While we're all for healthy children, we're not so sure if leaving them hungry is the best thing! What kind of childhood is that??
Gwyneth Paltrow’s diet is SO STRICT that she admits sometimes her family is left hungry by her restrictions! BOOO!
In her new cookbook called It's All Good, all is most definitely not good, and she details the food she doesn't let her kids have, like grains:
“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.”
We're not so sure about that. We've written countless times on how a gluten-free diet is only really good for those who have celiac's disease, otherwise you could be doing more harm than good!
Then, she admits, the diet is not satisfying to 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.”
That's such a bummer. We have to be honest here. We've always been under the impression that moderation is key, so we're okay with limiting the amount of processed and carb intake, but we also realize that kids need to be kids — which most definitely includes the happiness of treats from time to time, and to not have to go through childhood hungry!
Being extreme with your kids is not how you get well-rounded and happy children!
[Image via EcoRazzi.]