|Extreme Dieting to Slim Down|
A new extreme dieting , The K-E Diet, recently featured in the New York Times, 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.
The 10-day weight loss treatment costs $1500, the Times reported, and can result in the shedding of up to 20 pounds through ketosis, where the body burns fat instead of sugar.
Dr. Oliver Di Pietro, who administers the diet in Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., told ABC News the diet involves no hospitalization or doctor supervision, simply a bag filled with the food solution and a tube inserted into the nose. This is simply wrong. It's malpractice in disguise. Dr. Di Peitro should try it himself and lose weight himself.
According to a K-E dieter Melissa Gilson, “If they didn’t have the tube and just stopped eating they’d be considered anorexic, but under a doctor’s care and with a tube in their nose, it’s a crash diet.” Is that what a doctor's license and ethic is selling for these days?
In another case reported by New York Times, Jessica Schnaider spent eight days on a feeding tube, a process that costs $1,500 for 10 days, so she would fit into her wedding gown when she marries in Argentina in June. She had the tube removed early because she was losing too much weight.
What in the world anyone has to do that? This is stupid Bridal Hunger Games.