This article has me throwing my hands up in the air and wondering when all the madness will end. If you don’t want to click on the link, here’s the rundown: apparently there’s this diet called the KE Diet where a doctor inserts a feeding tube UP YOUR NOSE and into your stomach for ten days AS A WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT QUICKLY.

?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

According to the article, it’s a popular way for brides-to-be to lose weight so they can fit into their wedding gowns on that glorious day. The article profiled one woman and said this:

Slipping into a wedding gown for a dream wedding is a moment of truth for most brides, but as many say that there is a real fear that it will not quite fit. That’s how Jessica Schnaider says she felt with a June wedding approaching and 10 pounds she says she couldn’t lose. She was desperate for a quick fix.

I don’t have all of the time on the planet just to focus an hour and a half a day to exercise so I came to the doctor, I saw the diet, and I said, ‘You know what? Why not? Let me try it. So I decided to go ahead and give it a shot,” she said. (emphasis mine)

She goes on to say that emotionally, the diet was hard, but she wasn’t hungry for those ten days. That’s just what you want to be, is an emotional wreck right before your wedding. I’m sorry but I feel like this is a really shallow thing to be thinking about before your wedding. I mean, your fiance thought you were beautiful enough as you were to ask you get married in the  first place, right? I wonder what all the fiances are thinking during all this – I mean wouldn’t you think your significant other was a little nutty if they did something this drastic?  And I’m sure her friends and family had to think she was off her rocker. She even says she had to keep convincing people she wasn’t sick:

“And sometimes I had to give excuses to people who were asking are you sick? And I was like, ‘No, I’m not sick, I’m not dying, I’m fine.’

This would be enough to make me NOT want to do this. I can’t imagine running into someone at WalMart and having to explain to them that “hey I’ve got this feeding tube shoved up my  nose so I can lose ten pounds – don’t I look great?!?”

This “procedure” costs approximately $1500 for the ten day treatment and what struck me as odd is that this woman had this done recently, but her wedding isn’t until this summer. Her wedding is in June and it’s now April – plenty of time for her to gain ten pounds back, especially since she lost it so fast! I would think if someone were going to have this done, they would do it right before the wedding, but that’s just me.

I thought the HGC Diet was whack-a-doodle, but KE Diet takes the top place in my list of Crazy Fad Diets.

I don’t begrudge anyone wanting to look their best on that special day, but at least give exercising and eating healthy a try before you go do something as drastic as this. I feel that she had plenty of time to lose the weight the old fashioned way. And I know how hard it is to lose those last ten (or twenty or fifty) pounds, but a feeding tube? Really?

What’s next?

I don’t even want to know.

Edited to Add: Upon re-reading my post, I realize that I sound really judge-y and that is not my intention. I am a big proponent of Finding What Works For YOU, but I just think this K-E Diet sounds dangerous and unhealthy.  The fact that it is even an option is what I have such a hard time accepting. I don’t think the women who do this are horrible, stupid people – I think it’s sad that they feel such pressure to go to such lengths. I have felt that quiet desperation myself a time or two, so I understand WHY it sounds desirable to them, but I also feel that there are safer, healthier ways to go about losing those vanity pounds.