Fad diets although effective and sometimes with adverse side effects are at the end of the day, a mere fad. Health experts and medical practitioners often dispel it for various reasons, one common reason being, it’s hard work!
However, a urologist from the University of California San Francisco urology department has a very basic and common we all make while we’re all trying to lose weight. You’d be surprised to learn how basic and common the mistake is and how easy it is to reverse it. Dr Thomas Chi, says, "People who are on extreme diets, they tend to have higher levels of salt and less hydration,"
So, all one has to be careful about while following a diet is being hydrated. This is especially important when you’re consuming lots and different types of meats. "I'm not seeing this enormous uptick of patients with kidney stones because they're all doing a keto diet now," he said. But he still thinks it's a good idea to pay attention to when your body's asking for water.
However, he also notes that one doesn’t need to follow a specific measurement to ensure they’re drinking enough water. One does not have ensure they drink 8 glasses of water a day. There's actually a "thirst center" in the brain that helps regulate thirst, and it's impressively tuned. Even though it takes tens of minutes for the body to hydrate once cool water touches your lips, drinking quenches thirst within seconds.
He also notes, one need not fuss too much over the color of your urine, either. As long as it's not a super-dark yellow or amber color, you're doing well.