In a rush to lose 20 or so pounds? Don’t bother dieting or exercising when you can simply shove a feeding tube down your throat for ten days!
It’s called the K-E diet and for the low price of $1,500 interested parties can have a feeding tube inserted through their nose and down into their stomachs that delivers a slow drip of protein and fat, mixed with water, which contains zero carbohydrates and totals 800 calories a day. The diet, which has been around in Europe for a while is now becoming increasingly popular in the US as well.
“It is a hunger-free, effective way of dieting,” says Dr. Oliver Di Pietro. “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.”
So what’s the downside (besides the obvious one of having a tube down your throat)? Well for starters there’s bad breath as well as severe constipation caused by a lack of fiber in the patient’s diet. Doctors also caution that such a sudden weight loss isn’t typically healthy nor lasting and that people with kidney issues should avoid the diet.