Tube Feeding K-E Diet has Short and Long Term Risk warn the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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(Best Syndication News) - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is warning people about the newest weight loss fad called the K-E Diet, which is also called the Ketogenic Nutrition Diet. The weight loss is achieved by hooking up a feeding tube through the nose for a 10-day period. The liquid food is delivered 24 hours a day via a pump.

The group acknowledges that using a feeding tube in certain circumstances is important, such as when a person is unable to eat in a normal way.

There are risks involved with the K-E Diet said the group. These include kidney damage, and gallstones that happen with rapid weight loss. Also, they say that it doesn't address the reason people overeat in the first place and once they stop the feeding tube diet they will often regain the weight right back.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wanted to make sure that people are aware that in no way do they endorse the K-E Diet. They have noticed some websites listing them as a place to learn about losing weight. It might be misleading for a consumer considering the K-E Diet. The group wanted to assure people that their website, eatright.org, does provide realistic and healthy ways to lose weight.

The way to weigh less is not an easy; that is if you want to do it in a safe and healthy manner. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics official position of weight management is that it is a lifelong process of changing your lifestyle. That means having a healthy eating plan along with exercising regularly to achieve and maintain an ideal weight.

Additionally, the group says that losing only one to two pounds per week is considered safe because it allows enough nutrition while learning how to manage food and drink amounts.
Lastly, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, suggest discussing a weight loss plan with a registered dietitian in the area. The dietitian can help make a meal plan that can help a person learn to eat healthy and lose weight sensibly.

By: Marsha Quinn
Health Reporter

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