It's hard to remember a time when Gwyneth Paltrow was not the object of parody. It existed once, to be sure, but those were simpler times, without any Goop. And now it seems that Paltrow might have just gone over the edge. The New York Post excoriated the Oscar-winner's new book It's All Good this morning, begging the question: Can Gwyneth out-Gwyneth herself?
The premise of the book finds Paltrow—who had recently felt not-so-good—pursuing an "elimination diet" at the behest of her doctor with "no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!" The Post's Hailey Eber explains that Paltrow thought she was suffering a stroke, but was actually diagnosed with a migraine and a panic attack. According to the Amazon description, Paltrow was "concerned that so many restrictions would make mealtime boring, so, together with Julia Turshen, she compiled a collection of 185 delicious, easy recipes that followed her doctor's guidelines."
The problem is all this healthy eating doesn't even sound that healthy, according to Eber:
"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."