Usually, for your weekend reading pleasure, I try to post something interesting and edifying from around the Web, but this isn’t necessarily edifying; it’s just gross and tabloid-worthy, but I couldn’t help myself.
BECAUSE IT INVOLVES A TUBE IN YOUR NOSE!
The UK’s Daily Mail reports on a new, ‘no-food’ diet:
“The KEN, or Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition diet, involves eating absolutely nothing at all.
Instead, for ten days at a time, a patented liquid formula made up of protein and nutrients is dripped directly into the stomach via a plastic tube that goes up the patient’s nose and is taped on to their face.”
I was particularly struck by this remark from one KEN dieter, which speaks to the complicated meaning food has in our psyches and in our social interactions:
‘Not eating for ten days gives you a break from thinking about food — which, for me, was associated with stress and guilt. Socialising was difficult though — it’s hard to nurse a black coffee while everyone else is eating’