Saturday, March 19, 2016

Still dieting and still repeating

**** yup I have taken a hiatus so to speak because I am older now and well I can is one post about baby food ...not having a baby mind you ****

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Baby Diet ....maybe not

As many of you know I am trying to do everything I can to avoid getting a cousin of the rubber band being stuck inside my body ( ie. lapband )

so I read about this Baby Diet and I kid you not here it is in all its glory

Yes, 1,000 calories a day ....whoa...just for the record  For some, eating liquefied fruits and vegetables all day can lead to explosive diarrhea that alone should stop you right there.. but then wouldn't it help in colon cleansing???

The baby food diet—as in pureed peas and carrots in lieu of real meals—has been the bizarre celebrity diet trend for the last few seasons, linked to a whole constellation of svelte luminaries from Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow to Lady Gaga and The Hills star Stephanie Pratt.
But lately, some fashion mavens and movie stars have cast the diet as freakish even by their often neurotic standards. Aniston and Marcia Cross last spring both publicly denied reports that they had tried it, laughing it off as absurd. “I've been on solids for about 40 years now," Aniston quipped to People. This month, Twitter was humming with baby food buzz after Pratt, who is no stranger to fad diets or eating disorders, announced she was giving it a try. She gave it up a few days later, but not before fashion publicist and reality-TV star Kelly Cutrone sounded off in response to Pratt, calling the endeavor “crazy.” “It makes me waaah for the future,” Cutrone lamented.

Baby food—or as the diet’s devotees say, “pureed” fruits and veggies—is nothing new as a weight-loss trick. Fitness junkies have slurped the stuff to drop pounds for years. This latest surge in interest came from controversial celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, a toned and tanned self-promoter who is known to periodically stoke her Google hits with novel ideas. (Her short-lived treadmill dancing method comes to mind.)

Anderson, whose clients have included Aniston, Paltrow, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, debuted her “TA Baby Food Cleanse” last November with a tasting at her Los Angeles area studio. In May, she touted her “baby food cleanse” to Marie Claire U.K. as a way to “eliminate toxicity, break bad habits but still have your digestive system going.”

But this week, her publicist Jennifer Carlino told The Daily Beast that despite all evidence to the contrary, Anderson does not have a baby food diet. (Anderson declined through Carlino to be interviewed for this article.) Instead, Carlino pointed me to Anderson’s new book, which details the pint-size trainer’s new “30-day method.” No baby food on this one. In a video on her website, Anderson touts it as “3,000 moves and there are no gimmicks, no tricks and no bikini dieting.” But, she adds, this endeavor will “start the journey to your teeniest, tiniest point.”

“She probably feels a little silly now,” Cutrone told The Daily Beast. “I would too. … I thought it would be really bad role-modeling. Could you imagine being an 8-year-old and coming home and having your mom eating baby food?”

Nutritionists are divided over the whole baby food enterprise. Some say it’s potentially dangerous. But others say it's a safe short-term option for weight loss. “There is no danger in cutting back in calories unless you begin to cut back excessively and sacrifice nutrients doing so,” said nutrition expert Oz Garcia. “With the Baby Food Diet you are not sacrificing nutrition.”

On the surface, the diet is a simple, easy way to lose weight. It requires substituting traditional meals or snacks with jars of 80-calorie baby food. Anderson’s version requires pureeing your own 14 daily servings that constitute about 1,000 calories, plus one real meal. Other variations suggest baby food as a healthy snack.
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