By Shannon Corrigan
The feeding-tube diet, also known as the K-E diet, is the latest fad among brides who are looking to lose weight before their wedding day, reports TIME.
The diet involves inserting a feeding tube into the patients notes which runs to the stomach for a period of ten days. Patients do not eat, but receive 800-calorie-a-day food supplements through a portable pump they carry around, reports CNN.
"The science is based on providing your body with only proteins and fats without carbohydrates or sugars, which force your body into what is called ketosis; this means your body burns up your stores of fat but not muscle because the program is only 10 days long. Because it is delivered to the body in a unique way through the K-E Tube, it works effectively and quickly," Dr. Oliver Di Pietro, who brought the K-E diet to the United States from Italy, reports CNN.
People have started to use the K-E diet to drop significant amount of weight or just to trim off a couple of extra pounds before a big event, reports TIME.
People use it drop significant amounts of weight or just to trim off a couple of extra pounds before a big event. "At first I decided not to do it for people who just want to lose a few pounds," Di Pietro told the New York Times, reported TIME. "But then I thought, why should I say 5 or 10 pounds are not enough? People want to be perfect."