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If you can’t be bothered with exercise and excessive sweating this January, chances are you’ll be scouting around for diet tips to shift that festive bulge. If that’s the case, you might want to avoid one of the latest diet’s doing the rounds on the internet from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop publication.

Goop has hit headlines before with its strange — if very creative — advice, but one of its latest articles has caused further outrage among actual, professional nutritionists. The article in question, a Q&A with celebrity personal trainer Tracy Anderson entitled “How to lose weight fast,” has even been labelled “extremely damaging” and “dangerous” by top nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert.

“Firstly it is important to note that fast ‘weight loss’ is often not body fat but the number on the scales shifting, often from water weight, which is why I always advocate a healthy balanced approach over time to losing actually body fat as weight,” Lambert explained to The Independent. “I am in complete shock that this article has been published as this has the potential to harm a lot of relationships with food.”

One of the claims made in the article is that it’s possible to lose 14 pounds in four weeks by eating just one cup of berries for breakfast, one can of tuna with mustard and capers for lunch, steamed chicken and broccoli for dinner, and some dark chocolate for a snack. She even says you can drink one to two glasses of wine per day, which would actually be considered “heavy alcohol use” by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

However, it’s the low carb and completely gluten free aspects of the diet that rankles Lambert the most. “It is not sensible to eliminate whole food groups or make drastic dietary changes which are not sustainable,” she said. “You may end up deficient in micronutrients and lacking important dietary diversity which aid gut bacteria.” She goes on to say that the diet is “utterly scientifically incorrect.”

In a statement to E! News, a representative for Goop said, “We would never advocate for an unhealthy diet or extreme routine. As Tracy said in the interview, you should make choices based on what is best for your individual body.”

In other news, Blondey McCoy is selling his Supreme and Palace collections for charity.

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Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England but is now based in Berlin.

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