Chris Martin

Coldplay singer Chris Martin spoke on Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast recently. He shared that he has only one meal in a day. Who was his inspiration for it?

Chris Martin and his one meal per day

Recently, Chris Martin, Coldplay frontman appeared on the podcast Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. On it, the comedian asked Chris about his eating habits. He wanted to know more about his dinners with his bandmates and fellow musicians. And also whether they give him any advice on it. And Chris revealed that be has no dinners since he consumes only one meal in a day. Chris replied:

I don’t actually have dinner anymore. I stop eating at 4 pm.”

“And I learned that from having lunch with Bruce Springsteen….That’s really true. Yeah.”

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Chris Martin and Conan O’Brien (Source: YouTube)

Further, Chris talked about the lunch that he had with Bruce and his wife, Patti Scialfa in 2022. He said:

I was on a really strict diet anyway.”

“And I was like ‘Bruce looks even more in shape than me.’ And Patti’s like ‘he’s only eating one meal a day.’ And I was like ‘Well, that’s my next challenge.'”

Conan joked that probably Bruce had an eight foot long submarine that day. And Chris clarified jokingly that Bruce had a flank of buffalo with a steroid sauce.

Chris and his previous interview on his food

In July 2021, on Rob Brydon’s Brydon & podcast, Chris mentioned that he avoids dairy even though he likes it. The reason was health and his singing career. He explained:

“I grew up in Devon where you basically washed in it. So there’s still a part of me that, despite my body feeling better, and I’m singing better, I would throw it all away for four Weetabix and double cream.”

“And I will have to do that at some point.”

He realized he had problems with dairy after he went to the USA and was getting repeatedly sick. At that time he used to have several glasses of strawberry milkshakes.

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Chris Martin (Source: Wikipedia)

And in 2016, Chris said he takes 6:1 diet. This implies,the ate for 6 days and fasted on day 7 with only drinking plain water. He told ABC news at that time:

This guy said to me, ‘Try not eating for a day, it will make your body feel healthier’, and I did it and I found I could sing a bit better and also I felt so grateful for food.”

Chris’ ex wife and her food criticism

Recently, Gwyneth Paltrow, ex-wife of Chris had talked about her bone broth lunch and vegetables or fish dinner. She stated that she did intermittent fasting. Diet experts and her followers on social media slammed her for her poor eating. They said that her eating was inadequate and unhealthy.

Read here: Gwyneth Paltrow’s diet and wellness routine garners a lot of criticism on TikTok!

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Gwyneth Paltrow (Source: YouTube)

After this backlash, Gwyneth came out and clarified that she does this type of eating only sometimes and not everyday. Furthermore, she added that she is not recommending this diet to everyone. It suits her and she is fine with it. But it might not be good for others. She wrote on her Instagram:

“I eat far more than bone broth or vegetables.”

“I eat full meals and I also have lots of days of eating whatever I want. And eating you know French fries and whatever. My baseline really has been to try to eat healthy and eat foods that will really calm that inflammation down.”