Hilary Duff, the former Disney star and mom of three, is facing backlash after revealing that she follows the controversial diet promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness brand, Goop.
In an Instagram post, Duff shared a screenshot of a Goop article about “intuitive fasting,” a practice that involves fasting for 16 hours a day and then eating within an 8-hour window. Duff captioned the post, “I’ve been fasting for the past 16 hours and feel really good…”
The post immediately drew criticism from fans and health experts alike, who questioned the safety and efficacy of the diet. Many pointed out that restrictive diets like this can lead to disordered eating patterns and that they’re not suitable for everyone.
Some commenters also pointed out the irony of Duff, who is known for her body positivity and promoting self-love, promoting a diet that could be harmful to some people.
Duff has since responded to the backlash in a follow-up Instagram story, saying that she was sharing her experience with the diet and that everyone should do what works best for them.
However, the controversy surrounding the Goop diet and its potential harms continues to be a topic of debate in the health and wellness community. Critics argue that the diet promotes unhealthy eating habits and that it’s not backed by scientific evidence.
In the end, it’s up to individuals to make informed choices about what they eat and how they take care of their bodies. But it’s important to remember that what works for one person may not work for another, and that restrictive diets like the one promoted by Goop can have serious consequences.