The Baby Food diet has recently been gaining publicity, with big-name Hollywood stars such as Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon now connected with it. Although some claim the diet has been around a very long time, apparently, it had formerly been too loosely defined to be considered an actual weight loss regimen by most. It also seems that it has been widely misunderstood. In comes celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, to put some order to it and thus reclaim its creation.
The UK’s Mailonline reports that Jennifer Aniston was, in fact, put on this diet by Anderson, and thus lost 7 pounds in a week. The diet consists of 14 pureed portions of food a day, with one regular meal that can include lean meat at the end of the day. The misperception is that the purees are actual baby foods that can be bought off the shelf at a local grocery store. The reality is that this celebrity trainer developed her own specific pureed foods for this, calling it “Baby Good Cleanse”. Essentially, it was developed as more of a cleansing system than an actual diet.
Pureed foods in this diet include things like fruit smoothies and oatmeal, along with a chocolate pudding that Anderson says is “pretty killer”.
Then, too, there is still the rumored version of the baby food diet that gets little supervision, if any at all. Many women and men who have no personal trainer have posted around the web about their own baby food diets, with varying results. Many of these have literally used baby food from the grocer as the staple, stressing the amount of organics that are available. Overall, it seems the flavor is just too intolerable for many adults to take.
Testers for this version have also included a reporter from the UK’s Telegraph, who, indeed, did lose 4 pounds over a weekend of what he refers to as his “hell on the baby food diet”. This was, in fact, in 2006, so does testify to the basic diet being around for a bit, as well. Noting the differences could definitely be worthwhile.
The overall benefits of this diet are often said to be based on the simplicity of baby food. A jar of baby food is made for a baby’s digestive system, thus, it is considered to be gentle. Many are gluten free, low or no fat, low or no sodium, low or no sugar, and apparently also a digestive cleanse, of sorts. Choices are seemingly well-rounded and often mimic an adult meal, with portion control being another issue that is easily addressed for the adult dieter. Basically, it’s still meant to be healthy enough for growing babies.
It would seem that between the 2 versions, the personal trainer offers the more benficial one because it cleanses the system. The other one apparently leaves too many dieters with a bad taste in their mouth. Long-term results are still uncertain, and health benefits or lack thereof is yet to be determined.