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Brides-to-Be Losing Weight With Feeding Tubes: Sensible or Sick?

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Every bride-to-be can relate to the pressure to look gorgeous (and slim) on her big day. But sticking a feeding tube up your nose for 10 days seems to go a bit too far. However, that's exactly what Jessica Schnaider did in the lead-up to her June wedding. And the so-called K-E diet is growing in popularity, ABC News reports.



The K-E diet promises to help you drop 20 pounds in 10 days. However, it's not for the weak of heart. Dieters must insert a feeding tube into their nose that runs to the stomach. They're fed a constant slow drip of protein and fat, mixed with water. The carb-free "diet" adds up to 800 calories a day, ABC reports.

"It is a hunger-free, effective way of dieting," Dr. Oliver Di Pietro of Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., who charges $1,500 for the diet, told ABC. "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."

PS: You also have to be willing to do this "diet" in public. Patients are not hospitalized, so they carry the food solution with them, in a bag, keeping the tube in their nose for 10 days straight. Side effects include bad breath and constipation. Would you try it? We hope you wouldn't! Remember: The groom is supposed to love you just the way you are! And you really won't look very sexy with a feeding tube in your nose.
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  • Drachen 2012/04/17 00:12:00
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    Drachen
    +27
    SodaHead, I'm a little insulted.

    I posted this same exact question 11 hours ago, and 5 hours after that you post this. Instant front page.

    How dare you!

    angry

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  • hari 2012/04/17 18:35:54
    Sensible
    hari
    +2
    for people who have craze like madness ......
  • Tara 2012/04/17 18:30:50 (edited)
    Sick
    Tara
    +2
    People always find a way to amaze me. Just imagining someone inserting a tube through my nose to my stomach while I'm awake makes me wanna barf. And to think that a DOCTOR is recommending this!
  • MorganRae 2012/04/17 18:29:22
    Sick
    MorganRae
    +2
    Ew, so gross.
  • phil white 2012/04/17 18:25:24
    Sick
    phil white
    +1
    If you are to starve yourself to loose weight, why bother with a tube??
  • Nic phil white 2012/04/17 19:34:54
    Nic
    It's not starving yourself, it's a diet.
  • phil white Nic 2012/04/18 02:13:29
    phil white
    +1
    To quote the great Garfield, "Diet is die with a t." :-)
  • Nic phil white 2012/04/19 00:55:13
    Nic
    ah whatever you like to think it as.(:
  • Lindsey Crowley-Scott 2012/04/17 18:22:29
    Sensible
    Lindsey Crowley-Scott
    +2
    Some people would do anything to be skinny.
  • miztemecula 2012/04/17 18:07:16
    Sick
    miztemecula
    +1
    Totally Sick!

    Where do I sign
  • MathewsJamie 2012/04/17 18:04:00
  • Brendakp 2012/04/17 17:46:18
    Sick
    Brendakp
  • Matilda Walton 2012/04/17 17:40:56
    Sick
    Matilda Walton
    THE WHOLE WORLD IS FULL OF......"SICK PEOPLE".......2 TIMOTHY 3:1-8.

    AND BESIDES "LOVE AND MARRIAGE IS ARCHAIC".......TODAY, "MARRIAGE IS ABOUT

    FEEDING TUBES TO LOSE WEIGHT, BREAST IMPLANTS, CHIN IMPLANTS, WEAVES,

    DESIGNER DRESSES, DESIGNER SHOES, PRE-NUPS, EXOTIC WEDDING

    CEREMONIES, EXOTIC AND EXPENSIVE HONEYMOON SPOTS.

