Disturbing Trend of the Day: In a last-gasp attempt to fit into the THE DRESS, desperate brides-to-be in the U.S. (like Jessica Schnaider, pictured) can now have a feeding tube inserted into their nose that provides a drip of liquid protein and fat (with no carbohydrates) through the esophagus into the stomach. The $1,500, 10-day treatment is effective: The tube delivers just 800 calories a day, and generally results in the loss of at least 10 percent of body weight — and perfect wedding pictures. But… ew?
Ummm…what effing doctor is doing this? They should have their license revoked immediately.
I have always maintained that there are clinics that you can go to (if you have big bucks) where you will be sedated and put on a feeding tube drip and have physical therapists exercise your muscles and stuff so that you can rapidly lose weight without discomfort.
What’s stupid about this (above) practice is that anyone could easily achieve the same results on their own. Ensure and other liquid nutrition are readily available in any pharmacy and if you only drink those (or even the Slim Fast type) you will get the same results. Having the invasive tube only increases your chances of infection or secondary side effects.
If you’re right, Giddy, and there truly are secret clinics where the Rich and Famous can go and sleep away their fat? As horrifying as that idea is, at LEAST those people have the common sense wherewithal to keep it a fucking SECRET. One of the scariest things about this (and oh, there are like 700 scary things happening) is that Miss Jessica here apparently thinks this is a totally legitimate and not FUCKING HORRIFYING plan of action. Like, “an article? Sure, you can write an article. No, use my real name, I don’t give a fuck, what’s the problem? Here, take a picture of me with the feeding tube up my nose. What’s that you were saying about the children in Darfur? Oops, time out, tube clog.”
The strangest part, for me, is that I work with people every day who actually need these things to SURVIVE. So it’s weird to suddenly see them all over the news because I’m like “Oh, girl, shouldn’t you be in a hospital gown?”
And let’s be honest, to be doing this, they probably should be.