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What Do Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez Have In Common? Tracy Anderson's New Meal Plan Service

05/16/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Tracy Anderson meal planCourtesy Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson’s high-energy, calorie-torching march towards world domination continues. She’s following up her fitness/beauty multiplex with another new endeavor: a meal delivery service.

The Food Program by Tracy Anderson (which launched in L.A. in April but will go national on June 1) was developed by the celebrity trainer to complement her intense workout method, loved by Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian.

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In fact, Anderson tells PEOPLE, Paltrow (herself a cookbook author) was “instrumental in helping create the program,” and loves the plan’s salmon with yogurt-mint dressing. But there’s a key difference between their approaches to food: “She’s in the kitchen to make things taste insanely amazing and I’m in the kitchen getting weight off of people.”

And she has a celeb fan who appreciates her approach: Jennifer Lopez. “She’s been on it now for about two weeks, and she loves it, she keeps ordering it,” Anderson says. “She’s not somebody who usually diets at all … [but] she needs the convenience. I’m so happy that somebody like that loves it because she has access to whatever food she wants.”

The plan isn’t cheap — it starts at $54.95 per day for a 14-day supply — but it is healthy, and Anderson promises results. “People are definitely going to lose weight,” she says. “They can lose stubborn weight on this and they can lose hundreds of pounds on this as well.”

And one more promise from her: “All the desserts are delicious!”

Want to test that out? Visit her website to preorder your meal delivery plan. And tell us: What do you think of Anderson’s latest endeavor?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Raha Lewis

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Jessica on

This says $54 for a 14 day supply its actually $54 per day for a 14 day plan, meaning 14 days is over $900

Alaya on

Just to clarify: It’s $54.95 PER DAY, based on a 14-day supply. That’s just under $1000 for that 14-day supply.

Jennifer on

$1000 for 14 days? Wow!

StyleWatch on

Good catch, clarified that!

I'll stay chubby on

Who the heck can afford that? RIDICULOUS!


800 calories a day and 3 hours of daily exercise, but that’s a whole lot of money for meals!

Pam on

No normal person can afford that! I can go grocery shopping for a full 6 months for 2 people for the amount of a 14 day supply of this food. And I can eat just as healthily doing that. No thanks!

jessicko on

I love gwyneth and think she’s a motivator. I swear by the Tracy Anderson Mat DVD, even when approached “lazy style” (me) its genius (though as genius as tonique). I think the overarching message of TA and GP is: work hard, don’t complain, commit, it isn’t easy but it is rewarding. And that’s the truth of weight loss/super hot body. Sorry. However, $900 a week for small bits of food???? That’s ridiculous. If you have that money, TA/GP should show you stock tips, worthy charities, and smart savings programs instead. 800 calories a day should cost you $54 a week. They ought to re-work this…..

kelli on

Tracy is a theif with her food program! $$$$ However, i do like her workouts. She is looking way to skinny. Her lace top is hanging on her she has no curves..

AmyinOaktown on

$54 a day is more than what most people spend in a week. Clearly for the 1%, not us 99%ers.

Marie on

An ad disguised as an article. Boo!

Sara on

oh my god, can you count? it’s not $1000, it’s not $900, its $756 f

OhMy! on

Major tornado happened today in OK, and this is the BS that is running on….. unbelievable.

Dan on

Surely as such an expert at everything Gwennie would know that doing meal plans is unhealthy and far more expensive than making food at home and Gwennie would never support a mom not making every single meal for her family like saint gwennie does.

Tracy on

Did anyone else check out the website? Almost $17,000 per year (plus shipping) to be on this program. Ridiculous! Buy your own food and donate the excess money to a food pantry.

Christine Falk on

Her prices are suitable for the very rich only. Hire a local nutrionist for a fraction of the cost and learn what food and portions are best for you and your body.

Alexa on

I have always thought that Tracy Anderson is full of it. This just confirms it. Anyone can lose weight if they exercise for hours and eat very little. That’s the secret to all of Tracy’s BS programs. She’s not a nutritionist and she really doesn’t know that much about physiology beyond the basics of starvation. I can’t understand why Gwyneth has affiliated herself with Tracy. There are so many trainers out there who are more deserving.

stef on

You’re more than welcome to bring it over, Gwyneth so long as YOU are paying for this insanely priced food! $1000 for a 14 day supply???? Nice of you to make this affordable for ‘regular’ people!

prustcw on

what a rip off….54$ a day oh please

Constance on

That is over $20K for a year. What a joke. Clearly for the rich and famous.

Roni on

It’s over $900 for 14 days! Obviously not working to help the “little people”! Holy cow!

Jenn on

$54.95 per DAY???? That’s obviously just for celebrities. There are much more affordable ways of eating healthy.

RayZ on

Please go far away, Gwyneth. I can’t stand seeing your name on every sign and sheet of toilet paper in the world.

sam0828 on

That is utterly ridiculous. Diet to go offers custom FRESH meal plans for FAR less (like $20 a day for 3 meals).You just pick them up locally.

nunya on

no thanks..I dont ws.t to loom like gwen paltrowanywst

nunya on

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Ashley on

I can feed my entire family of 5 for less than half of that per month– and all of our meals are healthy and homemade… that is quite ridiculous IMHO.

Diva on

If you click on the link you will see its actually $54.95 for 14 days. NOT $54.95 per day. People got it wrong. Check it out….

