US Patent 8,940,689
& 9,370,553

1 855-5KE-DIET
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FAQS

1. Where did this program start?
The program was originally developed in Italy, about six years ago, by Prof. Gianfranco Cappello, a surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Rome. It has been successfully used over 50,000 times on 19,000 patients in Europe. The program was modified and improved by Dr. Oliver Di Pietro, MD, FACP, founder of the KE Diet.

Click here to read clinical validation of the process used in the KE Diet

2. How does it work?

A proprietary solution is supplied to your body, 24 hours a day, through a tube as thin as a string of spaghetti, which goes through your nose directly into your stomach. There are no drugs or surgery. The solution delivers only proteins and fats, without carbohydrates or sugars.

3. Does it hurt?

The doctor administers a small amount of topical anesthesia, to numb the passage of the tube to make it more comfortable for the patient. There is no surgery.

4. What happens during the 10 days?

Before embarking on the program, you’ll require a physical exam and blood test to make sure you’re a suitable candidate.

The installation of the feeding tube is easy. You’re given a small amount of local anesthesia, just to make you more comfortable when the tube (about the size of a string of spaghetti) is inserted through your nose and into your stomach.

You’ll then be given the food supplement powder, pump and carrying pack. The powder is diluted in 1 liter of water. The doctor and support team will give you all the necessary instructions, and are available throughout the 10-day process for any additional help.

During the 10-day process, you’re to drink only water, unsweetened tea, or black coffee - and with no additives of any kind (including lemon, milk, artificial sweeteners or sugar). This is a must, to maximize your weight loss.

You’ll also measure the amount of ketosis in your urine, using the dipsticks provided, and fill in a daily record of your weight loss and other parameters. Again, the doctor and support team will give you all the necessary instructions. You’ll find it very easy!

You’ll have a brief return visit to the clinic every three days, to make sure everything is going well and deal with any questions or concerns you may have.

5. How much does it cost?

Please contact KE Diet location closest to you for pricing.

6. What is in the solution?

The solution is a proprietary mixture of proteins, fats, vitamins and other elements designed to maintain health while suppressing hunger during the 10 days. Many patient report their thinking is clearer a few days into the cycle, because they are not weighed down by carbohydrates.

7. Why won’t I feel hungry?

You won’t feel hungry because you are being fed 24 hours a day continuously through the tube, virtually eliminating the discomfort of weight loss hunger.

8. If I’ve had bariatric surgery,
      can I still follow the KE Diet?

Yes, if you are deemed to be an acceptable candidate, following a medical exam by our doctor.

9. Can people suffering from kidney or heart
      problems still undergo this diet?

All our patients receive a history, physical, blood tests and psychological evaluation before we consider them for this program. It is not generally recommended for people with serious medical or mental health issues. However, many heart patients do need to lose weight, and their suitability for the KE Diet is evaluated on a case by case basis.

10. What happens after Day 10?

Our interest in your weight, and your overall health, does not end when the feeding tube is removed on the 10th day. There is a consultation session in which we provide advice and information tailored to your specific situation and needs:

  • Perhaps you will require one or more additional 10-day KE Diet cycles.
  • Perhaps you can continue to lose weight by following one of the many diets on the market.
  • Perhaps you don’t need to lose any more weight – but you certainly want to keep off the weight you’ve lost.

Under each of these scenarios, we can and do help you. Your KE doctor will carefully review your needs and your options, and provide the necessary information resources, and personalized counsel, to make sure you achieve your goals. No patient ever completes a KE Diet cycle with the feeling that they’re on their own now; our advice, and the information we provide at the completion of the 10 days, will be a valuable resource to help you going forward.