I personally choose not to eat carbs when I’m being mindful/healthy just because that suits me better, but I do love me some bread and I don’t have any official allergies to gluten/wheat/etc. Plenty of people are eating fancy schmancy gluten-free diets, though, because of some self-proclaimed intolerance to gluten and because it seems to be hip. That, of course, doesn’t include those with Celiac disease or any actual gluten intolerance or allergy, but refers mostly to those who think it’s trendy to say they eat gluten-free. Why that’s a thing, I don’t know, but it is – and Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t got time for it (via Yahoo Style).
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, “The Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence puts herself firmly in the bread-and-pasta crowd, telling writer Sam Kashner she ate spaghetti and meatballs for breakfast the day of their interview. She goes on to describe gluten-free as “the new cool eating disorder, the ‘basically I just don’t eat carbs.’”
Her stance could be seen as throwing shade at Gwyneth Paltrow, the ex-wife of Lawrence’s rumored boyfriend, Chris Martin. Paltrow is almost as famous for her healthy eating as she is for her acting and recently published a cookbook of her favorite gluten-free recipes, It’s All Good. “Everyone in my family is intolerant to gluten and cow dairy,” Paltrow told integrative physician Dr. Frank Lipman of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York when the book was released. “We had the food sensitivities test and the doctor told us to avoid these foods and sugar as much as possible.”
I suppose it can be considered disordered eating to cut out any single group of food when there’s no real need to, but I dunno, that seems a bit much. Spaghetti is delicious, as is toast, as is cake, etc. However, who cares if someone chooses not to eat it? I don’t care if someone is vegetarian, vegan, yada yada. As long as they aren’t preachy, do your thing. I suppose the problem is that people ARE preachy about things like that, so maybe that’s what JLaw is referring to.