The K-E diet boosts quick weight loss involves inserting a nasogastric tube into the nose and down into the stomach of the person who wishes to lose weight. This diet is becoming popular in the United States but the information on the various websites including the Ibtimes website do not tell the bad effects in my opinion.
This diet delivers the mix of protein, fat, and water through the tube. The tube is attached to a bag, which holds the solution. The mix is forced up through the nose and through the body until it reaches the stomach.
This diet forces the body into a medically induced starvation, which you can read about on the Dailymail website. When this happens, the body uses its own stores of fat to survive. Yes, you will survive this, but is it healthy to do for your body? Our bodies need more than the proteins, fats and water that the mixture delivers. Our bodies need carbohydrates for energy, and if you are not getting those carbohydrates, your body does not work correctly.
There is no fiber in this diet, so you will be constipated. Be sure to consume a laxative on a daily basis.
This NG tube must not be bumped, or forced in any way. If it is forced in any way, it could damage the lining of your nose, throat, or your esophagus. Granted dieters may plan to be careful but you never know when a simple fall will occur, and automobile accidents occur on a daily basis.
If that NG tube slips, the liquid feeding could be delivered straight into your lungs according to a report on the Enotes website. This may cause you to aspirate. Simply put, if this mixture on the K-E diet gets in your lungs you have a very serious medical condition on your hands. It required immediate medical intervention if your life is to be saved.
In a hospital or nursing home setting the patient who receives a NG tube, which is also used in this K-E.diet, the patient must sit up or be in a reclined position so that the patient does not vomit. I did not see any precautions on any web site that mentioned this precaution. When we cared for patients with this type of NG tube, we had to make sure they never laid flat on their back for their safety. When you vomit this mixture if you are in a deep sleep you could die in your sleep.
Some of the web sites that list the side effects of this K E diet simply say, you may have bad breath. What about farting? I am serious you will burp and fart with this and trust me they are worse than anything you have smelled. Baby formula smells delicious when it comes to the feeding mixture associated with the Ng tube.
If anyone is still one the fence about this diet, please educate yourself on the precautions of the nasogastric tubes and the mixture. Perhaps walking up the stairs or the mile to the work would serve you better then the K-E diet.