List of things you CAN’T eat in Gwyneth Paltrow’s new elimination diet cookbook “It’s All Good”

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The title of Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook is “It’s All Good,” which is ironic, because it restricts a great many foods. It should be titled “Only a Few Things are Good.”

Gwyneth published a cookbook in 2011 called “My Father’s Daughter” that was super fancy, but included a great deal of comfort food.

According to the description for “It’s All Good,” Gwyneth found herself worn out from “a lapse of overindulgence” and a hectic schedule and found a doctor who put her on a very restrictive “elimination diet.”

Gwwyneth said this helped her lose weight, have more energy, and look good; so she put together some recipes with Julia Turshen to help others follow this restrictive yet according to Paltrow, restorative, diet.

Here’s a list of things Gwyneth’s diet eliminates:

  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Shellfish
  • Deep Water Fish
  • Wheat
  • Meat
  • Soy
  • Processed foods

Best guess is that the deep water fish (like tuna) is restricted because they contain high levels of mercury.

Press release via Amazon:

Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy-Award winning actress and bestselling cookbook author, returns with recipes for the foods she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic.

Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant 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!

An avid foodie, 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. And it worked! After changing her diet, Paltrow healed totally, felt more energetic and looked great. Now, in IT’S ALL GOOD, she shares the go-to dishes that have become the baseline for the restorative diet she turns to whenever she feels she needs it. Recipes include: Huevos Rancheros,  Hummus Tartine with Scallion-Mint Pesto, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, even Power Brownies, Banana “Ice Cream,” and more!

Would you try Gwyneth’s new diet?

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  • PaigeMyrissa

    That sounds like a very boring diet.

  • sockmonkey828

    There’s something very unlikable about her. I just don’t see how anyone can look at her and say “yeah, that lady knows what she’s talking about when it comes to food and lifestyle”. Just going off of the picture of her on the cover, she doesn’t exude “health”; her hair looks dry and needs a trim. She’s a fine actress but there’s only one Martha Stewart.

    • She makes herself very unrelatable.

  • Flashy

    I feel like there is so little left to eat or choose from.

    • awoman

      You can substitute out a lot of things for healthier options and still have most foods you know and love. Like you lose dairy, but you have coconut milk and olive oil butter, you lose eggs, but you can sub milled flax seed or tofu for things like quiche. The idea may seem odd, but take it from someone who loves crap food but has to eat this way to breastfeed….it really isn’t that bad.

  • HoardersFan

    eliminating wheat (particularly whole wheat or whole grains in general) is silly

    • awoman

      Eliminating wheat is different than eliminating whole grains and gluten isn’t actually good for anyone’s system.
      Many people cannot process gluten at all.

      • HoardersFan

        Obviously people with gluten allergies must avoid wheat. Benefits of whole grain consumption include but are not limited to documented reduced risk of: stroke, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, inflammatory artery disease, etc. The list goes on. Do some research.

        • awoman

          Why don’t you do some research? You don’t need WHEAT to eat WHOLE GRAINS. I said that in the first comment. Read.

          • HoardersFan

            Thank you for stating your opinion, but my previous post was a fact.

            • awoman

              Only, it did not in any way contradict what I said. You told me to do research and I said do a bit of your own. You can eat whole grains (and should) without eating wheat. You seem to think that you can’t eat whole grains without eating wheat. If you do, you are incorrect.

              • awoman

                Also, I stated a fact as well. It is not an opinion that there are other whole grains besides wheat. Read a book.

              • HoardersFan

                of course you can

    • tab

      not for me. i have celiac disease and even a small amount of gluten could send me to the ER in a hurry.

  • I agree with everything on that list except shellfish and eggs. Eggs are a perfect food.

    • awoman

      Unless you are allergic to them…like my son. This book seems to be written for people who have sensitive systems.

    • Me

      I guess you aren’t aware that chickens are fed arsenic, Prozac and a host of other drugs that are detectable in their eggs and flesh. Really not so “perfect” at all!!

  • awoman

    Sounds like a book I need to check out. My son is allergic dairy, corn, soy, gluten (wheat) and eggs and I’m still breastfeedings, so no coffee or alcohol and we already limit processed foods. So yeah. My life pretty much sucks, but I could use a book like this.

