Gayle King went on a liquid diet in the run up to election night.
The veteran newswoman revealed on Instagram that she ate nothing but soup for five days so that she could shed some pounds and fit into a certain dress.
She ended up dropping a shade over 7 pounds, going from 172.2 pounds to 165.
"Update! Just completed 5 day soup fast & the results are in! Trying to get into mustard yellow dress for Elex night coverage TONITE ..praying to sweet black baby Jesus it now fits, that you VOTE, & that there is PEACE," she captioned a photo that showed her standing on the scale five days apart.
She humorously urged her Instagram followers to disregard her need for a pedicure.
"Plz withhold all negative comments about my jacked up feet I'm well aware they are a hot mess but not yet comfortable in a covid environment going to nail salon," she wrote, adding, "bigger issues to worry about …."
Gayle is set to co-anchor CBS' 2020 election night coverage alongside Norah O'Donnell.
On Oct. 24, Gayle first opened up about her weight struggles, saying she'd packed on a few pounds during quarantine.
"CRISIS! The weight struggle is real! fatter than I've been in long time .. & scared to get a pedicure," she wrote alongside several pictures of her previous weights. "Ideal weight says Dr is 163… not happening anytime soon .. blaming corona quarantine & Halloween candy corns I just bought ! Make it stop!"
Nutritionists aren't totally sold on soup diets, claiming they're a temporary fix at best. In fact, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak once told People magazine that the diet leaves people with cravings. "Consuming adequate protein while shedding pounds protects muscle stores and maintains energy levels while staving off hunger," he said.