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Baby Food Diet

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

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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.

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  • 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

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

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.


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.


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.

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DAY 2- 129.5 lbs
Lost the water weight, which always makes me feel good when I see the definition returning. I felt full all day yesterday and consumed just under 1200 calories.

Yesterday's Exercise: interval run (7 rounds of 400 meter sprints followed by walking for recovery) and prisoner lunges (3 sets of 20)

My solid meal will be grilled fish with steamed broccoli tonight.

Best wishes!

posted Sep 6th, 2011 10:06 am



DAY 1- 132 lbs
I'm starting this for a second time (got interrupted by a vacation, and frankly having fun enjoying summer is very important to me). I had a ton of success the first time and found it easy to do, but difficult to explain to family and friends who thought I was going a bit overboard and didn't need to lose any weight. You'll find that even slim people can lose a ton of weight on this diet if done correctly.

Fave baby foods: Butternut squash, chicken rice and veggie blends, spaghetti and tomato paste, fruit and veggie blends, blueberry banana, vegetables and beef.

In my opinion I'd rather drink salt water (unpleasant) than eat the carrots or peas baby mush. GAG.

One difficulty I had was the constipation that hits around day 5. I am overcoming this by sprinkling Benefibre on the food and ensuring my one "adult" meal each day contains a ton of fibrous vegetables.

It's also essential that you don't dip below 1200 calories as your body will enter starvation mode and refuse to part with the fat, which is counter productive. Planning is the key to ensuring you eat enough jars. I like to write a quick note about the calories consumed as the day goes along (40, 70, 60, 70, etc) so when dinner hits you know what you need to eat to hit 1200. Some days I just crave my scrambled eggs and choose breakfast as my real meal instead.

I will weigh in each day and let you know how I'm feeling. Each day will also include some sort of exercise which I will post in great detail.

Best wishes!

posted Sep 5th, 2011 1:56 pm



I heard about the diet, and decided to give it a try. No harm no foul. Right? I am 5'7" start weight of 149lbs which includes the 8 lbs 'laying in the sunshine by the pool with a margarita' weight I've gained over the last two months of summer slacking. Over the course of one week, I lost 6 lbs. The ONLY exercise I did was mowing the half acre lawn (something I typically pay someone to do) and a handful of extra trips up and down the stairs (to retrieve my baby food snacks of course).

Jar total: Aprox 10 for me..
Cost total: aprox $10 a day
Hunger Meter: -0- I never felt hungry, but why would I when I'm essentially eating all day.

The variety available with this diet is quite nice. As a first time a little trick I thought up was to buy baby graham crackers because of all the reviews that screamed 'I just wanna CHEW!!' . After being on the diet for a hot second, I realizes anyone who whines about the lack of mouth movement, obviously didnt go on the diet for more than a jar of puree. Because there are soooo many different option in the baby food isle, and plenty of them (toddler meals, step 2, etc) allow for jowl movement.

In the mornings I opted for my usual coffee, and a 'buddies' peaches oatmeal (or apple/cinnamon). Heat for 20 seconds and it's rather delicious. Oh, and you can CHEW it. About an hour after I would enjoy a jar of puree fruit, be it pears, peaches, etc along with a yogurt. Typical lunch for me takes place aprx 2 hours later where I have 3 more jars (if you are keeping count I'm up to 6 baby delicacies) and it's only 11am. Jars of whatever for snacks anytime I got bored or hungry (which is when I tend to graze the most) and then by 4pm I was enjoying a Gerber ravioli bowl (who says you cant chew on the baby food diet again? LIES!) with a side of pureed mango/carrots/squash (also fairly delicious).. another jar snack around 5pm and a normal ADULT dinner with my family. By dinner time I noticed I've already tricked my stomach into portion control as I watch my husband chow down a plate of (insert random dinner here) all the while I'm full in under 10 bites. Not bad, not bad. Partially when he's holding his belly, "Oy I'm soo full" and I'm braiding my hair, "Hey Babe, want to watch a movie?"

This diet was simple and convenient. However expensive, so I would much recommend it to the person who doesnt have time/motivation to work out, for a quick fix on a couple extra lbs that need to be shed. The first 3 lbs I lost in just 2 days, and note I dont eat that bad to begin with. Something you do need for this fad diet, is WILL POWER. I have two kids and a husband who were eating all sorts of yummies around me. Matter of a fact, my jar count may have been lower if I didnt feel a need to snack on SOMETHING, ANYTHING, watching my family members chow down on their meals and snacks. So one thing to be sure of is not dropping below the 1200 calorie range. If you do find yourself eating less than 10 jars by dinner, make that dinner a GOOD one! Have I mentioned the super cool fact that you can chill, heat, or eat at room temp? Road trip? No problemo! This diet caters!