    IF THE........"STARS CAN DO IT; WELL THE NOT SO RICH COMMON MAN CAN TOO"!
  • Marie Oral 2012/04/17 17:20:44
    Sick
    Marie Oral
    +1
    why whould i want to marry someone so shallow... she already look sick
  • Splashfairy 2012/04/17 16:33:31 (edited)
    Sick
    Splashfairy
    +2
    The idea that a bride has to be skinny to the point such methods are deemed as necessary is ridiculous! And the bridal fashion industry I believe plays into this. They make their gowns smaller so the girls have to starve more. Have Aunt Fern make your gown and let her measure you as you naturally are and sew up the seams accordingly.
  • YOMOMMA 2012/04/17 16:20:49
    Sick
    YOMOMMA
    +1
    YUK! If you are a little overweight... he likes it because he would marry a skinny girl if he wanted a skinny girl and you will gain it all back anyway and look sick like the ugly B in the picture.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/17 16:04:10
    Sick
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    Just like the prom question asked before,the stuff that goes on before weddings.Geez.Too Much BS. I have never gotten married,went through a bunch of unnecessary BS with my brother's. I want it simple if I do get married,but at 50. Single with girlfriends is enough for me.
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/04/17 15:57:58
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    cmdrbnd007
    Just plain nasty. I don't care how small that tube is it still causes trauma to the nasal cavities. I don't enjoy placing them in people and I sure as hell wouldn't want one that wasn't medically necessary.
  • workdrone 2012/04/17 15:44:50
  • Kae Kam 2012/04/17 15:40:02
  • Neesha 2012/04/17 15:35:25
    Sick
    Neesha
    +1
    just hit the gym.. you have to walk around with a tube in your nose and on your face for 10 days looking crazy.. stop being lazy and work out.. #idiots
  • LittleM... Neesha 2012/04/17 19:32:22
    LittleMistersMom
    You hit it! It's laziness.
  • Papillon 2012/04/17 15:04:39
  • cupcake 2012/04/17 14:58:44
    Sensible
    cupcake
    +1
    Sorry, but I still remember the stress I was under like it was yesterday and it was 27 years ago....I probably would have done this too if I knew about it. Big deal! It's just for 10 days or so. You are not hungry, get all your nutrients. Your not harming yourself. Your not hurting anybody else. no big deal
  • AM 2012/04/17 14:52:54
  • Waiting in the Wings 2012/04/17 14:50:55 (edited)
    Sick
    Waiting in the Wings
    Unless you need a feeding tube, you shouldn't be using a feeding tube. Exercise to lose the weight and be honest about your weight/ how much you can actually lose. If you're a 16 chances are you probably won't be fitting into that 4 dress by your wedding day and even if you could losing that much weight that quickly, while ideal, is not healthy. He proposed to you or accepted your proposal knowing what you look like and wanted to marry you for you, and if losing weight was his condition for marrying you dump him.
  • Lonna121593 2012/04/17 14:39:12
    Sick
    Lonna121593
    +6
    OH NASTY! Im a bride-to-be and if i want to loose weight ill do it the healthy way. I would never do that! Thats too gross! plus there are pleanty of beautiful "plus size" brides

    nasty bride-to-be loose weight ill healthy gross pleanty beautiful brides

    plus size bride

    plus size bride

    They arnt fat but they arnt skinnt and they are BEAUTIFUL
  • Lucy Sparkles :3 2012/04/17 14:34:28
  • carl 2012/04/17 14:34:22
    Sick
    carl
    There's a moment you have to look at yourself and realize: "I'VE STUCK A FEEDING TUBE THROUGH MY NOSE TO LOSE WEIGHT FOR A WEDDING...I'M REALLY NUTS" Man that's dumb...why can't people be confident in their own skin? Just diet the normal way if you're unhappy with how you look.
  • DontDrinkSoda 2012/04/17 14:30:44
    Sick
    DontDrinkSoda
    +1
    I would never marry someone who would go through this much trouble to avoid working out. 10 days of great exercise leading up to the wedding would show dedication and hard work. This lady is showing lazyness- not a quality anyone would want in a wife.
  • mamacrash 2012/04/17 13:38:38
    Sick
    mamacrash
    Women need to get their heads out of their butts and be happy with themselves,PERIOD.
  • Gloria 2012/04/17 13:31:15
    Sick
    Gloria
  • Timetraveler 2012/04/17 13:30:40
    Sensible
    Timetraveler
    +1
    Is the tube feeding her or is the tube feeding from her? she's beginning to look a little gaunt.
  • Lady Wi... Timetra... 2012/04/17 17:07:49
    Lady Winters
    that's what I was thinking.
  • Timetra... Lady Wi... 2012/04/18 04:16:35
    Timetraveler
    +1
    what happens if she becomes addicted to that method of feeding. lol
  • Get Bashed 2012/04/17 13:27:18
    Sick
    Get Bashed
    +1
    Someone obviously thinks you are perfect already by wanting to marry you, there is no need for these measures!
  • Fenabarb 2012/04/17 13:01:39
    Sick
    Fenabarb
    not a good start but each to their own
  • SundayStoleYourCookieDough 2012/04/17 12:54:52
    Sick
    SundayStoleYourCookieDough
    Ah Jesus wtf is this

    I thought this planet had more sense than that ._.
  • ShannelVassell 2012/04/17 12:30:07
    Sensible
    ShannelVassell
    Friggin Hilarious :)
  • kimlyn 2012/04/17 12:14:43
    Sick
    kimlyn
    +1
    well the thumbnail pic looks like shes dying of anorexia
  • overlord rai 2012/04/17 11:57:31

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