General chatter - Extreme dieting with feeding tube and no food

04-16-2012, 10:17 AM
Have you seen this? A feeding tube through the nose 24/7 for ten days gives 800 well balanced calories for rapid weight loss.

I can't believe doctors would actually do this for people.

The lost weight is mostly water and muscle mass. NOT the right kind of weight loss! And most definitely a guarantee to lead to weight gain after treatment.

Then there's the side effects - stomach ulcers, constipation, amongst other things.

Why do people continue to think the quick fix for weight loss is a good thing??


What do you think?

04-16-2012, 10:26 AM
I heard about this on the radio this morning.
Aparently its the new quick fix diet.

Can I just say Ugg..

04-16-2012, 10:26 AM
It just goes to show how desperate people are to lose weight.

04-16-2012, 10:58 AM
Now that is crazy. I have had to have a tube in my nose for complications after surgery. Let me tell you it is a gross, unpleasant thing to have done to you. No, thank you I will lose weight the old fashioned way, diet and exercise.

04-16-2012, 11:03 AM
Uh, I'm good with my 20 lbs in two months. Not exactly fast at my weight but at least I don't have nasty side effects unless you consider my pants falling off my butt nasty :lol:

04-16-2012, 11:38 AM
There are some crazy diet fads out there. But this one sounds really uncomfortable. You shouldn't have to be hospitalized to lose weight cause that's insane. It's like the sleeping beauty diet, they put ppl into medically induced comas because if they're unconscious they can't eat.
I think the sex diet is interesting, when your hungry instead of eating have sex!
Breatharianism is a diet religion that says people don't need food to survive.
And what about the tapeworm diet from a few decades, which is still used in some clinics in mexico.

04-16-2012, 11:47 AM
That has to be one of the craziest fad diets I've ever heard of. I won't be signing up any time soon.

04-16-2012, 12:03 PM
That is nuts!

04-16-2012, 12:18 PM
Since they would learn nothing about how to eat properly, I can see a rapid weight gain after the tube was removed.

04-16-2012, 12:23 PM
I read about this on yahoo this morning. I can't help but wonder what would make people go to such drastic measures. The article I read was about a woman that couldn't lose 10 pounds to fit in her wedding dress so she took the feeding tube route and lost 10 pounds in 8 days. What does her future husband think about it, I wonder?

04-16-2012, 02:02 PM
Wow thats really scary. I can understand the desperation to lose the weight fast but it's not healthy and it's not going to last. It's sad really.

04-16-2012, 02:22 PM
you have a problem with this but i'm guessing no problem with gastric bypass?

this is just gastric bypass without the surgery.

Quiet Ballerina
04-16-2012, 02:59 PM
I don't think it's fair to say this is exactly like gastric bypass.

04-16-2012, 04:03 PM
Not exactly lke gastric bypass, but they are both extreme calorie restriction.

04-16-2012, 04:08 PM
Omg, our society keeps getting distorted and wild!

04-16-2012, 05:01 PM
hmmm i would probably end up sitting in the hospital with a tube up my nose and eating tim hortons downstairs in the cafe not sure how they think this is going to work...i would rather taste my food first.

04-16-2012, 05:45 PM
I've read about this too. I can't believe some people would put themselves through this to lose weight, rather than diet and exercise. I think it's horrible and no doctor should agree to this.

04-16-2012, 05:54 PM
I read about this this morning. The goop it feeds the person has 0 carbs, just fat and protein, on top of no fiber whatsoever. Also, like others mentioned, just 800 calories.

The woman, in the article I read, was doing it for her wedding, and she was already thin. I don't understand how a doctor could do this when it's not like a person has to get weight off or their health in in grave danger. These are vanity pounds (at least in the acticle I read). Just seems like it is bordering on unethical on the doctors' part in that particular case.

04-16-2012, 06:12 PM
I saw this on an online news program I watch. Very disturbing. Any doctor that does this should have their license called into question.

04-16-2012, 06:16 PM
i don't think i could handle that unless i was unconscious the whole time! i like to eat too much to depend on a feeding tube.

that is crazy and probably dangerous. no bueno.

04-16-2012, 06:28 PM
That's crazy. I could maybe see it in extreme obesity cases where people are over 800lbs maybe for a short period of time if they're in danger of dying.

I see people having regular weight loss surgery though when they're under 250lbs, so I guess nothing surprises me anymore.

04-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Yikes! That's awful!

04-16-2012, 10:09 PM
my sister just sent me the news video and NOW i know what you're talking about:

it's disgusting.

such techniques - like gastric bypass and lapband - were intended to help those with significant and i mean SIGNIFICANT amounts of weight to lose, not help lose the vanity ten.

that's like baby formula and c-sections - once intended to save the lives of babies with no other option, too many women regard them as conveniences and to **** with the consequence to the poor infant.

04-17-2012, 10:14 AM
you have a problem with this but i'm guessing no problem with gastric bypass?

this is just gastric bypass without the surgery.

Don't assume.