(Closed) “K-E Diet: Brides-to-be Using Feeding Tubes”

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not in a million freaking years.

Post # 4
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Wow that is disgusting.

Post # 5
1431 posts
Bumble bee

Looks like a fast track to an eating disorder… that is just scary.

Post # 6
5479 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

No way, no how.  I’d rather be pudgy.

Post # 8
1811 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Thats gross and it can’t be good for your body

Post # 9
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That I would not do.  Not to say its any better but I have done this before, I am doing the Master Cleans for two weeks to loss the 10 I gained the past two months stressing over wedding things.  I always feel great and have lost weight on it before but it’s hard for anyone who is not experienced in fasting.  Last time I lost 14 lbs and kept 10 of it off for a long time but the past few months I have been eating like I am feeding TWO and because of my knee unable to work out the past two months either.  For me who is doing something that takes more will and dedication this is lazy. That would be me calling the kettle black but I don’t care it seems lazy when compairing diet extremes together. HA

Post # 11
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well aside from the 1 million other reasons I wouldn’t do this, it’s $1,500. Just… no.

Post # 12
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The sort of doctor who would participate in this nonsense is not a doctor I would go anywhere near. I feel bad for the people who feel they need to go to such extremes, and I think it’s disgusting that someone in the helping field would exploit this so shamelessly.

Post # 13
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I saw the article someone posted about this last week, and I saw the preview for it on GMA this morning. It seems completely insane to me.

I remember in the article there was a quote from some doctor who basically dismissed this as something people do for the novelty factor–it’s essentially the same thing as going on an all liquid diet, whether you take in the liquid through your nose or your mouth.

This seems like a ridiculously over-the-top route to take, especially because I assume there’s some chance of medical complication from the tubes. I know people who have done things like MediFast, though, which seems like essentially the same thing but without the shock value. Or of course, you could just eat healthy and exercise and save yourself $1500…

Post # 14
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Mars62312:  I just now saw that and was going to post something about it, but you beat me to the punch.

To say that method is NOT for me would be an uber-understatement for reasons including, but not limited to: 

1. I don’t know about you all, but my mindset is “As long as I can fit into a dress in the same size that I normally wear for anything else [which for me is an 8 or 10 depending on how the item in question is made], I’m good”.

2. Just last week, I found out that I’m pregnant (i.e. I took one of those home pregnancy tests a week ago this past Saturday and it came out positive; a couple of days later, a test that I had done at a local clinic confirmed it). Needless to say, barring say, a miscarriage, I’m naturally going to be gaining some weight between now and December when the baby is due.

3. Again, because I’m pregnant, now is NOT the time for me to be skipping meals for any reason. (And Fiance has reminded me of this once or twice.) I am however going to work on eating healthier if not getting in some exercise if not for my sake then for the baby’s. (Last I heard mild to moderate exercise of some sort during pregnancy is recommended. It’ll probably be more along the lines of a walk in the evening, weather permitting.) 


4. Even if I wasn’t pregnant, I will bet you anything that neither Fiance nor anyone in my family would approve. (There’s not a lot that makes Fiance nervous as far as I know, but anything that he percieves to be a particular threat to my health and/or safety is one of them.)


5. I’ve heard that weight loss beyond one or two poiunds a week can be dangerous.

6. I don’t even have the means to pay for that kind of thing.

I have lost weight in the past–mostly through exercise–but never really went on any kind of special diets. My mom, however, has gone on diets off and on for as long as I can remember, such as South Beach and Slim Fast. (But that’s a choice SHE makes when she does. She is not currently on any kind of diet as far as I know.) She also took a zumba class for a while and has participated in walk-a-thons. I will bet you anything that, regardless of how desperate she might be to lose weight that she would not be caught dead going with the K-E method (and I”m VERY sure my stepdad wouldn’t hear of it either).

Post # 16
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Normally the best part of calorie reduce diets (other than weight loss) is spending less money on food.

Seriously though, that looks so bad for your health.

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