Diva on

Nevermind… I got it wrong.. Price does start at $54.95 per day.. Wow…

Lisa on

Driving a car, operating machinery, being in the hot sun, exercising and/or caring for a child on 800 calories to lose weight is bordering on selfish and dangerous.

dirtdogs on

for 55 bucks a day i’d want a LOT of food. claimjumper style servings. honking big slabs of dessert. but this is not quite that kind of food service is it!

Rebecca on

Is the food sprinkled with diamonds? Why the sh^t does it cost $1000 for two weeks?
This woman used to be better. Better looking, I mean. All these women are going OTT with their workouts, turning into G.I.Joes and Action Men.
I’m happy the skinny phase seems to be wearing off a bit on celebs, but you don’t need to look like you can tackle Dolph Lundgren to be considered fit.

Carol on

For that much money, I could hire a private chef….Hmm, I think I’ll just do the duck tape diet : )

Guest on

You probably get Lap Band and have more to eat for that price.

poopsmcgee on

Paltrow is a business partner with Anderson, so of course she’s all for the food. She makes money off of it too.

Lawgrrl34 on

Wow, $1,000 for two weeks worth of food for one person is highway robbery. The average person makes about $3,800 a month so they would have to commit more than a third of their income to this food. The only people who could afford this are the celebrities that are endorsing it.

Nicole Friedman on

MSNBC should be ashamed; this is an advertisement mascarading as an article. Also, over 50$ per day is simply not affordable for most Americans, and to even imply that it is is insulting. Finally, it doesn’t take a genius or a nutritionist to figure out that eating below 1000 calories a day is dangerous and unhealthy.

Toni on

Her workout program is bizarre and the food plan is no better than a starvation diet. Just diet and exercise sensibly. She and Ms. Paltrow are just padding their already substantial income. They are so out of touch with the real world it is ridiculous.

Jane on

Whoever writes this column does not know the basic People Magazine audience. Most are working women, many with families who want to eat healthy meals, many times on a budget. Who in their right mind would advocate this for the readers. This type of product belongs in Town and Country or Vogue where it might be something the rich and already thin would want since it is mostly a trendy and overly expensive way to appeal to a small segment of th population.

It is possible to eat healthy on less that $54 a day, so this is just ridiculous.

Laura vanhoosier on

People magazine continues to show it is out of touch with its readers. Agree with other comments — ad disguised as an article (advertorial).

Silly magazine …. 99.99999% of your readers could never be a part of this meal plan no matter how much they would like to.

NotAGwynethFan on

No thank you. Had enough of GP for the rest of my life. Am sick and tired of hearing about her. Will never purchase anything that has to do with her. Ever.

Juliana on

This just provides us with yet as another exhibit of how limited the perspective of Gweneth Paltrow and her fitness/thinness/gauntness coach Tracy Anderson. I am an American too..I appreciate having a dream, perusing that dream, and the hussle in business pursuits. However, this sort of thing is quite embarrassing to me and hopefully we are all moving past it. There is something really wrong when the extraordinarily wealthy are paying $900+ every two weeks to eat LESS food and loose weight while there are millions and millions of people without access to clean water or enough food to survive. Perhaps this lack if perspective explains Gweneth’s embarrassingly slender range as an actress.

Susan on

The program isn’t 800 calories per day. Check your facts haters :)

Celebsarah on

Know your audience, People! $54 dollars per day = buying 27 People magazines a day. We are, um, normal people with normal budgets.

Kirst8795 on

I love her workouts and see great results but have always thought her meal plans were unsafe.

Oli on

Tracy Anderson should put a bag over her head

Mica on

The problem isn’t Tracy or Gwyneth, the problem is People mag.

Rich folks sell expensive stuff all the time but the difference is they are showcasing it in an aspiration mag like Vogue and regular folks don’t have an issue with that.

But how dare People think posting an article about this on here was a good idea. Of course none of us think its a good use of $ to support this. Of course all this will do is help folks hate Gwyn more.

This was a poor editorial choice to spotlight this new business venture on here.

sjsmommyfit on

As a personal trainer who works for the federal govt. I have to admit I like some of Anderson’s DVDs and do think she has a unique take one exercise. However, the diet she toted since her DVDs have started is border line dangerous. Exercising for up to 3 hours a day on sometimes less than 900 calories (which is pretty much what her diet is when one gets her method DVDs). It is not real for the average woman who reads people. I have to wonder people do you read the comments section at all??? Reading these comments and the comments after Queen Gwen’s cookbook, and then the comments after Gwen was named most beautiful I am beginning to think you are as out of touch w/your readers as Gwen and Anderson are with the average woman.

tee on

Her 14 day program comes out to $909.30 with shipping and handling I literally was just on her website. WAY out of my price range, but I guess if you can afford it more power to you.

Kim on

Why do people rally on the hate bus? Truly it shows something about ourselves. There is so much cost in producing a food product, delivery and the cost of doing business to bring a product out and of course she is not doing to not make some kind of a profit. Anything the stars do, spas where they make all you foods and schedule all your actives to lose weight we could never afford that. Comparatively this is not all that bad. Tracy’s message is to do what you can do. If you can not afford her meals go to her first book and get some of her recipes that you could make yourself and get moving burn some calories, but you don’ t have to be haters! In the words of Taylor ..”Why ya gotta be so mean?”

Brice on

Once again Tracy Anderson shows that her products are only for the rich. Her classes cost thousands per month and now this food plan? She’s only catering (literally) to celebs and the 1%


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