A revolutionary new diet that promises expectant brides they will be able to fit into their dream dress.
Here comes the.. skinny bride!
This year’s drastic weight loss solution requires neither a nutritional calendar nor a pair of sweat-wicking exercise pants, only a nose drip and a bag of fluids.
Followers of the K-E diet have a small feeding tube inserted into the nose that administers fat, protein and water to the body and stops them eating for ten days.
Bit by bit, the solution is deposited into the stomach via the nasogastric tube, delivering 800 calories a day and suppressing the appetite.
The astonishingly fast results are achieved as body fat is burned off through a process known as ketosis.
Dr Oliver Di Pietro who practices the method Bay Harbour Islands, Florida, told ABC NEWS: ‘Within a few hours and your hunger and appetite go away completely, so patients are actually not hungry at all for the whole then days.
That’s what is so amazing about this diet.’
But like any weight loss alternative, the process is far from easy or comfortable.
During the ten day period in which the tube is inserted into the nasal passage, patients must carry a shopping bag around with them containing the bags of protein-rich fluids.
Lack of energy, bad breath and constipation are just some of the side effects reported to occur and psychologists worry that dropping weight so rapidly can be mentally traumatic.
Psychoanalyst Bethany Marshall of Beverly Hills, California explained: ‘If you lose the weight too quickly your mind is not going to be able to catch up with a newer, skinnier you.’
But for some brides the snappy results are worth the inconvenience.
Jessica Schnaider, 41, from Surfside, Florida, who is looking forward to her July nuptials said she didn’t have the time to exercise the amount required to shift the last 10lbs that would get her to her perfect wedding weight.
Opting for the extreme K-E diet she shed it all in just eight days.
‘It was emotionally difficult, the ten days of not eating,’ she admitted. ‘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.”‘
Dr Di Pietro, who charges $1,500 for the pleasure, has expanded his client base since he began to offer the K-E diet.
He told the New York Times: ‘At first I decided not to do it for people who just want to lose a few pounds. But then I thought, why should I say five or ten pounds are not enough? People want to be perfect.’