Brides to be using feeding tubes

Katherine - posted on 04/16/2012 ( 32 moms have responded )

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If you've thought you've seen it all when it comes to rapid weight loss, you haven't. A new diet is in town and it is being practiced by brides wishing to shed some pounds before the big day. Interestingly enough, the diet has nothing to do with what you consume, but what you are not consuming—solid food. A feeding-tube is the key factor in this diet. It is inserted into the nose and runs to the stomach. Yes, women are choosing to be fed through a tube. The reward? Dropping up to 20 pounds in 10 days so that brides-to-be can be reassured that they will fit perfectly into their wedding dresses. It looks like a healthy diet and exercise have become an old-fashioned way to lose weight.



15122007146The slow-drip from the tube is constant and consists of protein, fat, and water. Sounds delicious. The diet, called the K-E diet, allows a total of 800 calories a day, and fat is burned off by a process called ketosis. Patients who choose to practice this new weight loss plan are not in the hospital during the process. They carry the bag with them and leave the tube in their nose for 10 days straight.



Dr. Oliver Di Pietro stands by this feeding-tube diet and says, "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. That's what is so amazing about this diet." What is really amazing about the diet is that medical equipment is carried around in a purse that is connected to the dieter's nose. What in the world will be thought of next when it comes to rapid weight loss?





Holy insane! That is a crazy way to lose weight. Not to mention dangerous IMO. Exactly WHY would you want to do this? I would think it's disgusting! What are your thoughts?

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Mrs. - posted on 04/18/2012

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Or have a tiny wedding like I did...it was just me, my parents, my husband, my daughter and the JOTP. I did have a photographer, but no one got to see the photos until I got to look at them and approve them. I mean, you can cut out all the stuff you don't like on a simple programme like iPhoto. Not to mention, most photographers will photoshop the shit out of your photos if you want.

No need to put a tube in your nose when you have a cropper and a de-noise button.

**Jackie** - posted on 04/19/2012

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We didn't have a photographer either, MeMe. We put a bunch of disposable cameras on each table and around the room. When someone saw a good photo op they would snap a picture! I hate fake smiles and poses and rehearsed laughter, it turned out better than I had hoped for...except for a few pictures were black...because some people were so drunk they forgot to turn the flash on lol

Katherine - posted on 04/18/2012

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They are out there and it's disgusting. If they don't want to marry you if they think you're "fat" then don't marry!

Kate CP - posted on 04/17/2012

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Tube feeding is creepy if you don't need it. But the whole high fat and protein thing and going through ketosis I agree with. It's how I've lost weight and kept it off.

America3437 - posted on 04/17/2012

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That is obsurd! I have taken care of plenty of people with g-tubes and they can be just as plump as the next gal! If you don't have the will power to say no to the twinkies then what makes you think a g-tube is going to change that! People are nutz!!!!

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Amanda - posted on 04/23/2012

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i definatly need to lose weight to be healthy but there is no way i would pass up a nice jucey burger for a feeding tube..this is crazy and i can't see it being healthy.

Sal - posted on 04/20/2012

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I am stunned how low some people will go to make money, what type of medical practitioner would seriously do this, I am appauled, Preying on women at one of the most important times in their lives and making them feel less than beautiful to make a quick buck,

Barb - posted on 04/19/2012

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What are they consuming? What is in the drip? That is so insane I have had a feeding tube 2 times as a teenage while I was anorexic it's an awful experience. Losing weight that quick isn't healthy. That should only be for patient who can't eat or have an eating problem. I am so disgusted with women who do this. Wow so much I could say, but don't want to go on a crazy rant. It's sick!

Stifler's - posted on 04/18/2012

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I didn't get to look at mine adn approve them he just did them and gave them to us.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 04/18/2012

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Oh shit that's what I forgot to do! Must be why I didn't need a feeding tube, I didn't get a photographer...sigh...I knew I was missing something. We have over 300 pictures though and I was like Jackie, bigger than I am now. Meh.

To each is own. I think it is way over the top to do something like this. I mean have they never thought of cutting back on what they eat, walk every single day and only eat "healthy" foods? I dunno, I lost 55lbs doing that in 5/6 months. I am smaller now then I was when I got pregnant with my son.

Stifler's - posted on 04/18/2012

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I can understand wanting to look good. You paid a lot of money for a photographer and a nice dress and the photos are all you have left, you want to look good in them.

**Jackie** - posted on 04/18/2012

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I was waiting for the words "just kidding" at some point during this article....seriously? WOW.

I haven't read the comments yet and I like to post without reading them because I don't want to lose my train of thought so I just want to say that IF you feel the need to do something that extreme for a 4 or 5 hour wedding/reception.....perhaps you may have some underlying issues.

Unless your fiance said "Will you marry me?.....aaaaand drop a few pounds?" You need to simmer down and enjoy your life.

