Published On: Mon, Apr 20th, 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow Fails to Live on $29 a Week

“I know hunger doesn’t always touch us all directly—but it does touch us all indirectly."

 

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow has failed in her attempt to live on just $29 worth of food for an entire week. She did so as part of a challenge to live just off of what a person gets each day in food stamps and lasted only four days at it.

This was a surprise since Paltrow always looks as skinny as a super model. Perhaps the women of Victoria’s Secret would have had more success with the challenge.

The Oscar winning actress took up the challenge last week, which was made by chef Mario Batali and the Food Bank For New York City in order to raise awareness on how hard it is for the poor in America to get by.

Paltrow announced her failure on her website Goop saying, “As I suspected, we only made it through about four days, when I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables (and in full transparency, half a bag of black licorice).”

“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. A few takeaways from the week were that vegetarian staples liked dried beans and rice go a long way—and we were able to come up with a few recipes on a super tight budget.”

A picture showed what she had bought on her $29 budget. This included lettuce, celery, one onion, some lemons, a package of black beans, a package of whole grain brown rice, frozen peas, a tomato and garlic.

Paltrow also wrote in her post that she gave herself a grade of C- on the project. She then digressed into a rant against the lack of equal pay for women in the workplace in America.

The star of such films as “Shakespeare in Love” and the Iron Man movies finished by saying, “I know hunger doesn’t always touch us all directly—but it does touch us all indirectly. After this week, I am even more grateful that I am able to provide high-quality food for my kids. Let’s all do what we can to make this a basic human right and not a privilege.”

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