Baby Food Diet
CELEBRITY FAN: Jennifer Aniston
WHAT’S INVOLVED: Made famous by celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, the baby food diet essentially involves eating small controlled meals of puréed fruit and vegetables. On average you will consume nine to 14 jars of baby food per day.
Breakfast: Eat one to two jars of baby food.
Lunch: One to two more jars of baby food.
Dinner: You can either continue with the baby food for dinner or have a high protein dish of fish, leafy green vegetables and low fat milk.
Snacks: Substitute your usual snacks with baby food.
YOU WILL NEED:
- More jars of baby food than you can shake a rattle at
VERDICT: Tracy Anderson recommended the Baby Food Diet for Jen and said she “developed a cleanse where you can still eat. Liquid cleanses do help you lose weight, but you will gain more the next week. I wanted something where you can eliminate toxicity and break bad habits but still have your digestive system going. That is when the baby good cleanse was born. You get to eat all day these little puréed things, and the chocolate pudding I did is pretty killer.” Meanwhile, Ryan Penny, Clinical Nutritionist and Conditioning Coach for The Wellness Brothers, had this to say: “A whole food diet of fruit and vegetables regularly consumed through the day is certainly a good way to reduce weight and improve general health. The idea of mushing it all up and largely eliminating the need to chew is certainly novel but might lead to a few potential problems. The major one that comes to mind is appetite control. Solid food, and especially solid protein, seems to have the greatest appetite-suppressing effect. Eating the exact same number of calories in a liquefied form will typically not result in the same level of satisfaction. Remember that soft food is typically more rapidly consumed and absorbed which could further contribute to the tendency to overeat. This squishy approach would certainly be great for re-fueling after a workout but is probably unlikely to be sustainable.
Don’t forget that chewing is really a good thing for your teeth and jaw muscles, and when done properly can naturally result in eating less at each meal. That’s ultimately the aim of any weight loss diet isn’t it?
Success with the Baby Food Diet will ultimately come down to the quality of the food, the number of jars ‘allowed’ and just how long the individual is willing to be treated like a baby!”
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