HEALTH WATCH: Walter Bressler Reacts to Controversial K-E Diet
The new K-E Diet has many health officials up in arms, while others find it to be an effective way to lose weight fast. The diet involves a ten-day process where patients consistently use a feeding tube to deliver essential nutrients without weight gain. Biggest Loser contestant and weight loss advocate, Walter Bressler, offers insight as to why this diet is effective, but overall not a sustainable one.
Houston, Texas (PRBuzz.com) May 29, 2012 -- Weight loss fads are something every American is familiar with. From long-term calorie-cutting diets to the quick-fix diet pill solutions, the public has many options when it comes to shedding those extra pounds. One of the latest crazes, brought over from Europe, is the K-E Diet. It is a process where patients insert a feeding tube into their nose and keep it there for ten days. It may seem inconvenient to carry a food solution bag with you everywhere you go, but some doctors and patients are sure it is effective. On the other hand, weight loss expert, Walter Bressler, claims that it is a "silly" concept and that it serves no foundation for continued weight loss.
A recent report from ABC News reveals the increasing popularity of the K-E Diet among brides to be. The report claims that a growing number of women are desperate to shed a few extra pounds to squeeze into their wedding dresses. Some people question the level of safety associated with such a radical diet, but Dr. Oliver Di Pietro of Bay Harbor Islands says, "It is a hunger-free, effective way of dieting."
As an American who has struggled with his own obesity for many years, Walter Bressler knows how tempting a quick-fix diet can be. Responding to the new craze, Bressler asks, "There's no doubt the K-E Diet is a viable solution, but is it a good long-term solution?" Health authorities share many of the same concerns. Bethany Marshall, psychoanalyst, warns participants, "If you lose the weight too quickly your mind is not going to be able to catch up with a newer, skinnier you."
Walter Bressler believes a person struggling with weight, big or small, should make decisions that affect one's lifestyle. Bressler lost an impressive 116 pounds as an at-home contestant on the third season of NBC's The Biggest Loser. That experience gave Walter Bressler the skills to make positive decisions that over time could sustain weight loss. He comments, "The K-E Diet is an attainable strategy, but not one that will sustain weight loss, which is what America really needs."
In 2006, Walter Bressler was selected as an at-home participant on the popular weight loss reality series, The Biggest Loser. After successfully losing 116 pounds in seven months, Bressler has gone on to promote better health. Bressler recently launched 100 Pounds in 100 Days, a project where he allows the public to follow his attempt to lose weight. Walter Bressler is an advocate of public health and personal development. Making full use of such skills these, he is an accomplished real estate coach who inspires others to reach their goals.