Does The Up-Your-Nose “K-E Diet” Work? Watch

Feed yourself through the nose on the new fad K-E Diet and lose weight fast!  It works… you can lose 10, 15, 20 pounds in 10 days, but only temporarily. You will rebound, perhaps gaining it all back and more! Read (watch) about this new diet fad taken up by soon-to-be brides desperate to fit into their wedding gowns.

HOW CAN I possibly understand the monstrous stress that soon-to-be brides are under to fit into an impossibly small wedding gown?  Stress so poignant that some are willing to feed themselves a slurry of protein and fat through their noses.

Yes, you’re reading this right.

As reported in yesterday (April 16, 2012):

“Brides-to-be looking to shed that final 10, 15 or 20 pounds in order to fit into their dream wedding gown have taken a controversial approach to crash dieting that involves inserting a feeding tube into their noses for up to 10 days for a quick fix to rapid weight loss.”

This quickie solution to a long-term problem is called the “K-E Diet”.

Dr. Oliver Di Pietro, who promotes the K-E Diet, says that its a perfectly safe, “…hunger-free, effective way of dieting,” under a doctor’s supervision.  Further, he remarks:

“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.”

So, I just pulled a needle out of my bachelor’s sized sewing kit, and am about to jab this inflated quick fix diet.

First, how is it that the bride-to-be comes to Jesus about her weight – that she’s too heavy to fit into her custom-fit gown – just 10 days before her wedding?

Next, what’s the point of pretending to yourself and your spouse and the 100+ guests in attendance that you’re really 10, 15 or 20 pounds lighter than you really are, and will soon be again after the wedding, particularly after the heavy feeding and drinking bouts during the honeymoon?

(No, sex doesn’t burn it all away.)

If this was not an exercise in self-deception, the bride would have known long before the wedding was imminent that she wanted/needed to lose weight for whatever reason, fitting into the wedding gown being a pretty good one.

The Good Morning America show showcases 41-year-old Jessica Schnaider of Surfside, Fla., who said she felt that she couldn’t lose the needed 10 pounds in time for a fast approaching June wedding approaching.

She was desperate for a quick fix.

“I don’t have all of the time on the planet just to focus an hour and a half a day to exercise so I came to the doctor, I saw the diet, and I said, ‘You know what? Why not? Let me try it. So I decided to go ahead and give it a shot,” Ms Schanider said, and further explained that she had a lot of explaining to do to those thinking that an already fairly svelte woman running around 24/7 with a tube in her nose and a pouch of slurry in her bag is a bit odd.

I guess because I have a finance background, I quickly made an analogy of this quick fix K-E Diet to lottery tickets.

Stay with me here…

You’re 60+ years old and the date of your retirement looms.  Problem is, you haven’t saved any money for it.  So… eureka… you’ll start buying lottery tickets.  If you win, you’re retirement is assured.

OK, so to make this analogy fit to the brides on the K-E Diet, our lottery buyer wins the money for his retirement, just as the bride-to-be loses the weight she wants in time for her wedding.

Problem is, most lottery winners lose their money way before they’re in the grave.

Because they didn’t go through the process of earning and saving he money, learning investment and spending lessons along the way, the lottery winnings are quickly frittered away.

Similarly, because the K-E dieter didn’t learn to eat properly for sustained nutrition and weight, she will inevitably regain the weight lost on her K-E lottery ticket diet.

Over at Forbeswoman, Alice G. Walton weighs in about this diet in her article, The ‘Feeding Tube Diet’ And Our Limitless Weight-Loss Idiocy, where she quotes David L. Katz, MD, MPH, founding director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center.  He says this about the K-E Diet:

“In terms of quick weight loss, it is a guarantee of quick rebound, since it involves no useful behavior change whatsoever. It has nothing at all to do with health, and basically endorses the notion that weight loss by any means is acceptable. If that is so, I recommend a 10-day cocaine binge. It will work as well, and probably be more fun, than a nasogastric tube.”

Cocaine binge aside, with us humans, it seems that most things propagate from our psychology, our attitudes, which brings me to the comment made by psychoanalyst Bethany Marshall, who said matter-of-factly:

“If you lose the weight too quickly your mind is not going to be able to catch up with a newer, skinnier you.”

He didn’t expound further on this line of reasoning, but me thinks he’d concur with my assertion that the K-E Diet is another crazy diet that’s hardly worth it.

Watch Dr. Di Pietro’s video about the K-E Diet below. You can watch the Good Morning America show here. Tell us what you think in the Comments section below.

Last Updated on June 15, 2020 by Joe Garma

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