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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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Dannielle

I am 25 years old I have Chrones Disease as well as an intolerance to gluten. My Dr. actually turned me onto baby food as a way to get the vitamins I need while easting something that is easy on my digestive system. I did not start eating baby food as a way to loose weight it just came off of me. I was 170 pounds when I started supplementing baby food for "adult" food. 2 months later I was just over 140 pounds. For breakfast I eat 1 jar of the fruit with a protein shake. Lunch 1 jar of fruit and 1/2 can of some kind of soup. For dinner I eat typically 1 jar of either the chicken and rice or salmon and a salad with some chicken on it. I do snack on an apple or orange if I get hungry throughout the day. This is an excellent way to implement nutrients into your diet and possibly loose weight if that's something you are looking to achieve.

posted Aug 20th, 2009 8:15 pm


Click

i love this idea am gunna start it tomorrow i have just been watchin a program were a woman tried this diet she only lasted 5 days but she lost 3lb. but i had a baby 6 months ago and she has just started on baby foods and as you do i try some of them first and i actually like them so this should not be to hard i hope plus i only eat 2 meals a day anyway

posted Aug 11th, 2009 6:36 pm


Natasha

has not worked yet :( !!!!!

posted Aug 1st, 2009 6:18 pm


Amanda

I'm going to try this diet. I had a baby 5months ago and gained alot of weight. A relative bought me ALOT of baby food for cheap that is going to expire before my daughter is old enough to eat it, so I'm just going to go on this diet so I do not waist the food. Hopefully it works

posted Jul 19th, 2009 5:59 pm



Sue Crisp

what sized jars do you buy and do you get the weaning food with lumps or the first pureed food help i really want to do this.

posted Jul 19th, 2009 4:36 pm



Becky Donice

i thought it was really good, soo much choice and really cheap to live off =)

posted Jul 7th, 2009 11:32 am


hannah

i am scared 2 try it but would relly like 2! how long is it untill you loose weight??
im worried incase i wont loose weight
please write back
xx

posted Jul 5th, 2009 6:13 pm


Tina

I am going to give this a try. I just started with my first Jar. Hope I wont be hungry all day! I will keep a post about the progress...

posted Jul 2nd, 2009 1:16 pm


Susan

I actually had to do this years ago when I was having major gall bladder attacks. I needed surgery to have my Gall Bladder removed but it was a very busy time for me work wise. The drs told me I had to go on a fat free diet so I wouldn't have any more attacks prior to scheduling the surgery. I can honesty say it works. I lost about 25lbs in about 6 weeks. The only problem is once you stop ,if you go back to your old eating habits the weight will come right back on. This should never be used long term.

posted Jun 29th, 2009 11:46 am


majelika

I have been on this diet for a week now and It takes alot to get use too, I still find myself getting hungry in between. I have been eating 1/4 cup of baby oatmeal mixed with a small 4 oz jar of fruit ( Baby food ) 1/4 cup of hot water mixed in for breakfast, Lunch I eat a jar of meat or poultry with veggies and a jar of squash, I find it taste better if you warm the jars up in a pan of hot water. Then for dinner I eat a small portion sized adult meal like chicken breast with steamed veggies. I still get hungry inbetween meals and that is my down fall, I have to work on not muching in between the meals.

posted Jun 18th, 2009 8:19 pm


Ann

Im going to give this a try! It sounds very doable!

posted Jun 15th, 2009 8:33 pm


userfile
laurawaldram

starting this diet today, need to slim down FAST!!!!

posted May 30th, 2009 10:06 am


Majelika

I would like to try this diet since none other has worked for me, the problem I have is being ridicueled by family and friends. I just don't think my husband would quite understand when we go grocery shopping and me putting baby food jars in the basket.

posted May 29th, 2009 3:09 pm


Yvonne

I went on this "diet" 30 years ago... after giving birth to my daughter... and having 40 pounds to lose! While feeding her, I'm reading the labels for nutrition (for her) and thought, "Hey! This is good stuff!" Ate a meat and veggie for each meal. had the fruit as a mid-meal snack... total of nine jars a day (three of each: meat, veggie, fruit). Evening snack was rice cakes, unsalted pretzels... something under 100 calories (for some carbs). Exercised with Richard Simmons every day... his workouts are fun! LOST 26 POUNDS in a month!

posted May 29th, 2009 3:00 pm


Christiana Hayes

The "Hollywood" Baby Food Diet has been around since Gerber started to put food into little jars. 1930.

The diet works because:

1. The tiny jars are portion control.

2. Easy to count daily calories, fat grams, sugar grams consumed.

3. Variety in food choices.

4. Easy to maintain at work or home.

5. The cost can be an issue for some who choose this diet, but weighed against pre-package food diets like Jenny Craig or Weight Watcher or Nutra Systems the cost is less over the long haul.

6. For the cost, the diet is worth trying.

posted May 21st, 2009 6:43 pm


CHOOO HOOO!!!

NOW GET WILD IN THE CLUB!!!

CHOOO HOOO!!

dIS FOOd bE GOOod AZZz sHHIT

posted Apr 28th, 2009 6:17 pm


Lisa

Or people can buy organic fruits and vegetables, save the hassle of having little jars laying around and not be a lazy .

Of course if you consume the same amount of food as a 2 year old your going to lose weight. But that doesn't make it healthy for you.

Grab an orange, and stop eating to much sugar. You know what is and isn't good for you, you don't need a diet to tell you this.

posted Apr 16th, 2009 10:31 pm


lily

well, im 13, yeah im a but overweight,
i love baby food and i was just wondering if it actually works?

please help me!!



xxxx

posted Apr 15th, 2009 9:49 am


Harry

lost 20kg in 4 weeks, great diet

posted Apr 13th, 2009 3:23 am


Laura

Started this diet today and already lost 2lbs!! WOW and it tastes great. Had baby cereal for breakfast, jar of savory for lunch, jar of yogurt for snack mid affie, then savory jar for dinner. Drank lots of water too. Would highly recommend this diet

posted Apr 11th, 2009 3:07 pm



 

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