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Baby Food Diet

Seriously, just when you think you've heard it all I apologise to all the parents on here for the rather misleading thread title.

http://www.7habitsofweightloss.com/baby-food-diet.html

http://www.dietsinreview.com/diets/Baby_Food_Diet/


A Baby Food Diet? Think about it. Baby food is nutritious, healthy, low in fat, low in salt and high in nutrition. The average jar of baby food has somewhere from 15 to 110 calories. A first foods jar of carrots has about 25 calories. Applesauce has 15 calories. A toddler portion of ravioli has about 110 calories.

Apparently Hollywood stars have got in on the craze that has become known as the baby food diet. The chief designer at Christian Dior, Hedi Slimane, was the first to turn to baby food in order to fit into his designer jeans. Since then, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and fashion stylist Mark Heyes(www.gm.tv) have all jumped aboard the baby food diet bandwagon.

Some substitute the tiny portions for healthy, between meal snacks, while others substitute one or more jars of baby food for lunch or dinner. The skinny jean fashion trend seems to be at the root of it all, encouraging already skinny people to want to be even skinnier so they can shimmy into the smallest possible size jeans.

It’s hard to fault a diet that is based on food we feed to babies. This has to be the healthiest food on the planet, right? Whether you go with the traditional Gerber or Beech-Nut foods or whether you scour health food stores for the organic Earth’s Best, it’s hard to argue against the fact that food we would give to babies is probably good for adults too. Nutritionists tend to agree that it makes for a healthy snack even if it can’t satisfy all an adult’s requirements for nutrition. Because the portions are just so tiny, there certainly isn’t much that can be said against it – as long as you are supplementing your baby food portions with a balanced adult meal at least once a day. A tot sized jar of ravioli, accompanied by a tiny helping of sweet potatoes and followed up with a petite helping of strawberries and bananas, is probably a much healthier alternative to a burger and fries, fried chicken and a biscuit, or a couple of tacos.

Baby food doesn’t usually have additives like onions, cumin, garlic powder and all the other delicious spices we use to spark up the flavor in food, so it actually doesn’t taste all that great. The fruit jars don’t have added sugar – one of the reasons it’s so healthy to begin with -- however the result is that baby food is somewhat on the bland side. If you can handle the taste and you want to tuck a few jars in your briefcase, or your purse, we say, go for it. The baby food diet really can’t hurt you.

However, if pure, unsalted, unadulterated carrots for a mere 25 calories are what you are after, why not try an actual real carrot? Raw carrots are one of the few foods that actually require more calories for your body to process than they provide in calories. Celery is another food that will burn more digestion calories than it provides in energy. And you when you pull a carrot stick out of your lunch bag in the break room you won’t feel quite as silly as you will dipping your tiny infant sized spoon into the mouth of a jar of Gerber.

A baby food diet might be all the rage in Hollywood, but do you really think you can make it work at the office? If you think you can pull it off, and you don’t think you will gag on the taste, then we say go for it. After all is said and done, all you have to lose is weight.
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Old 18.05.2010, 17:21
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Re: Baby Food Diet

As I sat sipping my espresso this morning al fresco in El Cedre in Bellvue, I read about this in today's Times. Apparently it's Jennifer Aniston's thing she got from her personal trainer based on the theory that processed food is disgested quicker and therefore gets out the body quicker. Obviously (as the dietician was quick to point out) this is based on fundamentally flawed theory of nutrition. What you want is the opposite of this - for the food to be digested very very slowly.
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Old 18.05.2010, 17:34
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EEeww...Has anyone even tasted the ready made baby food pots? Shreaded cardboard! My baby wouldn't have had it anywhere near her mouth. I think people just like the cutsie pics on the jars, or sumfin..
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Breast is best
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Apparently it's Jennifer Aniston's thing she got from her personal trainer
I thought it had been Sarah Jessica Parker
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I thought it had been Sarah Jessica Parker
No no no...it's Jen
Sarah said she felt old and tired..or smth. along the line
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Seriously, just when you think you've heard it all I apologise to all the parents on here for the rather misleading thread title.
NO, I thought I had heard it all when I heard of the milkshake diet .

The baby food one sounds much more sensible.
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Re: Baby Food Diet

My cat went on the baby food diet when he was a kitten-it does wonders for the...er...digestiive tract. Of cats, at least. But I agree-at least the Gerber's jarred baby food is Nasty.

Plus it was embarrassing-we went to the market in the early morning to purchase a basketful of turkey baby food and the checkout lady, trying to be sweet, said, "Somebody woke up hungry this morning!" to which we had to answer, "yeah, my cat."

Can't say the answer "yeah, my wife" would be any less cringe-worthy.
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Re: Baby Food Diet

Actually the fruit pots are really good.....
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NO, I thought I had heard it all when I heard of the milkshake diet .

The baby food one sounds much more sensible.
Oh grow up...
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Of course if baby food tastes like cardboard, then I guess that's a plus for a dieter. Sounds like rubbish.


I prefer this - health at every size
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Baby food was definitely Jen, but a host of others swear by maple syrup and chilli.
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Yes with some Nutella on it.
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Do you guys remember the cabbage soup diet? -->
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Re: Baby Food Diet

Like the article says...why don't they just eat a regular carrot?

This just seems so silly. And Jennifer Aniston already looks absolutely fantastic anyway. It's sad to see someone who already looks more amazing than most 20 year olds thinking that she still needs to be even skinnier...
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