Brides in Florida are following a new craze that promises a rapid weight loss sustaining on just fat, protein and water that is transported directly to the stomach through a nose drip.
The bizarre way of losing weight is already popular in Italy and Spain and people following the practice may lose as much as 20lbs in just 10 days. The KE diet works by transporting fats, water and protein directly to the stomach, providing a maximum of 800 calories a day.
The body loses weight by burning off the stored fat instead of carbohydrates through a process known as ketosis. While the diet may promise rapid weight loss, it does come with a number of side effects including constipation, bad breath and lack of energy while the diet is not recommended to those who have kidney problems.
Says Dr Oliver Di Pietro, who provides details of the diet in Florida, "Within a few hours and your hunger and appetite go away completely, so patients are actually not hungry at all for the whole ten days. That's what is so amazing about this diet."