(Image Source: ABC)

BY KARIM HOWARD

ANCHOR LAUREN ZIMA

 

There is new weight loss trend.  Brides to be are turning to the KE diet in order to lose weight fast.  For $1,500 doctors are promising weight loss of up to 20 pounds in 10 days.

“Dieters insert a feeding tube into their nose, which runs to the stomach. They’re fed a constant slow drip of protein and fat mixed with water, zero carbs...”

KE Dieters are given 800 calories a day and doctors say the mixture prompts their body to enter a state of ketosis, burning its own fat supply for energy.  Dr. Oliver Di Pietro, who administers the KE diet in Florida, told ABC News what he considers to be the benefits of the diet:

"It is a hunger-free, effective way of dieting...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."

The KE diet isn’t for everyone.  The Daily Mail warns:

“Lack of energy, bad breath and constipation are just some of the side effects reported to occur and psychologists worry that dropping weight so rapidly can be mentally traumatic.”

In addition, dieters have to endure most of the day with a tube in their nose, although Medical Daily reports they are allowed a brief break:

“The tubes are removable for one hour a day, and patients can drink water, tea or coffee throughout the day.”

Even though the diet is fairly new to the United States, it has been performed in Europe for years.

 

Brides to be Using Feeding Tubes

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Apr 17, 2012

Brides to be Using Feeding Tubes

(Image Source: ABC)

BY KARIM HOWARD

ANCHOR LAUREN ZIMA

 

There is new weight loss trend.  Brides to be are turning to the KE diet in order to lose weight fast.  For $1,500 doctors are promising weight loss of up to 20 pounds in 10 days.

“Dieters insert a feeding tube into their nose, which runs to the stomach. They’re fed a constant slow drip of protein and fat mixed with water, zero carbs...”

KE Dieters are given 800 calories a day and doctors say the mixture prompts their body to enter a state of ketosis, burning its own fat supply for energy.  Dr. Oliver Di Pietro, who administers the KE diet in Florida, told ABC News what he considers to be the benefits of the diet:

"It is a hunger-free, effective way of dieting...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."

The KE diet isn’t for everyone.  The Daily Mail warns:

“Lack of energy, bad breath and constipation are just some of the side effects reported to occur and psychologists worry that dropping weight so rapidly can be mentally traumatic.”

In addition, dieters have to endure most of the day with a tube in their nose, although Medical Daily reports they are allowed a brief break:

“The tubes are removable for one hour a day, and patients can drink water, tea or coffee throughout the day.”

Even though the diet is fairly new to the United States, it has been performed in Europe for years.

 

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