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Silicon Valley's favorite diet could help with weight loss and even life extension — but there's one big pitfall


Silicon Valley's favorite diet could help with weight loss and even life extension â but there's one big pitfall
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But the diet has one easy-to-miss pitfall, according toUniversity of Illinois nutrition professorKrista Varady. Varady is one of the first researchers to study intermittentfasting in humans, and wrote a book about it called"The Every-Other-Day Diet" in 2013."Many people who try the diet complain of things like headaches,"Varady told Business Insider. "But the problem is a lot of themaren't drinking enough water."After going hours without eating, it can be tough to remember togo the kitchen and fill a glass of water. Plus, since manypeople on the diet notice a drop in energy during the first threeor four days, they can wind up drinking more coffee than usual,which dehydrates them further.The real problem, though, is that a good portion of our dailywater consumption comes from food.

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