons of things from scratch, he eats a balanced diet. No meat does not equate a bad diet, and vegetarian does not equate crazy beliefs. His doctors think it is great we don’t eat meat. Most of the world is vegetarian. Just because you are not a vegetarian does not mean it is wrong.

  3. Charlotte says

    You are misinterpreting her statement. She is not “starving her children.” It is not a “fad diet.” As she stated, every single nutrionist/doctor/health official she has spoken to has concluded that gluten, and especially white carbohydrates, are bad for your system. For the sake of her children’s HEALLTHHH she is doing this so that they can live better lives by being healthier from the inside out. And if you cared about your children’s health you would consider doing the same. How you could even translate that she is starving her children from what she said is appalling to say the least. You are a typical arrogant American. The “hunger” she is revering to is the craving that comes from cutting out VERY ADDICTIVE bad carbs from a persons diet. Also, referring to her forcing her “vegetarian” believes on her children is laughable. Being gluten free isn’t vegetarian. You are very uniformed and clearly not educated enough to right articles about health and nutrition.