Have you heard of the tube feed diet? That is what a receptionist, where I work, recently asked. I thought it was a joke. It was not.
The K-E Diet has doctors putting feeding tubes into healthy people – usually young women before their wedding days – to help them lose weight: Up to 20 pounds in 10 days. The “patients” tote around a solution in a bag or purse, which delivers fats, protein, and water (no carbs) through the nasogastric tube into the stomach. Patients consume about 800 calories a day, and do not eat any actual food over the 10-day period.
Are you kidding me? Is that how bad it has gotten? The most disturbing part to me is that this diet needs a doctor’s involvement. Talk about a physician without any self-respect? He or she may as well be pill mill docs or marijuana docs. You know, one of the first fake ads I did for the Placebo Journal was for a drug called Cyanara. It was 100% cyanide. You would lose a ton of weight on it. Sure, you would die but you looked great. We are getting closer to this becoming almost a reality. And there looks to be enough idiot doctors out there that would actually prescribe it.