Sometimes doctors engage in questionable practices for the “good of the patient.” Think plastic surgeons who enhance breasts to any size to help their patients feel better about their body image. But this latest trend in bridal dieting really takes the (wedding) cake. Dieting brides-to-be who want to be able to fit into that wedding dress are now using feeding tubes to diet for the big day, says the New York Times. The feeding tubes allow women to be on an 800 calorie diet and go about their day, albeit with a tube up their nose. Physician involvement in radical weight loss for any event is shocking, dangerous and almost certainly wrong. It is undoubtedly evidence that our crazed culture over being thin has gone way, way too far.
Summer Johnson McGee, PhD