Planning a wedding is stressful enough without the thought of “will I fit into my dress when the time comes?” I’m sure that when its my turn that thought will always be lingering somewhere in my mind along with who not to invite to the event itself. (kidding). But all jokes aside it is a very crucial moment when the bride to be is doing her fitting for her dress. For those that are worried about getting rid of that extra 10, 15 or 20 pounds in order to fit into their dream wedding dress, there is this new but very controversial crash diet.
It involves putting a feeding tube up your nose for up to 10 days for a quick fix to rapid weight loss.
Yes, you read that right. You will be sticking a feeding tube up your nose that runs to your stomach instead of the traditional diet and exercise we have grown up hearing to help aid in weight loss. Guess desperate times call for desperate measures but seriously how desperate are you to lose those last stubborn couple of pounds? This “new” diet known as the K-E diet promises that one can lose 20 pounds in 10 days.
Participants are fed a constant slow drip of protein and fat, mixed with water, which contains zero carbohydrates and amounts to only 800 calories a day. According to Dr. Oliver Di Pierto of Bay Harbor Islands in Florida, body fat is burned off through a process called ketosis which leaves muscle intact. “It is a hunger-free, effective way of dieting,” Di Pietro said. “Within a few hours and your hunger and appetite go away completely, so patients are actually not hungry at all for the whole 10 days. That’s what is so amazing about this diet.” This sounds extremely dangerous just thinking about it.
During the entire process, patients are under a doctor’s supervision but hospitalization is not even an option. Instead, they carry the food solution with them in a bag like a purse, keeping the tube in their nose for 10 days straight. Yes ladies, that very attractive to those who come in close proximity of you to see a tube coming out of your nose and into your purse. According to Di Pierto, the only main “side effects” of this diet, besides the major embarrassment of having to carry that everywhere, are bad breath and some constipation because there is no fiber in the food.
The K-E diet is new to the United States however it has been around for years in Europe. Dr. DiPietro charges $1,500 for the 10-day plan and says the before-and-after pictures sell themselves.
Whatever happened to proper diet and exercise? Has our generation become an “I need it NOW” generation that it has come to this to lose weight? I mean I’m not surprised because certain celebrities do all kinds of crazy things to fit into their dresses before Oscar or Grammy night such as colonics and juice diets or whatever fad that is out in Hollywood right now. But it has been said that losing weight too fast is really dangerous but that is just the risk that most women are willing to take to be “perfect” on their day. You not only gain the weight back but you actually gain more than what you started with. How about you? What do you think about this new diet? Is this temporary, quick fix it worth it? Is it something you would willing to do to fit into your old clothes? Leave your comments below.