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Baby Food Diet

Hollywood's newest weight loss diet comes in tiny little jars.

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Update: Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon on Baby Food Diet

The latest fad to hit body-crazed Hollywood is the Baby Food Diet. Yep, you guessed it, noshing on jars of mashed sweet potatoes and gloppy bananas is the newest trend that makes you question if Hollywood is suffering a need to regress and feel younger (much younger!) or if there is something nutritiously beneficial to spooning down jars of the glassed stuff? You'll hear about Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and even some of the Desperate Housewives hitting a jar of baby food to ease cravings.

PRO
  • Baby food is free of additives, pure and full of vitamins
  • Portions are small enough to control cravings and avoid the temptation to overeat
  • Many selections are gluten-free for those on a gluten-free diet
  • Organic varieties available
  • Broad variety of flavors

CON
  • Small portions could lead to a binge later on
  • Taste is bland -Since very little chewing is involved, satiety might not be achieved
DIET and NUTRITION

There are no specific guidelines that have been created yet for The Baby Food Diet . In time, your local bookstore will carry a guide on how to lose weight by subsisting on baby food. For now, the requirements are:

The dieter eats either all baby food or eats one adult meal and baby food for the rest of the day. Since babies' digestive systems are so young and innocent, most baby food that you'll find at the grocery store is free of added fats, fillers and other additives. Organic baby food is also lining the shelves so you can be sure that the mushy stuff you're eating does not contain genetically-modified ingredients, growth hormones, or antibiotics.

EXERCISE

Since The Baby Food is more of a trend right now rather than a specific guideline, no exercise recommendations have been put forth. But as reality and science has shown us, the more you expend and the less you consume, you will shed the pounds.

CONCLUSION

The Baby Food Diet is likely to inspire some good chuckles and grimaces as its popularity grows. From a nutritional perspective, the diet is clearly packed with veggies and fruits and thereby full of vitamins and minerals; and it does have the portion control element going for it too. As for its long-term ability to keep off any lost pounds? That still remains to be seen.

Common Misspellings

Baby-food, babyfood


Related Diets: Celebrity Juice Diet, Hollywood Miracle Diet, VF Smoothie


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Carolyn

I have been eating baby food for 3 days now and I thought I would see if other people did it on purpose! I have been sick for a month and out of desperation to help me my mom thought she would grab some baby food and see if I could keep it down. Not the best tasting stuff, but when you can't keep anything in you it is a great way to go. So far the baby food has been the only thing I can eat. I do add a pinch of salt (literally just a one little shake so it probably equals 1/8 tsp or less) and that helps the taste of the dinners. The fruits are really good, I prefer them cold. I am not sure I would recommend this as a life style change, but it works as a temporary fix if your body is out of whack with a virus. I could also see using it for lunches at work when you need something quick and nutritious. I know I don't always have alot of time for lunch so quick and easy is great! I am going to research some more and see if more people use this for IBS or SIBO.

posted Dec 4th, 2008 12:19 pm


Heather

I feel sorry for you girls. Diet should not be temporary fix to lose weight. You should make a lifetime change to eat healthy and exercise. Will you lose weight, yes of course due to severe calorie deficit. Eventually your body will stop losing weight and you'll put back on the pounds. No one in real life could be this disciplined to eat this way the rest of their lives. It's a shame that celebs bring such awful diets into popularity. You all need to eat veggies, fruits, lean meats, etc and lift weights and do some cardio. Eat, your body will thank you for it. I'm eating 2500 a day and more and I'm losing weight. but I also work out daily and strength train. I don't consider it a diet, I consider it a lifestyle. Please seek other means of weight loss, this is a terrible diet.

posted Nov 29th, 2008 10:10 am


Eric

I too, ran across some baby food in the aisle one day last week and thought, "apples and blueberries?", "in this little jar??", "for 40 cents???" - "that's a good deal, and I'm getting apples and blueberries all-in-one."
As an athlete, I eat the "oatmeal and apples", "apples, pears, and bananas", and "apples and blueberries", to supplement my diet, lose a few pounds, and stay in shape.
You get alot of vitamins and this is a great way to lose weight. I usually eat in the morning and at night, and eat a couple of normal meals throughout the day.
If you have any questions, email me

posted Nov 7th, 2008 10:34 am


Sam Robinson

i really like this diet. it was realy dealicios and i got alot of weight of myself 500lbs. what i really enjoyed was everybody laughing at me when i got the pot out. Cor this is a good diet.

posted Nov 6th, 2008 5:44 am


Sam Robinson

i really like this diet. it was realy dealicios and i got alot of weight of myself 500lbs. what i really enjoyed was everybody laughing at me when i got the pot out. Cor this is a good diet.

posted Nov 6th, 2008 5:44 am


felice kaplan

I'm starting tomorrow like every diet but no I purchased my baby food and a month from tomorrow I'll let you know how how I lost. What have I got to lose, hopefully alot of weight

posted Oct 13th, 2008 6:12 pm


alicia

This is so funny that i found this. Yesterday where i live we had really bad weather from hurricane ike.. lots of wind, and lots of places lost power, so just in case we lost ours i went to the grocery store. I have been struggling with my weight. i am carrying 180 lbs on my 5 foot frame and i am having such a hard time. while i was shopping i came across the baby food aisle and thought... hmmm that would be such a convenienct snack.. and i really dont mind the taste either... and i bought some.. then while im at work today i decided to see how many other ppl to this and google it to find that it is actually quite popular to my surprise.. im going to try to work it into my diet and see how it works..

posted Sep 15th, 2008 5:07 pm


Melissa

I went on this diet 10 years ago. I lost 200 lbs. in 2 years. It was very hard for the first 4 months but after that my body got used to it. I ate 1 meat, 1veg, and 1 fruit for breakfast lunch and dinner. Sometimes I added spices to the babyfood and warmed it up as this added to the taste. It is a very simple diet for a person like me who does not have time to count calories or think about what I need to eat. A couple of jars fitted easily in my purse and I could eat whenever I got hungry. It is also easy on the digestive tract (I have IBS) and I found that when I wasn't so 'gassy' I wasn't as 'hungry'. I also found however that I needed to eat oatmeal for breakfast for its roughage as babyfood will not give you the roughage you need to eliminate properly. I recommend this diet for its nutritious value, but not for long periods of time.

posted Sep 8th, 2008 7:25 am


Julieanna Lenihan

I did this diet after I had my son. I stayed on it for 2 months and lost 32lbs. It really works. The first two days are hard but after that it's easy. It's healthy too. My mother swears by it.

posted Jun 30th, 2008 9:56 am


Jon

This diet has been around for a long time, and it may have been invented by a carnival side show "fat lady" whose show name was Dolly Dimples. She lost 443 lbs in 14 months eating only baby food.

posted Jun 23rd, 2008 10:06 am


lana

i started this diet a very long time ago. you have to be disciplined. i ate 2 bottles during the day and at lunch. i would eat a early dinner of steamed fish. you need to remember that there is a lack of protein. i lost about 20 pounds.

posted Jun 21st, 2008 7:55 am


nicolette

i am starting the babyfood diet this week i will be eating only babyfood during the day then a light dinner i will keep you up to date on how much i loose if you would like?

posted Jun 7th, 2008 10:27 pm


kiri

does anybody know how much yo can lose on this? if anyone has any information please contact me at bibwit@hotmail.com anything and everything is much appreciated. thank you.

posted Apr 8th, 2008 9:34 am


Gretchen

I remember this diet from about 15 years ago...my friend lost some weight with it, but she was *really* hungry.

posted Feb 29th, 2008 9:54 pm



 

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