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How the Geeks Get Thin

The various diets of internet entrepreneurs, hackers, and geeks. (Thanks to Mark for the tip!)

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People are so concerned over the underweight models in the fashion industry, but no one seems to care about those spindly-thin hackers and UNIX geeks, wasting away in dark basements. You too can unencrypt their secret to weight loss, without taking a single computer science course (unless, of course, you need some thinspo).

Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.

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