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Dry fasting means abstaining from water. Health experts aren’t convinced by the fad diet

Fresh berries for a summer buckle in New York, July 14, 2015. The dessert’s name comes from the way the buttery buckle batter collapses slightly into the fruit beneath as it bakes, the surface cracking and browning while the sugar you’ve sprinkled on top melts to a crunchy crust. (Andrew Scrivani/The New York Times)

What's dry fasting? There are two forms, and both ask you to give up water entirely or in part. Unsurprisingly, health and wellness experts aren't convinced of this latest fad diet.

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