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Gag Alert! New Fad Diet is ... baby food?


I just read this in Metro Toronto's online edition (Tues, June 21) (pg 35, upper right hand corner; I think it's pg 31 on the print version?).

Apparently the newest fad diet is eating "liquidized meals", or in lets-not-fool-ourselves-terms, baby food.  According to this snippet, Lady Gaga and Jen Aniston beat hunger pangs by pureeing their food and eating baby-jar-sized portions.  It's supposed to improve digestion and reduce overall intake.

Actually, I take that back.  I think this could be very effective since I sure couldn't stomach more than a few bites of liquidized pizza or meatloaf or whatever.

Further, the article mentions that baby food sales are up 20% in the UK, presumably due to the new diet.


Have you guys heard of this?  Tried it?  Would you, could you?
Jun 21, 2011 @ 11:52 am

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Just nasty!

I suppose I can see the logic in this idea but it is just gross! Plus, I don't see how this could keep me full. I like your point on how this could prove to be an effective diet! I'm sure I could not handle more than a few bites as well.

I think eating well and portion control is great and the key to a healthy body, and figure as well. BUT I also think life is short and one of the greatest things to do in life is eat and enjoy some food. Why would I ruin a perfectly delicious sandwich, pizza, or pot roast dinner by putting it in the blender and drinking it? No thanks!
Jun 21, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

Life Is Short

@beachbabe, that is exactly right! Life is way too short to not have apple pie and BBQ chicken pizza the way it comes out of the oven. For heaven's sake.

As long as you're eating a balanced diet and your food splurges kept in moderation, I don't see why anyone should ruin perfectly delicious food. Really.
Jun 21, 2011 @ 01:16 pm

Oh my...

It's amazing how people just keep coming up with new diets idea. This one seems awful! Yes the idea makes sense but like what beachbabe said, it's totally gross! ughhh I'm getting a shiver just thinking of how gross a blended sandwich will taste.

This will (hopefully) be a fad that will go away soon. But then again, there's always worse fads.
Jun 21, 2011 @ 01:29 pm
Ali de Bold


Oh that is so gross. And it takes all of the joy away from eating! The only benefit is that baby food doesn't have the junk and preservatives in it that much of what we eat does. But there are much more delicious ways to be healthy.
Jun 23, 2011 @ 09:35 pm

Tori Spelling's already tried it

Remember when Tori was bigger post-baby, a few years back? Here's an example:

This is sourced from theblogyoulovetohate.

And then suddenly lost all that weight, and rumour has it, she'd eat those little jars of baby food because her baby "took too much of (her) time"
I mean, look at her now!

sourced from Mitchieville.
I guess in a way, this does work (because of extremely reduced calories)
But still...I could make my own puree food...by chewing.
Jun 24, 2011 @ 11:58 am

thats only part of the puzzle

Whenever we hear about these fad diets, they often conveniently leave out the fact that the celebs they're talking about are often working with personal trainers in the gym. If all you did was go on a crash diet of 1000 calories per day, not only would that not be sustainable, but I suspect your health would eventually start to suffer and you certainly wouldn't have muscle definition - in fact, you might still look out of shape because exercise helps tone your zones.

In this "after" pic of Tori, you can see from her arms that she was obviously exercising while following whatever diet she was on. I'm also willing to bet that Tori's "before" picture was taken very early after baby was born. You do naturally shed some of your weight after birth especially if you're breastfeeding, though it can take time and every woman's body reacts differently.
Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

Way too thin!

But now in the second picture, she looks THIN and not in the good way. Like mamaluv said, 1000 calories is definitely not sustainable. She looks like skin and bone.

@jskim - "I could make my own puree food by chewing" hahahahahah
Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

Tori Spelling looks bad

I thought Tori Spelling looked so much better with some added weight. I remember watching the Tori and Dean show and she looked so unhealthy. For some, being skinny does look nice but for her, it looks like her body is too small for her face. Her face is really rounded and full so it looks bad paired with a skinny bod.
Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

Good point.

I didn't notice how toned her arms are until you pointed it out, @Mamaluv.
I agree that she must have had some extra help from her personal trainer. I've seen people who eat little and don't exercise, and though they have a small frame, you can see that their lack of muscle is substituted for fat all over their body. Extreme calorie reductions are not the way to go!

@beachbabe, :P It's a revolutionary idea, no?
Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:23 pm


I've always wondered what baby food tastes like...

Although by pureeing fresh foods, esp veggies and fruits, they're destroying all the fibre content. This seems quite malnourishing...
Jun 26, 2011 @ 03:23 am

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