Long story short: One week of the Baby Food Diet, and you're sure to be a hit at whatever exciting function you have coming in your immediate schedule. You'll trick your tum-tum into yelping "I'm Full!" in time for you to put the fork down, and hopefully gain the courage to resists those ewwy-gooey brownies you had to bake for your son's 2nd grade class. (Ha! Who am I kidding, schools dont allow home baked goods anymore) More than a week and you're gonna go broke, unless of course you're Jennifer Aniston.


posted Aug 14th, 2011 9:41 am



When I had my wisdom teeth removed last spring I got a terrible infection, so all I could eat was baby food and yogurt for 2 and a half weeks. I lost 5 pounds :)

posted Aug 10th, 2011 9:13 pm


I would think one of the best things this diet offers is portion control. Do you find that is true? Also, since the food is more bland than, say, garlic fries, I would think it would be easier to stop when you are satisfied but not bloated-full. It might be a way to battle cravings - has anyone found that to be true?

posted Jul 29th, 2011 4:37 pm

stacey hyde

do you have any els to eat apart from baby food

posted Jul 14th, 2011 11:59 am



I am starting it today.... Hope it works!! :)

posted Jul 9th, 2011 1:20 pm


I am starting this diet tomorrow, I am 5'9" and weigh 190lbs. My goal weight is 155lbs, i will post updates on the progress. :)

posted Jul 5th, 2011 10:56 pm


just started today got off to good start bin the gym had a rusk and a heinz dinner which tasted good but even better with a tiny bit of pepper seems to be easier than i thought

posted Jul 4th, 2011 9:21 am

Boss Bev Billions

@ cindy keep up the good work, how long did it take u to lose 68 lbs that great

posted Jun 25th, 2011 10:23 am


bodhi - did you really lose 15 pounds in a week? This is something I want to try if you did.

posted Jun 20th, 2011 2:19 pm


I did this long before I even knew about a "baby food diet" years ago because it is my job to stay slim and fit. I opted for this because I actually love the taste, and grew up stealing jars from the pantry as afternoon snacks as a grade schooler. What I realized as an adult is that the jars are packed full of clean foods and has very little additives as it's meant for young children... so it's an awesome guilt-free snack. What I did- I ate about 4 3rd foods Gerber jars (of lasagna, chicken noodle, vegetable beef... any entree jar) a day, and all the "real" fruit I wanted to eat (except bananas- too much sugar). I generally devoured oranges, apples, strawberries, and blueberries. As for liquids, I drank 10 glasses of water a day and if you're a coffee drinker, black coffee is okay. I also drank green tea- but avoided drinking fruit juice. I also took a multivitamin daily. I am 5'6 and at my heaviest, I am 117lbs. I have a thin bone structure (I'm Asian) so I easily look flabby, but never really chunky. I did this diet as a health cleanse and also to tone up easier for 3 months, and lost 15 lbs. easily. In fact, even after I went back to normal food, I kept losing weight for another month or so before stabilizing. I also exercised about 3x a week doing simple hour-long hikes up my nearby mountain and from my dance rehearsals for about an hour 2x a week. Nothing extreme on the exercise, but since I was eating so clean, my muscle definition came out quickly and I toned my body in less than a month. The only complaint I have about this diet is that it's hard to socialize on the diet. You can't really have "lunch" with your friends for a while.

posted Jun 18th, 2011 3:53 pm


I only started today.... need to lose 10kg. Which liquids can one take, along with water?

posted Jun 6th, 2011 3:47 am


HeyMelanie..how many jars do u eat everyday? how many calories??

im sgarting tomorrow, may I ask what ur weight and height is?? and how any kg do u want to loose?

posted Jun 3rd, 2011 7:30 pm

melanie ryan

on day 3 of the diet want to loose a stone in weight.

so far I am surviving I am making some of my baby food

posted Jun 3rd, 2011 6:47 am


Anyone wants to start with me from tomorrow? I live in Norway..i think they taste different..the ones they sell here are all really yummy...but one jar is like 160kcal!!!!

posted Jun 2nd, 2011 7:06 pm



how much should u eat a day and can u have outher snacks I have been reading a lot of these comments and think I would really like to try it but need 2 ask a few quetions first like,how long should u do it 4 n can u still eat normal foods with this diet n how much babyfood should u eat a day !!! Babyfood diet

posted May 29th, 2011 5:05 pm

Hayley jay


Baby food diet question Can u add salt to meals and still loose weight ? May be a daft question but i want to do it right and, oh man , these flavours are bland !!!

posted May 29th, 2011 9:23 am



I have tried every diet going, spent money on hypnotherpy which failed too!!.......I need to try something im getting married next year.......I want to feel beautiful in my dress........All i can do is give it a try, I will post back within a month!!!

posted May 27th, 2011 7:44 pm



I have been on this diet for 7days now and have lost 15pounds... The key is the exercise and making sure to portion that one meal a day! I have never been so happy with the results of a diet before... Granted when u use the toilet it just isn't the same but I only like the fruit flavors.... Over all and absolutely amazing diet and goodluck to those that try it! But u have to be very religious to it. My schedule was 2 in the morning then 1-2 every 2-3 hrs... Normal dinner very portioned with tuna, or lean chicken breast grilled... Rice and veggies!! And almond milk was a sub for milk at 90 calories a glass (vanilla was my chosen flavor) and make sure to workout for an hour after dinner but make sure to do 1-2 hrs during the day!!! Goodluck to all :)

posted May 23rd, 2011 12:35 am


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