Monday, April 23, 2012

Celebrity Trainer and Dream Body Coach Denounces 'K-E Diet' as Atkins Diet on a Feeding Tube

Extreme Weight Loss Diet to Fit Skinny Jeans

Medicine, ethics, and greed at the cross roads?

A new extreme weight loss diet , The K-E Diet,  featured in a recent New York Times article, involves having a nasogastric tube inserted through the nose and down into the esophagus for up to 10 days. The diet consists of a slow drip of protein and fat mixed with water, totaling 800 calories per day with no carbohydrates. Does it sound similar? It's like the Atkins Diet in a feeding tube.

The 10-day weight loss treatment costs $1500 and can result in the shedding of up to 20 pounds through ketosis, where the body burns fat instead of sugar. In order to fit their fabulous wedding gowns and look their best on wedding days, many brides-to-be go on all kinds of crash diets to lose 10 to 20 pounds quickly without realizing the side effects and the long-term impact on their health.

"For crying out loud, this is a biggest loser's hunger game," says Carey Yang, a certified personal trainer and fitness expert in New Jersey.

Yang is the owner and master personal trainer at Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC -- a leading in-home personal training and weight-loss management company serving and helping clients in Morris County, Sussex County, Passaic County, Essex County and Somerset County areas in New Jersey.

The K-E Diet involves no hospitalization or doctor supervision - simply a bag filled with the food solution and a tube inserted into the nose. "I smell the conflict of interest in medicine, medical practice, ethics, and greed." Yang says.  "It's a rip-off!"

"You can lose weight on 800-calorie-a-day diet by yourself although it's below the safe daily calorie intake recommended by FDA and dietitians," Yang says. "And you'll be likely to lose muscle and water. When you resume your regular diet and calorie intake, you will gain all the weight back plus some."

Some of known and cited side effects are constipation, bad breath, dizziness, kidney stones, dehydration, and headaches. "It's like the Atkins diet on a feeding tube," Yang says.

"How can a normal, well person allow the doctor to stick a feed tube in their nose?" Yang questions. 

Naso-gastric tubes are only used for patients who are unable to eat enough such as people who are in a coma, have had a stroke, or have a serious illness that keeps them from being able to get enough nutrition by chewing and swallowing their food. There can be issues from tube irritation in the esophagus, and in some cases the tube can be accidentally placed (or accidentally moved after being placed properly) and end up in the lung. When the feeding formula goes into the lung it usually results in pneumonia.

Yang says, "if you can't lose weight by eating right, exercising regularly and taking on a healthy lifestyle, no fad diet can help you in the long term."

"I have trained and coached brides-to-be before. If you want to look your best on your wedding day, start early. Use this opportunity to learn how to eat a healthy diet, learn about your relationship with food, learn how to work out and strengthen your body the right way ." Yang says.

"The choice is yours. All I can say is that K-E Diet is a biggest loser's hunger game," Yang adds.

About C. Carey Yang and Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC
C. Carey Yang, Your Dream Body WorkoutXpert (TM), is a certified personal trainer and fitness boot camp instructor based in Morris County, New Jersey. He provides in-home personal fitness training, backyard boot camp, wellness and lifestyle coaching, and fitness and weight-management seminar. He specializes in helping busy, working professionals who want safe, effective workouts with maximum results in minimum time. Yang is the creator of the 6-Step Dream Body Blueprint (TM) Body Transformation System.

To learn more about lifestyle and wellness coaching, personal fitness training and nutritional counseling and to sign up for a free monthly e-zine, receive free fitness and fat loss e-books, and schedule a complimentary consultation, visit

He is also available for media interviews, providing a list of tips and articles, and presenting wellness and fitness seminar. Call 973-303-2424 or email Carey at

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