Turns out that the Goop lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Who knew?
After entering into the $29 Food Bank Challenge with much fanfare (and little else, calorie-wise), Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted that she failed, eating chicken, vegies and half a bag of liquorice to supplement the $29 worth of groceries she purchased for the week.
Lady Goop has awarded herself a generous C- for her efforts. Well, she gave it a red-hot go, right? I mean, four days is more than half a week!
“My perspective has been forever altered by how difficult it was to eat wholesome, nutritious food on that budget, even for just a few days — a challenge that 47 million Americans face every day, week, and year,” Paltrow wrote on Goop.
She spent $24.40 (no word on why she didn’t spend the whole $29) on foods including avocados and limes, which she noted are inexpensive in Southern California.
Paltrow says her failure at the challenge highlighted for her the importance in wage equality for women.
“Sorry to go on a tangent, but many hardworking mothers are being asked to do the impossible: Feed their families on a budget which can only support food businesses that provide low-quality food,” she wrote, adding that the pay gap is even greater for Latina and black women.
So, OK, she failed. But Gwyneth has used her privileged position to try and start a conversation that people in power in the U.S. really need to have, and that’s got to count for a bit of a win.