The K-E diet consists of one 800-calorie fluid bag per day administered through a nose drip. It's become increasingly popular option among women looking to slim down before their big day, ABC News reported.
The diet has some potentially unpleasant side effects, including constipation and bad breath; nevertheless, participants are opting to eat nothing for 10 days in favour of traditional weight loss methods such as exercise.
"It is a hunger-free, effective way of dieting," Dr. Oliver Di Pietro, who prescribes the diet, told ABC. "Within a few hours, your hunger and appetite go away completely, so patients are actually not hungry at all for the whole 10 days. That's what is so amazing about this diet."
While on the program, dieters must carry around a bag that contains a mixture of water, protein and fat. The solution drips slowly and constantly into the body, providing just enough sustenance for fat to burn through a process called ketosis.
According to Di Pietro, who is based in Florida, the plan costs approximately $1,500 US. Patients are not hospitalized during the procedure but must remain under a doctor's supervision.
While proponents hail the diet for its effectiveness, critics say that such rapid weight loss is unhealthy, warning of potential kidney problems and dehydration.
"Any extreme low-calorie diet is associated with side effects, kidney stones, dehydration, headaches," New-York based Dr. Louis Aronne told the New York Times. "And if you lose muscle mass and water, what's the point of that?"
What's your take? Did you go to any extreme measures to fit into your wedding gown - or would you in the future? If you were marrying a person who wanted to go on the K-E diet, how would you react?
More entries for category: Community
Meet the Community Team
CBC News Community team, from left to right: Andrew Yates, Andrea Lee-Greenberg, Lauren O'Neil, John Bowman
If you're part of the CBC News community, you're likely to meet one of us: we're the folks working to produce and promote your stories. Read more about us.
More Your Community Entries
- 2012 (1150)
- Online dater sends out awkward post-date survey
- Should Nik Wallenda use a safety device to cross Niagara Falls?
- May photo contest: Fun Veggies
- How much would you pay for your own Tyrannosaurus?
- Canada's yearbook: Send us your graduation photo
- Should the Quebec government suspend classes?
- Should a sex exhibit be pulled from Ottawa's science museum?
- Skechers ordered to pay $40M over deceptive 'Shape-ups' ads
- CBC's Derek Stoffel on staying professional and stomaching injustice
- Hungry man protests all-you-can-eat restaurant
- Should government seek clemency for Canadians on death row?
- Ugly Meter app worries cyber bullying activists
- And the winner of our April showers photo contest is...
- What would you add to Avery Canahuati's bucket list?
- Who is Titanic II backer Clive Palmer?
- Trending April 30: Titanic II, Conrad Black
- Should Conrad Black regain his Canadian citizenship?
- CBC's David McKie on investigative reporting
- Should rooftop missiles be installed for London Olympics security?
- Obama and Kimmel high-five at White House Correspondents' Dinner
- March photo contest: the winner!
- Shatner-hosted 2012 Juno Awards inspire fanfare
- 10 readers share their Katimavik stories
- Katimavik defended 26 years after Hébert hunger strike
- Earth Hour, Mega Millions, angry 'Beliebers' in morning trends
- Maple syrup hoarders prepare for shortage
- Top 5 at 5: CBC North
- Would bigger tax exemptions encourage you to shop across the border?
- What were your happiest years?
- Should charities lose their status for protesting?
- Community reaction to the Pierre Poutine revelations
- Top 5 at 5: Business stories
- Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey launch anti-bullying foundation
- Davy Jones honoured by fans on social media
- February photo contest: the winner!
- Women take the leap and propose marriage on Feb. 29
- Community reaction to closing of high Arctic lab
- Would you freeze-dry a deceased pet?
- U.S. storm watchers swap stories on social media
- Should Canada create an asbestos registry?
- January photo contest: the winner
- Top 5 at 5: Montreal stories
- Should Peru's uncontacted tribes be left alone?
- Is Ashton Kutcher right to block journalists from his Twitter feed?
- Would you wear Dress Pant Sweatpants in your workplace?
- Where do you donate your used clothing?
- Could a UN resolution help end Syria's unrest?
- Top 5 at 5: Politics stories
- Do you trust a camel that predicts Super Bowl winners?
- Community reaction to the Shafia trial verdict
- May (102)