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Can You Eat on $29 A Week? – Gwyneth Paltrow Bails for Licorce


Gwyneth Paltrow called her separation from her husband Chris Martin conscious uncoupling. I guess she called her just failed “all you can eat for $29 a week” challenge conscious unpooring.

Really, I could not do this challenge properly and I should not knock anyone that tried. Really, I shouldn’t — but this is just sitting there like a ripe pimple waiting to be plucked. More people absolutely need to know about others that are suffering from hunger so that they will begin to think about what people need.  Gwinnie could have not done anything, had her fabulous diet of macrobiotic fabulousness and been spared all the vitriol. Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t–I guess. But, Gwyneth Paltrow lasted 4 days as a poor person, caving to cravings that included chicken and black licorice.

What a flipping joke! Scallions-kale-limes? Seriously? Where is the Mac N Cheese, beans, rice and Hamburger Helper? Why not just pair up with someone in need and see what reality is?  Or, how about a six figure ANONYMOUS donation to a major food bank?

The Goopster attempted to live on $29 a week, like someone on food stamps. Her food selections were not exactly the staple of the needy — cilantro, avocados, scallions, kale and limes. Nobody eating on $29 per week is spending a good chunk of it on 9 limes…unless the other $26 is going for gin. Furthermore, I find it hard to believe someone with Paltrow’s resources couldn’t hire a dietitian or a nutritionist to provide a meal plan and shopping list for food items that were inexpensive, filling and nutritious. That would be more helpful than her patting herself on the back and sharing how hungry she was over the course of the week. Oh hell, you can buy a lot of Top Raman for 29 bucks, and I’d like to introduce Ms. Paltrow to the pasta aisle. I spent a lot of time there when I was a youngin’.

But it all went to hell when she just had to have chicken, fresh vegetables and more. She posted on Goop, “in fully transparency … half a bag of black licorice.”

One woman’s nadir of narcissism for the time capsule: “in fully transparency … half a bag of black licorice.”

Gwyneth gave herself a C minus. On Wednesday, her rep said …”She already finished the challenge last week.” The rep never mentioned she fell 3 days short. But Gwyneth herself admits she’s really bad at poor.She needs to feel the fear of the $29 not making it a full week, or the worry and sorrow that her children may have to go to bed hungry a few nights.

I know–people complain about the way things are, and how sometimes it seems as though nobody cares. Yet, here is a person who does, and the best I can collectively come up with is anger, and harsh words… for shame!   For shame? I guess- but, live it for 6 months Gwyneth– without all your money and “HELP” then you can come back and TWEET all you have learned. And afterward, I am sure she will raving once again about yet another $2000 a day juice cleanse on Goop.

I’m done. But, this gives me another chance of reminding everyone about our local food bank, and that’s a good thing.

 Lanark County Food Bank:

Address: 5 Allan St, Carleton Place, ON
Phone:(613) 257-8546
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
“Communities without Hunger“  is their mission is to provide safe and nutritional food assistance to persons in need  Remember that 1st Annual hike for Hunger is Saturday May 2nd 1-4pm at the Goodwood Marsh Trail in Beckwith.

All donations are welcomed (except expired, opened, or homemade food). They often have a need for certain items, depending on the month or season. Here’s their most recent top 10 items they need to replenish at the food bank: