Chef Ina Garten Offers Cheeky Alternative To Reese Witherspoon's Wellness Tips With A List Of Her Own
It's January, which means many celebrities and influencers are sharing their advice for how to better yourself in 2022.
This includes everyone's favorite Hollywood Type-A, actress Reese Witherspoon, who took to Instagram yesterday to share her recommendations for self-improvement in the New Year.
And they were all great ideas! But celebrity chef and Food Network icon Ina Garten had some better ones, and they started with Garten bluntly telling Witherspoon--and speaking for so, so many of us--"I'm probably not doing any of those things!" And it's left tons of people on the internet cheering her on.
It all began with Witherspoon sharing four "habits" she intends to work on in 2022 after reading a book on the topic.
Reese's hot tips include starting the day with a big glass of water, getting 10 mins of outdoor light, spending 30-60 minutes reading every day, and getting to bed by 10pm.
While those are inarguably good ideas, if you're like all too many rank-and-file people--especially those with kids--that schedule doesn't even sound possible, let alone preferable. And for many more of us it just sounds... well, downright dull.
Enter Ina Garten, whose entire brand is basically comfort and luxury, from her dreamily cozy Hamptons home where she shoots her best-known series The Barefoot Contessa, to the elegantly indulgent meals she cooks for her husband and friends--which always, always include several giant cocktails.
In a comment on Witherspoon's post, chef Ina dropped a decidedly Gartenian alternate plan for the New Year that had the harried and more decadence-minded among us cheering and howling with laughter.
"To quote @reesewitherspoon - that sounds great but I’m probably not doing any of those things! LOL!! My formula is easier to follow:"
"1. Drink more large cosmos 2. Stay up late watching addictive streaming series, 3. Stay in bed in the morning playing Sudoku instead of reading a good book. 4. Spend more time (safely) with people you love. In a pandemic, I do what I can! ❤️❤️❤️"
Now THAT's a plan we can all make happen... and respectfully, Ms. Witherspoon, it sounds like a LOT more fun. And on social media, people were absolutely Team Ina.
Living for Ina Garten\u2019s reality check response to Reese Witherspoon\u2019s aspirational lifestyle goalspic.twitter.com/bTly9tFdrG— Deena Shanker (@Deena Shanker) 1641863201
Ina Garten to Reese Witherspoonpic.twitter.com/UHoml0Wp1S— Evan Zimmerman (@Evan Zimmerman) 1641930580
I don\u2019t have the energy for a Reese Witherspoon life anymore.\n\nBut hey Ina Garten, if you ever need a hangout friend\u2026https://twitter.com/deenashanker/status/1480707705421631491\u00a0\u2026— BookGrrl (@BookGrrl) 1641927527
Reese: let\u2019s talk about habits! \n\nIna Garten:pic.twitter.com/cOUswdTEV1— Matt Erspamer (@Matt Erspamer) 1641884820
Ina Garten's Response To Reese Witherspoon's 4 Tips For 2022 Is Both Hilarious And Accurate, Like Get Her Girl http://dlvr.it/SGwx7h\u00a0pic.twitter.com/584qEXewSM— Amelia j (@Amelia j) 1641918986
In a world of Reese Witherspoons, always be Ina Gartenhttps://twitter.com/alex_abads/status/1480894163738574854\u00a0\u2026— clair without the "e" (@clair without the "e") 1641938051
Ina Garten\u2019s daily habits are way more attainable & way more fun than Reese Witherspoon\u2019s daily habits. Mine are easier than Ina\u2019s:\n\n1. Coffee every morning (cookies with coffee are encouraged but not required)\n2. Exercise until it\u2019s too hurty\n3. Watch more TV\n4. Call my mother— Meredith Lee (@Meredith Lee) 1641932935
I aspire toward Reese's habits, but my actual habits are probably more like Ina's. Then again, why choose?!https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ina-garten-gives-very-on-brand-reply-to-reese-witherspoons-post-on-healthy-habits_n_61ddccf7e4b061afe3b9005c?2ul\u00a0\u2026— Marina Fang (she/her) (@Marina Fang (she/her)) 1641941718
Are you a Reese Witherspoon or an Ina Garten? I\u2019m definitely an Ina Garten here.https://twitter.com/rachael_conrad/status/1480898587592699905\u00a0\u2026— Kat (@Kat) 1641908821
Love you, Reese but all hail queen Inahttps://twitter.com/deenashanker/status/1480707705421631491\u00a0\u2026— Deanna Tomaselli (@Deanna Tomaselli) 1641922130
Sorry Reese, but Ina wins this one!