Could anything be sillier or more self-indulgent than what I learned on “Live with Kelly” this morning? According to an April 13 NY Times article, brides-to-be are using feeding tubes for 10 days for all nutrition taken before their weddings in order to lose weight. If you don’t believe this new fad, check it out at:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/fashion/weddings/Losing-Weight-in-Time-for-the-Wedding.html?pagewanted=2
“Dr. Di Pietro said body weight is lost quickly through ketosis, the state in which the body burns fat rather than sugar. Patients at his office are monitored during the 10-day period for things like constipation, bad breath and dizziness.”
The cost? “$1,500 for 10 days, which includes a screening and the equipment. They also have to feel confident enough to wear the tube in public. ”
A quality waist-training corset worn properly and moderately, can help wearers lose from 2 to 6 or more inches around their girth and from 5 to 20 pounds, in from 2 to 4 months. The cost? From $250 up, fully custom-measured to the client’s body. Figure trimming is fact based on my experience and that of hundreds of my clients and 30 waist-training students whom I’ve coached over the past 15 years. The feeding tube in this new fad comes out and is thrown away in ten days, while a quality corset lasts from 10 to 20 years, is fashionable, fun, and calls for positive attention in public.
I can only imagine the adverse reaction as certainly must be the case to see someone walking about with a tube hanging out of her nose.