Disgusting wedding diets: Feeding Tubes

posted on: Saturday, 14 April 2012

The New York Times ran an article yesterday on wedding diets that ran shivers up our spines. Just when you think bridezillas can't get any worse or that dieting can't get any more extreme, we read this quote:

"In March, Jessica Schnaider, 41, of Surfside, Fla., was preparing to shop for a wedding gown by spending eight days on a feeding tube. The diet, under a doctor’s supervision, offered 800 calories a day while she went about her business, with a tube in her nose."

Someone please explain to me how running around for a whole week with a tube in your nose is worth the weight loss? That I will never ever understand.  Surely it's better and easier to just hire a trainer...and probably less expensive. But no, walking around town looking like you have a serious medical issue, not to mention the extreme discomfort of walking around with a tube shoved down your nose, is preferable!

That example is probably the most extreme cited but what was mentioned thereafter was nearly as shocking with the lengths women will go to in order to look good on the big day.

I'll leave the rest of the shock for you to discover... {Bridal Hunger Games, New York Times}