Gwyneth Paltrow has been slammed by fans after she revealed how she has been keeping in shape.

She had revealed earlier this year that she had gained over 7kg due to coronavirus.

In one of her posts she praised Dr. Will Cole’s program from his new book, Intuitive Fasting: The Flexible Four-Week Intermittent Fasting Plan to Recharge Your Metabolism and Renew Your Health.

“This year, I’ve been working with my dear friend and functional medicine practitioner @drwillcole and experimenting with the program from his new book, Intuitive Fasting. Will’s clear, but flexible, four-week plan combines intuitive eating with intermittent fasting and Ketotarian foods. It’s designed to optimize our well-being and set us up to feel our best for all the other weeks to come. This is not a book of dogma. It will not punish you or restrict you. If there’s anything difficult in these pages, it is Will’s request that we be willing to listen to ourselves, to our own bodies, to our intuition. @drwillcole, thank you for guiding me and for helping me feel my best in a long time. I can’t wait for you all to read Intuitive Fasting and experience Will’s magic, too,” she captioned a picture of her holding the book.

 

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Many fans were not impressed and slammed her for praising a book that combines intuitive eating with intermittent fasting.

“Gwyneth honey this ain’t it,” one fan wrote.

Others said: “Maybe a more realistic title like Intuitive Anorexia” and “I’m 1000000% judging this book by its cover. It’s a hell no for me.”

Other comments were from people who said they were qualified dietitians or eating disorder therapists who warned about how harmful Gwyneth’s post could be.

“As an eating disorder therapist who is also certified in intuitive eating-this is so HARMFUL and irresponsible. You are co-opting intuitive eating with diet culture, and telling people to starve themselves. This will cause harm to so many!” one person commented.

“I have a lot of concerns about the harm this will do. Intuitive eating – at its core – has absolutely nothing to do with keto or intermittent fasting. If people are truly interested in IE, I recommend finding another resource. This will only cause further disconnect from the ability to find attunement,” another said.

“Coming from a specialist eating disorder dietitian and certified intuitive eating counsellor – this is harmful and deceitful. I appreciate that intermittent may have some clinical indications e.g gut health and immune function however the evidence is not robust enough and what we DO indeed know is that fasting is a diet and it is a form of restriction. Nothing about dieting is intuitive as it requires an individual to place external rules on how, how much and when they eat. Restriction leads to disordered eating behaviours and has been highly associated with an increased risk of developing eating disorders. I appreciate that intuitive is a trendy word…but it by no means should be used in association with any form of dietary restriction,” commented another.

According to webmd.com, intuitive eating has many benefits and is safe and involves listening to your body and eating what feels right for you.

Womenshealthmag.com says intermittent fasting has numerous negative side effects and could be dangerous for some people.

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