“The Tube Diet”

Have people gone insane!?!

Seriously, using a FEEDING TUBE to lose weight for your wedding?!

Why do people spend years planning their wedding, but only give themselves 10 days to get in great shape? If you want your wedding to be perfect, you spend time planning and working on it. If you want to look perfect for your wedding, why wouldn’t you spend the same amount of time planning and working on that!?!

And on top of that…why would you ever go to such drastic measures that you stick a FEEDING TUBE up your nose!

It uses a nasogastric tube (a tube that goes through the nose and down the esophagus into the stomach) to provide all nourishment, with nocarbohydrates, for 10 days. Dr. Di Pietro said body weight is lost quickly through ketosis, the state in which the body burns fat rather than sugar. Patients at his office are monitored during the 10-day period for things like constipationbad breath and dizziness.

And there are other potential side effects of this extreme diet besides constipation, bad breath, dizziness and the fact that you look ill because you are walking around with a feeding tube up your nose!:

“Any extreme low-calorie diet is associated with side effects,kidney stonesdehydration, headaches,” Dr. Aronne said, “and if you lose muscle mass and water, what’s the point of that?”

There are a lot fewer side effects to healthy diets AND you will probably be able to MAINTAIN the weight you lost.

Even the doctors that do it admit that patients could get the same results with a healthy diet. Heck, I’d even argue people would get better results if they didn’t do something as stupid as stick a feeding tube up their nose:

“I don’t want to tell a bride she shouldn’t look good for the wedding,” Dr. Aronne said. “But we tell them, ‘You can get to the same place if you started earlier, instead of waiting until the last-minute and doing something drastic.’ ”

Seriously, why would anyone do this!?!

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Posted on April 17, 2012, in Conventional Wisdom - How I hate you, Diet, Man Biceps, Uhm? and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is just horrifying to me, on so many levels. Clearly these women are trying to get down to an unnatural weight, because a 10-day diet of 800 no-carb calories is not normal for anyone. And here’s something I wish all of these ladies would understand – eating well and exercising? Not that miserable! It’s not horrible! It actually feels really good! But you know what I imagine doesn’t feel good? Spending ten days with a tube up your nose, unable to eat anything more substantial than baby formula. I’m going to bet that totally blows.

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