Couldn’t You Just Buy A Dress That Fits?

A new one from the WTF?! file. Brides-to-be are using a nasal feeding tube to lose the last 10-20 pounds before the big day.

Once again, I cannot even begin to make these things up! Yes, brides are using a feeding tube–normally reserved for the seriously ill–as a way to lose weight so they fit into their wedding dresses.

According to the article:

The K-E diet, which boasts promises of shedding 20 pounds in 10 days, is an increasingly popular alternative to ordinary calorie-counting programs. The program has dieters inserting a feeding tube into their nose that runs to the stomach. They’re fed a constant slow drip of protein and fat, mixed with water, which contains zero carbohydrates and totals 800 calories a day. Body fat is burned off through a process called ketosis, which leaves muscle intact, Dr. Oliver Di Pietro of Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., said.

Frankly, I always thought ketosis was a bad thing. Certainly not something a bride under the stress of soon being married needs to experience!

I understand the desire to be perfect on your wedding day. It’s something our society promotes. Little girls aren’t planning weddings years before they even begin dating so they look frumpy and disheveled on The Big Day. But, all brides are beautiful! Honestly, have you ever been to a wedding where you wrinkled your nose and whispered to the person sitting next to you that the bride looked hideous?

Of course you haven’t, because that never happens! Whether the bride is a size 0 or a size 100, she will be pretty.

Instead of starving yourself before your wedding, you should leave a little extra room in your dress so you can consume chocolate and alcohol the weeks leading up to the ceremony. You’ll have a final fitting and a pinch or two will take the dress in to fit if you over estimated. But you will have had the luxury of knowing you didn’t need to starve and diet through showers, bachelorette parties, and the rehearsal dinner. And you’ll be able to sit on your wedding day.

But first, you need to buy a dress that doesn’t require you to lose 20 pounds before it fits. Do yourself a favor and size responsibly…

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