According to reports surfacing on the Huffington Post and Shape Magazine there is a new diet trend in Hollywood started by Jennifer Aniston. Instead of counting calories or cutting carbs Anniston has reportedly cut out all grown up food and is subsisting off of baby food. Aniston has so far denied the claims that this is her new diet but that has not stopped the media from linking her to it or from looking into this strange new crash diet.
The Baby Food Diet: What is it? The baby food diet is where you eat baby food for your breakfast and lunch and then have a sensible dinner. (Nutra-System anyone?) You are eating a ton of good fruits and vegetables that are strained and mash down to their purest form.
The Baby Food Diet: Realities: According to the Gerber website the nutrition information for one can of Organic 1st Foods Carrots contains 25 calories per serving. There is no fat or trans fats in the serving size. A serving of Organic First Foods Applesauce has 40 calories. Say you had a dinner that was around 500 calories of lean meats and real veggies and you wanted to subsist on a 1600 calorie diet then you would have to have 36 jars of baby food during the day.
The Baby Food Diet: Critics: What people seem to be most critical of the baby food diet are not the nutrition facts or the idea you are eating healthy food but the means of the diet. Who wants to go around with 36 jars of baby food in their purse? Are you going to have business lunches where you pull out your baby food while others dine on salads and chicken sandwiches? What about summer parties? Are you going to dine on mashed cauliflower while others have BBQ ribs?
The Baby Food Diet: Conclusion: The baby food diet sounds very silly but brings up some good points. Perhaps instead of eating out of Gerber jars with tiny spoons people should just strive to get the five to six servings of fruit and veggies every day. Instead of a jar of mashed carrots try a handful of baby carrots. Celebrities do some crazy things but they are usually under the supervision of doctors and trainers. Let’s leave baby food to the babies while we enjoy fresh fruit, whole veggies, lean meats, whole grains and the occasional Jamba Juice smoothie.