March 2012

Sedaratives

A Monthly Advice Column

This month: guest columnist Lena Dunham

Dear Sedaratives,

I drink a lot of seltzer water. Does it count just like regular water in my diet-mandated eight glasses of water a day? I guess what I’m asking is: is seltzer real water or fake water?
Bethany
Boulder, Colo.


Dear Bethany,
Totally it’s water! I did read that carbonation leaches calcium from your bones, and I know it bloats you, so whenever I make a series of furious health vows, I quit it. But regular water is so boring—unless you are cultivating an interest in general wellness and being really showy about it by carrying around a big smartwater bottle.
Lena

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Lena Dunham is a writer, director, and “actor” who divides her time between New York (where she complains about the weather) and L.A. (where she calls her mom about seven times a day). She gives advice but can’t take it.

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