KEN was invented by Dr. Gianfranco Cappello from the University of Rome several years ago, but has recently been introduced in the United States as the ideal way to lose 10 to 15 pounds in less than ten days.
KEN is also referred to as the K-E diet which feeds individuals who undergo the process a diet of 800 calories for 10 days through a tube inserted into the stomach through the nose. People who have weddings in the near future desire this process because it does not require any exercise or diet plan that a person must keep to. The tube feeding keeps the individuals at the recommended calorie consumption daily.
According to Dr. Louis Aronne
, the director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, “The tube approach might be appropriate in those with significant obesity as a short-term kick-start if other techniques that would help with weight maintenance were also utilized. But it hasn’t yet been studied as a weight loss technique to my knowledge, and I called several other experts in the field.”
Some enthusiasts even suggest "bridal party cleansing" where the entire group of individuals who are to be in the wedding undergo the process together. A woman on BluePrintCleanse
wrote this is a terrible idea for a bridal party. She adds "if a friend asked me to lose weight, or join her in such an awful venture, to be in her wedding, she wouldn’t be my friend any longer.”
The KEN procedure costs $1500 and requires individuals to keep the tubes down their throat for ten days.