  • I absolutely love coffee, soy (in moderation), and swordfish (a deep sea fish) so that would never happen. Thanks anyway, Gwyneth.

  • Jenn

    I read the first two and said “nope not for me”

  • This is how I already eat except that I eat soy and use organic sugar in moderation. Hers is pretty much a vegan diet. It’s a little extreme to say not to ever drink coffee or alcohol I think occasionally in moderation is fine.

  • RoubyTuesday

    How do you make huevos rancheros without eggs????

    • She probably uses an egg substitute. There are some made from tofu that are really good.

      • lyss

        thats soy..

        • awoman

          I use milled flax seed as a replacement for egg, but you can also use Ener-G Egg Replacer and there are many other options.

        • Yeah I was saying she probably uses a substitute and then added my opinion that ones made from tofu are good. Not that she uses that one particularly, I should have clarified that. 🙂

  • tab

    she looks so unhealthy all the time, the cover of her new “book” is no exception. i’ve never liked her, i try to avoid movies with her in them. she’s just so snobby.

  • Seriously, what CAN you eat on that diet? Fruit, veggies, rice, quinoa, oats….aaaaand, I literally can’t think of any other foods.

    • awoman

      Coconut products, such as coconut milk, coconut yogurt, coconut butter, nut products such as almond milk, almond yogurt, legumes, products made from rice (flours and such). Tons of others.

    • awoman

      And you can make so many things with those products….hummus, pesto, any type of bread…
      Also, you can have fish which means you can make burgers or filets. I mean, once you get used to a diet like that, the options are just as limitless as any other diet. There isn’t an end to the combinations, you just don’t use some food items.

      But then if you think about it, you aren’t using all of your food options either. Have you ever had coconut milk? You’ve had regular milk, but probably not coconut. Do you feel like you are limited because you use one but not the other? Because someone who uses coconut is doing the same thing….using one, but not the other.

  • jeff

    The pretentious witch strikes again… ‘do all of these things! And then you can pretend you’re better than everyone else like me!’
    I agree with sockmonkey828, there is something extremely unlikeable about her.

  • Laura

    America sure does seem to have a disorder way of thinking about food…

  • Courtney

    If you have to “eliminate” certain foods from your diet instead of just having them in moderation is just sad. If you have to deprive yourself from having common and delicious foods then it makes the “diet” more unrealistic and can even cause depression! I think you should be able to eat whatever YOU want as long as you’re being smart about it and are aware of how much of it you should have. I REALLY don’t believe that she will never have coffe, eggs or sugar ever again!

  • FR

    I am vegan. I don’t eat eggs, milk, cheese, butter, fish, meat, poultry, yogurt, honey or ANYTHING that comes from an animal or that is processed using animal ingredients. I also eat 95% organic. Vegan and near-vegan diets are FAR healthier than the traditional American diet (which is laden with toxins and deficient in nutrients). People really have no idea how brainwashed they have been by corporate food. The US is full of people who are sick and fat because of the crappy food they consume every day. Obviously, America’s idea of “moderation” doesn’t work. Go vegan people. Seriously, vegans have the best tasting food. You really have no idea! Give it a try.

    • kt

      kill yourself

  • Phoebe

    I’m going to try this. Honestly, there are hundreds of meals you can make without these foods… and while I do eat meat and dairy, eliminating these from your diet isn’t actually bad for you. You can still get all your daily requirements from other foods.

  • D

    Reading these comments, it’s pretty predictable. People insulting other people’s intelligence because they think lots okay to eat certain things, etc. Topics like this about food are hot issues because food is so important to us mad our culture. Maybe if we could separate it (mentally) from our social lives and see it for what it is — fuel– we wouldn’t have such an issue with weight and obesity. It’s like how people who view alcohol as a beverage are less likely to be alcoholics or to binge than people who view alcohol as something to be consumed at parties to celebrate and make things fun.

  • Ew

    Celebrities and their diets are just plain stupid. Yes because I’d eliminate healthy food to eat shitty fake food… Mmm yummy