The Baby Food Diet is the newest weight loss fad to take Hollywood by storm, with numerous Celebrities rumored to be testing its effectiveness.The Huffington Post reports that celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson developed the diet, which consists of eating 14 servings of baby food per day, followed by a healthy, normal-sized meal. The article reports that Jennifer Aniston is the latest Celebrity to subscribe to the Baby Food Diet line of thinking.
“I developed a cleanse, where you can still eat, and it’s a lot of puree foods. I was very careful about the foods I chose to put in it,” The Huffington Post quoted Tracy Anderson in explaining. “I wanted something where you can eliminate toxicity, break bad habits, but still have your digestive system going.”
The Diets in Review website examined the benefits of the Baby Food Diet, and listed a series of pros and cons. On the positive side, they listed the high volume of organic and gluten-free Baby Food products, which are often free of additives and have an abundance of vitamins. Additionally, the small volumes reduce the risk of overeating. However, the article warned that those small portions also increase the likelihood of binge eating later in the day, and caution potential diet testers to be prepared for bland tasting food. The diet currently has an 88% positive rating from user reviews.
Liz Neporent, a writer for That’s Fit, published her experiences with a day on the Baby Food Diet in April 2010. She explained that a personal trainer friend recommended the diet to her, and her article “We Tried It: The Baby Food Diet” describes her day on the diet in 1-2 hour increments. She concluded: “If you stick with it for a day or two, you absolutely will shed weight as promised. But there’s no magic here, since 14 servings of baby food equal approximately 1,000 calories, which would result in weight loss no matter how you arrived there. … Unless you are trying to get down to your original weight of seven pounds, four ounces, I would skip this diet.”
My immediate reaction to the notion of the Baby Food Diet was simple: the cost. While I don’t have children myself, and don’t keep up-to-date on the expense of stocking baby food, I recall the lamenting of my parent-friends about the cost of baby food. My Husband has said for years that he intends for us to make our own baby food, using empty jars, fresh fruit and vegetables, and a food processor. It seems that Liz Neporent is absolutely correct when she said “there are healthier — and tastier — ways to eat;” I imagine that goes the same for cheaper and efficient.
The Huffington Post, “Jennifer Aniston Put On Baby Food Diet By Tracy Anderson”
Diets in Review, “Baby Food Diet”
Liz Neporent, “We Tried It: The Baby Food Diet,” That’s Fit