Some social media wellness influencers are posting about how they've stopped drinking water and are urging others to do the same.
Sophia Prana is one mirco-influencer who believes in "dry-fasting" She's a 35 year old Austrian woman, who told her 16.9K Instagram followers that she's ditched bottled and tap water and only drinks "living water."
"Living water" is the water you get from water-rich foods like cucumber, watermelon, and strawberries. Prana says that bottled and tap water is full of chemicals and toxins. She adds "Once you start drinking living water, you will understand and feel that you are not thirsty anymore because then finally your body gets what it needs."
But dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine told Insider, this is "one of the most ridiculous diet trends" she's ever seen and is highly irresponsible. She adds "It could lead to dehydration which can trigger headaches and cause constipation, muscle pain, lethargy, and even kidney problems."