Gwyneth's Kids Have 'Hunger' Due to Carb-Free Diet
By JACKIE WILLIS
March 13, 2013
Gwyneth Paltrow has come under some scrutiny after it was revealed in her new book It's All Good that she does not allow carbohydrates, dairy or chicken eggs in her home, adding that this leaves her family with a "specific hunger."
Paltrow, 40, says that she does not prepare rice, pasta or bread for her children Moses, 8, and Apple, 6, because "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."
The Iron Man actress adds in the book (via London Daily Mail) that this way of life isn't easy for her family. "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."
Paltrow even admits that she's had a health scare due to her strict diet. "One sunny afternoon in London, in the spring of 2011, I thought -- without sounding overly dramatic -- that I was going to die. ...I had just served lunch in the garden at home. ...I had a vague feeling that I was going to faint, and I wasn't forming thoughts correctly. I got a searing pain in my head, I couldn't speak, and I felt as if I couldn't breathe. I thought I was having a stroke."
Needless to say, the critics have not been so kind to the actress-turned-author. "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," New York Post's Hailey Eber writes. "But when Gwyneth Paltrow has such an episode, she writes a cookbook."
It's All Good is Paltrow's second book, the first being My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness, and will be released next month.
What do you think? Do you agree with Paltrow's carb-free lifestyle when it comes to her kids' diet?