It turns out that no one wants to be big on their, well, “big day.” In a study by Cornell University, researchers found that 70 percent of 272 engaged women said they wanted to lose weight, typically around 20 pounds, before walking down the aisle. Which means that a lot of brides-to-be are crash dieting in order to look their thinnest in wedding photos, reports The New York Times. After all, these days, there’s a possibility that the pictures might outlast the marriage.
One quick weight loss method new to the United States, and gaining modest popularity among women about to tie the knot in Florida, is the K-E diet, or better-known in England as Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition. The method uses a nasogastric tube (a feeding tube) to administer 800 calories a day, for 10 days. The diet claims that the body weight is lost rapidly through ketosis; when the body burns fat rather than sugar.
The tube is worn throughout the day, in public mind you, and costs $1500 for the 10-day diet. It’s currently offered by Bay Harbor Islands, FL, internist Oliver R. Di Pietro, MD. While this method of doctor administered and monitored weight loss is rapid, it works the same way any calorically restricted diet does. It’s also important to remember that any quick weight loss plan is a short-term solution and might not be safe. Therefore, it’s always best to speak to your physician before making a decision to drastically reduce calories.
For long-term results, clean eating (a diet of whole, non-processed protein sources and fruits and vegetables) along with regular cardio and strength training is still your best bet for the body of your dreams-before and after your “big day.”
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