Can I tell you that I was at my heaviest during my wedding day? I was engaged for over a year and it was just really stressful...we bought a house 4 months before our wedding day and there were a lot of pizza deliveries while working on it lol. My husband didn't even hesitate when it was his turn to say "I do" :)

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 04/18/2012

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Well unless you got one of those assholes that told you to lose weight before he will marry you.... I know none of us have one of them but they are out there...unfortunately. :(

Tracie - posted on 04/18/2012

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If we needed any more proof that women are made to feel inferior because of their weight - here it is. I am so sad for any woman who thinks this is a good thing to do to themselves. Your husband-to-be clearly loves you at the weight you are, or he wouldn't have proposed. Sad sad sad.

Jodi - posted on 04/17/2012

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Ya know, I'm not going to judge someone who wants to do this. I have struggled with weight my entire life. My mother is large, my father is large. I eat a very healthy diet (i.e. I keep a food diary and have had it examined by my GP AND a dietician in my attempt to lose weight). I exercise every day, cardio and strength training on top of chasing after my little munchkins. And after having kids I can't seem to get below the 200 lb mark.



Would *I* do this? No, I"m in better shape than many people half my size. But the fat just won't go. I don't think it's a great idea, it doesn't seem too healthy, but what someone else does with their body...that's their business. Sure beats some of the alternatives for losing weight.

Sally - posted on 04/16/2012

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I am so skinny ,all up down and flat, why oh why do women not embrace their curves. When will women realises skinny is not pretty or sexy. Id love to be shaplier but i have grown to except and love me. Yes if you are very heavy for health reasons deal with it, same if your are very thin from not eating. I know its not as easy as that but if your heathly why mess. If it effects ot health deal with it but it can never be a quick fix,

Stupid people.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 04/16/2012

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We had an awesome wedding, cost us no more than $1000 and that was including my $300 cocktail dress (didn't do the traditional dress). Of which I am going to sell on Kijiji, whenever I remember too. Didn't use a church either, we got married outside in a beautiful Nova Scotia spot.

We didn't even require a feeding tube. I guess we weren't "in" style. Meh.

Stifler's - posted on 04/16/2012

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Damian wuld have thought I was insane if I voluntarily put a nasogastric feeding tube in.

Stifler's - posted on 04/16/2012

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I got prescribed Duramine to lose weight. This just sounds stupid and dangerous. Rapid weight loss is also stupid.

Minnie - posted on 04/16/2012

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Eh? Why do people do things like this? Eat healthy foods, not too much, and exercise. You'll lose fat.



Having a tube shoved down my nose was -the- most uncomfortable thing I've ever gone through. Horrible!

Sherri - posted on 04/16/2012

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I can't imagine wanting to go to this extreme.

Also we had the fairy tale wedding and we were able to be frugal about it. I can see wanting to spend a lot of money to make the day magical as it is simply one of the biggest most important days of your life. So I do have to disagree with Jen and Sarah's view on that part of it.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 04/16/2012

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Ummm - just a wee little eccentric. I can't imagine ever wanting to have something shoved up my nose, so I could lose weight but not be hungry.

Honestly, my husband probably would have left me, thinking I was a complete flake!

What people will do, just blows me away.

Starfish - posted on 04/16/2012

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I think modern wedding culture in general is simply crazy. Thousands of dollars thrown away on crap like decorations and food for ONE DAY when some people live in this world without clean drinking water baffles me. People seem to be fixated on things being "perfect"...it's a WEDDING. You should be focused on the fact that you're committing the rest of your life to the person you love. The linens, the dress, the music...it's details...it's just silly little details. But when you have a culture that encourages the obsession with the details, then you create a culture that finds little wrong with starving yourself or using feeding tubes to help achieve that ridiculous goal of the "perfect" wedding.

Mrs. - posted on 04/16/2012

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I feel blessed that I didn't get caught up, despite my body issues, in being any thinner than I already am for my wedding day last October. I didn't wear a traditional dress, so that might be part of it...but even while shopping for vintage cocktail dresses, I had some girl tell me that the size 4 that I thought was too tight round the waist, would probably fit me fine by the wedding day because I'd be losing weight for it...and I never mentioned ever losing weight for my wedding. I told her I was fine with my body the way it was at a size 4 and a 27 inch waist, after having a kid two years ago. I wasn't planning on being anyone but myself on that day and I regularly eat well/exercise regardless.

The funny thing is, the dress I ended up getting, not at that store, was an extra small. That's right, I got told to lose weight while wearing an extra small.

The wedding industry is insane, I can see why women would have a hard time not falling prey to some of that pressure.

Tee - posted on 04/16/2012

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That is just crazy. You know well in advance when the big day is, eat right, exercise or buy a bigger dress. Get a girdle, body briefer or some spanx but why anyone would risk their health is beyond me

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Yes it is insane and the whole thing of princess for a day weddings has gotten utterly out of control. When did the wedding become such a fricken process?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/16/2012

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I would have to say this:

I cannot imagine voluntarily putting yourself on a tube feeding diet. When did it become so god-awful important to be anorexic?

But, then I guess i decide that it's each to his own, and am thankful that I am not the mother of girls to have to try to counter all of the body image publicity that's going on.

Beth - posted on 04/16/2012

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I saw this on the Today show this morning. I can't believe women would rather walk around with a tube in their nose for 10 days than just maintain a healthy lifestyle and/or just be happy with their bodies. This is one of the strangest things I've ever heard of. The world never ceases to amaze me.

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