Monday, April 16, 2012

Today in Stupid Diets

K-E Diets. For about $1,500 a doctor will fit you with a feeding tube and provide you 10 days of nutrients. It's a fast, but without feeling hungry. The constant stream of liquid through the tube is said to suppress the appetite. The plan claims you can lose 20 pounds over 10 days, but you have to visit the doctor's office three times a week during that time. If you can spend that much time going to a doctor's office, you can spend that time lifting weights or running and getting fit that way. You would save also enough money for a trip and avoid the risks of a feeding tube, which include constipation, nausea, hyponatremia, internal bleeding, infection and allergic reaction to the tube.

I found out about this trend via an ABC News story. I have since found their facebook page and am happy to report that most of the comments are negative. I do not understand the desire to undergo a medical procedure for weight loss, especially when it's not weight that needs to be lost for improved health.

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