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Brides Using Controversial 'Diet' to Shed Pre-Wedding Pounds

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Every bride-to-be wants to look great on her wedding day. And there is no shortage of fitness, diet, and style professionals who would like to capture a chunk of the average $26,500 wedding budget.

From “bridal bootcamps” to bride-to-be spa packages, engaged women are encouraged to spend money, time and effort to dramatically alter their appearance and look especially thin and fit on their wedding day.

The pressure to be “perfect” is immense but the latest trend diet to get that way, the K-E diet, may be going too far. The K-E diet promises to help women shed up to 20 pounds in 10 days, a feat normally not achievable or advisable by most experts.

The diet does this because instead of relying on the woman to count calories or exercise vigorously, a feeding tube is inserted in her nose for up to 10 days. The women carry a food solution around like a purse that is attached to the feeding tube.

The solution is a constant drip of protein, fat and water that is equal to 800 calories per day and contains no carbohydrates. It is delivered directly to their stomachs and causes them not to feel hunger.

The women are advised not to eat anything for the 10 days they are on the program. The patients are under a doctor’s supervision but are not hospitalized for the duration of the diet.

Dr. Oliver Di Pietro of Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, is an advocate of this diet which has been popular in Europe for years, though it only recently has come to the United States. Dr. Di Pietro says there are few side effects beyond bad breath and some constipation because there is no fiber in the food solution.

He charges women $1,500 for the 10 day program. Since the average wedding gown in 2011 was almost $1,300, it is understandable that once it is purchased a bride-to-be will do just about anything to get into it.

Critics of the K-E diet warn that the weight loss is not permanent and will come back. Understanding the lure of rapid, “easy” weight loss, many doctors say it is just not healthy and could be dangerous.

There are also some emotional and psychological complications that could come up during a program like this.

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EmpowHER Guest

As marriage is the only dream for most of the girls therefore they wants to look stunning and beautiful in their wedding day, so from the very beginning they used to work over on their different sections such as wardrobes and styles including makeup’s, hair styles and jeweler.

But the most important fact is that a huge number of brides are used to follow certain diet plans to looks more slim and fit on their wedding times, so in these circumstances various kinds of controversial diet plans are arise which helps them to lose weight quickly but they are not able to aware of the negative results getting from these practices.

I must suggest brides whom are preparing their wedding plans might not be going through several imperfect diet plans which provide negative result.
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October 18, 2012 - 4:22am
EmpowHER Guest

Every bride dreams for a special wedding therefore they always prepare for looks great on their wedding day, so the first preference they gives to their physic and weight loss. Most of the brides are spend a lot of money in many weight loss programs/diet plans to get a slim and thin body shape.

Sometimes the pressure for stay fit and looks outstanding might be forced them towards many controversial diet plans and ineffective diet programs, I must suggest before staring any kind of diet we must be once go for an expert advice which helps to avoid many errors.
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