Operation Eat (or Don’t) Like Gwyneth

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In this past week’s edition of GOOP—Gwyneth Paltrow’s love-to-hate weekly newsletter that has us repeatedly asking “why?”—the star describes in detail the detox cleanse she’s doing to “lose a few pounds of holiday excess.” Oy.

Well, if Gwyneth can do it, so can we. In the name of science and post-holiday boredom, our own executive editor Mary Melton has volunteered to undergo what we’ve dubbed the “Gwyneth Cleanse,” a 7-day diet that includes enough food to properly sustain a fruit fly, and blog about it all next week.

Look for her first descriptions of crippling hunger on Monday. Way to go Mary!

PS: Read what she’ll be allowed to consume, here.